Articles by Jason Bramwell

Education & Careers

NJSCPA Unveils New Compensation Study

The New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJSCPA) just released its "2013/14 NJSCPA Compensation & Benefits Study of Public Accounting Firms in New Jersey." Not limited to just salary, the report also covers such topics as incentive plans, health insurance, and training/development.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: China Has ‘State Secrets’ It Is Not Willing to Share

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 10.
Education & Careers

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Accounting Jobs Cut by 25,000 in January?!

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 7.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: PCAOB's Push for Auditor Rotation Fizzles Out

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 6.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Chinese Firms’ Plan B

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 5.
Tax

Report: IRS Criminal Prosecutions Up 23.4% under Obama

A new report from Syracuse University found that the number of referrals for criminal prosecution by the IRS has risen by nearly a quarter under the Obama administration compared to George W. Bush’s years in the White House.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Orrin Hatch is Outraged Over IRS Employee Bonuses

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 4.
A&A

FASB Codification Can Now Be Viewed on Tablets

Subscribers can now access the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) "Accounting Standards Codification" on iOS and Android-based devices.
A&A

Comment Period for Engagement Partner ID Proposal Extended

Businesses, organizations, and individuals now have until March 17 to provide comments to the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board on its reproposed standard that would require public accounting firms to disclose the name of the engagement partner, as well as information about certain other audit participants, in the auditor’s report.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS: Don’t Call Us

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 3.
A&A

FASB Reorganizes Its Future Priorities

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) used the results of a recent survey of stakeholders as a guide for the reorganization of its future project agenda. The FASB also targeted several research projects that will be included in its prioritization initiative.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Psst … You Can File Your Taxes Now

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for January 31.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Accrual for the Government

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for January 30.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: SOTU Roundup

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for January 29.
A&A

FAF to Offer Up to $3 Million Toward Joint FASB/IASB Projects

The Financial Accounting Foundation could contribute as much as $3 million this year to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation in support of several convergence projects that the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board are working to complete.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Letter Takes Lawmaker to Task Over IRS Budget

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for January 28.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Bad Grade for Audits

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for January 27.
A&A

Six Business Groups Protest Accrual Accounting Proposal

In a letter sent to the Senate Finance Committee last week, a coalition of six business organizations, including the American Institute of CPAs, emphasized their opposition to a proposal that would force many of the groups’ members to use the accrual method of accounting instead of the cash method of accounting for tax purposes.
A&A

KPMG Settles SEC Charges Over Violating Auditor Independence Rules

KPMG LLP has agreed to shell out $8.2 million to settle charges from the US Securities and Exchange Commission, which found that the Big Four firm violated auditor independence rules by providing certain nonaudit services, such as bookkeeping, to affiliates of companies whose books KPMG was auditing.
Tax

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GOP Wants to Scrap FATCA

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for January 24.

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