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Accountant Connect from ADP Grabs 2017 CPA Practice Advisor Tax and Accounting Technology Innovation Award

Accountant Connect from ADP Grabs 2017 CPA Practice Advisor Tax and Accounting Technology Innovation Award

Whether it’s reducing precious cycles all year long, especially during tax season, or finding tools that can help them position themselves as strategic advisors to their clients, accounting professionals never waiver in their need for streamlined reporting and practice management resources. Those attributes are among the reasons Accountant ConnectSM from ADP® was honored last night with a 2017 CPA Practice Advisor Tax and Accounting Technology Innovation Award. Announced during a reception and ceremony at the California Accounting & Business Show under way in Los Angeles, Accountant Connect beat 39 other entries to grab this leading accounting industry distinction. Entries were judged by an independent advisory panel comprised of the editorial staff at the publication, thought leaders among the profession, and the publication’s Editorial Advisory Board. Board members include accounting and tax professionals from various sized firms across the country that are engaged in a variety of practice areas. “We understand the value accounting professionals derive from innovative technologies that can save them time and make their businesses more efficient,...

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How Can Startups and Entrepreneurs Compete in the War for Talent? With a PEO

How Can Startups and Entrepreneurs Compete in the War for Talent? With a PEO

It’s no secret that starting and running a small business is no small feat. Business owners are often pulled in what feels like a million directions — striving to ensure the business is growing, clients are happy, and that they actually get to sleep at night (or at least some nights!). But if you ask many entrepreneurs, they will tell you the one thing they never imagined would be so hard was managing their employees (even if they only have two) and providing the HR and benefits today’s top talent requires. As the workforce continues to undergo significant generational shifts and increasing competition in the war for talent, startups – by sheer nature of their size — are faced with challenges in delivering the attractive benefits that come more easily to larger organizations. As a result, working with a Professional Employer Organization (PEO) is a popular option that many entrepreneurs are considering. ADP TotalSource®, the largest PEO in the United States with more than 400,000 worksite employees, has traditionally...

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Winning the War for Talent: BDG CPAs Shares their Challenge – and Their Insight

Winning the War for Talent: BDG CPAs Shares their Challenge – and Their Insight

“You feel that, when your head hits the pillow, you’re doing the best by your employees.” –Neil Della Torre, Founding Partner, BDG CPAs. The accounting profession, like many industries, is currently undergoing a “workforce revolution” where many in firm leadership are taking a close look at their culture and employee engagement techniques. Why? Because they recognize the critical need to combat an industry talent shortage driven by a steady stream of retiring Baby Boomers exiting the accounting business. To fill the void, CPA firms like Becher, Della Torre, Gitto & Company are looking to attract Millennial talent. But we are seeing that the priorities and values most important to this rapidly changing workforce have shifted substantially. Specifically, the demands of Millennial employees have moved away from high salaries to priorities such as work/life balance and benefits that are offered. “Our firm model is to recruit students that could go with a ‘Big Four’ firm. ADP TotalSource® makes our firm more competitive in the market place for staff accountants as...

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ADP Awards Scholarships to Help Clients’ Employees Advance Their Careers

ADP Awards Scholarships to Help Clients’ Employees Advance Their Careers

ADP recently awarded $125,000 in scholarships to 75 winners of its Aspire Scholarship Program, designed to help our clients’ employees continue their education and advance their careers. The 2016 scholarship recipients are among many employees of clients that outsource their HR functions with ADP. Excerpt from an award recipient’s application essay: “My intention is to further pursue my studies in the hopes that I will add a Bachelor’s degree to my achievements. It is…my opinion that the opportunities afforded to a recipient of a full education are advantageous in today’s competitive world,” wrote Joanne Sagastizado in her scholarship application. “I believe that the ability for me to complete another phase of my schooling will propel me toward additional accomplishments, which I look forward to.” The Aspire scholarships help cover tuition and other educational costs at an accredited college, university, technical school or trade school. An independent organization selected the winners based on academic achievement, community involvement, a written essay and financial need. “ADP is a strong advocate for encouraging...

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Purple Rain…“Electric word life, it means forever and that’s a mighty long time…”

Purple Rain…“Electric word life, it means forever and that’s a mighty long time…”

As the world mourned the loss of yet another music legend – Prince – I was struck by the outpouring of tributes worldwide.  After hearing the news, I spent a flight back home from New Jersey listening to his songs and channeling my youth.  I returned with memories from “When Doves Cry” to “Purple Rain” and spent the rest of the evening educating my children on Prince’s contributions to music and pop culture.  I celebrated his legacy, and I know he will not soon be forgotten. I’m a big believer in legacy.  We have different leaders for different times; and different leaders resonate with different people.  In a corporate setting, each leader marks a spot in time with different needs based on market conditions, the organization’s health, and client and associates’ needs. In the roles I’ve held, my goal was to build on ADP’s amazing legacy and, equally important, to add to it.  When my time ends in a role, I want to be able to look back and...

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