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Microsoft Adds Key Features to Excel for iPad

Our Excel expert takes a fresh look at Excel for iPad and happily discovers that in the past months Microsoft has added some key elements. Mobile spreadsheet users are now in a much better place.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: S&P Weighs In on Inversion Craze

The menu for Sept. 10 features specials on REITs swell under new IRS rules, Breitbart News claims IRS harassment, 10 new AICPA/Accountemps scholarship winners announced, and more.
Tax

How to Juggle Itemized Deductions and Local Taxes

You probably know about all the different taxes and deductions. Here's how to time payments, local taxes, and other transactions to get the most bang for your client's buck.
A&A

Frequent Deficiencies in Auditing Revenue Focus of PCAOB Alert

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board inspectors are finding “significant audit deficiencies” in the area of revenue, the US audit watchdog stated in a staff audit practice alert issued on Tuesday.
A&A

Study: Audit Committee Transparency on the Rise at Fortune 100 Firms

The 2014 proxy season saw significant growth in audit committee transparency, continuing a recent trend of Fortune 100 companies going beyond the minimum disclosures required, according to a new Ernst & Young report released on Monday.
Practice

5 Reasons to Ditch Manual Expense Report Templates

Say goodbye to manual expense reports. Automated expense management products have arrived in the market with advanced processes that are saving companies huge amounts of time and money.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lew Remains Coy on How Inversions Will Be Nixed

The menu for Sept. 9 features specials on number of jurisdictions that don’t use IFRS now at 7, IRS sued again over tax preparer regulation, House passes bill to crack down on tax return ID theft, and more.
A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Auditing Investments

There are major differences between U.S. GAAP and the FRF for SMEs affecting the audit of investments. Goodwill and intangible assets are just some of the areas with differences.
A&A

9 Keys to Creating a ‘Risk Challenge Culture’ at Your Firm

Developing a challenge culture for risk management is the next logical evolution for finance leaders as they seek to reduce risk in their organization, so says the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants in a new report.
Practice

The 3 Reasons to Be a Mentor

Here are some reasons why you should guide others. More than just on-the-job training, mentoring is developing a relationship with individuals and sharing in the ownership of their development.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Hertz Chief Resigns Amid Pressure from Investors

The menu for Sept. 8 features specials on Audit Analytics examines large US public company auditor market share, Sen. Charles Schumer’s plan to curb inversions, Sen. Carl Levin blasts TIGTA over Tea Party report, and more.
Practice

Have You Found Your Specialty?

A session at the "Senior Olympics" can make you think about specialties. Where does your competitive advantage lie and are you exploring the range of opportunities that it might provide?
A&A

CMA Holders’ Average Salary Increased Slightly in 2013

Accounting and finance professionals with a CMA credential reported an average annual salary of $115,952 in 2013, up from $115,290 reported in 2012, according to a survey released on Thursday by the Institute of Management Accountants.

Editor's Picks: Moving Beyond Compliance Work; Other Names on Par with Andersen; Talking to Talent

Here's some recommended reading for you on this September Friday.
A&A

Current Issues Affecting Compilation and Review Engagements

This webcast will include discussions of important issues in SSARS No. 19 and the current status of proposed changes by the Accounting and Review Services Committee in these statements.
Practice

8 Ways to Break Down Silos in Succession Planning

The crucial succession planning process benefits from the perspectives, insights, and hands-on involvement of a broad range of stakeholders who often are left out. It's time to work as a team.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Most Annoying Business Buzzwords

The menu for September 5 features specials on DC appeals court to rehear Obamacare tax subsidies case, IRS slow in processing complaints against tax return preparers, Francine McKenna’s take on Andersen brand revival, and more.
Practice

The 5 Forgotten Venues for the R&D Tax Credit

For CPAs looking to provide even greater value to their business clients, it would be wise to take another look at the R&D Tax Credit. It's often forgotten—but shouldn't be. Many businesses can take advantage of it.
A&A

CPA Executives Have a Positive Outlook on Hiring: AICPA Study

According to the AICPA's third quarter 2014 "Business and Industry US Economic Outlook Survey," released on Thursday, hiring is expected to increase by 20 percent in the coming year, up from 17 percent last quarter and 13 percent at the end of 2013.
Technology

When Excel Dates Mysteriously Shift by 4 Years

Sometimes the most mundane tasks, such as copying and pasting a series of dates from one workbook to another, can send you down a mysterious rabbit hole where things become frustrating.

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