by Jason Bramwell on Mar 30, 2014
This latest phishing scheme involves e-mails to taxpayers that appear to be from the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service and include a bogus case number. The bogus e-mails direct the recipient to click on links to web pages that solicit personal information.
by David Ringstrom on Mar 28, 2014
Readers are confused about Excel's Sparklines; explanations and a simple trick make this powerful spreadsheet feature work.
by Jason Bramwell on Mar 24, 2014
A top priority for chief audit executives and internal auditors this year is preventing risks – such as hits to the bottom line and a loss of productivity – that could result from social media use within their organizations, according to a survey released last week by global consulting firm Protiviti.
by Ken Berry on Mar 21, 2014
If someone can walk out of the IRS with personal information on 20,000 people, they can do it at your firm.
by David Ringstrom on Mar 21, 2014
Almost every accountant handles Social Security numbers and almost every Excel spreadsheet screws them up. Here's how to fix them.
by Joseph A. Pizzimenti on Mar 19, 2014
The "Cloud" is all the rage, promising to solve a range of data management issues. But care is needed – you may end up with a sales tax nexus.
by Jason Bramwell on Mar 17, 2014
XBRL US and several corporate data providers are against a bill approved last week by the House Financial Services Committee that would require the US Securities and Exchange Commission to exempt public companies with annual revenues under $250 million from filing their financial statements in XBRL format for five years.
by David Ringstrom on Mar 14, 2014
Sports enthusiasts should know that Excel isn't just for accountants: it's for anyone running a Final Four betting pool.
by Deanna White on Feb 25, 2014
A new accounting game launched this month by the American Institute of CPAs, Bank On It, challenges high school students on accounting fundamentals and real-world workplace scenarios in the context of an online board game.
by David Ringstrom on Feb 21, 2014
Building complex spreadsheets without lookup formulas, such as VLOOKUP, is akin to putting a screw in the wall with a hammer. It’s possible, but the results aren’t pretty, and most probably won’t maintain integrity.
by Michael Alter on Feb 20, 2014
The noise about using social media as a means to grow your business has become so constant it almost blends into the background at this point. With Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pushing their advertising platforms and Google+ touting better search optimization, it’s inescapable.
by David Ringstrom on Feb 13, 2014
An attendee from my recent pivot table webinar posed a question that I hadn’t encountered before.
by Caleb Newquist on Feb 07, 2014
You've probably heard of lots of these brands and there are a few obscure ones, but overall this is a pretty comprehensive list from Capterra of the who's who in accounting software today.
by David Ringstrom on Feb 06, 2014
David Ringstrom shares three of the best Excel-related questions he received during a question-and-answer session after a recent AccountingWEB webinar he conducted, "High Impact Excel: Pivot Table Edition."
by Ken Berry on Feb 06, 2014
It might take slightly longer for taxpayers to get their tax refunds from the IRS this year, but at least they can do a better job of tracking the progress on their smartphones.