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

Accountants lack some skills, how not to miss that important business call again, why HR needs the CIO, and more.
Practice Management

Editor's Corner: What Kind of Firm Do You Want to Be?

With Memorial Day weekend upon us the unofficial start of summer is here; time for reflection, decision making and direction for your practice.

Key Things Firms Ignore Every Day but Shouldn’t

Practice and business development guru Michelle Long says there's things every firm ignores but should be a part of their everyday routine.

Clarified Auditing Standards: Materiality in Planning and Performing an Audit – Part 2

This week’s article addresses the practical application of AU-C Section 320, including calculating materiality levels.

How to Say What You Want to Clients Without Being Rude

As a CPA, you act in your clients’ best interests by making recommendations based on what you know at the time. But how can you be direct without being rude?

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: House OKs Bill to Make R&D Tax Credit Permanent

The menu features specials on SEC plans reporting rules for asset managers, CLA says no to credit cards, and more.

‘Cadillac Tax’ is Expected to Drive Up Healthcare Costs, Survey Finds

The excise tax, which goes into effect in 2018, was cited by employers as the top reason costs are expected to rise.

The Great App Hunt Starts Here

John Stokdyk's quest during this trade show season is to track down the companies that are writing apps to run with QuickBooks Online, Xero, and more.

Bill Would Stop Tax Debtors from Leaving the Country

Senate legislation would allow authorities to revoke the passport of any US citizen who, among other things, owes more than $50,000 in unpaid taxes.

QuickBooks Online Now Syncs with PayPal

Intuit has a new app that syncs QuickBooks Online and PayPal, providing the ability to import PayPal sales transactions, fees, discounts, and taxes into QBO.

SOX Compliance is Still a Challenge – and Costly – for Many Companies

New Protiviti report finds overall internal compliance costs topped $1 million for 58% of large companies last fiscal year.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Tax Day Won’t Fall on April 15 Next Year

The menu features specials on SEC chief of staff steps down, Ryan sets sights on tax reform “down payment,” and more.

New Crowdsourced Report Ranks Accounting Software

G2 Crowd has published its latest report which has top satisfaction and user ratings for nine of the most reviewed accounting software platforms on the market.

Proposed Changes to CPE Standards for CPAs Up for Public Comment

Under the proposal from the NASBA and the AICPA, CPE credit would be permitted for nano-learning and blended learning.

Applying Business Basics to Grow a Valuation Practice

Demand for business valuation services continues to grow, creating an opportunity to turn one-time engagements into ongoing valuation commitments.
Education & Careers

68 Percent of Americans Say They Would Have Financed College Differently: Survey

Top do-over options include attending a less-expensive college and going to a trade school, according to the AICPA.
Education & Careers

Majority of Americans Don’t Get a Passing Grade on 529 Plan Knowledge

66% of those polled for Edward Jones’ latest 529 Plan Awareness Survey don’t know what a 529 college savings plan is.

AICPA Establishes Two New Credentials for Fair Value Measurement

The credentials, which are geared toward CPAs and qualified finance professionals, are scheduled to launch in 2016.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: High Court Says 401(k) Fees Must be Monitored by Employers

The menu features specials on vanilla accountants on the way out, Supreme Court upends Maryland tax law, and more.
Practice Development

5 Tips to Help Your Website Attract More Clients

Is your website helping attract new business? Accounting firm marketing expert Arvid Mostad gives five tips on how it can and should be used for that purpose.


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