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Eight Lessons Accountants Can Learn from the TV Show ‘Mr. Selfridge’

The PBS Masterpiece Theatre program casts the company accountant, Arthur Crabb, as the hero. Here are his best traits.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SEC is About to Lose Another Commissioner

The menu features specials on overseas action fuels US tax fears, GOP backers oppose corporate tax deal, and more.
Practice

Making New Tax Year’s Resolutions – and Sticking to Them

Here are five resolutions for expanding your client relationships and providing more value in this New Tax Year.
A&A

New AICPA Not-for-Profit Section is Chock-Full of Resources for Practitioners

Practical tools to help simplify and streamline tasks include work-paper templates, checklists, and sample reports.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Divide Between Financial Advisors and Millennials

The menu features specials on SEC gets many audit independence queries, Chris Christie’s income tax plan, and more.
A&A

Study Finds SOX 404 May Not be Fulfilling its Purpose

Academic research shows companies that are transparent about internal-control problems incur a variety of “penalties” than those that don’t report weaknesses.
Practice

Technology a Core Asset for CFOs, Research Says

Economic volatility and competition for the smartest staff will also have a big effect on finance departments, according to a study from the IMA and ACCA.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Florida Jury Says Deloitte Not Liable in Auditing Case

The menu features specials on Tesco drops PwC as its auditor, SEC issues new guidance on venues for cases, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IFRS Filing Option Has ‘Little Support,’ SEC Official Says

The menu features specials on Toshiba’s accounting probed, Sander Levin not optimistic about tax reform, and more.
Practice

Succession Planning Myths vs. Reality

Transition Advisors Managing Director Bill Carlino explains five common myths and often harsh realities associated with firms and succession planning.
Practice

IMA: Business Hiring Plans Won’t be Impacted Much by Affordable Care Act

Only 17% of IMA members expect the healthcare law to negatively affect their hiring decisions in the coming year.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SEC Has a Home-Court Advantage in Enforcement Cases

The menu features specials on IRS sets up cyber investigative team, report says most tax scofflaws at IRS not fired, and more.
Practice

Donor Advised Funds and How Nonprofits Can Effectively Work with Them

When run by a financial services firm or community trust, this vehicle offers many tax benefits to philanthropists.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lawmakers Mull ‘Patent Box’ Tax Break on Research

The menu features specials on IRS scrutinized on education credits, SEC wants more advisor exam funding, and more.
Practice

New NASAA Rules Require Written Succession Plans

Advisory firms and their clients will now have to think strongly about documented succession plans, according to new guidance from the NASAA.
Practice

The 3 Key Benefits of Using Analytics as a CFO

Analytics provides finance chiefs with valuable information to improve opportunities for growth, innovation, and new revenue streams for their organization.
A&A

Hedge Fund Auditor Charged by SEC Over Misleading Financial Statements

Two Alpha Titans executives also agree to fines and sanctions to settle charges for improper expense allocations.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: FASB Looks Ahead to Its Next Big Accounting Project

The menu features specials on Senate tax reform groups to give updates, tax credit proposed for road projects, and more.
Practice

Advice Unheeded: Sometimes Our Best Suggestions to Clients Fall on Deaf Ears

When this happens, you will have a better appreciation for clients who do act on good advice when they hear it.
Practice

What Young Accountants Know That You Don’t

Recent graduates from some of the nation's top accounting programs weigh in on what many firms don't know, but should, about growing a practice.

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