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Innovation Is the Key Trait Needed to Rise to the Top, Say CFOs

According to a survey, only 31 percent of CFOs said that innovation is a strength of their employees.
Tax

Study: Security of Personal Info Top of Mind for Many Americans This Tax Season

Tax-time ID theft once again made the IRS’s “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams. But you don’t have to become a victim.
Practice

How to Become the Most Interesting Accountant in Just 6 Steps

Accountants are not boring—but sometimes they need a little help in putting the right foot forward.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Terms of Engagement (AU-C Section 210)

Addressing the auditor's responsibilities in agreeing upon the terms of the audit engagement with management.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: FASB Contemplates Allowing Early Adoption of Rev Rec Rule

The menu features specials on KPMG is new auditor of ARC REITs, Lew makes pitch for business tax reform, and more.
Tax

Divorce Versus Annulment: It Makes a Big Difference on Your Tax Return

Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries cared about how they dissolved their marriage. So does the IRS.
Practice

How to Create a Work-Life Balance for the Staff at Your Firm

It's not just about being nice to your employees—it's about finding ways to recruit and retain.
Education & Careers

Looking at the Growth in Accounting Master's Programs

There are a number of reasons why a traditional four-year undergraduate program is no longer adequate.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Execs Add Their Two Cents on Obama's Tax Plan

The menu features specials on audit committee workloads expanding, House bill targets expensing, and more.
A&A

Human Errors: the Top Corporate Tax and Accounting Mistakes

Technology has taken accounting to places likely never envisioned a half century ago, but errors remain.
Tax

Special for Baby Boomers: Managing Retirement Plan Distributions

The rules for distributions are both extensive and subtle. Know the details to give your clients all the options.
Practice

When It Comes to Client Networking, It Doesn't Pay to Cheap It Out

Some etiquette rules for dining out with clients. It's OK to be frugal, but even better to appear generous.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Obama Budget Proposes Tax on Firms’ Overseas Earnings

The menu features specials on Paul Ryan seeks “common ground” on tax reform, tax break strategy eludes GOP, and more.
Practice

The 4 Kinds of Clients You Need to Fire: A Primer for Accountants

No matter how badly you want more clients, there are some who aren't worth it. Be on the lookout.
Tax

Learn How to Highlight Rows in Excel Based on Duplicates

It’s possible to extend conditional formatting to not only identify duplicates in a single column, but further highlight the adjacent cells in the same row.

Our Friday Wrap-Up: What You May Have Missed This Week

State society gets into gaming biz, accountant considers hedge fund job, new magazine for Xero users, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BDO Sees Boost in New SEC Clients Thanks to UHY Deal

The menu features specials on Salix fixes accounting issue, Grant Thornton parts ways with American Realty, and more.
Tax

IRS Adds a New Menu Item for Dispute Resolution in Ongoing Program

Service will provide guidance on the capitalization rules, including application of unit of property rules.
Education & Careers

3 Tips on How Your Firm Can Find the Right Qualified Accounting Candidate

A new study by The Execu/Search Group also identified the top technical and soft skills employers are looking for.
Practice

The 10 Subtle Steps to Attracting Other People’s Clients

You don’t need to go over the top but you can get potential clients thinking about you as their next accountant.

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