Content by Jason Bramwell

on 06/05/14
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 results of a new survey...
on 06/05/14
SEC buys time trying to settle with Big 4 firms over China flapTammy Whitehouse of Compliance Week reported on Wednesday that the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC...
on 06/04/14
Companies are taking their time transitioning to the 2013 Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Internal Control-Integrated Framework, even though the updated...
on 06/04/14
Tax ‘extenders’ bill will await November elections: Senator Reid“I guess the answer is yes,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) told reporters yesterday...
on 06/03/14
A group formed by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) that will analyze issues arising from companies’ implementation of the...
on 06/03/14
Los Angeles-area jeweler Bryan Shaw was sentenced by a federal judge on Monday to five months in prison for his role in an insider trading case involving former KPMG LLP senior audit partner Scott...
on 06/03/14
KPMG says it expects relationship with golfer Phil Mickelson to continueIn Monday’s “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat,” I wondered – based on a piece over the...
on 06/02/14
The Associated Press and Reuters both reported on Monday that approximately 77,000 foreign and US banks and financial institutions have registered with the United States to comply...
on 06/02/14
A bipartisan group of 115 House legislators asked Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) last week to reconsider making changes in his tax reform plan to an inventory accounting method...
on 06/02/14
Study examines efficacy taxes on sugary drinksA new study of how taxes might be used to curb consumption of sugary drinks suggests that applying a tax based on the amount of calories...
on 05/30/14
After months of speculation, KPMG LLP officially announced on Friday that it has entered into a merger agreement with Roseland, New Jersey-based professional services firm Rothstein Kass, a move that...
on 05/30/14
Hong Kong to relay concern to China over auditing ban proposalAipeng Soo of Bloomberg reported yesterday that the Hong Kong government plans to meet with Chinese officials...
on 05/29/14
Recent court rulings that now prevent the IRS from regulating paid tax return preparers have resulted in some suspended or disbarred tax practitioners being able to obtain or renew preparer tax...
on 05/29/14
Need some additional insight on how the new accounting standard on revenue recognition could impact your company? Then you might be interested in viewing a webcast hosted by the Financial Accounting...
on 05/29/14
Bill sought to tie corporate tax rate to CEO payBy a 19-17 vote, the California Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that sought to tie California's corporate tax rate to...
on 05/28/14
The Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) approved two exposure drafts on Wednesday that would significantly improve financial reporting by state and local governments of other postemployment...
on 05/28/14
After a half-dozen years of planning, meetings, discussions, roundtables, public comment periods, and several proposals, the final joint revenue recognition standard from the Financial Accounting...
on 05/28/14
Ways and Means to consider six tax breaksBernie Becker of The Hill reported that the House Ways and Means Committee will consider six separate tax breaks on Thursday, as...
on 05/27/14
Pfizer abandons bid for AstraZenecaOn the final day for Pfizer to decide whether to abandon the plan, it said it did not intend to make an offer for AstraZeneca, Jenny Anderson of...
on 05/23/14
IRS to rewrite nonprofit rules amid criticismRachael Bade of Politico reported yesterday that the IRS will rewrite – without holding a public hearing – a...

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