The first quarter American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Business and Industry Economic Outlook Survey is out, and it looks like respondents are increasingly optimistic about the US economy and their own businesses' prospects compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.
Accountants with solid credentials should have no employment worries, because demand and pay throughout the profession are showing strong gains this year, according to reports from the recruitment firm Robert Half International.
A new report, “Drivers of Change in the US,” is an analysis of a 2012 survey of 550 members of the ACCA and the IMA who were asked to rank their concerns about the changes and challenges facing the accounting profession now and in the future.
The shift of IT systems to Cloud computing from an in-house infrastructure is proving more expensive and more complicated than first anticipated, according to KPMG International's "The Cloud Takes Shape" survey.
If one of your clients recently applied for business credit and was rejected, he or she isn't alone. Learn five ways you can help a client whose business credit application was denied. A recent survey of banks and asset-based lenders found they had turned down more than a third of all businesses' applications for loans, according to Pepperdine University's 2013 Capital Markets Report.
Financial analysts say there's not enough detail being provided in reports from companies that use derivatives and hedging activities, which makes analysis of investments that rely significantly on such financial instruments riskier.
It's a great time to be a corporate internal auditor – pay and perks for the profession are growing at a faster pace than most other jobs. Internal auditors in the United States and Canada received a median 3 percent increase in their base salaries in 2012, the second year in a row they've seen an increase.
Cybersecurity experts at Deloitte are warning that when it comes to cyberattacks, it's not a question of "if" but "when." A new study shows 88 percent of technology, media, and telecommunications companies don't think they're vulnerable.
Almost half of senior executives polled said they don't expect an agreement on the so-called "fiscal cliff" negotiations by year-end, according to a survey of more than 2,500 business leaders conducted by KPMG's TGI.
All too often, companies trust that a potential business partner is creditworthy with very little evidence to support the assumption. CPAs can advise their clients on how to evaluate potential business partners, further instilling their role as trusted business advisors.
CPA decision makers, primarily CEOs, CFOs, and controllers, are becoming more pessimistic about the future of the US economy, according to the latest AICPA Business and Industry Economic Outlook Survey.
Data breach events are a growing risk for small businesses, but only a small percentage of companies with fewer than 250 employees have policies and procedures in place to protect against online intrusions.
Confidence in the global economy fell in Q3 2012, according to a worldwide survey of 2,550 finance professionals, with some 67 percent of respondents saying the global economy is stagnating or reversing.
The mood around the office water cooler is generally positive, new research suggests. In an Accountemps survey, nearly four in ten workers (39 percent) described the morale at their companies as very good.
The Mergis Group Finance and Accounting Employee Confidence Index decreased this quarter to 50.4. This was a 2.2 point decline over the second quarter of 2012, although 5.3 points higher than this time last year.
Business leaders are coming to the realization that if they want to see meaningful US corporate tax reform, they will need to give up some tax preferences in exchange for a lower statutory corporate tax rate, according to a survey by KPMG LLP.