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Steps toward closing the gender pay gap

  • September 12, 2019

Female accountants and auditors made less than their male colleagues did, according to a 2018 report from the American Association of University Women. Organizations can take several steps to close the gap, including tracking compensation metrics, narrowing ranges for starting salaries and setting objective guidelines for providing pay raises. Continue Reading

Report finds shift in accounting firm hiring

  • August 19, 2019

Almost one-third (31%) of new graduate hires in public accounting in 2018 were nonaccounting graduates, an AICPA survey shows. While enrollments and graduates are down, the 208,000 students projected to be enrolled in undergraduate accounting programs in 2017 to 2018 marked the second-highest total ever, and the 76,542 projected total of bachelor's and master's degrees earned remained above prerecession levels. Continue Reading

Managing the risks of serving cannabis clients

  • July 26, 2019

America’s cannabis industry continues to grow: The U.S. legal cannabis market was worth an estimated $10.4 billion in 2018 and is projected to grow to about $26 billion by 2025. This projected growth has more and more CPA firms weighing the business opportunities and risks related to expanding their practice into this emerging industry. Continue Reading