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Accounting Today
Jun 26, 2019

FreshBooks adds retainers payment option
FreshBooks, which makes accounting software for small businesses, has added a payment option for retainers for service-based businesses to automate their recurring revenue.

Accounting Today
Jun 26, 2019

BerryDunn combines with Rodman CPAs
The Top 100 Firm is expanding its presence in New England.

Accounting Today
Jun 26, 2019

Weaver merges in HSSK
The Top 100 Firm is expanding its forensic accounting, litigation support and business valuation practice with its latest M&A deal.

Accounting Today
Jun 26, 2019

IASB proposes delaying insurance standard for a year
The International Accounting Standards Board has some amendments to the standard after hearing complaints from insurers.

Accounting Today
Jun 26, 2019

IASB proposes to delay insurance standard for a year
The International Accounting Standards Board has some amendments to the standard after hearing complaints from insurers.

Accounting Today
Jun 26, 2019

S&P 500 companies report over $500B in lease liabilities after leasing standard
Nearly 400 companies transitioned to ASC 842 within the first six months of the effective date.

Accounting Today
Jun 26, 2019

S&P 500 cos. report $503B in lease liabilities under new standard
Nearly 400 companies transitioned to ASC 842 within the first six months of the effective date.

Accounting Today
Jun 26, 2019

BKD dons a white hat to hack clients
The firm has introduced a team of professional "good guy" hackers to show businesses just how embarrassing a breach can be — and how to prevent it.

Accounting Today
Jun 26, 2019

New study on M&A in accounting launches
The online survey will open to participants through mid-July.

Accounting Today
Jun 26, 2019

SECURE Act would have an impact on 401(k)s and profit-sharing plans
For the accountant who is filing a Form 5500 for a self-employed individual, it may be the job of the accountant to report beneficiary information.

Accounting Today
Jun 26, 2019

The new W-4: More trouble than it's worth?
The draft form will prove ‘exceptionally burdensome,' says Roger Harris.

Accounting Today
Jun 26, 2019

Steinhoff seeks $59M from ex-CEO after accounting crisis
Steinhoff International Holdings NV is seeking more than 850 million rand ($59 million) from former Chief Executive Officer Markus Jooste for his role in the accounting crisis that triggered the retailer's near-collapse.

Accounting Today
Jun 26, 2019

PwC now audits crypto companies
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has added cryptocurrency auditing to its list of services as the firm expands into an asset class that is steadily adopting the accoutrements of traditional finance.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

In the blogs: Safety nets
SCOTUS versus North Carolina; when a client's ready for advisory services; Advocate's bow; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

IRS faces hiring shortages amid workforce attrition
Officials at the Internal Revenue Service are looking to hire more employees to handle tax enforcement, compliance and administration of the tax code.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

The Top 10 issues facing tax pros
In the aftermath of tax season, practitioners need to look ahead to broader concerns.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

Surgent, NAEA launch 'Pathway to EA' Program
The new program aims to increase the number of candidates and improve Special Enrollment Exam pass rates.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

Surgent, NAEA launch Pathway to EA Program
CPA Exam prep course company Surgent and the National Association of Enrolled Agents announced the program which aims to increase EA candidates and improve Special Enrollment Exam pass rates.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

SALT cap sparks debate over which party cares about the middle class
The debate about the cap on federal deductions for state and local taxes has flipped the tables for lawmakers.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

Expensify wins big in Cannes for 2 Chainz video
The music video features Adam Scott as the record label's head of finance, obsessed with saving receipts.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

FASB opens second segment reporting study
The board is looking for public companies to take part in a study focusing on potential improvements to the segment disclosure requirements.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

Opportunity zone participation window expires June 28
Taxpayers wishing to participate for any calendar 2018 capital gains must act quickly.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

ETAAC focuses on ID theft, refund fraud
The committee's annual report to Congress calls for ongoing funding of security efforts.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

Tax extenders moving through Congress
The timeline is fluid, however, and could stretch on for months.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

Turn ASC 606 into a transformation opportunity
You can look at the revenue recognition standard in one of two ways — a compliance burden, or an opportunity for finance leaders to emerge and change the game.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

How to turn ASC 606 into a transformation opportunity
You can look at the revenue recognition standard in one of two ways — a compliance burden, or an opportunity for finance leaders to emerge and change the game.

Accounting Today
Jun 25, 2019

‘We are part of the problem': Billionaires and heirs demand wealth tax
They're an eclectic bunch — some of the nation's most privileged heirs alongside entrepreneurs who have made spectacular fortunes in real estate, finance and Silicon Valley. But collectively they're united on the need to tax more of the richest Americans' assets.

Accounting Today
Jun 24, 2019

AICPA proposes to update standard for audit evidence to embrace new technologies
The American Institute of CPAs' Auditing Standards Board has issued a proposed standard on audit evidence to update an older standard and include new technologies such as data analytics and blockchain.

