by Amy Vetter on 07/25/14
Whenever I speak to accountants about creating a cloud practice, the most common question is, “How do I charge my clients?” Ten years ago, maybe even five years ago, if I would’ve posed this question to a new accountant, I would have received a resounding response of: "Hourly billing."
by Jason Bramwell on 07/25/14
The menu for July 25 features specials on House approves bill to expand and simplify tax breaks for education, IRS releases draft forms on Obamacare employer mandate, Paul Ryan’s plan to expand the EITC, and more.
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by Terry Sheridan on Jul 25, 2014
Developing a strategic alliance with a financial advisor may be just the ticket to grow your accounting practice, particularly if many of your clients are affluent. But do it right.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 24, 2014
While reputational risk is the No. 1 nonfinancial concern among corporate directors, cybersecurity/IT risk is gaining steam. According to the results of a new survey from EisnerAmper, cybersecurity/IT risk ranked second at 62 percent, up almost 10 percent from last year’s poll.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 24, 2014
Many senior US tax professionals believe that a streamlined audit process will be the top benefit resulting from the IRS Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap, a toolkit organized around a notional 24-month audit timeline, according to the results of a new KPMG survey.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 24, 2014
The updated web page groups the standard-setting board's technical agenda into project “families” and informs visitors at a glance on where any given FASB project stands, the steps it took to get there, and what is coming up.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 24, 2014
The menu for July 24 features specials on SEC approves final rules on money-market funds, GAO says it’s too soon to draw conclusions on Obamacare tax credit fraud, IRS no longer probing missing emails, Senate to vote on phasing out gas tax, and more.
by Larry Perry CPA on Jul 24, 2014
Risk assessment procedures, tests of controls, systems walk-through procedures, analytical procedures and tests-of-balances procedures produce substantive evidence for an auditor.
by Amber Setter on Jul 23, 2014
According to "The Work of Leadership," adaptive work is required when “our deeply held beliefs are challenged, when the values that made us successful become less relevant, and when legitimate yet competing perspectives emerge.” All of these are true for CPE.
by AccountingWeb on Jul 23, 2014
The IRS isn't always perfect in its calculations of underpayment interest and refund interest. Two BDO USA professionals, Cathy Stopyra and Todd Simmens, provide advice so you don't walk away from overpayments that are rightfully owed to your company.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 23, 2014
The menu for July 23 features specials on FASB looks at revamping income statement, two courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies, Senate advances bill to end tax breaks for outsourcing, and more.
by Kristen Rampe on Jul 23, 2014
We've all tried to make our work-lives more efficient, transfer knowledge to newer team members and leverage our practices. Sometimes delegation works, and sometimes, well—it doesn't.
by Jeff Davidson on Jul 22, 2014
You have a big presentation forthcoming that might enable you to land a huge client for your firm. Are you sufficiently relaxed to be at your best? Let me offer a story and some observations that drive home a crucial point.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 22, 2014
Accountants who specialize in forensic and valuation services point to electronic data analysis, or big data, as the most pressing issue they’ll face in the coming months, according to results of a new survey released on Tuesday by the AICPA.
by Jason Bramwell on Jul 22, 2014
The menu for July 22 features specials on Renaissance hedge fund escaped more than $6 billion in taxes, Lois Lerner’s emails may exist after all, Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on inversions, and more.

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In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom helps beginners get up to speed in Microsoft Excel. However, even experienced Excel users will learn some new tricks, particularly when David discusses under-utilized aspects of Excel.
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