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on 05/20/15
Almost 13 years after the enactment of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), companies are grappling even more with the compliance issues raised by a law that President George W. Bush described as “the...
on 05/18/15
The majority of investors are apprehensive about the creation of separate accounting standards for private companies, and the argument in favor of such standards “doesn’t withstand...
on 05/15/15
The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) will no longer allow lenders to delay demanding payoffs of a certain group of reverse mortgages by the surviving spouses of the deceased borrowers.In a...
on 05/12/15
A newly published study about the effectiveness of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 indicates that this portion of the law may be having the opposite effect of its intent.SOX 404, as it...
on 05/06/15
Deaths, sudden losses of key people, serious illnesses, and natural or other disasters can wreak havoc on advisory firms and their clients, and according to new rules, written succession plans need...
on 05/04/15
Amid ongoing debate about the benefits of a possible national sales tax, what could 208 New Englanders in a mock refrigerator-buying exercise have to contribute to the discussion?Plenty, as it turns...
on 04/30/15
Federal regulators continue to heighten their scrutiny of investment advisors and brokers who offer financial products and services to senior investors, and a complaint filed against a New York-based...
on 04/28/15
While workers and retirees in the United States are gaining confidence in their ability to afford retirement, a recent Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) report found they do not currently...
on 04/23/15
A recent business school collaborative study offers a psychiatric view of a CFO’s effectiveness, factoring in everything from their signatures to how self-centered they are.The report, CFO...
on 04/21/15
A recent Cornerstone Research report shows that accounting fraud cases, either alleged in securities class-action lawsuits or in enforcement cases brought by the US Securities and Exchange Commission...
on 04/16/15
Human resources professionals have a lot riding on their shoulders – from recruiting and hiring/termination to benefits and special programs. What’s more, every CEO and CFO struggles with...
on 04/09/15
The mistakes of job seekers and employees get plenty of exposure. But the folks in human resources make their fair share, too, either in hiring or managing employees.The following is a list of the...
on 04/06/15
Busy season is drawing to a close, but taxes are forever. And so, some might say, is the disparity in how high- and low-income earners are taxed.A new report by the Institute on Taxation and Economic...
on 03/30/15
Audit and compliance issues are on the rise concerning blended, or averaged, state tax rates in Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) 740-10. That’s prompting more corporations to move to a...
on 03/24/15
Whether you’re handling clients’ tax issues or advising them on investment strategies, property taxes probably rankle most of those who are homeowners. It’s why efforts to change...
on 03/18/15
Accountants everywhere are in the home stretch of “busy season”—that gentle euphemism that doesn’t begin to convey the chaos and insanity of tax time. Is there anything you...
on 03/17/15
Right about now, as the end of “busy season” draws near, taxpayers in line for a refund are pondering what to do with it.Personal finance adviser and author Donna Phelan, MBA, offers nine...
on 02/27/15
Sales taxation is an evergreen topic on everyone’s agenda but now it’s especially prominent in discussions at state and federal levels, and for several reasons. Diane Yetter, CPA and...
on 02/25/15
If working in private industry is your career goal, consider a few years in public accounting first. That’s the advice of former CPA and recruiter Jane Durant, partner in the accounting and...
on 02/13/15
As much as new grads compete for accounting jobs, firms face their own competition in recruiting new hires. And the smaller your firm is, the more you’ve got to get your name and brand out...

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