by Jason Bramwell on 08/22/14
The menu for August 22 features specials on PCAOB’s struggles with conflicts in audits, settlement forces Bank of America to set aside borrower tax relief, one accountant’s daily routine, and more.
by Terry Sheridan on 08/22/14
When it comes to regulatory compliance and other key issues, the vast majority of companies are not operating at their highest financial planning and analysis potential, according to new report.
by Jason Bramwell on 08/21/14
However, private company stakeholders told a Financial Accounting Foundation review team that the 2004 accounting standard is sometimes difficult to understand and is costly to apply.
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by Jason Bramwell on Aug 21, 2014
Launched earlier this week, the examination initiative will enable the SEC Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations to evaluate whether municipal advisors are complying with new agency rules that went into effect on July 1.
by Ken Berry on Aug 21, 2014
GAAP addresses accounting principles for cloud service providers, but there is no specific guidance for a customer's accounting of fees paid to the provider. Proposed guidance would change that.
by Jason Bramwell on Aug 21, 2014
The menu for August 21 features specials on ALS Ice Bucket Challenge charitable donations, Bank of America settles, Rep. Paul Ryan backs cut to mortgage tax break, and more.
by Ken Berry on Aug 21, 2014
A taxpayer can deduct contributions made to a qualified charity. These donations are typically made "with no strings attached." But what happens when you receive something of value in return?
by Jason Bramwell on Aug 20, 2014
The US audit regulator on Tuesday issued for public comment a staff consultation paper on possible standard-setting activities related to those areas. Comments are sought by November 3.
by Bryce Sanders on Aug 20, 2014
Here are six myths many practitioners believe about why clients leave for another professional and how to get them back. A little work now can save you a lot of hassle and expense later.
by Jason Bramwell on Aug 20, 2014
The menu for August 20 features specials on Hertz withdraws full-year forecast due to accounting errors and operational challenges, botched forecast cost Walgreen CFO his job, Alaska oil tax repeal ballot measure losing, and more.
by Deanna White on Aug 20, 2014
For these financial pros, it's not about black and red: it's all about being green, as they apply their skills in the far-flung corners of the world to help the environment and the economy work together.
by Terry Sheridan on Aug 19, 2014
How are you planning? What tools do you use for forecasting? AccountingWEB recently spoke with PlanGuru CEO Christian Wielage about the hows and whys of business forecasting.
by Jason Bramwell on Aug 19, 2014
The menu for August 19 features specials on Treasury prepares inversion options, H&R Block launches small business accounting services, AICPA membership eclipses 400,000 mark, 2014 AICPA Accounting Competition begins, and more.
by Larry Perry CPA on Aug 19, 2014
This article will focus on relevant financial statement assertions for accounts receivable and the impact of risk of material misstatement (RMM) on specific auditing procedures.
by Jason Bramwell on Aug 18, 2014
Seventy-one of 90 broker-dealer audits inspected by the PCAOB in 2013 were found to have audit deficiencies or audit-independence issues, according to a new report released on Monday. Deficiencies were also found in 56 of 60 firms that conducted broker-dealer audits.
by Diana Mackie on Aug 18, 2014
Where are the best cities for accountants to pursue their careers? There are some obvious answers here—but also some surprises. Accountants have a variety of choices from coast to coast.

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