As a cofounder of COSO, IMA has contributed to the latest COSO exposure draft "Internal Control over External Financial Reporting: Compendium of Approaches and Examples" and encourages small businesses to provide input.
Stakeholders will have another opportunity on October 18 to earn CPE credit while learning about a recent FASB staff paper and its recommendations for creating a private company decision-making framework.
Financial Executives International (FEI) has announced the release of its first-ever "Congressional Scorecard," which rates lawmakers' records on their votes for or against FEI's priority legislative issues.
Sometimes overlooked in the debate about SOX are the contributions it has made in generating a greater focus on improved corporate governance and stronger ethics and compliance programs. Needed improvement in audit quality is a continuing concern.
The Professional Ethics Executive Committee and the Accounting and Review Services Committee have extended deadlines on exposure drafts of proposed revisions for nonattest services and of requirements for compilation services.
The AICPA's Auditing Standards Board is asking members to complete a survey designed to help inform its response to the IAASB's Invitation to Comment regarding auditor's reports on financial statements.
The PCAOB released its report on the interim inspection program for auditors of brokers and dealers. It gives an overview of the new program and audit deficiencies identified in the initial group of inspected audits of brokers and dealers.
On August 2, 2012, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) published standards intended to improve the accounting and financial reporting of public employee pensions by state and local governments.
The 2012 Household Financial Planning Survey shows that those who have prepared a personal financial plan feel more confident and report more success managing their money, savings, and investments than those who haven’t.
Following up on the success of his popular High Impact Excel session, this time around David H. Ringstrom, CPA turns his attention to pivot tables. In one hour you'll learn how to whip unwieldy data into shape, and then quickly build meaningful reports by dragging and dropping with your mouse. David will also discuss techniques for improving pivot table data integrity. Detailed handouts with numbered steps will be provided for a variety of Excel versions.