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Practice Management

Advice for Accountants Transitioning to Business Advisors

Like it or not, accountants are transitioning to a more consultative role. But taking those first steps can be difficult.

Clarified Auditing Standards: Evaluation of Misstatements Identified During the Audit

The process of performing an effective error analysis, as required by AU-C Section 450, is explained in this article.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS May Know Where Massive Data Breach Originated

The menu features specials on FINRA says broker rule “not the way to go,” Dewey & LeBoeuf’s cooked books, and more.

FASB Makes Improvements to Disclosure Requirements for Insurance Companies

Insurers that issue short-duration contracts will now have to provide more information about claim-related liabilities.

IRS to Send $10 Million in Refunds to Return Preparers

Agency is reimbursing tax return preparers who paid to take a competency test as part of IRS regulations that were ultimately struck down in court.

Payroll Strategies for Accounting Practices, Part 2

Learn the secrets from accountants who successfully offer payroll services.

5 Potentially Costly Problems of Sales Tax Collection

Here are five common, and potentially costly, pitfalls to help your clients avoid when dealing with sales tax collection and filing.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS ‘Get Transcript’ Application Gets Hacked

The menu features specials on Deutsche Bank fined for accounting problems, CFOs fret over “Cadillac tax,” and more.
Practice Development

7 Things Potential Clients Want From Your Website

How you use your website can be the key difference maker in attracting new business. Here is what potential clients want to see in your site.

How Your Spouse Can Help Find Future Business

Your “better half” likely knows plenty of people from his or her work and social circles. But make sure your husband or wife can explain what you do.

Payroll Services: Come On In, the Water’s Fine

AccountingWEB is producing a series of guides this spring in order to help firms look into payroll service options, pricing and technicalities.

With Apologies to Dear Amy: Tax Advice for Couples with Marital Problems – Part 1

Not all marriages are made in heaven, and tax-related issues can complicate matters even more. Here are some examples.

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

Accountants lack some skills, how not to miss that important business call again, why HR needs the CIO, and more.
Practice Management

Editor's Corner: What Kind of Firm Do You Want to Be?

With Memorial Day weekend upon us the unofficial start of summer is here; time for reflection, decision making and direction for your practice.

Key Things Firms Ignore Every Day but Shouldn’t

Practice and business development guru Michelle Long says there's things every firm ignores but should be a part of their everyday routine.

Clarified Auditing Standards: Materiality in Planning and Performing an Audit – Part 2

This week’s article addresses the practical application of AU-C Section 320, including calculating materiality levels.

How to Say What You Want to Clients Without Being Rude

As a CPA, you act in your clients’ best interests by making recommendations based on what you know at the time. But how can you be direct without being rude?

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: House OKs Bill to Make R&D Tax Credit Permanent

The menu features specials on SEC plans reporting rules for asset managers, CLA says no to credit cards, and more.

‘Cadillac Tax’ is Expected to Drive Up Healthcare Costs, Survey Finds

The excise tax, which goes into effect in 2018, was cited by employers as the top reason costs are expected to rise.

The Great App Hunt Starts Here

John Stokdyk's quest during this trade show season is to track down the companies that are writing apps to run with QuickBooks Online, Xero, and more.


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