According to the AICPA's third quarter 2014 "Business and Industry US Economic Outlook Survey," released on Thursday, hiring is expected to increase by 20 percent in the coming year, up from 17 percent last quarter and 13 percent at the end of 2013.
The menu for September 4 features specials on proposed lease accounting rules could trip up bank loans, how AstraZeneca turned to Washington to fend off Pfizer’s inversion plan, Hospira/Danone inversion talks on hold, and more.
The combined firm, which will keep the Baker Tilly Virchow Krause name, will employ approximately 2,500 professionals across 29 cities in the United States, with total annual revenue of $475 million. The merger becomes effective Oct. 1.
The menu for September 3 features specials on PwC’s role at Standard Chartered under microscope, experts say BK deal will definitely reduce burger chain’s taxes, Colorado’s missing pot taxes, and more.
The AICPA is asking the accounting profession for its feedback on potential changes to the exam that are being considered as part of a practice analysis. The comment period began on Tuesday and runs through December 2.
The menu for September 2 features specials on Treasury secretary to speak on tax reform and inversions next week, public pension funds stay quiet on inversions, some Swiss banks pull out of US tax program, and more.
The menu for August 27 features specials on seven US companies whose effective tax rates are shrinking, CFOs running the numbers on inversion, GOP Senate candidate calls for gas tax reduction, and more.
The menu for August 26 features specials on two top House Republicans profited from inversion deal, GOP charges IRS with conflict of interest, judge questions shareholder deal in HP/Autonomy accounting fraud case, and more.
A review team recently concluded that accounting guidance for governments on capital asset impairments and insurance recoveries does provide pertinent information to financial statement users but does not resolve all issues underlying its purpose.
The menu for August 25 features specials on the specter of Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts is haunting Republicans, a tax-avoidance strategy not as scrutinized as inversions, now’s the time to open a charitable-gift fund, and more.