Using empathy, clear communication, and careful planning is key to retaining star employees when reopening the office.
COVID-19 is forcing women out of the workforce in record numbers. What do we lose when women leave the workplace, and how can we make it possible for them to stay?
Because of the pandemic, the 2020-21 school year was very difficult for thousands of Kentucky elementary and high school students, but the heaviest burden fell on low-income students and families of color; those who have limited resources for educational choices. In future years, Kentucky’s K-12 students will have choices for educational services thanks to the Education Opportunity Account (“EOA”) Act passed by the Kentucky 2021 General Assembly.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the first Black CPA, this award has been established to continue to build upon progress made by recognizing young Black CPAs for influencing the profession, breaking barriers, and making an impact on the community.
CPAs are trained to be methodical. They know how to break down assignments into smaller tasks to complete projects on time and within the established budget. That’s why they are perfect to work on complex projects that involve implementing technologies, especially on an accelerated schedule.
Cybersecurity has been linked to computer use from the first day hackers made an appearance. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the thread of the security conversation like never before. Though remote computing has existed for decades, what was essentially a trickle of workforce participation has turned into a waterfall. With a large workforce operating outside the traditional office, it’s worth reviewing cybersecurity issues from outside the office walls before turning inward.
You walk into work in the morning and boot up your computer to find a message that your network has been taken hostage. The captors say you need to pay them bitcoin within the next 24 hours or else. When the operation and finance of your business hangs in the balance, this can be a nerve-racking experience, especially if you have never faced it before. You followed the advice on what to do to secure your network, but the worst has still happened — so what now? Hopefully, as part of your technology risk management plan, you have purchased cyber liability insurance.
KyCPA Board member nominees for terms ending 2024: Jim Stevison, – Chair-elect, Carrie Owens, Lee Ann Watters, Shelby Howell and Adam Davey.
This is the final report in a series of benchmarking collaboratives conducted by Avenue M Group (Avenue M) on behalf of more than a dozen state CPA societies from across the United States. At the end of April through early May 2020, 18 CPA societies took part in the first round of a COVID-19 Quick Pulse Survey, and 14 of the societies elected to participate in a second round of the survey in September of 2020. The third and final round of the survey was fielded in January of 2021, and 15 state CPA societies partook in the research. The following report is an analysis of the continued impact of COVID-19 on the CPA profession based on the data collected from these surveys.
As Abraham Lincoln once said, “It is . . . the duty of Government to render prompt justice against itself in favor of citizens. . . .” Calvert Invs., Inc. v. Louisville & Jefferson County Metro. Sewer Dist., 805 S.W.2d 133, 138 (Ky. 1991) (quoting Abraham Lincoln). Equally, in a tax audit, the tax auditor’s job is to determine the right amount of tax, regardless of whether the audit determines that the taxpayer paid that amount, too little or too much.