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A&A

AAA Warns: Watch Your Language on Earnings Reports

Last month, when a pension fund owning stock in Bank of New York Mellon brought suit against that financial behemoth, the fund not only took aim at the bank's allegedly fraudulent currency trading, but it cited a variety of upbeat claims in its SEC filings that the plaintiff considered highly doubtful.
Community News

Community Announcements: Week of January 23, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 23, 2012.
Community News

Community Announcements: Week of January 16, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of January 16, 2012.
Technology

SaaS Products Can Boost Your Firm's Success

Some accountants hesitate to adopt SaaS-based solutions. While they offer a variety of reasons for their hesitation, uncertainty seems to be the underlying one. However, accountants who adopted SaaS solutions over the last year have found increased success in their respective practices.
Education & Careers

It's a New Year – Time to Jumpstart Your Career!

Make 2012 the year you take steps – even if they're baby steps – to boost your career! We've put together ten ideas for you to consider.
Practice Management

Tighten Up Your Time Management – Four Tips for the New Year

Michael Goodman CPA, CFP, PFS, has always been sensitive to time management. Nearly sixteen years ago, he took a personal productivity class that has influenced the way he conducts his days. Since that class, Goodman has been creating and systemizing his time management procedures.
Community News

Sovie and Bowie CPAs and Bowers and Company CPAs Have Merged

On January 1, 2012, Sovie & Bowie CPAs in Watertown, New York, merged with Bowers & Company CPAs in Syracuse, New York. The combined firm will use the Bowers & Company name. Bowers & Company provides a wide array of tax, auditing, accounting software, and consulting services.
Tax

Video News Update for Week of January 9, 2012

AccountingWEB's Weekly News Update for the week of January 9, 2012 is available in video format!
Practice Development

Paychex Introduces Website to Spur Small Business Development

In the more than forty years Rochester, New York–based Paychex, Inc. has been in business, its mission has been to provide excellent payroll, human resources, and benefits outsourcing solutions to the backbone of the American economy – small and medium-sized businesses.
Tax

New York Tax Preparer Pleads Guilty to Filing Fictitious Tax Returns

New York tax preparer Howard Levine has pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns containing contained fictitious deductions, business expenses, and corporate losses.
Community News

Boston Accounting Firms Announce Merger

On January 1st, the Boston firm of Robert, Finnegan & Lynah, PC became part of the New England practice of Marcum LLP, one of the nation’s largest accounting, tax and advisory firms.
Tax

Pride of the Yankees? Hal Steinbrenner Sued by the IRS

A lawsuit – filed by the IRS on December 27, 2011, in federal court in Tampa, Florida – aims to recover the funds issued to Hal Steinbrenner, managing general partner of the Yankees, on December 28, 2009. The refund resulted from a dispute between the Steinbrenner family and the IRS for the 2001 tax year as well as audits of the team's parent company for the 2001 and 2002 tax years.
A&A

Clowning CPA Gives Back to Community

There's more on Edward Estrin's resume than his thirty-five-year career as a CPA and his tenure as president of the CalCPA. He's also a professional clown, who brings joy and laughter to sick children, senior citizens, and the men and women stationed at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
A&A

Bank Controls Lacking, Regulation Insufficient

Significant losses by banks have demonstrated the need for improved risk management and internal controls to avoid past mistakes. To be successful, these changes require a stronger ethical culture, not more of the same regulatory actions that failed in the past.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of November 28, 2011

Here's a roundup of accounting community news for the week of November 28, 2011.
Tax

Sales Tax on Online Purchases Is On the Rise

This holiday season, online shoppers will find more states are looking to make sure gift givers also give their state its fair share – in terms of sales tax for online purchases.
A&A

CFPB Works to Correct Technical Glitches

The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFBP) is experiencing some "technical problems" in its infancy.
Election 2012

Video News Update for the Week of October 24, 2011

AccountingWEB's Weekly News Update for the week of October 24, 2011 is available in video format!
A&A

Occupy Wall Street Accountant and Tattoo Artist Is Learning About Nonprofits on the Job

TheBrooklynInk.com recently reported on the management of finances for Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and spoke with Peter Dutro, 36, who is a member of the finance committee. Dutro is a business technology management undergraduate at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and works part-time as a tattoo artist.
Community News

Finding His Voice – New York CPA Auditions for 'The Glee Project'

Move over Clark Kent. You're no longer the only seemingly button-down urban professional who's decided to shed his conservative suit and tie to pursue his true identity.

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