Category: CPA

CPA vs. Accountant: What Is the Difference?

This article shares the key differences between accountants and CPAs. By the end, you’ll understand the basics of what it takes to become a CPA or accountant in order to make an informed decision about which will work best for your business.

Accounting Insights from CPAPA’s Top Thought Leader Symposium

The Top Thought Leader Symposium, hosted annually by CPA Practice Advisor, brings together leading consultants, vendors, and accounting firm representatives from across the country. This year, remote work, COVID policies, and staffing shortages dominated the discussions. Find out how top accounting leaders feel about those topics—and more—in my recap.

AICPA Fall Council Meeting Highlights

Every May and October, CPAs from across the United States gather in-person to review some of the biggest topics facing accounting and tax professionals. Get Director of Technology Strategy Roman Kepczyk’s key takeaways from the Fall session, here.

Why Spear-Phishing Is No Match for Cloud Security

When a previously unidentified form of spear-phishing malware attack struck two CPA firms, advanced cloud security was able to thwart it. Here’s how.

Right Networks Named Partner of the Year

Right Networks has always believed in the resilience, consistency, and measurable impact of cloud technology. And since the beginning, we’ve shared these messages with our…

5 Financial Books Every Accountant Needs in Their Library

Accountants: Looking for a little good business reading? Gene Marks, CPA and Right Networks expert contributor, has a few ideas. Gene is a columnist, author, and small business owner. A past columnist for both The Washington Post and The New York Times, Gene writes regularly for The Hill, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Forbes, Inc. magazine,, The Washington Times and The Guardian.

The Client Accounting and Advisory Services Playbook | Webinar

The time is now to harness the power of today’s powerful technologies, productize client accounting and advisory services, and provide clients with all of the support they want. In our upcoming webinar (The Client Accounting and Advisory Services Playbook) Roman Kepczyk, Director of Firm Technology Strategy at Right Networks, will present several approaches and resources to support this conclusion.

Skills Needed for Building an Effective CAAS Team

With information technology eliminating most geographic boundaries, generalist firms will find it increasingly harder to compete with niche specialists who have differentiated themselves with more expertise and process efficiency, particularly those targeting CAAS (Client Accounting and Advisory Services). 

Remote Work: Why It Has to Be the New Normal For Accounting Firms

When you think of remote work, what comes to mind? For auditors and consultants, it’s working on the road at client offices, airports and hotels.  For tax managers, it’s most…

Addressing “Sacred Cows” to Get Buy-In for Your Firm’s Transformation to Advisory Services

As with any strategic initiative, progress can be significantly derailed by individuals that nod their heads in agreement in public but do not adopt processes and/or quietly countermand them in…

Accounting Firm Security: How to Go Beyond the IRS Security Six

Firms need to manage all areas of data protection, including server security, password security, system patches and even voicemail. Each of those areas of security comes with its own challenges and potential pitfalls, even though they don’t fall under IRS requirements.

‘Twas the Week After Deadline

‘Twas the week after deadline, and all through the firm, not a Tax Pro was working while stuck in their home.

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