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Productivity hacks for CEOs have evolved over the years from a simple to-do list to biohacking, but here we all are, still mysteriously disappearing into our versions of The Bermuda Triangle of Productivity, never to be found again until the end of the workday.
So doesn’t it make you wonder if these productivity hacks actually work? Or if they’re nothing but productivity quacks, which do nothing to improve your performance?
“We regret to inform you, but your financial data might have been stolen.” It’s a scene straight out of your worst nightmare. It’s something that giant auditing firm Deloitte and a small Connecticut-based accounting firm had to deal with when they were hacked. Data breaches affect firms of all sizes, reiterating that the need for stronger cybersecurity for accounting firms is more real — and pressing — than ever.
“Do more with less” — when it comes to IT budgeting, this is one of the most common marching orders CIOs and IT managers get. It comes as no surprise that the budget of an IT department is one of the first to get arbitrary cuts when accounting firms are trying to reduce its operating expenses. This is quite ironic given that many aspects of an accounting firm’s day-to-day tasks need technology to get done.
In the first part of this series, we offered a Manager’s guide year end planning to getting your employees ready for 2019. Now, here’s the Manager’s guide to a year end checklist for accountants.
Let’s take a closer look at what you should do to make sure that your books are ready for the end of the year.
In an ideal world, all businesses have to do to as the year winds to a close is to count their profits and start prepping for their Christmas and New Year parties. But it takes a lot more than that to get your business ready for 2019, which is why we’ve built out our Small Business Taxes Preparation Checklist!
Anyone who is at the helm of a business—no matter what size—knows this isn’t the case at all. As the year winds to a close, you have to take a long, insightful look into where the company actually stands–especially when it comes to your team. And that’s what this manager’s guide for small business taxes preparation is all about — this article is focusing on employee data and documents.
Whether you’re a legal administrator, office administrator or managing partner in your law firm, you need to lead the charge to create awareness around data privacy for lawyers in your firm. Examining the reasons behind cyber insurance claims, the numbers reveal that the biggest threat accounting firms face is internal — the lack of training among its employees and contractors.
“Nothing is certain but death and taxes” — so the old proverb goes. However, for many accountants, the meticulous work that goes into preparing their clients’ tax returns can oftentimes feel like death. With Americans spending a whopping 6 billion hours preparing tax returns, it comes as no surprise that more taxpayers turn to the services of accountants and accounting firms. While this could mean more clients for your accounting firm, it also equates to a heavier workload for your accountants. To help you and your team, here are 3 productivity tips for CPAs this tax season to lighten and streamline your load and make you more efficient this tax season.
Year end checklist for businesses: Each year, businesses—regardless of size—have to reevaluate how they play the game with a year-end checklist. Whether you’re a multi-billion conglomerate like Apple, who came under fire this year for transparency issues; or a growing startup like Deciem, whose ever-popular skincare line The Ordinary was scrutinized because of their CEO’s erratic behavior on social media, it pays to take stock of where your business currently is, to know where the new year is set to take you.
This post has useful and very practical work life balance tips for CEOs as well as for the millions of Americans who mark the start of their Holiday season with an online search for “work life balance tips.”
Because chances are you’ve been that person at a party who’s hunched over their smartphone answering work emails while everyone else at the table is using theirs to take selfies.
Don’t be that person anymore (or ever!) by following these work life balance tips for CEOs. This year, be holiday stress-proof.
Let’s put it this way. Even unicorns exist in Google. So there’s absolutely no reason for your law firm not to have an active online presence. That’s just how important social media for law firms is. Period.
And if done right, a law firm’s social media presence will prove to be a strategic business decision that results in tangible and highly-profitable gains.