Accounting Today
Jun 24, 2019

New bill would let same-sex couples claim pre-Windsor refunds
The House Ways and Means Committee unanimously approved a bill to allow same-sex couples who married before the Defense of Marriage Act was struck down by the Supreme Court to claim tax refunds.

Accounting Today
Jun 24, 2019

Organizations starting to use AI technology to fight fraud
Thirteen percent of organizations currently use AI or machine learning to combat fraud, and 25 percent expect to adopt such technology in the next year or two.

Accounting Today
Jun 24, 2019

Companies starting to use AI technology to fight fraud
Thirteen percent of organizations currently use AI or machine learning to combat fraud, and 25 percent expect to adopt such technology in the next year or two.

Accounting Today
Jun 24, 2019

Sarbanes-Oxley compliance hours on the rise, despite technology
Many audit teams are neglecting to implement new technologies that could reduce the time needed for SOX audit requirements.

Accounting Today
Jun 24, 2019

SOX compliance hours on the rise, despite technology
Many audit teams are neglecting to implement new technologies that could reduce the time needed for SOX audit requirements.

Accounting Today
Jun 24, 2019

Accountants get involved with sustainability issues
Accountants are helping the companies they work with to deal with the kinds of sustainability issues that are becoming more of a concern for investors.

Accounting Today
Jun 24, 2019

MindBridge Ai gets $11M in new funding to accelerate AI development
The company is developing technology to inject AI into the audit process.

Accounting Today
Jun 24, 2019

Serving the cannabis industry
Marijuana businesses are growing fast, but it's a complicated market that accountants need to really understand before they jump in, according to Dave Roberson and Maureen Ryan of Kukuza Associates.

Accounting Today
Jun 24, 2019

Art of Accounting: Moving staff up or out
If staff do not grow, then the owners cannot grow.

Accounting Today
Jun 24, 2019

Bernie Sanders to propose taxing Wall Street to pay off student debts
Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will propose canceling the nation's outstanding $1.6 trillion of student debt and offsetting the cost with a tax on Wall Street transactions.

Accounting Today
Jun 21, 2019

National Taxpayer Advocate Nina Olson plans to start taxpayer rights nonprofit
Olson delivered what is likely to be her final public speech Friday before retiring at the end of July from nearly 19 years of running the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

Accounting Today
Jun 21, 2019

Taxpayer Advocate Olson: 'My role is not to be a shill for the IRS'
Olson delivered what is likely to be her final public speech Friday before retiring at the end of July from nearly 19 years of running the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

Accounting Today
Jun 21, 2019

Supreme Court rules states cannot tax trusts where only connection with state is beneficiary's residence
The U.S. Supreme Court has decided unanimously in favor of the taxpayer in North Carolina.

Accounting Today
Jun 21, 2019

SCOTUS rules states need a stronger connection to tax a trust
The court unanimously agreed that a non-contingent beneficiary's residence was not enough of a reason for a state to tax a trust.

Accounting Today
Jun 21, 2019

Facebook's Libra is live: What CPAs should consider about the new cryptocurrency
While Libra isn't accounting focused, accountants and other practitioners should be able to communicate to clients what these changes mean

Accounting Today
Jun 21, 2019

House panel approves package of industry and low-income tax cuts
A U.S. House committee approved a package of bills that provide tax breaks for a variety of select industries and constituencies, kicking off what's likely to be a protracted negotiation with Senate Republicans over whether and how to pay for them.

Accounting Today
Jun 21, 2019

Thomson Reuters buys Confirmation in key move to expand audit capabilities
Audit automation is at the forefront of accounting technology innovation right now, with artificial intelligence changing the landscape of sampling and analysis.

Accounting Today
Jun 21, 2019

People and firms on the move: A new chair for the CAQ
RSM donates more than a quarter of a million, the CSCPA names its new board, and EY's Kelly Grier will lead the board at the Center for Audit Quality in October.

Accounting Today
Jun 21, 2019

Firms giving back: Bennett Thrasher hikes for mental health
Top 100 Firm Bennett Thrasher hikes for mental health awareness; RSM US donates $258,000 to four prominent nonprofits; and other charitable initiatives from firms across the country.

Accounting Today
Jun 20, 2019

Supporting Strategies makes Expensify preferred expense reporting solution nationwide
Supporting Strategies is the latest firm to join the ExpensifyApproved! Partner Program, which includes firms such as CLA, Wipfli, and BPM.

Accounting Today
Jun 20, 2019

IRS Commissioner Rettig reaches out to tax practitioners, but with a stark warning
The chief pointed to his own history as a tax attorney, while reminding tax pros that the IRS is watching from the compliance and enforcement side.

