In an effort to shut down backroom deal-making and increase accountability, two senators introduced a bipartisan bill on January 8 that would force federal enforcement agencies to increase transparency around settlements reached with companies that break the law.
Minneapolis-based national CPA and consulting firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP has bought Bankers Advisory Inc., a Belmont, Massachusetts-based consulting firm focused on helping US mortgage companies with regulatory compliance and quality control.
The undergraduate accounting programs at Michigan State University and Brigham Young University received the endorsement of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) as higher education programs that provide management accounting curriculum and skills for students.
A new year beckons and I harken back to when my daughter was four years old. Her mother and I bought her an old, upright piano. It was a little beat up, a little banged up, and was missing a few keys, but hey, for a 4-year old, it was fine.
What do accountants count on most to do their jobs well? Yes, coffee is a good answer. No, I'm not thinking of booze. If you eliminate any and all kinds of medicating, the smart money is on Microsoft Excel.
Following up on the success of his popular High Impact Excel session, this time around David H. Ringstrom, CPA turns his attention to pivot tables. In one hour you'll learn how to whip unwieldy data into shape, and then quickly build meaningful reports by dragging and dropping with your mouse. David will also discuss techniques for improving pivot table data integrity. Detailed handouts with numbered steps will be provided for a variety of Excel versions.