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Education & Careers

Why You're Completely Wrong about How You Hire

For accounting majors, fall means recruiting season. They will probably be interviewed and evaluations—and these interviews and valuations will probably fail to achieve their purposes.
A&A

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.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Here’s Some 2015 Tax Year Projections

The menu for Sept. 19 features specials on John Boehner says fixing “the whole tax code” is a top GOP priority, Senate passes short-term extension of Internet Tax Freedom Act, the 20 most overrated things in accounting, and more.
Practice

10 Things to Consider Before Referring a Financial Advisor

By referring an advisor, you can help your clients, many of whom need professional advice. But how can you know when the financial advisor you are referring is competent and ethical?
Practice Development

Accountants Use Their Skills in Divorce Arena

The fallout from divorce can wreak financial havoc long after the dust in the courtroom has settled. Accountants can help both parties move forward, thanks to their unique knowledge and skills.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Supersized IRAs Under Scrutiny

The menu for Sept. 18 features specials on ex-DOJ tax head Kathryn Keneally has a new gig, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says action on inversions coming “very, very soon,” dissecting the OECD’s recommendations, and more.
Education & Careers

Communication Styles: Embracing Differences

Kristen Rampe will share how to speak and write more effectively by understanding your own and your audience's communication style.
Practice

How to Battle Expense Report Fraud

While most employees are honest and abide by corporate rules, there are enough dishonest ones to make a dent in the bottom line with expense report fraud. But there are steps companies can take.
A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Investments—Part 2

The difference between principles in U.S. GAAP and FRF for SMEs is just the beginning. Auditors also need to consider the effects of these differences on auditing procedures.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Kenny G Is a Habitual Stockpicker

The menu for Sept. 17 features specials on OECD unveils recommendations to curb corporate tax avoidance, McGladrey to acquire Battelle Rippe Kingston, AICPA presses Congress for action on tax extenders, and more.
Wealth management

How to Steer Clear of the Mutual Fund Tax Trap

Accountants are not wealth managers, but wealth management decisions have important tax consequences. It's good business to help clients avoid unnecessary investment-oriented tax bills.
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

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The SEC’s Grammar Police

The menu for Sept. 16 features specials on AgFeed reaches $18 million settlement in accounting fraud case, SEC offers early revenue recognition relief, US ranked third worst in international tax competitiveness, and more.
Practice

How to Build Your Practice with Outsourced Payroll

If handled right, outsourcing payroll can be a strategic initiative for your accounting firm—and it can build client relationships. Be aware of both the challenges and opportunities.
Practice

3 Steps to Becoming the Steve Jobs of Accounting

The Apple founder became successful by focusing on a niche. You may not strive to become world-famous, but developing a niche can be a steppingstone to a new level of success for you, too.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: White House Action on Inversions This Week?

The menu for Sept. 15 features specials on Hertz and Carl Icahn make amends, Akorn is next US company to consider an inversion, Grover Norquist questions IRS audit of Breitbart News, and more.
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.

Editor's Picks: Letters After Your Name; Making Employees Happy; Vocation Value

Here's some (working?) weekend reading for 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.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Accounting Is an Underrated Job

The menu for Sept. 12 features specials on House majority wants to save cash method of accounting, Buffett called Hatch to gauge US inversion policy, M&T Bank unit reaches $18.5 million settlement in SEC accounting case, and more.

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