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Practice

EY Eco-Ambassadors Give Back Globally

For these financial pros, it's not about black and red: it's all about being green, as they apply their skills in the far-flung corners of the world to help the environment and the economy work together.
Practice

Build a Better Crystal Ball: PlanGuru CEO Talks about Forecasting

How are you planning? What tools do you use for forecasting? AccountingWEB recently spoke with PlanGuru CEO Christian Wielage about the hows and whys of business forecasting.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: PCAOB Rule on ID’ing Lead Audit Partner Coming Soon

The menu for August 19 features specials on Treasury prepares inversion options, H&R Block launches small business accounting services, AICPA membership eclipses 400,000 mark, 2014 AICPA Accounting Competition begins, and more.
A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Accounts Receivable—Part 2

This article will focus on relevant financial statement assertions for accounts receivable and the impact of risk of material misstatement (RMM) on specific auditing procedures.
A&A

PCAOB: Deficiencies Continued in 2013 Broker-Dealer Audits

Seventy-one of 90 broker-dealer audits inspected by the PCAOB in 2013 were found to have audit deficiencies or audit-independence issues, according to a new report released on Monday. Deficiencies were also found in 56 of 60 firms that conducted broker-dealer audits.
Practice

The 10 Best Cities for Accountants

Where are the best cities for accountants to pursue their careers? There are some obvious answers here—but also some surprises. Accountants have a variety of choices from coast to coast.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: New York Levies Penalties Against PwC

The menu for August 18 features specials on Joe Echevarria is stepping down as Deloitte CEO, state tax revenues declined in Q1 for the first time in four years, holding auditors blameless, and more.
Tax

New Bill May Change the Sales Tax System

If your clients include retailers, pending federal legislation allowing states to tax Internet sales could mean big changes in the way they process and account for their sales and use taxes.

Editor's Picks: Twitter's 10-Q; Client Threats; Science Behind Happy Employees

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Tax

Lawmaker Lashes Out at IRS Over Latest TIGTA Findings

Representative Diane Black (R-TN) blasted the IRS on Thursday after a new watchdog report found that the agency had not conducted background checks on some contractors who had access to sensitive taxpayer data.
Practice

With CPA Services, It Ain't About the Price

Instead of thinking about price, consider transitioning from compliance-related work, such as taxes, payroll and general bookkeeping, to Type 2 services, which add real value to the client.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Mmmm, Craft Beer. Mmmm, Tax Breaks.

The menu for August 15 features specials on Alibaba Pictures delays results on possible accounting errors, Wyden hopes for September bipartisan anti-inversion legislation, Atlanta accountant charged by SEC with insider trading, and more.
Practice

Small Firms Can Market Like the Big Guys

You cannot be all things to all people but you can develop a well-recognized name, no matter what size you are, when you pursue a structured and consistent process. Just stay targeted.
Tax

Telephone Tax Scam Continues to Rear Its Ugly Head

US tax authorities have determined that 1,100 victims have lost an estimated $5 million due to a sophisticated nationwide phone scam, in which the fraudsters claim to be from the IRS and demand money.
Wealth management

Last Chance For Multiple IRA Rollovers

A surprising Tax Court case has shut down a tax planning technique that savvy retirement-savers have been using for years. But there's still a small window of opportunity if you need it, until the new year, to give investors time to adjust.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IASB’s Mackintosh Thinks Adopting IFRS is the Only Way to Go

The menu for August 14 features specials on FTC to refund customers of American Tax Relief, Senate Dems push plan to curb inversions, Obama will keep cash from donors who profited from overseas tax deals, and more.
A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Accounts Receivable

You must know the maximum required procedures for auditing accounts receivable and how to perform only the procedures required for each engagement based on the assessed levels of RMM.
Tax

IRS Taxpayer Bill of Rights Now Available in Six Languages

Newly revised versions of Publication 1, "Your Rights as a Taxpayer," are available on the IRS website in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Vietnamese, the nation's tax agency said on Tuesday.

High Impact Excel: Shortcuts Edition

Do you work Excel? Or does it work you? In this presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA focuses exclusively on how to perform repetitive tasks more efficiently in Excel. Hidden techniques abound in Excel, as a simple double-click or right-click with your mouse can uncover hidden functionality.

High Impact Excel: Error Prompt Edition

In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA tackles what to do when bad things happen to good spreadsheets. Users often get stopped in their tracks by disabled features, inscrutable error prompts, or just quirky behavior in Excel.

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