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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.
Practice

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.
Tax

AICPA Recommends 10 Tax Reform Provisions Related to Disaster Assistance

Letter urges Congress to provide permanent tax relief to those living or operating a business in a disaster area.
A&A

CPA Financial Planners Say Clients’ No. 1 Concern is Outliving Their Money

AICPA survey finds that retirement account withdrawals and healthcare costs also worry high-net-worth individuals.
A&A

And the Survey Says … More Finance Training is Needed for Nonprofit Groups

New certificate program launched by the AICPA covers the essentials of nonprofit financial responsibility.
Tax

10 Things You Always Wanted to Know About Late Tax Season Filing

Here is some timely information from the AICPA that you can pass along to habitually late clients and April walk-ins.
Tax

AICPA Makes Suggestions on How Business Income Tax Can be Simplified

A letter sent on March 31 to a Senate Finance Committee Tax Reform Working Group focused on four key issues.
A&A

The 4 Global Management Accounting Principles Your Company Can Adopt

Developed by the AICPA and the CIMA, the management accounting guidance serves as a blueprint for effective analysis that can be universally applied by public and private organizations of all sizes, worldwide.
A&A

CPA Executives Have a Positive Outlook on Hiring: AICPA Study

According to the AICPA's third quarter 2014 "Business and Industry US Economic Outlook Survey," released on Thursday, hiring is expected to increase by 20 percent in the coming year, up from 17 percent last quarter and 13 percent at the end of 2013.
A&A

Revised CPA Exam Is Expected to Launch in 2017

The AICPA is asking the accounting profession for its feedback on potential changes to the exam that are being considered as part of a practice analysis. The comment period began on Tuesday and runs through December 2.
A&A

CPA Groups Ask for Clarification on Net Investment Income Tax Rules

In an August 7 letter sent to Congress, the AICPA and CPA societies from the US Virgin Islands and Guam sought clarification on the applicability of the net investment income tax to bona fide residents of the US territories.
A&A

AICPA Tackles How to Improve Private Entity Audit Quality

The AICPA on Thursday released a discussion paper seeking input from CPAs, regulators, financial statement users, and others in the profession on how better audit performance of private entities, such as not-for-profits, can be achieved.
Education & Careers

What are the 'Adaptive Challenges' for CPE?

According to "The Work of Leadership," adaptive work is required when “our deeply held beliefs are challenged, when the values that made us successful become less relevant, and when legitimate yet competing perspectives emerge.” All of these are true for CPE.
A&A

Big Data Cited as Top Issue for Some CPAs

Accountants who specialize in forensic and valuation services point to electronic data analysis, or big data, as the most pressing issue they’ll face in the coming months, according to results of a new survey released on Tuesday by the AICPA.
Tax

AICPA Files Lawsuit to Stop IRS Voluntary Preparer Education

The federal lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, said the IRS’s new Annual Filing Season Program is “unlawful” and an attempt to bypass two courts’ rulings that prevent the agency from mandating continuing education and competency testing of unlicensed tax return preparers.
A&A

AICPA Adds Two More Audit Interpretations on GASB Pension Rules

The AICPA's Auditing Standards Board this week issued two new audit interpretations intended to help auditors navigate GASB's pension accounting guidelines for state and local governments.
A&A

Finance Teams’ Roles Continue to Expand: AICPA Survey

The responsibilities of the CFO and other finance professionals have moved beyond corporate accounting and financial reporting, and now include strategic business planning, IT development, and cybersecurity, among other areas.
A&A

Economic Optimism Among CPAs Climbs Upward: AICPA

The number of CPAs and financial executives who are optimistic about the US economy has surpassed the 50 percent mark for the first time since the recession, according to a new AICPA survey released on Thursday.
Tax

AICPA Opposes IRS Voluntary Program to Regulate Preparers

In a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen on Wednesday, AICPA officials wrote that the agency's proposed voluntary certification program would cause confusion among the tax administration and tax preparation community.
A&A

CPA2Biz Has a New Name: CPA.com

To more closely align with its mission of “empowering CPAs and businesses for the digital age,” CPA2Biz, the business and technology services subsidiary of the AICPA, has been renamed CPA.com, effective immediately.

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