If you are asking any of the questions below, you’re in the right place.
Have you noticed the pace of change in our industry? It seems FASB or GASB issues a new standard every two weeks. Then there are additions to audit and attestation standards, compilation and review guidance, and the Code of Conduct. And this is just the change in professional standards.
Then technology rears it’s pretty head: block chain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, new audit software. It feels like they are all pressing in upon us.
I think I hear Mr. Rogers asking, “Can you say ‘suffocation’?”
Oh, and you’ve got to keep up with the changes while you bill and collect fees, handle personnel issues, and market your firm.
It’s daunting. If you’re like me, you sometimes want to hide in a hole. (Can I get a witness?)
In the midst of this storm, I am here for you, to encourage you and to inform you. I’m know I’m just one guy, but my heart’s desire is to help as many of you as I can.
Here are sample posts from CPA Hall Talk:
Mission: Enable CPAs to get their accounting and auditing work done timely and accurately.
I am blogging from the perspective of a CPA who has been in public accounting since 1985. I previously owned my own firm (for six years), but, for the most part, I have worked for CPA firms in the range of 25 to 125 people.
I am the quality control partner for McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Co., LLC where I provide technical support to approximately 100 professionals, most of whom are CPAs.
I have taught CPE classes since 1990 and do my best to make the complicated simple. I have spoken at conferences for the Georgia Society of CPAs, the Institute of Internal Auditors, the Georgia Government Finance Officers Association, the County Officials Association of Tennessee, the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. I also provide continuing education classes to CPA firms.
I provide practice management consulting services to CPA firms.
Additionally, I perform internal inspections and peer reviews for other CPA firms.
In the past, I served as a member of the Georgia Society of CPAs’ Peer Review Committee and as chairman of the Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee.
Since 2004, I have been a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. The fraud cases I have worked on range from a few thousand to two million. I am a consultant with the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia and have written course material for the Institute.
I am the author of The Little Book of Local Government Fraud Prevention and Preparation of Financial Statements & Compilation Engagements. Also, I am a contributing author for PPC’s Guide to Cash, Tax, and Other Bases of Accounting and PPC’s Guide to Audits of Local Governments.
The information herein is provided to assist you. There is no guarantee that all information is correct. The user assumes all risks related to use of the material in this blog. Users should perform their own research to reach conclusions about all matters. The views in this blog do not necessarily represent those of McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks, LLC.
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