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The 6 Questions for Understanding Cybersecurity

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.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Here’s Some 2015 Tax Year Projections

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.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Supersized IRAs Under Scrutiny

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.
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Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Investments—Part 2

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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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Kenny G Is a Habitual Stockpicker

The menu for Sept. 17 features specials on OECD unveils recommendations to curb corporate tax avoidance, McGladrey to acquire Battelle Rippe Kingston, AICPA presses Congress for action on tax extenders, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The SEC’s Grammar Police

The menu for Sept. 16 features specials on AgFeed reaches $18 million settlement in accounting fraud case, SEC offers early revenue recognition relief, US ranked third worst in international tax competitiveness, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: White House Action on Inversions This Week?

The menu for Sept. 15 features specials on Hertz and Carl Icahn make amends, Akorn is next US company to consider an inversion, Grover Norquist questions IRS audit of Breitbart News, and more.
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The Unqualified Opinion: Hackers Steal Images of Nude Work Papers

You thought Hollywood had a monopoly on scandal? The same hacking horror could hit the accounting world, as this 'what if' scenario shows. It's funny now, but not if it happened to you.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Accounting Is an Underrated Job

The menu for Sept. 12 features specials on House majority wants to save cash method of accounting, Buffett called Hatch to gauge US inversion policy, M&T Bank unit reaches $18.5 million settlement in SEC accounting case, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Chief Chastised Over Remark Made During Hearing

The menu for Sept. 11 features specials on Munger defends Buffett on Burger King deal, PwC and Crowe Horwath face lawsuit over Colonial Bank collapse, US Chamber gauges voter sentiment on tax code, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: S&P Weighs In on Inversion Craze

The menu for Sept. 10 features specials on REITs swell under new IRS rules, Breitbart News claims IRS harassment, 10 new AICPA/Accountemps scholarship winners announced, and more.
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Frequent Deficiencies in Auditing Revenue Focus of PCAOB Alert

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board inspectors are finding “significant audit deficiencies” in the area of revenue, the US audit watchdog stated in a staff audit practice alert issued on Tuesday.
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Study: Audit Committee Transparency on the Rise at Fortune 100 Firms

The 2014 proxy season saw significant growth in audit committee transparency, continuing a recent trend of Fortune 100 companies going beyond the minimum disclosures required, according to a new Ernst & Young report released on Monday.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lew Remains Coy on How Inversions Will Be Nixed

The menu for Sept. 9 features specials on number of jurisdictions that don’t use IFRS now at 7, IRS sued again over tax preparer regulation, House passes bill to crack down on tax return ID theft, and more.
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Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Investments

There are major differences between U.S. GAAP and the FRF for SMEs affecting the audit of investments. Goodwill and intangible assets are just some of the areas with differences.
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9 Keys to Creating a ‘Risk Challenge Culture’ at Your Firm

Developing a challenge culture for risk management is the next logical evolution for finance leaders as they seek to reduce risk in their organization, so says the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants in a new report.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Hertz Chief Resigns Amid Pressure from Investors

The menu for Sept. 8 features specials on Audit Analytics examines large US public company auditor market share, Sen. Charles Schumer’s plan to curb inversions, Sen. Carl Levin blasts TIGTA over Tea Party report, and more.
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CMA Holders’ Average Salary Increased Slightly in 2013

Accounting and finance professionals with a CMA credential reported an average annual salary of $115,952 in 2013, up from $115,290 reported in 2012, according to a survey released on Thursday by the Institute of Management Accountants.
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Current Issues Affecting Compilation and Review Engagements

This webcast will include discussions of important issues in SSARS No. 19 and the current status of proposed changes by the Accounting and Review Services Committee in these statements.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Most Annoying Business Buzzwords

The menu for September 5 features specials on DC appeals court to rehear Obamacare tax subsidies case, IRS slow in processing complaints against tax return preparers, Francine McKenna’s take on Andersen brand revival, and more.

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