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The top people in public accounting — 2022

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The Parallel Problems of Public Accounting & Major League Baseball

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After reading former MLB manager Joe Maddon’s recent book, The Book of Joe – cowritten with Tom Verducci –it struck me: The plight of the public accounting industry is not unlike that of Major League Baseball. What is the mission and meaning of public accounting?

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When Is the Right Time to Leave Public Accounting?

Going Concern

When I started in public accounting, one of the audit partner s I worked with shared the elevator metaphor: working in public accounting is like riding an elevator—the longer you stay on, the higher up you will go. Chief accounting officer is probably the pinnacle here.

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Monday Morning Accounting News Brief: PwC Partner Banned; Salary Predictions; Public Accountants Have Had It | 1.23.23

Going Concern

Brazilian retailer and PwC client Americanas filed for bankruptcy, its three largest shareholders said over the weekend they had not known of $4 billion in accounting inconsistencies. Everyone knows public accountants don’t have time to riot.

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Be an Odd Duck: Work on, Not in Your Public Accounting Practice

Speaker: Tom Bowman, CPA of Bowman & Company

It is possible to run an Accounting Firm and never do tax returns or financial statements! Tom Bowman, Owner of Bowman & Company, CPA, PC shares his journey and 10 step process for going from Technician to Business Owner.

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2023 Public Accounting Starting Salaries

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Those of you charged with managing and leading your CPA firm, I know you are wondering where salaries are going in the public accounting arena. I always thought Robert Half’s numbers seemed on the high side, but with the talent shortage, it will be interesting to see where public accounting salaries actually go this year. “Don’t let money run your life, let money help you run your life better.” – John Rampton.

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How Are Public Accounting Salaries Stacking Up For 2023? (Part 2, Randstad)

Going Concern

Next up in our preview of accounting salaries for 2023 is the latest Finance & Accounting Salary Guide from staffing agency Randstad. Randstad ’s PR machine put out a press release promoting the salary guide with the headline of “ Salaries in Finance & Accounting on the Rise. ”

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How Are Public Accounting Salaries Stacking Up For 2023? (Part 1, Robert Half)

Going Concern

’ Tis the season for Robert Half either inflating or popping your balloon when it comes to projected starting salaries in public accounting for the coming year. So without further ado, here are the starting salary projections in public accounting for 2023.

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Listicle of the Day: INSIDE Public Accounting’s Top 500 Firms For 2022

Going Concern

If there’s anything we love here at Going Concern it is an accounting firm dick-measuring contest. INSIDE Public Accounting has blessed us with a fresh Top 500 Firms list which means lots and lots of measuring. Firm Watch News Inside Public Accounting Lists Rankings

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The Boomerang: Who Says You Can’t Go Back to Public Accounting?

Going Concern

Most people who leave public accounting have absolutely no intention of going back. These days public accounting would probably take you back in a heartbeat if you changed your mind. One of the friends at the dinner worked in finance at a local publicly traded company.

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Here Are the Projected 2023 Public Accounting Starting Salaries in Eight HCOL Cities

Going Concern

ICYMI yesterday, we reported that starting salaries for public accounting next year are expected to increase between 2.3% Here are the 2023 public accounting starting salary comparisons for those eight HCOL cities: 1.

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Let’s Take a Look at the Projected 2023 Public Accounting Starting Salaries in 12 MCOL Cities

Going Concern

Increases in public accounting starting salaries for next year aren ’t expected to even hit 6% , we reported a couple days ago after examining salary data from Robert Half’s 2022 and its newly released 2023 Accounting & Finance Salary Guides.

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How Much Should Public Accounting Starting Salaries Be to Make Public Accounting Starting Salaries Less Awful?

Going Concern

Let’s talk about starting salaries in public accounting. Let’s assume a student has an undergraduate accounting degree, a MAcc degree, and has passed all 4 sections of CPA exam. Accounting. — Title.

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These 10 LCOL Cities Are Expected to Have Higher-Than-Average Public Accounting Starting Salaries in 2023

Going Concern

Using the “ find your local salaries ” tool in the salary guide, we tried to find as many LCOL cities as possible with a large public accounting firm presence (Big 4, national, and/or regional) that have starting salaries projected to be higher than the national average.

