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Practice

Breaking News: What's Happening with QuickBooks?

News from the QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose. Intuit has given QuickBooks Online Accountant (QBOA) a major overhaul with features that will gladden the hearts of professional users.
Practice

Why QuickBooks' Cloud Bet Matters to Everyone

Technology has a record of disrupting tried-and-true methods of operation in ways that we often don't foresee. It happened to TV thanks to HBO, and now it's happening in accounting.
A&A

Accounting Principles Lists the Top Jobs Trending Upward

According to the staffing firm's recently released "2015 Salary Guide," some of the most in-demand accounting and finance jobs are bookkeeping clerk, accountant, and financial analyst.
A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Revenues—Part 2

The first part discussed the principles of revenue recognition under the FRF for SMEs. This part will focus on auditing issues, including some common questions auditors should ask.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: AICPA About to Roll Out SSARS No. 21

The menu for Oct. 21 features specials on AICPA responds to EEOC scrutiny of firms’ retirement-age policies, AbbVie-Shire inversion deal officially bites the dust, IRS behind on ID cards, and more.
Tax

College Students: The Gray Area of Exemptions

Parents pay their tuition, keep a room for them, and even do their laundry. But can they still deduct them as children? The rules can be dauntingly complex.
Practice

How to Grow through Alliances

Strategic alliances can enable you grow your practice by providing access to new prospective clients with the potential of taking your business to a higher level than you might achieve on your own.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Now Is the Time to Renew Your PTIN

The menu for Oct. 20 features specials on Tesco accounting probe finds “inappropriate behavior” by staff, AICPA launches new diversity and inclusion tools, ex-PwC employee sues Comcast, and more.
Education & Careers

What CPAs Need to Say to Get a New Job

Many accountants go into a death spiral when discussing during the interview why they left or got fired. Newsflash: no one cares. Here's the bottom line, on resume gaps and more.
Practice

Assessing AMT Liability: Crazy Like a Fox

Did you ever feel as if you're preparing taxes in the Twilight Zone? You may be more right than you think, thanks to the AMT. Start preparing your clients to mitigate what could be bad news.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Deep Dive Into Public Company Non-audit and Audit Fees

The menu for Oct. 17 features specials on the split over accounting convergence, middle-market tax burden is rising, US business leaders remain optimistic about economy, and more.
Practice

4 Ways to Handle Gen X

They've made mistakes and may have money troubles, but it's not too late for their accountants to help them achieve a happy ending with a comfortable retirement. Sit down and have a good talk with your Gen X clients.
A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Revenues—Part 1

Recognizing revenue under the FRF for SMEs requires completion of performance of a transaction and reasonable assurance of collection of invoices and billings.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: As the Inversion World Turns

The menu for Oct. 16 features specials on WHO backs higher tobacco taxes, FASB looks to improve stock option accounting, former UBS manager testifies against Raoul Weil in tax evasion trial, and more.
Practice

What Moss Adams Knows about Women

Is your firm confused about how to attract, retain, and promote women? Moss Adams is using a unique accountability approach that closes a big and often overlooked gap in many women's initiatives.
Practice

7 Ways to Prevent a Meeting Disaster

Are your meetings productive? Or are they time-wasting exercises in futility, like something out of a Dilbert cartoon? Here's how to ensure office meetings don't elicit groans from your staff.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Time’s Up! Tax-Filing Extension Ends Today

The menu for Oct. 15 features specials on IRS says business e-file up 10 percent in 2014, AbbVie may back out of Shire inversion deal, Grant Thornton revenues reach an all-time high, and more.
Wealth management

How to Alleviate the Cap Loss Tax Problem

It may look like the IRS caps loss deductions at $3,000, but that ceiling is not the whole story for tax-savvy investors. Julian Block shows how a clever Victoria's Secret model took full advantage of the IRC.
Practice

6 Reasons Friends Should Work with Friends

In Part 2 of this series, we look at the upside of working with friends. Despite various risks, when people really want something, they will make an effort to work with someone they know.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Rules, Smules – More Inversions On the Way

The menu for Oct. 14 features specials on Tesco suspends three more workers amid accounting probe, Swiss banker faces feds in tax evasion trial, new survey finds that aggregate goodwill impairment at lowest level since 2008, and more.

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