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Freezing a Middle Row in Excel While Scrolling Above/Below

Would you like to freeze a row in the middle of an Excel spreadsheet but have the rows above it and below it scroll together? It's possible—as we show in this reader-requested article.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Companies Still Lax on Cybersecurity

The menu for Nov. 4 features specials on ex-UBS exec acquitted of US tax conspiracy, fallout from ARCP’s accounting errors continues, Caterpillar subpoenaed by SEC over Bucyrus accounting, and more.
Wealth management

How to Work Around Intricate 'Kiddie Tax' Rules

The Tax Reform Act of 1986 introduced the complex "kiddie tax" rules. They restricted parents and grandparents from shifting investment income to lower-bracket youngsters.
Practice

Advanced Cloud Connections: Using Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

What is a virtual desktop infrastructure? It's worth knowing about. Your staff can access their desktops when, where, and however they want; across the globe.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CPA Firm Fee Revenues Spiked in 2013

The menu for Nov. 3 features specials on US Supreme Court weighs taking tax subsidy case, FBI opens criminal probe into ARCP’s accounting errors, IRS looks away as rogue pastors back candidates, and more.
Practice

Expert Offers Seven Steps to the Cloud

Accounting technology consultants Joe Woodard and Doug Sleeter perform a double act to explain to several hundred accountants why and how they should migrate to cloud applications.
Education & Careers

Special AccountingWEB Live Preview

There's nothing else like it: a full day of virtual presentations—all eligible for CPE. So prop up your computer or tablet, get the popcorn going, and join us on December 11.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: ARCP’s Accounting Horror Story

The menu for Oct. 31 features specials on NY regulator seeks $300M from Bank Leumi in tax probe, IRS announces 2015 inflation adjustments for tax benefits, Hungary scraps Internet tax plan, and more.

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

The secret of tax-advantaged giving, survey outlines accounting future, secure alternatives to the cloud, ensure your best staff will leave you, IRS civil forfeiture problems, and more.

The Unqualified Opinion: Lieutenant Dangle Costume at Office Party

A partner felt wearing this costume would show the younger staff members just how fun he could be, which he read is the best way to connect with the new generation of millennials.
Tax

'Jersey Shore' Star Ends Up in One Fine Tax Mess

Mike Sorrentino, one of the stars on the former TV show "Jersey Shore," is having legal troubles. But the arraignment was postponed so that he could participate in a new reality TV show.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CapEx Not Affected by Expired Tax Breaks

The menu for Oct. 30 features specials on lawmakers exploring post-election tax break deal, IRS issues tax guidance related to Ebola outbreak, Big Four pressured into anti-Hong Kong protest, and more.
Tax

How to Trim Taxes While Playing Santa

There are tax-advantaged ways to give, if you know the subtle rules. The $14,000 annual exclusion and $5,340,000 lifetime max do not have to be rigid limits, if you know some workarounds. In one important case, the IRS ruled in the taxpayer's favor.
A&A

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Operating Expenses—Part 1

This article discusses basic accounting principles for operating expenses under the FRF for SMEs. Lease accounting is also covered. Part 2 will address basic auditing procedures.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: States with the Best Business Tax Climates

The menu for Oct. 29 features specials on federal judge throws out AICPA lawsuit against the IRS, EU warns Hungary over Internet tax proposal, Pfizer on the hunt for an inversion partner, and more.
Practice

7 Key Ways to Get New Clients

Working in one way or another with local organizations, and other relationships, gives you several different ways to subtly, but effectively, raise your prestige and garner new clients.
A&A

Top 5 Trends Shaping Accounting’s Future

A new survey from Wolters Kluwer, CCH found that 18 percent of all accountants report feeling "very prepared" to address the most significant trends facing their firms in the future.
Practice

The Cloud Isn't the Only Game in Town

Despite all the assurances, many are still nervous about cloud security. A high-security option actually bypasses the cloud for file sharing, and for some firms, it may be a helpful alternative.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Big Winners in SEC Audit Client Gains

The menu for Oct. 28 features specials on Hungary softens proposed tax on Internet use, government lawyers go private to help inversions succeed, San Francisco calls “Twitter tax break” a success, and more.
Practice

The 3 Best Ways to Lose Your Top Staff

Industry experts say that while every firm is different, many make common mistakes that cost them good people. Here are three sure-fire ways for accounting firms to lose their top talent.

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