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March 11, 2016

The Goal – A Summarized Review

Derrick B. Stark, CPA MiraVista LLC Professional Development
I am not a business book guy. There are, however, several books that have been instrumental in shaping my thinking about business. The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, by Eliyahu Goldratt, an Israeli physicist turned operations guru, is near...
December 9, 2015

6 Things to Think About Before Starting a Job Search

1. Self-Assessment: What is Your Motivation? Are you looking for more opportunity for advancement, reacting to a toxic work environment-or something else? 2. What Kind of Company Culture Do You Find Attractive? Do you prefer a traditional firm or...
December 7, 2015

CPA License: Key to Success for Vicki Arthur, CPA

Vicki Arthur, CPA Sonoco, Hartsville People skills, and more specifically caring about others, is key for CPAs looking to move into management, according to Vicki Arthur, CPA, vice president of Sonoco Protective Solutions in Hartsville....
December 7, 2015

Create YOUR Work Life Balance

Originally written by Katey M. Budzynski, MPH Originally published in SCACPA's CPA Report magazine Remember the days when you left the office or the worksite at the end of the day and it was time to move on to your personal life? Our homes had...
November 30, 2015

CPAs as CEOs?

by Derrick B. Stark, CPA SCACPA member since 1996 Years ago, Norm Brodsky made the case in Inc. Magazine that accountants are historians and are the last place entrepreneurs should look to develop strategy. He went on to explain: “That's...
November 30, 2015

CPA License: Key to Success for Jimmy Addison, CPA

Jimmy Addison, CPA SCANA, Columbia When Jimmy Addison first joined SCANA as controller he thought he would be with the organization no more than five years.  That was 23 years ago. In that time, he has held five positions each lasting about...