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FASB Aims to Simplify Rules for Employee Benefit Plan Accounting

Another proposal focuses on whether certain electricity contracts within nodal markets qualify for a scope exception.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Bill to Repeal ‘Cadillac Tax’ Expected from House Dems

The menu features specials on Senate Finance to consider 529 bill, how the role of the CFO is changing, and more.

The Best QuickBooks Tricks No One Ever Told You About

Even the most seasoned QuickBooks user can always learn some new tips or tricks from peers – or even clients. Here’s a few that you may not know about.
Practice Management

Receipt Bank Launches Apple Watch Bookkeeping App

The Practice Platform reports dashboard has been released as an app on the Apple Watch. It is also available via a web browser, iOS, and Android apps.

GASB to Look at Disclosures on Going Concern and Debt for Governments

Board members also voted to remove a project on economic condition reporting from its current technical agenda.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: CEO of Clinton Foundation Admits to Tax Form Errors

The menu features specials on companies leaving trillions in cash overseas, inversion deals aren’t dead, and more.

AICPA Identifies 8 Issues That Are Critical for Small Business Tax Reform

Written testimony was sent as part of the record of April 15 House Small Business Committee hearing on tax reform.

The Tax Complications for Married Couples Working in Different Cities

Some couples who took “tax home” disputes to the Tax Court did not get the outcomes on outlays that they wanted.

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

Performance evaluations, how to apply technology to your firm, online marketing tips for small businesses, and more.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: What US County Has the Highest Median Property Tax Bill?

The menu features specials on Treasury targets hedge fund tax avoidance, state corporate income tax rates, and more.

What Do Employees Want Most: Better Health Benefits or More Vacation Time?

A recent Accountemps survey found that the top perk employees prefer is different from what their managers thought.
Practice Development

Editor's Corner: Security Seriousness and Practical Tips

This regular column will present my views on the week's content, as well as on trends and issues facing the profession.

FASB Proposes Major Changes to Not-for-Profit Reporting Rules

Stakeholders have until Aug. 20 to review the Accounting Standards Update and provide written comments to the FASB.

How Long Did the IRS Keep Taxpayers on Hold During Filing Season?

A TIGTA report found that millions of calls to IRS help centers from people seeking tax advice went unanswered.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GOP Says IRS Has Itself to Blame for Tough Tax Season

The menu features specials on oil execs tout accounting savvy, Intuit sued by two identity theft victims, and more.

Study Links Narcissism, Size of Signatures to CFO Performance

Self-centered CFOs are linked to, among other things, weaker internal controls and a greater chance of restatements.

Clarified Auditing Standards: Assessing Risks of Material Misstatement – Part 2

AU-C Section 315 requires an auditor to obtain an understanding of the entity and its environment for engagements.

The Accountant and School Sports: 8 Ways to Tactfully Raise Your Visibility

Being a “sideline parent” is an excellent opportunity for CPAs to meet and connect with others in the community.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Use of Big Data Presents Many Challenges for Auditors

The menu features specials on bottom lines hurt less by restatements, Princeton to face tax-exemption suit, and more.

How Thought Leadership Marketing Can Solve Many Challenges for Your Firm

Many top firms are leveraging their internal, high-visibility experts to attract new business and top-tier talent.


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