Accounting Today
Jun 20, 2019

Tax Fraud Blotter: Nothing in return
Biofool; give and it hurts; low Priority; and other highlights of recent tax cases.

Accounting Today
Jun 20, 2019

FASB moves to ease companies' transition from LIBOR to SOFR
The standard-setter plans to offer accounting relief to companies that need to modify their contracts as banks move the global reference rates for loans and more.

Accounting Today
Jun 20, 2019

IIRC CEO Richard Howitt steps down
Howitt led the group that has promoted integrated reporting for three years and promulgated the model worldwide.

Accounting Today
Jun 20, 2019

Treasury narrows reach of foreign income levy to fix 2017 law
The Treasury Department has narrowed the reach of a new tax aimed at technology and pharmaceutical companies with overseas income, wiping out an unintended consequence of President Donald Trump's 2017 tax overhaul.

Accounting Today
Jun 20, 2019

Taxpayer advocate calls for IRS ‘anxiety index' to help frustrated Americans
It's official: Paying taxes can make you a stressed-out wreck.

Accounting Today
Jun 20, 2019

Wayfair on its first anniversary
Some are celebrating the Supreme Court's decision; many aren't.

Accounting Today
Jun 19, 2019

3 strategies for double-digit growth
The key is to focus on the firm's top two tiers of clients, says Rainmaker Companies' Adelaide Ness

Accounting Today
Jun 19, 2019

Firm leaders should spend up to half their time on change
Driving innovation in accounting requires serious commitment, according to consultant Rik Nemanick.

Accounting Today
Jun 19, 2019

Thomson Reuters' new Checkpoint Edge is AI-powered
Thomson Reuters has radically revamped its mainstay tax research product, Checkpoint, with artificial intelligence.

Accounting Today
Jun 19, 2019

Rainmaker names Withum ‘Innovative Firm of the Year'
The group also recognized a number of individual accountants for excellence.

Accounting Today
Jun 19, 2019

Accounting profession looks ahead to opportunities and risks
A panel of experts discussed the future of the profession during the Institute of Management Accountants' conference in San Diego.

Accounting Today
Jun 19, 2019

Talking change at AICPA Engage 2019
Jody Padar recaps her experience interviewing a number of thought leaders on the future of the accounting profession at the annual Engage conference in Las Vegas.

Accounting Today
Jun 19, 2019

The data dilemma: Do financial institutions have enough data for CECL?
Data has always been the cornerstone of an accurate and compliant allowance for loan and lease losses (ALLL), and it will remain critical under the current expected credit loss model, or CECL.

Accounting Today
Jun 19, 2019

Trump's tax cuts could die the hard way: A little at a time
Democratic presidential candidates like Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have talked about repealing the GOP's tax overhaul. Yet a large-scale rollback is unlikely. Instead, two other forces could slowly unravel the law — Democrats currently in power in the House and President Donald Trump's trade policies.

Accounting Today
Jun 19, 2019

Xero makes powerful partnerships for the future
Xerocon was a showcase of the achievements of the past year as much as it was about the roadmap for the future.

Accounting Today
Jun 18, 2019

In the blogs: Spatter up
The day-off debate; SECURE's flaw; IRS appeals mean a long wait; and other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.

Accounting Today
Jun 18, 2019

40% of QuickBooks users don't have accountants
Intuit wants to put small businesses in touch with professional advisors, in more ways than one.

Accounting Today
Jun 18, 2019

Trump's tax law made Americans less charitable, nonprofits say
Americans gave less money to charities last year partly because the Republican tax law changes made many people ineligible for tax breaks that can inspire donations.

Accounting Today
Jun 18, 2019

AICPA names 2019 'Outstanding Young CPA'
Elizabeth Pittelkow Kittner, head of finance at the International Legal Technology Association, was recognized for her efforts to advance the accounting profession.

Accounting Today
Jun 18, 2019

FASB looking at delaying standards for private companies and nonprofits for 2 years
Financial Accounting Standards Board chairman Russell Golden said Tuesday that FASB is considering giving accountants at privately held companies and not-for-profit organizations an extra two years to implement standards, instead of the one year it sometimes extends the effective dates for them.

Accounting Today
Jun 18, 2019

Eight simple questions to hone your firm's vision
At AICPA's Engage conference, MACPA's Bill Sheridan shared which topics need to be discussed when defining your business.

Accounting Today
Jun 18, 2019

TXCPA honors 2019 'Rising Stars'
The Texas Society of CPAs highlighted 20 up-and-coming CPAs under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in the profession and their local communities.

Accounting Today
Jun 18, 2019

Is VAT a villain?
Tom Wheelwright sees value-added taxes as a cause of current tariff troubles.

Accounting Today
Jun 18, 2019

Cryptic indeed: Tax pros and clients need to know more about crypto
Both asset holders and practitioners have to educate themselves on the tax and recordkeeping rules around cryptocurrencies.