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INSIDE Public Accounting Names KROST Best of the Best Firm and Top 100 Firm

KROST

PASADENA, CA – KROST CPAs & Consultants was recognized as the Best of the Best Firm and Top 100 Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting in 2022. The post INSIDE Public Accounting Names KROST Best of the Best Firm and Top 100 Firm appeared first on KROST.

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How Are Public Accounting Salaries Stacking Up For 2022? (Part 3, Accounting Principals/LHH Recruitment Solutions)

Going Concern

Over the past couple of weeks, we found out from Robert Half that public accounting starting salaries will likely increase in the range of 2.3% in 2023, and that Randstad predicts salaries for traditional public accounting roles will increase for nearly all positions next year.

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How Are Public Accounting Salaries Stacking Up For 2022? (Part 5, Century Group)

Going Concern

It’s been a minute since we’ve talked about projected salaries for this year in public accounting, and compensation discussions will be happening for many of you in mere months. For more information, here is our previous coverage of 2022 accounting salary projections.

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The Moment I Knew I Was Done With Public Accounting For Good

Going Concern

When did you decide you were done with public accounting? Four months before the inspection, one of my large public clients went through a merger and we lost the audit. Another public client in our office gobbled it up for some needed manager-level review and supervision.

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Friday Footnotes: EY Money Troubles; Fast Food > Public Accounting; From Athlete to Associate; | 12.16.22

Going Concern

Leaders of the accounting powerhouse are talking to private-equity firms as they draw up plans for the sale of EY’s consulting arm, the people familiar with the matter said. The money is supposed to be raised by the consulting firm through an initial public offering and by borrowing.

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How Are Public Accounting Salaries Stacking Up For 2023? (Part 4, Hays U.S.)

Going Concern

The latest group of fortune tellers gazing into crystal balls to figure out what accounting salaries will be like next year are from the recruitment firm Hays U.S. Tax accountant. You can find all of our content previewing public accounting salaries for 2023 here.

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Jim Bourke and Ed Mendlowitz Named Top Influential People in Public Accounting

Withum

Managing Director of Withum’s Advisory Practice Jim Bourke and Emeritus Partner Ed Mendlowitz have once again been named on the Top 100 Influential People List by Accounting Today for the eighth consecutive year.

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INSIDE Public Accounting Ranks KROST Among Top 100 Firms in the US in 2021

KROST

Pasadena, CA – INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) named KROST CPAs & Consultants Top 100 Firm, Top 100 Fastest-Growing Organic Growth Firm, Top 100 Fastest-Growing All Growth, and best of the best in 2021. View INSIDE Public Accounting’s 2021 Top 100 Rankings ».

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CPA Who Gave Up Public Accounting to Drive an 18-Wheeler Says He Made More Money Driving a Truck

Going Concern

In this case, the reader-submitted letter we’re about to share with you was written not to us but to Fortune in regards to this August 15 article about the struggle to find accounting and finance talent (we wrote our own take on Deloitte’s talent retention data , too).

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INSIDE Public Accounting Names Withum on 2022 Best of the Best Accounting Firms List

Withum

Withum is excited to share that INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) has not only named the Firm on their Annual Best of the Best List but has also named Withum as an IPA 100 Fastest-Growing All Growth Firm and an IPA 100 Fastest-Growing Organic Growth Firm.

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If This Field Report on the Talent Shortage is Remotely True Public Accounting is Screwed

Going Concern

The post If This Field Report on the Talent Shortage is Remotely True Public Accounting is Screwed appeared first on Going Concern. news from the trenches talent shortage where have all the accountants gone

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Burned out on public accounting or burned out on your firm? They're not the same thing

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Accounting Career planning Work-life balance Career advancement

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Withum Named Top 25 Firm by Inside Public Accounting

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The SEC’s Attrition Rate is Up But Is It Worse Than Public Accounting’s?

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percent in fiscal year 2021, according to the Partnership for Public Service, which found that to be only “slightly higher than the previous year.”. The post The SEC’s Attrition Rate is Up But Is It Worse Than Public Accounting’s? Answer: nope.

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Marcum Leads Public Accounting In Posting Awkward Busy Season Pizza Party Photos on Social Media

Going Concern

Marcum employees are living that public accounting busy season stereotype one slice of pizza at a time. The post Marcum Leads Public Accounting In Posting Awkward Busy Season Pizza Party Photos on Social Media appeared first on Going Concern.

