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Tax Reform 2018: Explained

There has been a lot of talk about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) since it was signed into law. Most of the focus has been on how the new tax reform will impact tax planning and projections for individuals and companies. Financial reporting will also be affected in a major way. It’s important to consider whether you and your team are ready for the transition.

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Your Team Is In A Funk. Now What?

You’re holding another team meeting, and half of your employees look like they’re about to fall asleep. People are showing up late and calling in sick more often than normal. They’re doing what they need to do to keep their jobs – no less, no more. Your team is in a funk, but what can you do about it? How can you push everyone to re-engage and get motivated?

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How to Win the Hiring Game in a Tight Labor Market

Companies looking to expand their accounting and finance teams are running into a problem. In the current economy, there just aren’t enough accounting and finance professionals to go around. While total U.S. employment is at just 3.8 percent as of June 2018, the unemployment rate for accounting and finance professionals is even lower than that. This means more employers are having trouble filling job openings. There is also more competition to hold on to the talent they already have.

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The Impact of a Hiring Mistake

Nobody wants to hire the wrong person. You’ll spend time and money on training and trying to help them fit into the organization. Often, that time and expense are wasted because the individual will leave your organization soon –voluntarily or otherwise – and you’ll be forced to find a replacement. And that’s not even the real impact of a hiring mistake. The Society for Human Resource Management suggests the cost of turnover can run as high as $150,000 for an accounting professional.

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The Case for Post-Tax Season Hiring

Busy season is coming to a close for accounting and finance professionals. They’re planning vacations, reconnecting with friends and family and recommitting to a good mix of nutrition and regular exercise. While they’re at it, many of them will be looking for a new job. For some hiring managers, April is a time for family vacations while schools are closed for Spring Break. Others might be planning summer travel.

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How to help clarify tax reform for your clients

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) is the most significant overhaul of the U.S. tax code since 1986. Even the pros are still working on wrapping their heads around how the changes will impact tax planning and preparation. Some clients haven’t felt the impact of the tax reform – most new rules don’t impact the 2017 returns being filed right now.

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5 Ways to Achieve Work/Life Balance During Tax Season

Many people struggle to strike a balance between their personal and professional lives, and it’s a struggle that is changing the way people view their career choices. The answer to striking a balance between your work life and personal life lies in temporary work. And tax season is synonymous for most accounting professionals with long hours and stressful days. Work/life balance seems to go out the window. But stress can lead to burnout, relationship trouble at home and even increased risk of getting sick.

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Six Tips to Keep Your Staff Motivated During Tax Season

Tax season is one of the busiest times of the year for accountants. Whether at a large or small firm, it can mean late nights, skipping meals and overall exhaustion. As a manager, your goal is to prevent burnout. We have tips to maintain happiness and motivation during this stressful time. Create time and space for relaxation. Allow your employees time and space to unwind in the office.

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