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Survey: More CAEs Being Recruited From Outside Profession

Forty-two percent of the nearly 370 North American chief audit executives (CAEs) recently surveyed by the Institute of Internal Auditors' Audit Executive Center said they held a position outside of internal audit immediately prior to becoming a CAE.
Practice Management

Help to the Finish Line: How to Read What You Have to Read

Got too much to read? Maybe you're not doing it right.
Practice Management

How to Make It Through the SALT Mines

State and local tax rules can be tangled, and the penalties for errors are severe. Some basic info can help.
Practice Management

New Major IRS Phone Scam Highlights Dangers

Well-disguised con artists lurk all over the Internet with plausible, but dangerous, schemes centered on the IRS and other entities. Be very careful.
Practice Management

How Couples Can Maximize Social Security Payouts

Married couples have multiple options for tapping into their Social Security accounts; shrewd planning is needed to pick the right one.
Practice Management

How to Avoid Violating Wage and Labor Laws

Payroll may look simple, but the regulations are complicated and the penalties are severe.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Media General’s Got Deal-Making Down

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 24.
A&A

Social Media Risk Is a Concern for Internal Auditors

A top priority for chief audit executives and internal auditors this year is preventing risks – such as hits to the bottom line and a loss of productivity – that could result from social media use within their organizations, according to a survey released last week by global consulting firm Protiviti.
Practice Management

Help to the Finish Line: How Not to Become Overwhelmed

From the myths of multitasking to the ability to become organized, this week's quiz addresses the problems of the overworked accountant.
Practice Management

ID Theft at IRS: Could Your Firm Be Next?

If someone can walk out of the IRS with personal information on 20,000 people, they can do it at your firm.
Practice Management

How to Get Excel to Handle Social Security Numbers Properly

Almost every accountant handles Social Security numbers and almost every Excel spreadsheet screws them up. Here's how to fix them.
Practice Management

Take Cover Against Tax Season Violence

Be prepared: Angry taxpayers may be coming to get you. Tax season is bringing out the worst in people.
Practice Management

How Yoga Brings Balance to CPAs

One CPA shows that yoga is not a fringe activity for hippies, but a terrific way for busy CPAs to recharge themselves during tax season – or anytime.
Practice

Avoid Hassles with Client Contracts

It's just a one-page agreement, but it can save you hours of frustration, lost income, and client resentment.
Practice

Exhaustion and Other HR Issues

They seem like children today, but be patient: someday your newbies will be essential members of your team.
Practice

Help to the Finish Line: Complete What You Start

The first in a series of quizzes from Jeff Davidson that help you gauge how well you are managing your personal and professional lives.
Practice

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BDO Bulks Up Through Acquisitions

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 13.
Practice

The Big 'If' in Client Surveys

Getting real feedback from clients can be helpful – if you have the emotional strength to handle and fix bad news.
Practice

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Cost of Paying by Check

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 11.
Practice

Economic Forecast Seems Sunnier for CPAs and Executives

There is increased optimism about the US economy among business executives, as more are anticipating modest growth in recruitment, staff training, and targeted capital spending in the next year, according to results of a new survey released today by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

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