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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.
Technology

Timesaving File Menu Tricks in Excel 2010/2013

In Excel 2013, frequent actions like Opening and Saving files require time-consuming extra mouse clicks. Here are a few tricks you can use to take back a tiny portion of your day.
A&A

The Unqualified Opinion: Hackers Steal Images of Nude Work Papers

You thought Hollywood had a monopoly on scandal? The same hacking horror could hit the accounting world, as this 'what if' scenario shows. It's funny now, but not if it happened to you.
Tax

How to Pay Your Bitcoin Taxes

How do you calculate taxes owed on what the IRS calls convertible virtual currency? Experts may argue about what virtual currencies are, but at the end of the day, the IRS wants its cut.
Technology

Microsoft Adds Key Features to Excel for iPad

Our Excel expert takes a fresh look at Excel for iPad and happily discovers that in the past months Microsoft has added some key elements. Mobile spreadsheet users are now in a much better place.
Practice

5 Reasons to Ditch Manual Expense Report Templates

Say goodbye to manual expense reports. Automated expense management products have arrived in the market with advanced processes that are saving companies huge amounts of time and money.
Technology

When Excel Dates Mysteriously Shift by 4 Years

Sometimes the most mundane tasks, such as copying and pasting a series of dates from one workbook to another, can send you down a mysterious rabbit hole where things become frustrating.
A&A

Study Highlights Corporate Compliance Issues

When it comes to regulatory compliance and other key issues, the vast majority of companies are not operating at their highest financial planning and analysis potential, according to new report.
A&A

FASB Gets into the Cloud Game

GAAP addresses accounting principles for cloud service providers, but there is no specific guidance for a customer's accounting of fees paid to the provider. Proposed guidance would change that.
Practice

Build a Better Crystal Ball: PlanGuru CEO Talks about Forecasting

How are you planning? What tools do you use for forecasting? AccountingWEB recently spoke with PlanGuru CEO Christian Wielage about the hows and whys of business forecasting.
Technology

High Impact Excel: Linked Workbooks Edition

Many Excel users have a love-hate relationship with workbook links. For the uninitiated, workbook links allow you to connect one Microsoft Excel spreadsheet to other spreadsheets, Word documents, databases, and even web pages.
Practice

The Cutting-Edge Accounting Office

In this session we'll discuss the types of technologies and their uses in a small accounting firm office.
Technology

High Impact Excel: Dashboard Edition

In this jam-packed presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA will give you a crash-course in creating spreadsheet-based dashboards. A dashboard condenses large amounts of data into a compact space, yet enables the end user to easily drill down into details when warranted.
Technology

Exploring the Nuances of Excel's SUM Function

The SUM function may be the most used—and abused—of all worksheet functions. Although it's far better than manually adding cells together, there are some importance nuances.
Practice

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.
Technology

The Four Security Questions for a Cloud Move

According to leading IT experts, here are four questions you should always ask a cloud-based service provider. The answers will tell you if they're keeping your data secure.
Technology

Maximizing Excel's Alt-Down Arrow Keyboard Shortcut

Alt-Down Arrow is one of the most versatile Excel keyboard shortcuts, giving users an easy means to speed through repetitive data entry, and more. Learn its three main uses.
Technology

High Impact Excel: Data Validation Edition

Excel spreadsheets are often akin to the American Wild West, where users can input anything they want into any worksheet cell. Excel's Data Validation feature allows you to restrict user inputs to selected choices, but there are many nuances to the feature that often trip users up.
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

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.

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