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Clearing Zero Balances in QuickBooks Accounts Receivable Aging

Not sure how to fix this problem for your clients? Veronica Wasek explains how to do it in just a few easy steps.
Practice Management

XCM Issues Upgrade to Core Workflow Platform

XCM Solutions unveiled a major upgrade to its core platform, with numerous features and the ability to be used on all browsers and devices.
Practice

New Diversity Standards for Financial Services Industry Scrutinized by SEC Official

The voluntary standards issued last week failed to address several key concerns, SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar said.
Practice

3 Ways Accountants Can Use Big Data to Fight Fraud

By leveraging big data and analytics, accountants are able to glean insights and initiate ideas to detect potential fraudulent activities for organizations.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CFOs Tend to Depart Their Posts for Pastures New

The menu features specials on House set to repeal Obamacare tax, Wyden bill to cut taxes for craft beer, and more.
Practice

A How-to Guide on Having Fun in the Office

It’s no secret that accounting teams that enjoy working together are more cohesive and productive. Here are four ways to keep spirits up at your practice.
Practice

Editor's Corner: What Happened and What Didn't at PracTech

It was a year of firsts, of possibilities, and absence at this year’s AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference.

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

How accounting firms can retain talent, Office 365 vs. Google, why making friends at work is essential, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Sen. Bernie Sanders Backs Top Marginal Tax Rate Increase

The menu features specials on FedEx makes pension accounting change, GOP governors learn to like tax hikes, and more.
Practice Management

Client Management Strategies for Tax Season

Practitioners planning ahead for next year’s tax workload are likely to give deadbeat clients a less-tolerant welcome. John Stokdyk investigates.

7 Principles to Help Market Your Firm’s True Value

Most accountants either don't know the true value of their firm or how to market it. Professional services marketing guru Peter Bowman explains how you can.
Tax

IRS Announces Collaboration to Fight Identity Theft Tax-Refund Fraud

New effort between public and private sectors has put in place several steps to protect taxpayers and their returns.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Audit Evidence – Part 1 (AU-C Section 500)

The standard describes the sufficiency and appropriateness of audit evidence, as well as the types of audit tests and procedures.
Practice

How Accountants Can Help Aging Decision-Makers

We often focus on one client who calls the shots. But when that person dies, is his or her spouse’s financial future secure? You are well-positioned to help.
Practice

Why You Shouldn't Offer Unnecessary Client Services

Using an example from the dentistry profession, Jeff Davidson explains why accountants should not use this tactic.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: US Tax-Disclosure Program Gets the Pope’s Blessing

The menu features specials on McGladrey adopts RSM as brand name, ex-Dewey controller altered accounting, and more.
Technology

Xero Digs in for Long-Term Rivalry with QuickBooks

Does the New Zealand software house have the oomph to take on Intuit in North America? John Stokdyk went to Xerocon Denver to find out.
A&A

What Auditors Can Learn From the ‘Rolling Stone’ Reporting Fiasco

Three conclusions from the repudiation of the magazine’s reporting processes may hold some reminders for auditors.
Tax

AICPA Makes Suggestions to IRS on Certain Accounting Method Changes

In a letter, the AICPA said it favors a Section 481(a) adjustment for method changes to mischaracterized R&E expenditures.
Tax

Supreme Court’s Ruling on Maryland Income Tax System Could Impact Other States

Maryland’s tax scheme was deemed unconstitutional because out-of-state income earned by residents is taxed twice.

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