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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: What’s the Deal with Earnings Stripping?

The menu for Oct. 3 features specials on Canada’s top two national accounting groups unite, Salix nixes inversion deal with Cosmo, IRS advisory panel has vacancies to fill, married reality TV show stars get jail time for fraud, and more.
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Survey: Public and Private Company Audit Fees Went Up in 2013

Public companies' audit fees increased 4.5 percent last year, while audit fees for private companies were 3.7 percent higher in 2013, according to the results of a new survey released on Thursday by the Financial Executives Research Foundation.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: New Twist in PCAOB’s Auditor Naming Plan

The menu for Oct. 2 features specials on Britain’s financial watchdog launches Tesco accounting probe, GOP at odds over whether to pursue tax reform, IRS tax revenue increased 13% in 2013, and more.
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5 Ways to Prepare for New Lease Accounting Rules

The changes to lease accounting rules are just the beginning. Do you know your exposure? Will your software be up to the job? The time for CPAs to find a solution is now.
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9 in 10 US Internal Auditors Received Pay Raises in 2014: Report

2014 has marked the fifth consecutive year in which the percentage of US-based internal auditors who earned bigger paychecks increased, according to a new study from the Institute of Internal Auditors.
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Small Business Owners Have a Good Feeling About 2015: Survey

A new survey from online accounting software provider Xero found that nearly 90 percent of small businesses are forecasting an increase in revenues next year, while 21 percent are expecting growth of more than 100 percent.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Tax Subsidy Rules Take Another Hit in Court

The menu for Oct. 1 features specials on drug makers are using another tactic to cut tax bills, FASB simplification project sees early support, IRS collection efforts again under scrutiny, and more.
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Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Accounts Payable and More

Covered here are accounts payable, accrued expenses, long-term debt, and pension obligations; note that differences may arise in the future for capitalized lease obligations.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BofA Smacked with $7.65M SEC Fine Over Accounting Flub

The menu for Sept. 30 features specials on BKD LLP and Wolf & Co. merge, EU reveals details of Ireland/Apple tax probe, Indian citizens can now take the CPA Exam in the Middle East, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GOP Mum on Tax Cuts This Election Season

The menu for Sept. 29 features specials on EY’s fiscal-year revenue up 6 percent, EU criticizes Apple’s tax deals in Ireland, banks cash in on tax trade, Boehner says tax reform “doable” in next two years, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Kansas Is Recouping Lost Taxes Through Sex Toy Auction

The menu for Sept. 26 features specials on IRS needs to better handle complaints against tax preparers, P&G and Hasbro targets of Mexico tax probe, Brady to challenge Ryan for Ways and Means gavel, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Deloitte Made A lot of Money in FY 2014

The menu for Sept. 25 features specials on the AICPA has concerns with IRS e-signature standards, AbbVie-Shire inversion deal still seems likely, “The Situation” indicted on tax fraud charges, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GOP Miffed Over Lois Lerner Interview

The menu for Sept. 24 features specials on SASB issues new standards for transportation sector, Bill Clinton won’t call inversions “unpatriotic,” Tesco fast-tracks new CFO, CohnReznick and Watkins Meegan to combine, and more.
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Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Property and Equipment

Property, plant, and equipment are recorded under the FRF for SMEs in a similar manner to U.S. GAAP—that is, at acquisition costs. These costs include purchase prices and more.
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The Finance Pro's Role in Natural Capital Accounting

A report recently identified the five ways that CFOs and management accountants can support the adoption of natural capital accounting in their organizations.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Treasury Reveals Plan to Curb Inversions

The menu for Sept. 23 features specials on Tesco’s accounting woes, IRS doled out more than $5 billion in tax refunds to fraudsters in 2013, SEC announces largest-ever whistleblower award, and more.
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PCAOB Urges Auditors to Follow Standards on Going Concern

In a staff audit practice alert issued on Monday, the US audit regulator reminded auditors that they should continue adhering to the board’s existing standards when considering an organization’s ability to operate as a going concern.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Auditor Naming Plan Sparks Debate

The menu for Sept. 22 features specials on Lois Lerner breaks her silence, a roundup of last week’s IRS technical guidance, two Senate Democrats propose exit tax for inverting companies, and more.
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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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