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8 Ways CPAs Can Raise Their Visibility in a Country Club Environment

OK, you got through the door. What’s next? There are steps you can take to increase your visibility. But be tactful about it.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Internal Control Related Matters—Part 2

This latest article looks at reporting significant deficiencies and material weaknesses under AU-C Section 265.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Many ACA Tax Credit Recipients Will Owe Uncle Sam Money

The menu features specials on the most diligent tax filers, new tax puts auto workers’ health benefits at risk, and more.
A&A

Not Your Father’s Accounting Profession: Accountants Like Being Problem Solvers

Accountants want to be more than just number crunchers; they want to tackle problems and offer strategic guidance.
Tax

The Clock is Ticking: Five Last-Minute Tax Strategies for Your Clients

April 15 is just weeks away. Here are some “11th hour” strategies that could save your clients valuable tax dollars.
Tax

Key Property Tax Details for Accountants and Their Homeowner Clients

For the first time, a leading real estate analysis firm has issued a report on property tax rates nationwide.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IASB Leases Proposal May Make Companies More Profitable

The menu features specials on GAO finds IRS cybersecurity still flawed, House panel to consider IRS bills, and more.
Practice

The 5 Biggest Tax Mistakes Small Businesses Make – and How to Avoid Them

For small business owners, bad tax habits can cause a lot of problems. Break those habits and avoid these pitfalls.
A&A

3 Keys to Easing Tensions Between Auditors and the Audit Committee

Despite different roles, the duties of internal auditors, external auditors, and audit committees often intersect.
Tax

Learn a Few IRS Workarounds: Some Income Comes Tax-Free

Clients getting hit with big tax bills? There are a few income streams that the IRS still doesn't tax.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Why New Lease Accounting Rules Should Matter to CFOs

The menu features specials on taxpayers want more fairness in tax code, 80,000 Obamacare tax forms on hold, and more.
Tax

UK to Phase Out Annual Tax Returns Within the Next Five Years

End-of-year paper returns will be scrapped in favor of digital tax accounts by 2020, chancellor said last week.

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

Does LinkedIn work? Are there alternatives to the home office? Can you refresh your routine? These stories and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: More Shareholder Participation = Fewer Restatements

The menu features specials on more proposed changes to revenue rule, IRS tackles tax identity fraud, and more.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Internal Control Related Matters—Part 1

Auditors must communicate to those charged with governance and management significant deficiencies in internal control.
A&A

IMA: Total Compensation Up 7.1 Percent in 2014 for US Management Accountants

The median salary also increased by $4,000 from 2013 to 2014 for US IMA members, according to a new salary study.
Education & Careers

Many CFOs Predict Good Things When They Empower Their Employees

Research shows that CFOs may want to create a culture of increased autonomy—this can encourage employees to stay.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: What Gives Accountants the Most Enjoyment? Problem Solving

The menu features specials on consumers willing to combat tax fraud, House panel to vote on estate tax repeal, and more.
Practice

10 Steps to Help Accountants Navigate Today's Nonprofit World

Consider the following initiatives when striving to maintain a strong level of compliance with guidelines.
Practice

Taking Care of Tax Season Stress: What One Firm Has Been Doing

Accountants everywhere are in the home stretch of “busy season." Is there anything you can do about it?

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