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Partners Jim Bourke and Ed Mendlowitz Rank as Top Influencers in Public Accounting

Withum

Withum’s Jim Bourke and Ed Mendlowitz continue to shape the public accounting landscape and earn respect from their industry peers. ” Mendlowitz offers over 40 years of public accounting experience to those seeking his counsel.

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You Know Things Are Bad In Public Accounting When First-Years Are Getting Dragged By Interns

Going Concern

We love a good rant—whether about public accounting in general or about a co-worker, like this one posted on Fishbowl yesterday by a Big 4 intern about a staff 1 he/she works with who sucks at Excel, won’t shut up about work-life balance (or the lack thereof), and has no desire to take the CPA exam.

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Withum’s Jim Bourke and Ed Mendlowitz Named in 100 Most Influential People in Public Accounting

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If You’re Quitting Public Accounting Try Not to Burn Bridges on Your Way Out In Case You Need to Come Crawling Back

Going Concern

Related article: The Boomerang: Who Says You Can’t Go Back to Public Accounting? The post If You’re Quitting Public Accounting Try Not to Burn Bridges on Your Way Out In Case You Need to Come Crawling Back appeared first on Going Concern.

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INSIDE Public Accounting Names Anders A 2022 Best Of The Best Accounting Firm

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Anders has been named one of the 2022 Best of the Best accounting firms in the U.S. One of only 50 to receive this honor from INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), Anders was among nearly 600 eligible firms that completed IPA’s 32nd Annual Survey and Analysis of Firms.

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Friday Footnotes: Why People Leave Public Accounting; Audit Workloads Up; Terrorist Clients (Literally) | 12.2.22

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Why People Leave Public Accounting [ CPA Journal ]. Writes Edward Mendlowitz, CPA/PFS, ABV: There are many reasons why CPAs decide to leave public accounting firms. Audit committee disclosures increase, right along with workload [ Journal of Accountancy ].

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Here’s Your Sign From the Universe to Find a Better Opportunity

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Career Center Sponsored Content Technology Auditors Exit opps FloQast Jobs public accounting experienceThe post Here’s Your Sign From the Universe to Find a Better Opportunity appeared first on Going Concern.

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Wilkinson to Present at Kentucky Society of Public Accountants Spring Business Conference

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JC Wilkinson, a director in Katz, Sapper & Miller’s Business Advisory Group, will present at the Kentucky Society of Public Accountants Spring Business Conference

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INSIDE Public Accounting Names KSM a “Best of the Best" Accounting Firm

Katz,Sapper&Miller

Katz, Sapper & Miller has been identified by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) as one of the top 50 accounting firms (over $5 million in revenue) in the country. This is the 15th year that KSM has received this honor

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The Canadian PCAOB Says One Big 4 Firm Keeps Screwing Up Audits But Won’t Say Which One It Is

Going Concern

Shall we speculate wildly which Big 4 firm is not meeting the Canadian Public Accountability Board’s generous standards? Audit Big 4 Audit Quality Canadian Public Accountability Board meanwhile in Canada rules

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EY Throws a Fit When Your Job Circumstances Change

Going Concern

E&Y Letter to the Editor EY HR horror stories leaving public accounting letter to the editorI got an offer in a corporate role and turned in my two week notice at EY. Everything was fine: HR treated me well and wished me luck in the next chapter of my career.

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Best Practices to Prepare for Client Meetings

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As an accountant, your clients depend on you to provide them with the most current financial data available. Your fellow members at Professional Accounting Small Business Association (PABSA) can give you more information on how they make client meetings as efficient as possible. PASBA feature accounting advice accounting clients accounting firm business owners certified public accountant client communication client meetings client services cpa prepare small business owners

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How to Stay Profitable With an All-Remote Team

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These great resources are provided by our partners at Jetpack Workflow, the leading workflow software provider for accountants and bookkeepers. PASBA feature accounting clients accounting firm accounting firms business owners certified public accountant client communication client experience client touchpoints happy clients join pasba professional accounting association small business accounting association

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PwC Canada Is the Latest Big 4 Firm to Get Busted By Regulators For Employees Cheating on Internal Training Courses

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These KPMGers took part in an answer-sharing scheme—either by providing or receiving answers—on mandatory training courses covering topics that included independence, auditing, and accounting. 24 and $200,000 by the Canadian Public Accountability Board on Feb.

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