Although accounting is often thought of as a recession-proof industry, Big4.com’s 2009 Big Four Firms Performance Analysis released in January paints a somewhat different picture in revenues, personnel, and service delivery.
Employers will occasionally allow employees to bank extra hours worked and will then pay the banked hours at a later date. For QuickBooks payroll users, there is a simple workaround that can address the issue of tracking banked hours.
Florida’s North Bay Village mayor allegedly hasn’t made a mortgage payment in nearly two years, lives in a house on which he had built an illegal second story, and owes the Internal Revenue Service more than $200,000 in back taxes.
Antonio L. Argiz, CEO and managing partner at Miami-based CPA firm Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra LLP, recently fulfilled a longtime dream. The 48-year resident of Florida was named the 72nd president and chairman of the Orange Bowl Committee.
New Orleans CPA firm Roth Murphy Sanford L.L.P. (RMS) has merged with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI), the fourth largest accounting firm in the Southeast – a move that expands CRI’s footprint to six states while enhancing public accounting and management consulting services throughout Southeast Louisiana.
CCR LLP (“CCR”), one of the nation’s top 100 accounting (as named by Accounting Today magazine) announced that it has combined operations with Geller, Ragans, James, Oppenheimer & Creel, a full-service CPA and consulting firm based in Orlando, Fla.
Last week the IRS issued two Section 7216 rulings providing guidance to tax return preparers. Each of these rulings covered three issues relating to situations in which preparers will not be liable for criminal or civil penalties under IRC sections 7216 and 6713.
Alan Deichler, a sales and marketing executive with more than 35 years of corporate experience, is the new president of CPAmerica International, one of the world’s largest associations of independent CPA firms.
"The job of the accountant is to make the client successful and more profitable. As their trusted advisor, it’s the accountant’s responsibility to go the extra mile and help turn obstacles into opportunities for clients."
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.