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EFP offers an in-depth and sophisticated solution for reporting & analysis, consolidation, budgeting, and dashboarding to complement your use of ERP system. EFP strikes a unique balance between offering heavy weight FP&A features and ease of use. Its non-compromising approach to performance and usability ensures the finance team has a unified solution they can depend on. From powerful drill to journal, no coding dashboard setup, superior report formatting options, sensible budget workflow, a ...
 
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Jody Grunden, CPA, the co-founder and CEO of Summit CPA Group, isn’t afraid to fail — he says he’s done it many times over the years. The firm, now part of Anders CPAs + Advisors thanks to a 2022 merger, is an innovator in several aspects of client billing and payment, from getting away from paper checks to escaping the “rat race” of hourly billing…
 
How can CFOs approach new problems in 2023? Recent shocking incidents demand creativity and a revamp of business procedures to flourish in 2023.   Since 2019, CFOs have experienced a deluge of significant shock events that have affected their strategic growth plans and daily operations, ranging from Covid-19 and its associated lockdowns to geopolit…
 
Consternation and chaos are two of the words used to describe some of the reactions to IRS updates related to Schedules K-2 and K-3. On this collaboration episode with the Tax Section Odyssey podcast, CPAs Tim Chan of KPMG and David Sites of Grant Thornton talk about the particulars with April Walker, CPA, CGMA, lead manager–Tax Practice & Ethics f…
 
Orumé Hays, CPA, CGMA, didn’t follow a traditional path to owning an accounting practice. From Africa to the Big Apple, she blazed a trail all her own. Raised in Nigeria, Hays moved to Miami with a college degree in sociology and anthropology and a budding career in modeling and acting. Her pursuit of Hollywood stardom peaked with appearances in th…
 
On Wednesday, National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins delivered an annual report to Congress, saying that the IRS is in better shape than at this time a year ago. Now, to talk more about those issues and offer advice for taxpayers and tax practitioners, Collins is appearing on the Journal of Accountancy podcast. The interview was recorded Dec. 20.…
 
In November, Paul Young, CPA, CGMA, senior executive vice president and CFO at Liberty Bank, was part of the formal recognition by the Department of Labor of the AICPA’s Registered Apprenticeship for Finance Business Partners program. His company has been an early adopter of the program, and he’s an advocate of its value. On this episode of the Jou…
 
Lindsay Stevenson, CPA, CGMA, chief transformation officer at the firm BPM, reflects on two recent conferences and shares thoughts on what might be next for remote work. The conversation also touches on her hopes for 2023, including the importance of addressing change fatigue and rebuilding relationships. Here are links to Stevenson’s previous appe…
 
When Jeannine K. Brown was a Journal of Accountancy podcast guest in September, she talked about the need for organizations to create a sense of psychological safety for employees. A few weeks back, after she had spoken at the Future of Finance Summit in Austin, Texas, Brown said that personal well-being and professional development were two vital …
 
With the pace of change accelerating on numerous fronts, finance leaders are aiming to stay ahead on trends such as hybrid work, lack of talent, and other issues. A group shared ideas and hopes for the future at the Future of Finance Summit last week in Austin, Texas, and this podcast episode summarizes the key thoughts that emerged from the event.…
 
Is there a way for your finance department to become more efficient while still being able to contribute to the company’s long-term success? In the past few years, many companies continue to grapple with new technology to ensure their teams can work smarter, not harder. However, for finance teams, finding the right financial reporting software can …
 
Few people in the accounting space know more about technology than Inspector Gadget. Inspector Gadget? The cartoon character with the go-go arms from the 1980s? Good guess, but no. The man wearing the trench coat in this case is David Cieslak, CPA/CITP, CGMA, executive vice president and chief cloud officer for RKL eSolutions and a popular speaker …
 
Julia Lamm is a workforce transformation partner at PwC, and in her role she hears executives’ thoughts on strategies and their concerns related to talent management. Lamm joined the Journal of Accountancy podcast earlier this month to discuss recent PwC data related to talent — developing it, potentially reducing staff numbers, and more.…
 
Sentiment about the economy, domestically and globally, is quite low in the quarterly Business & Industry Economic Outlook Survey. In fact, the last time there was this much pessimism among U.S. CPA decision-makers was 13 years ago, according to the data. This podcast episode takes a closer look at that sentiment, explores specific challenges, poin…
 
If the words “busy season” start your stomach churning, Rabecca Eunis, CPA, knows how you feel. Starting her accounting career with her father’s firm, Eunis soon learned to hate the three-month grind to tax day. Her disdain grew so strong that it motivated her to launch her own firm — not to escape tax season but to find ways to make the experience…
 
Working in finance can be exciting and rewarding, but it has its share problems. Although most businesses recognize the importance of data integrity and accuracy, they also face a mounting challenge in managing their financial data's increasing volume and complexity. Instead of just working more, today’s finance professionals need to find a way to …
 
Steve Player, a CPA with a passion for advancing the profession, recently died. Today, we pause to remember Player and the contributions he enthusiastically made to accounting. Player generously lent his expertise to numerous Journal of Accountancy and FM magazine projects over the years, and he was a regular speaker at conferences. He did all of t…
 
About a year ago, the AICPA announced a new route to obtaining the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation. The path is an apprenticeship program that, earlier this week, welcomed the first three companies as official partners in the program. The Registered Apprenticeship for Finance Business Partners program was part of the festivities …
 
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