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Technology In Accounting: Banks Should Mind the Gap

As accounting standards and regulations continue to increase in complexity, modern technological solutions will become increasingly vital not just to satisfy new challenges, but to enable financial institutions to thrive in spite of them.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Big Tax Breaks Lure High-Tech Data Centers to Iowa

The menu for Nov. 18 features specials on foreign filers and XBRL reporting data, Orrin Hatch says dynamic scoring no magic elixir to fix tax code, EY finds tech M&A deals soared in 3Q of 2014, and more.
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Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Expenses—Part 2

This second part covers the effects of key controls on payroll and other expenses, and the focus is on understanding key controls as part of an auditor’s risk assessment process.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Pick for Treasury Undersecretary No Stranger to Inversions

The menu for Nov. 17 features specials on Hertz to revise financial statements from 2011 to 2013, Actavis looks to pull off inversion deal with Allergan, PCAOB to consider 2015 budget and strategic plan this week, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Tax Extenders Deal Not Close, as Small Business Owners Wait

The menu for Nov. 14 features specials on what CFOs should do if an auditor independence violation occurs, FASB pushes back consolidation standard to 2015, Starbucks’ possible back taxes, and more.
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Grid(un)locked: The Leading Accounting Software Based on G2 Crowd User Reviews

The first-ever accounting software report from G2 Crowd, which was released on Oct. 30, ranked nine software products based on more than 300 reviews and ratings from business professionals.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Two Lawmakers Aren’t Big Fans of Lease Accounting Proposal

The menu for Nov. 13 features specials on low-priced health plans could lower value of ACA tax credits, CBO says tax rates on the rise for the top 1%, SASB launches interactive digital platform, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The IIA’s Got a Shiny New Tool for Internal Auditors

The menu for Nov. 12 features specials on Audit Analytics tackles one-time adjustments, IRS issues new rules on IRA tax-free rollovers, Boehner threatens to block Internet sales tax bill, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: US Supreme Court Will Take Up Obamacare Tax Subsidy Case

The menu for Nov. 10 features specials on ARCP’s accounting errors tied to employee bonuses, FASB to consider delaying rev rec implementation, AICPA tries to secure .cpa Internet domain, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SEC Chief Accountant Not Ruling Out US Switching to IFRS

The menu for Nov. 7 features specials on Salex audit committee to investigate bloated inventory levels, healthcare sector sees silver lining in tax inversion rules, IFAC elects first female president, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BDO USA Grows Larger in the Midwest by Adding SS&G

The menu for Nov. 6 features specials on better internal controls have resulted in less restatements, Thomson Reuters exec tells accountants to embrace technology, goodwill impairment in Europe dropped 25% in 2013, and more.
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Tired of Hounding Clients for Documents? FileThis Has Just the Solution for CPAs

FileThis Pro, a cloud document-gathering service that launched in September, gives accountants access to any shared client document – such as credit card statements or W-2 forms – via an administrative web console.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: New Congress, New Opportunity for Tax Reform?

The menu for Nov. 5 features specials on IRS chief says tax refund ID theft “no longer exploding,” nation’s first soda tax passes in California, four red states pass minimum wage hikes, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Companies Still Lax on Cybersecurity

The menu for Nov. 4 features specials on ex-UBS exec acquitted of US tax conspiracy, fallout from ARCP’s accounting errors continues, Caterpillar subpoenaed by SEC over Bucyrus accounting, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CPA Firm Fee Revenues Spiked in 2013

The menu for Nov. 3 features specials on US Supreme Court weighs taking tax subsidy case, FBI opens criminal probe into ARCP’s accounting errors, IRS looks away as rogue pastors back candidates, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: ARCP’s Accounting Horror Story

The menu for Oct. 31 features specials on NY regulator seeks $300M from Bank Leumi in tax probe, IRS announces 2015 inflation adjustments for tax benefits, Hungary scraps Internet tax plan, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CapEx Not Affected by Expired Tax Breaks

The menu for Oct. 30 features specials on lawmakers exploring post-election tax break deal, IRS issues tax guidance related to Ebola outbreak, Big Four pressured into anti-Hong Kong protest, and more.
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Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Operating Expenses—Part 1

This article discusses basic accounting principles for operating expenses under the FRF for SMEs. Lease accounting is also covered. Part 2 will address basic auditing procedures.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: States with the Best Business Tax Climates

The menu for Oct. 29 features specials on federal judge throws out AICPA lawsuit against the IRS, EU warns Hungary over Internet tax proposal, Pfizer on the hunt for an inversion partner, and more.
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Top 5 Trends Shaping Accounting’s Future

A new survey from Wolters Kluwer, CCH found that 18 percent of all accountants report feeling "very prepared" to address the most significant trends facing their firms in the future.

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