Accounting Today
Jun 18, 2019

IMA signs partnership with Brazilian accounting regulator
The Institute of Management Accountants inked a deal with the Conselho Regional de Contabilidade do Estado de São Paulo.

Accounting Today
Jun 18, 2019

IIA proposes update to Three Lines of Defense audit model
The Institute of Internal Auditors is asking for input on a proposed update to its widely used document.

Accounting Today
Jun 18, 2019

GASB offers implementation guide on fiduciary activities
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board released an implementation guide Monday with questions and answers explaining GASB's recently issued standards on accounting and financial reporting for fiduciary activities.

Accounting Today
Jun 17, 2019

Make the move from ‘trusted' to ‘transformative'
The new advisor needs to create wealth, not just enable compliance.

Accounting Today
Jun 17, 2019

Art of Accounting: Bring your kid to work
Many businesses have an annual Bring Your Kid to Work day and so does Withum.

Accounting Today
Jun 17, 2019

ACCA launches practice platform for computer-based exams
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants is debuting its learning tool ahead of the first Strategic Professional CBE sessions, to be held in March 2020.

Accounting Today
Jun 17, 2019

Earning your clients' business
Technology is now giving us the opportunity to step out from the computer and have real conversations to make an impact and create more fulfillment in the work we do.

Accounting Today
Jun 17, 2019

KPMG to pay $50M for cheating on PCAOB exams
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged the firm with changing some of its previous audit work and manipulating results of its internal training tests.

Accounting Today
Jun 17, 2019

Right Networks turns QuickBooks Desktop to 'Always On'
The cloud hosting provider has deployed Autofy, which integrates QuickBooks with e-commerce platforms and automates functions.

Accounting Today
Jun 17, 2019

The M&A Repair Manual: Chapter 3
When a combination is no longer repairable, firms should de-merge as soon as possible.

Accounting Today
Jun 17, 2019

A mid-year tax legislation update
Congress is considering plenty of bills -- how many will be passed is another question.

Accounting Today
Jun 17, 2019

10 tech stories you may have missed: Faster WiFi is coming
Bill.com launches the first AI-enabled business payments platform, and nine other technology developments you and your clients need to know about.

Accounting Today
Jun 17, 2019

Wayfair and beyond
The Supreme Court decision is groundbreaking, but it isn't the only news in sales tax: Avalara's Scott Peterson dives into a handful of other issues your clients need to know about.

Accounting Today
Jun 17, 2019

IMA celebrates 100th year
The Institute of Management Accountants is marking its centennial this week during its annual conference and expo in San Diego, California.

Accounting Today
Jun 15, 2019

Storm victims in S.D., Ark. get filing relief
As long as the necessary payments or deposits were made on a timely basis, reporting deadlines will be extended, according to the IRS.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Corporate America gets clarity on tax bills for offshore profits
Multinational corporations got some long-awaited clarity from the IRS, which issued new rules on Friday clarifying how they must compute a new international tax.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

BDO: Nonprofits face ‘starvation cycle'
NFPs can fall prey to a cycle where overspending on services leads to a lack of investment in infrastructure and expanding capabilities.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Nonprofits face ‘starvation cycle'
Not-for-profit organizations can fall prey to a cycle in which their critical infrastructure and technology can be underfunded in relation to high program-related spending.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

5 keys to achieving greater profitability through data analytics
Data drives an increasing number of business decisions in the digital age.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

5 keys to greater profitability through data analytics
Data drives an increasing number of business decisions in the digital age.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Ex-Arthur Andersen exec oversees bold rollout of successor firm across globe
The firm's spirit lived on long after it was liquidated and shut down 17 years ago.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

U.S. slow-walks digital tax talks, hoping to wear down allies
The Trump administration is deep in talks with 129 other countries on implementing a new standard for taxing digital companies, but its heart lies elsewhere.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Congress may kill some hated special-interest tax breaks for good this year
If liberal and conservative advocacy groups can agree on anything, it's this: A suite of more than three dozen or so corporate tax breaks that have expired over the past two years should stay dead.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Navigating remote work and virtual offices
Jim Boomer of Boomer Consulting discusses the benefits and challenges of remote staff at the 2019 AICPA Engage conference.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Firms on the move: Blumshapiro teaches financial literacy
AICPA and AAM bestow variety of awards at the Engage conference; HLB International celebrates 50 years with international day of giving; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

Firms on the move: Blumshapiro teaches financial literacy for JA in a Day
AICPA and AAM bestow variety of awards at the Engage conference; HLB International celebrates 50 years with international day of giving; and more CPA news.

Accounting Today
Jun 14, 2019

People on the move: Grant Thornton shifts CEO to emeritus role
Grassi & Co. hires cyber and information security lead; Xero appoints Hubdoc co-founder GM of product, accounting and global services; and more personnel news.

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