cpa firms new client servicesResults of online survey say “new client services” are a top priority for CPA firms in 2016
The need for new client services is one of the key findings of an online, survey. With 409 CPA firms responding, the importance of new services was ranked as a top priority. “CPA firms realize they have to change to stay relevant,” said Amy Radin, a strategic marketing consultant and innovation expert, who helped design the survey and discussed its results in her keynote speech at the Digital CPA Conference. To learn more about the survey, and its responses, please click here.

cpa peer review standardsChanges proposed to peer review standards

The AICPA Peer Review Board issued an exposure draft that describes proposed changes to the AICPA’s standards for performing and reporting on peer reviews.The changes are designed to help audit firms increase their focus on the effectiveness of their quality control systems and the need for adequate planning and preparation for a peer review. To read more about changes to improve the peer audit, please click here.

cpa firms women partnershipsWomen see more partnership gains with small, rather than large, CPA firms

A new AICPA survey shows smaller accounting firms have made the most progress in bringing women into the partnership ranks. Its CPA Firm Gender Survey shows that women hold 43% of partnership positions at firms employing two to 10 CPAs and 39% at firms with 11 to 20 CPAs. Decreasing partnership percentages occur as firms increase in size. To read more about women and their partnership rankings in various sized firms, please click here.

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