A&A news November 2011

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Keep All Your CPE Certificates of Completion – You Might Be Audited

When fulfilling their continuing professional education (CPE) requirements for license renewal, CPAs need to keep their certificates of completion, even if their particular state boards of accountancy don't require the CPAs to file the forms.
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AICPA Sends Message to the FAF Re: Private Companies

The AICPA's governing council approved a resolution that sends a strong message to the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) recommending move to adopt the Blue Ribbon Panel on Standard Setting for Private Companies' recommendations for a separate board.
Practice Development

Resilience Planning is Step One for Migration to Cloud

There remains a lingering lack confidence in the resilience of many Cloud solutions. The CIO must look at moving the Cloud computing discussion past technology and economics and onto the major benefits such as business agility, time to market, and competitive positioning
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Is Your Accounting Firm 'Future-Ready'?

Speaking at the 2012 CCH User Conference in San Antonio, TX, Mike Sabbatis, CEO of CCH North America talked to the approximately 1,200 conference about the future-ready firm.
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CCH 2011 User Conference Focuses on Innovation

Innovative thought is the theme at CCH Connections, this year's annual CCH User Conference, and the Thomas Paine statement of "Lead, follow, or get out of the way," has never been more appropriate than it is today.
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Social Security COLAs for 2012: Take the Bad with the Good

The Social Security Administration (SSA) recently announced cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) for 2012. There's both good news and bad news for your clients.
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Thomson Reuters User Conference Sets the Right Tone for Learning, Innovation

Over 800 members of the Thomson Reuters tax and accounting community gathered in San Diego last week to learn about the latest innovations in their software, experiment with new tools, and connect with peers, colleagues, and members of the Thomson Reuters staff.
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CFOs Expect to Increase Hiring for Accounting and Finance Employees in Fourth Quarter

Chief financial officers surveyed recently forecast an increase in hiring during the fourth quarter of 2011.
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Insurance Standard Proposals Are Fatally Flawed and Unworkable

Speaking at the AICPA/IFRS Foundation Conference on International Financial Reporting Standards in Boston recently, Jerry de St. Paer, executive chair, Group of North American Insurance Enterprises (GNAIE), said the current proposals and timelines advanced by the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) contain fatal flaws.
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CFPB Works to Correct Technical Glitches

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