Why Does DEI Fail? Failure to Define Desired Outcomes

An international executive coach says DEI is critical for sustainability in all businesses across all industries.  In the latest episode of Transformation Talks, Scharrell Jackson, an international speaker, leadership coach, and business consultant, discussed the undeniable benefits of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) in business culture, recruiting, and, especially, the bottom line. However, Jackson notes one main reason so many … Read More

Don’t Ignore Stress and Anxiety During Busy Season

Excessive stress and anxiety can cause a drop in productivity, missed workdays, and disengagement. Getting help early can be key to vitality. As the seasons change, so do the demands on our time and energy. For many, the approaching busy season brings with it a heightened sense of urgency and the need for increased productivity. In the midst of this … Read More

ITK, Center Founder Named to List of Most Influential People in Accounting, Focusing on “Pipeline Problem-Solvers.”

The list honors those who are committed to transforming the accounting profession. For the seventh year in a row, Accounting Today has named Donny Shimamoto, CPA, CITP, CGMA, to its annual list of The Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting. Shimamoto, the founder and managing director of and an inspiration architect for the Center for Accounting Transformation, made the … Read More

Experts Recommend Proactively Reducing Stress to Mitigate Tax Season Burnout 

Burnout is a common problem in the accounting industry, but it can be prevented with the right strategies and transformational leadership style.  Worldwide, accounting professionals cringe at the thought of busy season. Working up to 80 hours a week, feeling the tax season crunch, and forcing others to also work overtime to meet deadlines for clients and the government all … Read More

Scrubbed Joins the Accounting Profession’s Search for Staffing Solutions

The business extension organization’s founder says his team “hopes to uncover innovative strategies that are being employed successfully.”  The Center for Accounting Transformation is proud to announce Scrubbed, a leading accounting, tax, and financial professional services company, joined the search for staffing solutions as a sponsor of Staffing Strategies Research, a groundbreaking initiative hosted by the Center and CPA Trendlines. … Read More

New National Research on CPA Pipeline Challenges Underway

Due to the trending decline in new CPAs, national survey launches project seeks to gain insight into the current reasons impacting the decision to become – or not become – a CPA. Initiative is supported by coalition of stakeholders from across the country.

The Staffing Strategies Survey: Uncovering Solutions for the Accounting Talent Gap

In the world of accounting and finance, a storm is brewing. The industry is facing a talent shortage like never before. The once steady stream of fresh accounting graduates, eager to dive into the world of numbers and balance sheets, is dwindling. Those sitting for the CPA exam and completing the requirements to earn a license is also going down. This has left accounting firms and finance teams scrambling to find and retain talent.

In the Fire of Expectations: About Work Models

Is it possible to kill two birds with one stone and create an ideal work model – one that would reconcile the expectations of employers and employees? See what trial by fire organizations are facing today and what they are doing to quench the desires of employees for the most comfortable working conditions. (NOTE: Originally published on https://www.karierawfinansach.pl/przewodnik/2022/temat-numeru/modele-pracy.Translation from Polish to … Read More

Business Self-Reflection: The Power of Reinvention & Diverse Perspectives 

“The perspective of a non-accountant is imperative.” In a recent episode of Transformation Talks, Glen Harper and Julie Smith, key figures from Harper & Company CPAs Plus, told host Donny Shimamoto, CPA-CITP, CGMA, “Sometimes you have to rip some things apart to build a better firm.”   Harper, the owner, decided years ago that he needed a chief operations officer, or, … Read More

Yes, You Should Put You First

In an era of demanding work environments and hectic lifestyles, personal resilience and self-care have become vital components for maintaining mental and physical well-being. Acknowledging the pressing need to address stress and work burnout, a June webinar hosted by the Center for Accounting Transformation brought together experts in the field to share valuable insights and practical strategies for stress reduction and building personal resilience.