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Study Finds SOX 404 May Not be Fulfilling its Purpose

Academic research shows companies that are transparent about internal-control problems incur a variety of “penalties” than those that don’t report weaknesses.
Practice

Technology a Core Asset for CFOs, Research Says

Economic volatility and competition for the smartest staff will also have a big effect on finance departments, according to a study from the IMA and ACCA.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Florida Jury Says Deloitte Not Liable in Auditing Case

The menu features specials on Tesco drops PwC as its auditor, SEC issues new guidance on venues for cases, and more.
Technology

Sage Adds Bank Recs, Free Version to Sage One

Sage North America has upgraded its U.S. version of Sage One Accounting, including full bank reconciliations and new pricing that includes a free version.
A&A

PCAOB Highlights Key Issues for Audit Committees in New Communication Tool

Audit Committee Dialogue gives committee members insight on key recurring areas of concern and emerging audit risks.
Tax

The IRS Doesn’t Take Pity on Home Sellers Who Suffered a Loss

The tax code bars deductions for losses on sales of things considered personal assets, such as principal residences.

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

CPAs and the MBA, five ways to be brilliant at networking, importance of first aid training at your firm, and more.
Practice Management

Editor's Corner: What's New in Vendor and Firm Plans?

This week's Corner explores some of the latest key vendor moves as well as some powerful opinions and reports around your firm's and clients' future.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IFRS Filing Option Has ‘Little Support,’ SEC Official Says

The menu features specials on Toshiba’s accounting probed, Sander Levin not optimistic about tax reform, and more.
Practice

Succession Planning Myths vs. Reality

Transition Advisors Managing Director Bill Carlino explains five common myths and often harsh realities associated with firms and succession planning.
Tax

IRS Showing Improvement in Processing Political Groups’ Tax-Exempt Applications

IRS has completed processing for 149 of the 160 tax-exempt applications that had remained open at the end of 2012.
Practice

IMA: Business Hiring Plans Won’t be Impacted Much by Affordable Care Act

Only 17% of IMA members expect the healthcare law to negatively affect their hiring decisions in the coming year.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SEC Has a Home-Court Advantage in Enforcement Cases

The menu features specials on IRS sets up cyber investigative team, report says most tax scofflaws at IRS not fired, and more.
Practice Development

One Firm's Tale of Growth Through New Tech

Shelly Lingor, director of business accounting solutions at The LBA Group, explains how new technology helped boost the firm's revenue and services.
Practice

Donor Advised Funds and How Nonprofits Can Effectively Work with Them

When run by a financial services firm or community trust, this vehicle offers many tax benefits to philanthropists.
Tax

IRS: Exempt Organizations Must File 990-Series Forms by May 15

Agency cautions tax-exempt groups not to include Social Security numbers or other personal information on forms.
A&A

Clarified Auditing Standards: Assessing Risks of Material Misstatement – Part 4

Internal control activities play a key part in the risk assessment procedures required under AU-C Section 315.
Technology

Rise in Data Breaches Has Consumers More Cautious about Shopping Habits

AICPA survey found that 25% of US adults have been victims of a cyberattack – up from 11% – in the past 12 months.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lawmakers Mull ‘Patent Box’ Tax Break on Research

The menu features specials on IRS scrutinized on education credits, SEC wants more advisor exam funding, and more.

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