Of the many lessons 2020 has taught us, one is the importance of self-care. We are often so busy making sure we take care of the things around us that we bypass taking care of ourselves. In our efforts to make sure our employers, clients, children, parents and pets have what they need to thrive, we can overlook our health and happiness.
As we wrapup Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I urge you not to make this mistake. Being a two-time breast cancer survivor, I cannot stress enough the importance of early cancer detection — it saves lives. I encourage you to prioritize your well-being and get your screening on time. If you are already late, make an appointment today.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in four adults in the U.S. — nearly 61 million people — is living with a disability that impacts their life activities, including work.
In 1990, The Americans with Disabilities Act became law, prohibiting discrimination based on disability. And while Americans with disabilities are protected by the law, some employers still overlook crucial elements to maintaining inclusivity in the workplace.
Disability inclusion means understanding the relationship between the way people function and how they participate in society. It means making sure everybody has the same opportunities to participate in every aspect of life to the best of their abilities and desires.
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Ballot initiatives relating to cannabis will be voted on in five states — Arizona, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota — this November. Topics being considered are presented in Marijuana on the ballot.
If you are a CPA working with clients in the cannabis industry, or if you think you might in the future, you’ll want a firm grasp of the issues regarding cannabis accounting.
Cannabis? Marijuana? THC? CBD? Hemp?
Like most industries, the cannabis industry has its own vocabulary.
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Main Street America needs CPA expertise more than ever.
Members like you have been working tirelessly to support small businesses and help our country’s economy. You don’t have to face these challenges alone.
Since the start of the pandemic, the AICPA has doubled down on efforts to support the profession and the work you are doing to support your clients and employers.
As your trusted member organization, we serve you, keeping you up to date with changing government guidance and ensuring you have the practical help and resources to do your job.
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At the beginning of 2020, before the COVID-19 public health crisis severely impacted communities across the globe, the World Economic Forum sounded the alarm about climate risk in its 2020 Global Risks Report. For the first time, the top five long-term risks were all environmental: extreme weather, climate action failure, natural disaster, biodiversity loss and human-made natural disasters. Considering that in 2019 weather disasters cost an estimated U.S.$232 billion worldwide, it’s not surprising that the environment took center stage in their risk assessment. This year, risk has become reality for many. Even as people and economies across the globe struggle with the challenges of the pandemic, we are witnessing the dire consequences of environmental events as fires and floods threaten the economic recovery of impacted communities.
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Ready to learn about cybersecurity to help your clients or business? The pandemic, and corresponding increase of eCommerce and internet use, have created many opportunities for cyber thieves — data breaches increased 273% in the first quarter of 2020.
But opportunities are also being created for you. It’s anticipated that the cybersecurity market will be worth $248 billion by 2023, providing a unique opening for CPAs.
CPAs are trusted advisers. Your qualifications as a CPA, along with a shortage of cybersecurity experts, put you in a prime position to lead businesses in their cybersecurity efforts.
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