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Wanted: Newly minted, diverse CPAs for national ad campaign
If you are a 25- to 35-year-old CPA, love your job and have an exciting life inside and outside the office, start practicing your most dazzling grin in the mirror. We're looking for members like you to feature in our "Real CPAs" campaign, which...
Accounting and ERP systems: A look inside drillable financial statements
Drillable data is not only easy to navigate, it also provides a stellar audit trail to make any auditor smile.
House passes sweeping tax bill in huge victory for GOP
The House on Thursday passed legislation to overhaul the tax code, moving Republicans one step closer to achieving the top item on their legislative agenda. The measure was approved by a vote of 227-205. No Democrats voted for the bill, while 13...
Senate markup would make individual tax cuts temporary, corporate tax cuts permanent
Days after the Senate announced the details of their version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act , the real work began: marking it up. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), as chair of the Senate Committee on Finance, has released the "Chairman's Mark" to the Act....
Ways to stop elder financial abuse before it starts
The prevalence of elder financial scams continues to rise. This article , based on a session at the AICPA's Forensic and Valuation Services conference, looks at common schemes and at ways CPAs can help clients avoid becoming victims.
Quiz: How much do you know about blockchain?
Emerging blockchain technology has implications for many disciplines that are important for CPAs, including auditing, cybersecurity, and financial planning and analysis. Take this five-question quiz to find out whether you understand the basics...
Senate adds repeal of health care mandate to tax bill
Senate Republicans are including in their tax bill a repeal of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate requiring health insurance for most Americans.
Don't let email eat away at your productivity
Checking and responding to email can take up large portions of the day. Here are three techniques to better manage your inbox and become more productive.
How tax bill could impact company finances
Here are five key provisions of the House Republicans' tax bill that CFOs should start thinking about now.
FASB's Siegel: Rev rec rule transforms accounting
The Financial Accounting Standards Board's revenue recognition rule, which will go into effect for many companies in a month, is perhaps the board's most transformative action in the last decade, according to outgoing FASB member Marc Siegel.