Monthly Archive:: March 2013

Value Plus – Your Very Own Coupon for CPE

As I get older, I am all about saving money, which means using coupons! Now, I am not one of those extreme coupon shoppers that you watch on TV or dread being behind in the grocery store check-out line. It’s just the philosophy of getting more for less in this ever changing economy. Using a […]

The Busy CPA’s Last Minute Guide to March Madness Office Pools

As of about 7 p.m. on Sunday, the field of 68 teams in the NCAA tournament was set, and March Madness was underway. Cue the office pools, printable brackets, berserk predictions and friendly wagers. If you’re a CPA, the “madness” likely began for you months ago. Busy season has been a grind, and as much […]

Why Are the Soft Skills So Hard?

I have heard for quite some time about the importance of the “soft” skills in professionals at all levels.  It seems that lately the importance of these skills is being elevated by partners, senior financial officers and human resource professionals. Recently I was engaged in a conversation with leaders of their firms and in the […]

Peer Review Questions and Not-So-Complicated Answers

“What is peer review?” “How do I know if I need to be enrolled?” “How often do I need to have one?” “What type do I need?” As peer review manger, I get asked these questions on a daily basis. I too had these very similar questions when I first started my career almost seven […]