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KPMG Webcast to Examine 'Fiscal Cliff' and Business Tax Reform

On December 6, KPMG's Tax Governance Institute will host a webcast featuring insight and perspective from key Washington insiders on what may result from negotiations on the "fiscal cliff" and business tax reform.
A&A

PCAOB's Sixth Annual International Auditor Regulatory Institute

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board hosted nearly eighty representatives of auditor oversight bodies from thirty-seven foreign jurisdictions last week during its sixth annual International Auditor Regulatory Institute.
A&A

Rothstein Kass Reference Manual for Fund Managers

The third annual "Alternative Investment Fund Pro Forma Financial Statements Reference Manual" is a comprehensive guidebook for completing financial statements for hedge and hybrid funds, fund of funds, and master-feeder structures.
A&A

International Fraud Awareness Week

Hundreds of organizations worldwide have partnered with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to participate in International Fraud Awareness Week, November 11-17 to promote antifraud awareness and education.
Practice

Ditch the Mistletoe - Avoiding Sexual Harassment Charges

For many companies, the end of the year means planning an annual holiday party. But beware - if employees cut loose at a company-sponsored function, it can lead to sexual harassment charges.
Education & Careers

AICPA Honors Top Accounting Educators

On October 18, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) honored some the best and brightest forward-thinking educators when it announced the 2012 recipients of three accounting curriculum awards.
Education & Careers

Wiley Launches PasstheTaxExam.com

John Wiley & Sons announced the launch of PasstheTaxExam.com, an online platform that will provide registered tax return preparer (RTRP) candidates with review guides, practice software, study tips, and exam resources.
Education & Careers

Five Ways to Write Fearlessly

I talk a lot about writing things - e-mails, firm brochures, websites, and the like. I talk about how they don't have to cost a lot and they often aren't difficult. But the fact is, sometimes writing is difficult.
Community News

AGA Trenton Chapter Seminar Postponed

The fall seminar - "New Jersey: Business and Finance on the Move" - scheduled for November 2, 2012, has been postponed due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
Education & Careers

Minority Accounting Students Awarded Scholarships

Ronald Dukes is one of just eighty-four accounting students from across the United States who have been awarded the 2012-2013 AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students by the AICPA Foundation.
Education & Careers

Hurricane Sandy Leads to Postponement of 'Digital CPA' Conference

Because of emergency conditions related to Hurricane Sandy, the AICPA has decided to postpone the Digital CPA: 2012 CPA2Biz Cloud User Conference, which had been scheduled for October 28-30.
Education & Careers

PICPA's Report on Need for Diversity

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants has released "Increasing Talent, Clients, and Revenue at Your Organization: The Business Case and Toolkit for Diversity," which addresses diversity challenges many organizations face.
Tax

It's Open Enrollment Season for PTINs!

The IRS has issued an important reminder to 730,000 federal tax return preparers around the country: Don't forget to renew your PTIN for 2013. It has also cautioned tax professionals who must meet new competency tests to schedule their exams.
Practice

Walking the Walk - Firm Focuses on Service

Firm members of Porte Brown LLC were just a few of the approximately 7,000 Chicago-area residents who turned out Sunday, October 14, for the 34th annual Ron Santo Walk to Cure Diabetes.
Education & Careers

AICPA Publishes Consumer Book on Personal Finance

Available in January, "Save Wisely, Spend Happily" - a field guide to personal finance - combines the insight of 125 CPAs under the direction of best-selling author Sharon Lecther.
A&A

New Webinar: 'Skepticism and the External Auditor'

The latest webcast in the NACD-developed Skepticism Series to Combat Fraud has just been released. "Skepticism and the External Auditor" is part two of the five-part series of webcasts.
Education & Careers

Five Steps to Meeting Your CPE Requirements

As you may have learned the hard way, pushing CPE requirements to the back burner and telling yourself that you’ll get around to completing your hours at some point just doesn't cut it. You must be focused and have a plan in place.
Education & Careers

Lights. Camera. Action! AICPA Project Innovation

The AICPA is now accepting entries for the 2012-2013 "Project Innovation: Competition of Creative Excellence." This year's competition challenges high school students to develop a hit TV show focused on the accounting profession.
Practice

Pricing Your Services, Part 2: Time and Money

Changing your pricing model is no simple task, but it is something beneficial for your clients and your firm. There are a number of investments of time and money that need to be factored into the overall pricing calculations for your firm.
A&A

Ruling Extends SOX Whistleblowing Protections

Following a recent ruling by the US Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board, accounting firms that do work for public companies may be far more vulnerable to whistleblowing claims under SOX.

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