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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.
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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.
Practice

10 Ways Blogs Can Generate Business

Everyone seems to have a blog today, but is it really worth your time? Yes, a blog can bring in new business, but as these 10 steps show, you have to know how to do it right.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GAO Sheds Light on IRS Budget Woes

The menu for April 22 features specials on the IRS denying group’s tax-exempt status, what the airline industry and the IRS have in common (and it’s not good), if sales taxes will doom Amazon, and more.
Practice

What Do Your Business Clients Want?

A new Sleeter Group survey reveals what business owners want from accountants. You'll see that there's a big difference between what they want and what you think they want.
A&A

Survey: Accounting Jobs Can Take as Long as a Month to Fill

CFOs reported that vacant staff-level accounting or finance jobs take an average of four weeks to fill, while open management-level positions take five weeks on average to fill, according to a new Robert Half poll.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lease Accounting Talks Scheduled to Start Back Up Later This Week

The menu for April 21 features specials on PwC looking at corporate clawback policies, SIFMA wanting FATCA delay, property tax collections rising, and more.
Practice

How to Converse with a Finn

In today's international world, U.S. accountants find themselves dealing with overseas professionals. Not everyone speaks English, and even when they do, language barriers remain.
Practice

First Impressions of Excel for iPad

Four years after the first iPad spreadsheet, users finally have a Microsoft-sanctioned solution. I immediately saw its limitations, but Excel for iPad has certain strengths too.

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