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THE SMOKE DETECTOR: The Transition - What I've Learned in a Year

Last year, I made the transition from public accounting to private corporate accounting. The time has flown by since then and I’ve learned a lot of things along the way. Here are a few of them … First, CPAs and other accountants work hard. Being in public accounting previously, I...


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THE SMOKE DETECTOR: Trends and Predictions for the CPA Profession in 2017

The CPA profession is continually evolving in response to the changing world. The profession must continue to adapt to the changing needs of clients and organizations in order to maintain relevance. With a new year upon us, what are some predictions for the CPA profession in 2017? A recent ...


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THE SMOKE DETECTOR: What Does Your Leadership Transition Plan Look Like?

During the past several years, our profession, like many others, has identified the need for an orderly and effective transition of leadership to the next generation of professionals as a critically important business issue. While much attention has been focused on this issue recently, the need...


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THE SMOKE DETECTOR: Transition to a (Mostly) Teaching Life

As of June 30 of this year, I am making a huge transitional jump in my CPA career, resigning as a tax partner, and becoming a full-time accounting/tax professor at Trine University . While I’ll still retain some limited client contact as a consultant/employee of my prior firm, my primary focus...