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Hey, Young Pros: Accounting Is a Career, Not Just a Job

June 3, 2020

By Zach Shoaf, CPA As young professionals first enter the world of public accounting, some may see the profession as merely a 9-to-5 job that provides a paycheck and benefits. However, public accounting is much more — the opportunity to become an expert and leader in the field and provide excellent

Today’s Talent Decisions Affect Tomorrow’s Success

May 20, 2020

By Brandon Pope, CPA What keeps you up at night? Are you a manager who is trying to balance a shorthanded team’s needs while still maintaining your own priorities? Are you a controller who has deadline after deadline coming up with limited resources? Are you a CFO who understands the power of big

Tactical Responses to the ACA

May 11, 2020

By Brian Marks, CEBS The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is at its 10-year milestone; it was signed into law on March 23, 2010. Its intent was to improve access to health insurance and health care while enhancing affordability. The focus of many of its reforms was individual market access; however, its

The New Normal: The WFH Firm

May 11, 2020

By Randy Johnston In this challenging time of the pandemic and working from home, tools to manage the practice, team members and your workload can help. Most CPA firms report that advisory work has exploded — helping clients manage cash flow, apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and

Are You WFH the Right Way?

May 6, 2020

By Tina Bates, CAE Chances are, many of you have been working from home (WFH) for weeks now. As the VSCPA’s vice president, innovation, I’ve been working remotely from Charleston, S.C., for nearly six years. So while many of my colleagues have had to navigate the “new WFH normal,” I’ve learned a few

4 Ways to Unplug

May 4, 2020

By Peter Kwon, CPA Have you tried turning it off and on again? No, not your smartphone: your mental and physical well-being. Unlike machines, humans do not have hard drives that will keep us running nonstop. We all need sufficient time to unwind, recharge our batteries and unplug ourselves from the

Zoom Fatigue? Here Are Tips

April 21, 2020

Working from home is a massive shift, especially as spouses and kids became new “coworkers” for many individuals. But many people are finding a new kind of issue they've never encountered: "Zoom fatigue." Learn how to combat fatigue and protect your energy during virtual meetings in this article

Urge Legislators to Pass Budget Amendment

April 21, 2020

All of us are having to conduct business – and our lives – a little differently right now. This is true for the business of government as well. The Virginia General Assembly is reconvening for the veto session in Richmond on April 22, 2020, and they will be taking up an amendment to the state budget

PPP Resources for CPAs

April 20, 2020

If you're confused about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other aspects of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you're not alone. In our Pandemic Check-In Survey, more than half of you in public practice, 56 percent, cite answering clients' questions about small