What Will Accounting Life Be Like In 2027?Read the rest of this entry »
What will accounting look like in 2027? Truth is, no one really knows, even if we can make some good guesses.
Despite all crystal balls being murky at best, Accounting Today took a stab at predicting the future. Taking a look at "A day in the life of the future accountant," writer Daniel Hood made some safe bets and took some risks.
On the safe side, his future accountant is ...
New IRS Per Diem Travel Rates Take EffectRead the rest of this entry »
New per diem rates from the IRS for business travel went into effect yesterday and are little changed from last year.
Announced last week by the IRS, per diems for both high cost and other locales increased by $2 over last year's rates. Now the combined hotel and meals and incidentals per diem for high cost locales is $284 and $191 for everywhere else.
The biggest change for most ...
New York's New Pay Law Will Change How Comp Is NegotiatedRead the rest of this entry »
New York's new law prohibiting employers to ask job seekers about pay doesn't go into effect until November, but employers and recruiters already are preparing for a whole new way of negotiating compensation.
The law affects all businesses, but the world of high finance, Wall Street may see some of the biggest changes in the way comp is handled.
Steven Gold, a partner here at Green Key Resources ...
Accounting Enrollment Up As New Grad Hiring SlowsRead the rest of this entry »
Enrollment in undergraduate accounting programs reached a new high in the 2015-2016 school year while at the same time the hiring of new grads by accounting firms nationwide slowed.
The 2017 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and Demand for Public Accounting Recruits released recently by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), shows 216,482 students were enrolled in undergraduate programs; 57,119 bachelor's degrees were awarded in ...
4 Trends That Are Reshaping the Accounting ProfessionRead the rest of this entry »
Four major trends that have been an undercurrent in the accounting profession for the last few years, are now about to reshape the industry's future, upending traditional practices from how firms earn money to the people they'll be hiring.
Reporting on a panel discussion at Rainmaker’s 2017 SuperConference, an article on AccountingToday said the panelists agreed that though the profession faced more than two dozen different challenges ...
A Look at the Tech Trends Affecting AccountingRead the rest of this entry »
The accounting industry is not a reluctant technology adopter, but it is a cautious one.
“CPA firms have become too comfortable with just staying with what they have and not dealing with change,” Brian Tankersley, CPA/CITP, CGMA, told the Journal of Accountancy. While that may be so, change is coming, driven by advances in technology and the simple need to become more efficient.
A technology consultant to the industry ...
Finance Execs Concerned About Filling JobsAn increasing number of finance executives across the U.S. say their companies are planning to hire, but are concerned about finding the skilled workers they need.Read the rest of this entry »
The 2nd quarter Economic Outlook Survey from the Association of International Certified Public Accountants found the majority of the 726 respondents generally optimistic about the economy and confident that both profits and revenues will rise. Though the indices for these three items are ...
Starting Pay for Class of 2017 Hits New HighThe class of 2017 is graduating into the best job market in a decade.Read the rest of this entry »
With unemployment at pre-Recession levels, and employers scrambling to fill jobs that are now staying vacant for a near-record average of almost 6 weeks, this first class of Gen Z college grads can expect an average starting salary of $49,785. That's 3% higher than last year, and, even adjusting for inflation, is almost a ...
With New Accounting Rules Phasing In, Companies Scramble to Fill JobsEven as colleges graduate an estimated 54,700 accounting majors, employers are lamenting the difficulty in filling jobs at all levels.Read the rest of this entry »
“It’s very difficult to find qualified people,” said Stephen Rivera, a senior director with Johnson & Johnson. “The big accounting firms are taking them all.”
Quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Rivera was talking about a junior-level position. With the unemployment rate for accounting and finance professionals at ...
6 Tips For a Successful Start to an Accounting CareerWith college graduation right around the corner, the Journal of Accountancy has some advice for accounting majors about to enter the profession.Read the rest of this entry »
We'll sum it up in four words: You're not done learning.
"You are going to be learning so much in your first few years, and the more questions you ask, the more you will develop not only your technical knowledge base, but also your people skills ...