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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.
Tax

Tax-Exempt Groups Owe Millions in Tax Debt: Report

More than 64,200 tax-exempt organizations owed nearly $875 million in back taxes to the federal government, 69 percent of which were payroll taxes and related penalties and interest, as of June 16, 2012, according to a TIGTA report released on Wednesday.
Practice

Constant Time Pressure is not Your Fate

Every career professional today potentially faces unrelenting time pressure. This is true across the board, for newbies as well as for veterans in the workplace. What can you do about it?
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Canadian Government Sued Over FATCA Deal with US

The menu for August 13 features specials on EY seeks affirmation on Lehman accounting decision, some of Obama’s biggest donors are also behind inversion deals, top issues facing young CPAs, IMA has had a stellar FY 2014, and more.
Wealth management

Getting 'Down and Dirty' With a PIG

Clients may want to invest in a Passive Income Generator to absorb some of their suspended losses from other passive activities. This strategy is a twist on the classic tax shelter
A&A

IASB’s Decision Won’t Change FASB’s Plans for Leases Standard

The FASB remains unwavering in its support of a dual-model approach to bringing leases onto corporate balance sheets, despite its UK-based counterpart saying last week that it decided “tentatively” to back a single-lessee model.
Practice

Yes—You Too Can Be a Big-Shot Blogger!

If the thought of blogging makes you as nervous as an executive facing an IRS audit, stop worrying. It's easier that you thought to start a blog, and the payoff may be larger than you expected. Your clients will be your guide.
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.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Obamacare Tax Forms Look ‘Very Daunting’ for Taxpayers

The menu for August 12 features specials on MF Global doesn’t want its lawsuit against PwC thrown out, Kinder Morgan deal could mean big tax bill for investors, Hertz delays quarterly earnings on accounting review, and more.
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.
Practice

Expert Says Specialization Only Option for CPAs

Niche CPAs started showing appearing about five years ago when roughly 10% considered themselves specialists. Today, almost 33% now consider themselves specialists or are planning to.
A&A

CPA Groups Ask for Clarification on Net Investment Income Tax Rules

In an August 7 letter sent to Congress, the AICPA and CPA societies from the US Virgin Islands and Guam sought clarification on the applicability of the net investment income tax to bona fide residents of the US territories.
A&A

NYSSCPA Calls Out Obama for Calling Out Accountants

NYSSCPA President Scott Adair responded on Friday to comments made by President Obama, who in a press conference last week seemed to blame accountants for the flood of US companies using inversions.
Practice

How to Tap into Your Power to Persuade

Most of us don't realize how much personal power we actually have to persuade and influence people we deal with, whether in business transactions or in advising clients.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Eases Rules for Renewable Energy Tax Credits

The menu for August 11 features specials on a report claims SEC failed to guard sensitive info, Delphi vows to fight IRS to protect UK-based tax status, ex-senators hired to lobby against inversion legislation, and more.
Practice

Financial Tips for Seniors

Accountants are trusted advisors—especially for their senior citizen clients. These people may have been with you for many years, and now, in their retirement, they need you more than ever.
A&A

Editor's Picks: Stupid Recruiter Tricks; Why It's Great to Be an Accountant; Six Reasons Gamification Will Boost Your Business

"A chain is only as strong as its weakest link." But at AWEB, all our links are strong!
Practice Development

Marketing with Webinars the Right Way

You can successfully get new clients with webinars. If they haven't been working for you, maybe you haven't been doing them right. You have to follow the nine steps to success. There are no cutting corners.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Senators Outline Case Against Accrual Accounting Proposal

The menu for August 8 features specials on judge sides with IRS over lost emails, White House examines tax-code weapons to stop inversions, AICPA presents Mark K. Rich with Maximo Mukelabai Award, and more.
Practice

New Study Highlights CPA Lateral Hiring Trends

Want to move? There are lots of opportunities to make a lateral move, the latest accounting firm hiring trend. And managing partners need to know how to protect themselves from "raids."

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