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Are Your 'What If' Scenarios Based on Yesterday's Technology?

If your clients are still in the Excel era, they've got plenty of company. But they may find cloud computing provides more nimble forecasting of their business needs.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Bike Trip That Propelled Inversion Trend

The menu for August 5 features specials on Walgreens CFO leaves ahead of pending inversion decision, ex-IRS LB&I division official heads back to private sector, Missouri to vote today on sales tax hike to fund road projects, and more.
Education & Careers

CPA Licensure, Circa 2014

The process for taking the Uniform CPA Exam continues to improve and evolve. Amber Setter will share her expertise to prepare candidates and their employers for licensure success.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IL Gov. Candidate’s Use of an Overseas Tax Haven

The menu for August 4 features specials on why all tobacco taxes should be equal, shareholders get the shaft in tax inversion deals, activist investors also looking at tax-beneficial mergers, and more.
Practice

The Five Things Business Owners Need to Know

Do you have entrepreneurial clients? Here's a simple checklist to go over with CEOs to get them started on the right track to running a successful, fiscally responsible business.
Practice

Document Management Tips for Accounting Offices

Document management software is essential for accounting offices. With the right paperless office solution, you can organize all of your electronic and paper documents and keep them close by.
A&A

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: Are Restatements Becoming a Thing of the Past?

The menu for July 30 features bills on the highway fund, a study on the reduction of restatements, an examination of banks and ethics, a proposal to eliminate the IRS Commissioner and more.
Practice

What Documents Every Woman Should Have

One financial professional had to deal with a client who brought 25 pounds of paper to her first appointment. Here's how to stop that kind of behavior and get clients to act logically.
A&A

Can Software Really Replace Accountants?

Changes are on the horizon that could empower accounting software users to the point when they don't need accountants any longer, and reduce the process to a turnkey program.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Canada Finds FATCA Costs Them

The menu for July 28 features still more on the inversion argument, an analysis of why Canadian banks are unhappy with FATCA, Congress-White House disagreement on child care credits, banking regulations, and more.
Practice

Use a Menu of Services as an Overview of Your Value Priced Offerings

Whenever I speak to accountants about creating a cloud practice, the most common question is, “How do I charge my clients?” The answer has usually been "hourly billing," but that model is changing.
Education & Careers

Mastering the Three Phases of Successful CPA Project Management

Meet budgets and client expectations using project management skills geared toward the unique challenges faced by CPAs. Kristen Rampe will share how knowing the keys to structuring and executing a successful project can make the difference between success and repeated failures.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Obama on Inversions: ‘I Don’t Care If It’s Legal, It’s Wrong’

The menu for July 25 features specials on House approves bill to expand and simplify tax breaks for education, IRS releases draft forms on Obamacare employer mandate, Paul Ryan’s plan to expand the EITC, and more.
Practice

How to Form a CPA-Financial Advisor Alliance

Developing a strategic alliance with a financial advisor may be just the ticket to grow your accounting practice, particularly if many of your clients are affluent. But do it right.
Practice

Survey: Cybersecurity Is Keeping More Corporate Directors Up At Night

While reputational risk is the No. 1 nonfinancial concern among corporate directors, cybersecurity/IT risk is gaining steam. According to the results of a new survey from EisnerAmper, cybersecurity/IT risk ranked second at 62 percent, up almost 10 percent from last year’s poll.
Practice

Tax Pros Have High Hopes for IRS Transfer Pricing Audit Tool

Many senior US tax professionals believe that a streamlined audit process will be the top benefit resulting from the IRS Transfer Pricing Audit Roadmap, a toolkit organized around a notional 24-month audit timeline, according to the results of a new KPMG survey.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: No Convergence for Accounting Rules on Financial Instruments

The menu for July 24 features specials on SEC approves final rules on money-market funds, GAO says it’s too soon to draw conclusions on Obamacare tax credit fraud, IRS no longer probing missing emails, Senate to vote on phasing out gas tax, and more.
Practice

Don’t Leave Money on the Table When You Suspect IRS Error

The IRS isn't always perfect in its calculations of underpayment interest and refund interest. Two BDO USA professionals, Cathy Stopyra and Todd Simmens, provide advice so you don't walk away from overpayments that are rightfully owed to your company.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: California Soda Tax Measures – Whose Is Better?

The menu for July 23 features specials on FASB looks at revamping income statement, two courts issue conflicting rulings on Obamacare subsidies, Senate advances bill to end tax breaks for outsourcing, and more.
Practice

Learn to Relax in High Pressure Situations and You Just Might Win More Business

You have a big presentation forthcoming that might enable you to land a huge client for your firm. Are you sufficiently relaxed to be at your best? Let me offer a story and some observations that drive home a crucial point.

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