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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.

CPAs Say Security is Their No. 1 Technology-Related Priority

New report features the top 10 technology initiatives ranked by accounting professionals in the US and Canada.

Number of Accounting Fraud Cases Continues to Rise

The spike in fraud cases in 2014 are due in part to the SEC's heightened focus on accounting issues, according to a recent Cornerstone Research report.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lynne Doughtie to Become First Female CEO of KPMG

The menu features specials on PwC settles lawsuit over MF Global, IASB considers revenue rule deferral, and more.

Three Ways Accountants Can Help Their Clients Secure Business Loans

Advising clients, especially small business owners, on this type of endeavor will put your firm in a positive light.

The Financial Satisfaction of the Average American is On the Rise

AICPA index finds that Americans' financial situation should be in better shape now than at the start of the year.

Bridging the Gap: How EPM Can Better Align Finance and Operations

Empowering employees with easy-to-use, integrated EPM tools allows them to gain deeper insight into their business.

Doing Taxes Frustrates More Small Business Owners Than Paying Taxes

Payroll taxes was ranked as the most burdensome tax for owners of smaller firms, the NSBA noted in a new report.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: More Public Companies Adopting 2013 COSO Framework

The menu features specials on it is good to be a tax boss in Congress, IRS issues new technical guidance, and more.

The ABCs of the Alternative Minimum Tax: Strategies for Your Clients

It’s never too early to advise your clients on maneuvers that can be used to sidestep the somewhat tricky AMT rules.

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

Career questions for the PCAOB, the six most common referral mistakes, advice on how to buy a business, and more.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: No Surprise – House Votes to Eliminate Estate Tax

The menu features specials on FASB issues two new standards, House passes state sales tax break, and more.
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