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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CFOs of Acquired Companies Rarely Keep Their Jobs

The menu features specials on why financial advisors are prone to cyberattacks, GOP proposes more IRS cuts, and more.

Recruiting and Retaining Staff Top Concerns for Most Firms

A new AICPA survey of varied firm sizes, which was released on Tuesday, shows all but the smallest CPAs concerned over hiring and retaining staff.

Accountants and IT Security are Perfect Together

Security specialist Mark Burnette explains how practitioners are well positioned to help abate data breaches and shares what more they need to know.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: It’s Back – Monsanto Seeks Tax Inversion with Syngenta

The menu features specials on Scott London is out of jail, tax-exempt groups give 2016 hopefuls a boost, and more.
Practice Management

Accounting Fraud: Prevalence and Prevention

Accounting fraud is on the rise, it can happen to anyone and – as with data security – usually caused by human error and easily preventable.

Five Ways Audit Leaders Can Nurture and Enhance Their Audit Practice

Alan Anderson says it’s in the profession’s hands to make the future of audit more relevant than the audit of today.

Portability of the Unified Tax Credit

During a session at the AICPA Practitioners Symposium and TECH+ Conference on June 8, CPA Barry Picker gave an overview of the unified credit and five examples.

Study: Two-Tier Wage Setup Isn’t More Profitable for Companies

As more firms hire lower-wage workers, the type of employment contract used and its effect on profits come into question.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Regulator ‘Encouraged’ By Audit Firm Improvements

The menu features specials on NFL team has a “fart tax,” House to vote on extending Internet tax ban, and more.

IRS: No Change in Interest Rates for Q3 of 2015

The interest rates announced on June 4 are computed from the federal short-term rate determined during April to take effect May 1, based on daily compounding.

With Apologies to Dear Amy: Tax Advice for Couples with Marital Problems – Part 3

Did you recently file for divorce? Find out if a tax break is available for legal fees in this final Q&A installment.

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

KPMG caught up in FIFA mess, how to become a business mentor, eight tips for better Twitter engagement, and more.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: New Report Outlines Possible Changes to CPA Exam

The menu features specials on Twitter hires a new chief accountant, CSC charged with accounting fraud, and more.

Editor's Corner: Do You Want an Excellent Practice?

This week's column poses some questions and challenges to practitioners about what they are doing, or planning to do, in order to become "excellent."

Selling Digital Goods to EU Consumers? The VAT Man Wants a Word with You

US providers of digital goods and services will need to comply with changes to European Union value-added tax rules.

Clarified Auditing Standards: Audit Procedures in Response to Assessed Risks

AU-C Section 330 requires auditors to design and implement responses for the assessed risks of material misstatement.

How to Build an Unclaimed Property Audit Defense

Cash-strapped states are turning to unclaimed property audits as a source of capital. Here is how organizations can manage their unclaimed property risk.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SEC About to Unleash New Rules on Clawbacks

The menu features specials on IRS transparency scrutinized by lawmakers, KPMG and the FIFA scandal, and more.

How the Wealthy Prefer to Be Approached About Business

Like beautiful people at singles bars, the wealthy get hit on all the time. But if you play the game the right way, you may end up with a new client.

Why Your Firm Should Stay Away From a CRM System

Gene Marks, whose company implements CRM systems, has a message to CPA firms that are considering such a move: Don’t do it. It’s a bad idea.


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