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How to Get Leadership Buy-In

Are you trying to change things in your company? You can if you start small and have a genuine conversation. Persuasion is needed, and it doesn't happen overnight.
Practice

Foreign Banks Given Transition Period for FATCA Compliance

New IRS guidance treats 2014 and 2015 as a transition period for foreign banks that have shown “good faith efforts” in their compliance of the US tax-evasion law, which goes into effect on July 1.
Education & Careers

AICPA Works to Make CGMA More than Just Four Letters

The AICPA has taken some heat over its CGMA designation—is it really worth it? A new set of standards shows an attempt to put some meat on its bones.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lack of Accounting Queries Stumps SEC

The menu for May 2 features specials on the tax extenders really ARE tax cuts, AstraZeneca nixes new Pfizer bid, revenue recognition crunch time, PCAOB looking to fill Standing Advisory Group terms, and more.
A&A

AICPA Issues 3 Audit Interpretations on Pension Standards

The interpretive guidance is intended to assist both plan and employer auditors who are auditing state and local government entities that have implemented recent GASB pension accounting standards.
Practice

Internet Explorer Opens Doors to Hackers

Reading this article with Internet Explorer? Stop! It has a security flaw so major that the government is issuing warnings, and Windows XP users are especially vulnerable.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SASB Adds Heavy Hitters to Its Board

The menu for May 1 features specials on bills rolling out to stop IRS bonuses to delinquent workers, IRS chief addressing US companies’ offshore tax deals, CFOs bracing for new revenue recognition standard, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: More on Pfizer’s Tax ‘Inversion’ Deal

The menu for April 30 features specials on SEC updating conflict minerals guidance, criminal charges against two large global banks may be on the horizon, eBay’s $3 billion tax charge, and more.
Practice

When Your Firm Goes to the Dogs

Some accounting firms have found that the need for a good belly rub and the ability the play a good game of fetch separate them from, well, the rest of the pack.
Practice

The Great Multitasking Myth

At no time should our general organization, resource management and time management skills be confused with the current ill-advised phenomenon known as multitasking.
Practice

What CFOs Need to Know About Gen X and Gen Y

Say goodbye to the baby boomers as they gradually ease into retirement. Say hello to Gen X and Gen Y, and realize your company will never be the same.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: A History Lesson on Double-Entry Accounting

The menu for April 28 features specials on NY Rep. Michael Grimm indicted on tax fraud charges, House contempt vote for Lois Lerner slated for May, US banks taking swaps business overseas, and more.
Practice

How to Prepare for the Tax Rush a Year in Advance

Let's fix the problems of the 2015 tax season today. Accountants should help their clients develop good habits now, so there's no hassle next April.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CAQ Ready to Pilot Test Set of Audit Quality Indicators

The menu for April 25 features specials on France objecting to Google’s European tax structure, House Ways and Means Committee ready to move next week on tax extenders, and more.
Practice

How to Make Everyone a Marketing Manager

Not everyone in your firm may seem to have the skills to be involved in marketing—but there's still a role for each staff member, from receptionist to partner.
A&A

Earn CPE Credits at 2014 IRS Tax Forums

Enrolled agents and CPAs can earn as much as 18 credits by attending one of five IRS Nationwide Tax Forums this summer. The three-day events feature seminars, workshops, and a two-day expo.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lawmakers Weigh In on IRS Bonuses Issue

The menu for April 24 features specials on Russia scrambling on FATCA, arrests in ID theft and fake tax return scheme, could the US implement a tax lottery like Slovakia, and more.
Practice

10 Mobile Apps Worth a Look

Are you looking for ways to make your mobile devices more useful? Whether or not you use the apps listed here, you should know what's out there for you and your clients.
Practice

How to Get Tax Breaks on Your Home

Consider the tax implications of decisions your clients may be making about their homes in 2014. The rules are complicated and the decisions could have major repercussions.
A&A

Revenue Recognition Standard Now Slated for Late May

The FASB had hoped to issue a final standard on revenue recognition during the first quarter of 2014. However, the board confirmed today that the timetable for releasing the standard has been pushed back slightly.

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