by Julian Block on 09/23/14
Savvy tax planning is about more than knowing what to write off. Just as essential is knowing when. Choosing one tax year as opposed to another bears directly on how much winds up with the IRS.
by Jason Bramwell on 09/23/14
The menu for Sept. 23 features specials on Tesco’s accounting woes, IRS doled out more than $5 billion in tax refunds to fraudsters in 2013, SEC announces largest-ever whistleblower award, and more.
by Deanna White on 09/23/14
Take a step back from GAAP. For senior managers in corporate finance, the word of the day is "agile." Today's finance leaders are no longer in the back office, but are helping companies grow. Companies that embrace financial best practices lead in other areas as well.
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by Jason Bramwell on Sep 22, 2014
In a staff audit practice alert issued on Monday, the US audit regulator reminded auditors that they should continue adhering to the board’s existing standards when considering an organization’s ability to operate as a going concern.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 22, 2014
The IRS has announced the special per diem rates for substantiating certain business expenses taxpayers incur when traveling away from home in 2014 and 2015. The new per diem rates go into effect Oct. 1.
by Ken Guilfoyle on Sep 22, 2014
Because of global expansion, the challenges of sending employees abroad are now worthy of executive-level attention. International assignments come with a host of business implications, and tax is a top consideration.
by Terry Sheridan on Sep 22, 2014
If you're a CPA with a bent for do-gooding, consider nonprofit accounting. It's a growing area with a lot of variety, but be prepared to roll up your sleeves: nonprofit doesn't mean non-stress.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 22, 2014
The menu for Sept. 22 features specials on Lois Lerner breaks her silence, a roundup of last week’s IRS technical guidance, two Senate Democrats propose exit tax for inverting companies, and more.
by Amber Setter on Sep 22, 2014
For accounting majors, fall means recruiting season. They will probably be interviewed and evaluated—and these interviews and valuations will probably fail to achieve their purposes.
by Terry Sheridan on Sep 19, 2014
Cybersecurity is no longer merely an IT concern. Accountants and financial managers may have been thinking it's just the province of the tech guys, but now it's a financial issue as well.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 19, 2014
The menu for Sept. 19 features specials on John Boehner says fixing “the whole tax code” is a top GOP priority, Senate passes short-term extension of Internet Tax Freedom Act, the 20 most overrated things in accounting, and more.
by Bryce Sanders on Sep 19, 2014
By referring an advisor, you can help your clients, many of whom need professional advice. But how can you know when the financial advisor you are referring is competent and ethical?
by Deanna White on Sep 18, 2014
The fallout from divorce can wreak financial havoc long after the dust in the courtroom has settled. Accountants can help both parties move forward, thanks to their unique knowledge and skills.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 18, 2014
The menu for Sept. 18 features specials on ex-DOJ tax head Kathryn Keneally has a new gig, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says action on inversions coming “very, very soon,” dissecting the OECD’s recommendations, and more.
by Ronny Ko on Sep 18, 2014
While most employees are honest and abide by corporate rules, there are enough dishonest ones to make a dent in the bottom line with expense report fraud. But there are steps companies can take.
by Larry Perry CPA on Sep 17, 2014
The difference between principles in U.S. GAAP and FRF for SMEs is just the beginning. Auditors also need to consider the effects of these differences on auditing procedures.

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