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Practice

Foreign Banks Given Transition Period for FATCA Compliance

New IRS guidance treats 2014 and 2015 as a transition period for foreign banks that have shown “good faith efforts” in their compliance of the US tax-evasion law, which goes into effect on July 1.
A&A

AICPA Issues 3 Audit Interpretations on Pension Standards

The interpretive guidance is intended to assist both plan and employer auditors who are auditing state and local government entities that have implemented recent GASB pension accounting standards.
Practice

What CFOs Need to Know About Gen X and Gen Y

Say goodbye to the baby boomers as they gradually ease into retirement. Say hello to Gen X and Gen Y, and realize your company will never be the same.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: A History Lesson on Double-Entry Accounting

The menu for April 28 features specials on NY Rep. Michael Grimm indicted on tax fraud charges, House contempt vote for Lois Lerner slated for May, US banks taking swaps business overseas, and more.
Practice

How to Make Everyone a Marketing Manager

Not everyone in your firm may seem to have the skills to be involved in marketing—but there's still a role for each staff member, from receptionist to partner.
A&A

Revenue Recognition Standard Now Slated for Late May

The FASB had hoped to issue a final standard on revenue recognition during the first quarter of 2014. However, the board confirmed today that the timetable for releasing the standard has been pushed back slightly.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GAO Sheds Light on IRS Budget Woes

The menu for April 22 features specials on the IRS denying group’s tax-exempt status, what the airline industry and the IRS have in common (and it’s not good), if sales taxes will doom Amazon, and more.
Education & Careers

Management Accountants Get an Edge at Penn State

One college has started a program especially for management accountants: There are other jobs besides tax prep and auditing. Recruiters can now step up and take notice.
A&A

Survey: Accounting Jobs Can Take as Long as a Month to Fill

CFOs reported that vacant staff-level accounting or finance jobs take an average of four weeks to fill, while open management-level positions take five weeks on average to fill, according to a new Robert Half poll.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lease Accounting Talks Scheduled to Start Back Up Later This Week

The menu for April 21 features specials on PwC looking at corporate clawback policies, SIFMA wanting FATCA delay, property tax collections rising, and more.
Education & Careers

PwC Takes Top Spot in Vault Accounting 50 for 2015

For the second-straight year, the Big Four firm was named the No. 1 accounting employer in North America, according to Vault.com's latest rankings that were released on Tuesday.
Practice

Survey: Work Hours and Resources Not Spared From Tax Preparation

According to a new Accountemps survey, 30 percent of respondents believe it is not unusual for employees to spend time on personal income tax preparation during the workday – and use company resources to do it.
Practice

The Only Four Things You Need to Need to Know

Busy and confused? Just memorize these four points and you have the basics of managing an accounting practice.
Practice Development

How to Move from Trusted Servant to Trusted Advisor

Accountants have been moving in a new direction in recent years—don't get left behind.
Education & Careers

The 'CSI Niche': AICPA Boosts Forensic Accounting

AICPA launches forensic accounting mentorship program to meet growing need.
Practice

Never Mind the Answers; What Are the Questions?

There's a theory going around that truly successful business people listen more than they talk.
Practice Management

How to Evaluate 529 Plans

There's a bewildering array of these powerful college savings plans; here are some tips on how to pick one.
Practice Management

Help to the Finish Line: How to Manage Your Time as April 15 Approaches

A few rational choices when you're in seemingly irrational situations.
Community News

Why Is This CPA Walking 2,826 Miles?

Frank Ryan talks to AWEB as he walks from coast to coast for atonement and gratitude and charity.
Practice Management

Ignorance is Bliss? Not When It Comes to Tax Prep

We should be afraid of the lack of awareness and familiarity and sheer laziness among unqualified tax preparers.

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