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Accounting Today
Dec 12, 2018

10 tech stories you may have missed: AI on the watch
Risky tech decision-making at small businesses, forced Office upgrades, and eight other things that happened in technology this past month and how they'll impact your clients and your firm.

Accounting Today
Dec 12, 2018

Top New Products 2019: Call for nominations
Accounting Today is now accepting submissions for its annual list of innovative tools for accountants.

Accounting Today
Dec 12, 2018

Ryan acquires VAT Systems
The Dallas-based glboal tax services firm is expanding in Europe.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

KPMG sees priorities for audit committee agendas next year
Hiring shortfalls and disruptive technologies will be among the main topics of discussion in boardrooms in 2019.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

IMA offers ethics case writing competition
The Institute of Management Accountants is holding its annual ethics case writing competition for accounting and finance academics and practitioners.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

Rehmann merges in Lamn, Krielow, Dytrych
The Top 100 Firm is expanding its presence in Florida by adding a nearly 50-year-old firm based in Jupiter.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

Audit fees for public companies rise at faster pace
Private company audit fees grew by more, but at a slower pace.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

Audit fees for public companies nearly double, but not for private companies
Private companies had a more modest increase in fees than public companies, while audit fees for nonprofit organization were flat.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

California clawback law for 1031 exchanges can be sharp
California can be pretty aggressive when it comes to collecting taxes.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

BDO sees global revenue hit $9B
The international accounting firm network reported a 10.7 percent increase for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2018.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

Inside the lame-duck tax package
House Republicans have scaled down their proposals.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

IRS softens blow after tax law cut nonprofit employee perks
Last year's tax overhaul imposes a tax on some coveted benefits for workers at tax-exempt organizations.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

Asgeirsson: When trust and insight converge
Technology is creating a future where assurance and advisory go hand in hand, the CPA.com chief says.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

AICPA announces scholarship for CPAs seeking PhDs
The $10,000 'Bill Ezzell Scholarship' will be annually awarded to five accounting students who are pursuing their doctorates.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

Puerto Rico's new tax break lures money as expiration date looms
One of the biggest opportunities created by last year's tax law sits in a hurricane-ravaged island desperate for a recovery.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

Verizon admits defeat with $4.6B AOL-Yahoo writedown
Verizon Communications Inc. is conceding defeat on its crusade to turn a patchwork of dot-com-era businesses into a thriving online operation.

Accounting Today
Dec 11, 2018

Asgeirrson: When trust and insight converge
Technology is creating a future where assurance and advisory go hand in hand, the CPA.com chief says.

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

House Republicans retool year-end tax legislation
The lame-duck package has been scaled back as the congressional term nears an end.

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

HBK merges in Spire Group
The Top 100 Firm is expanding further north with its latest M&A deal.

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

KPMG South Africa apologizes for scandals, seeks second chance
The auditor that shed clients and staff hopes to reestablish its business in the country.

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

The year ahead for accounting: 2019 in numbers
Accountants share their expectations and plans for the next 12 months, with data from Accounting Today's annual survey.

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

IRS gives tax guidance on parking expenses to nonprofits
Changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act impose new taxes on groups like churches and charities that offer free parking to clergy and employees.

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

Art of Accounting: Authors panel
The Accountants Club of America hosted an event where social media and other subjects were discussed by accounting writers.

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

FASB revises leasing standard for lessors
The update aims to reduce the costs of implementing and applying the new lease-reporting rules

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

SEC chiefs stress central role of auditors
Outgoing CAQ chief Cindy Fornelli also shared her plans for retirement.

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

Outgoing CAQ leader Cindy Fornelli talks audit quality with SEC officials
The audit profession is dealing with cryptocurrency, cybersecurity and other issues.

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

A primer on AI for accountants
Vinay Pai, senior vice president of engineering at Bill.com, goes under the hood of artificial intelligence to explain what it is, what it does, and what it means for the profession.

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

Botkeeper raises $18M, develops partner program
The Boston tech company is partnering with ‘Radical CPA' Jody Padar to help transform accounting.

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

CAQ offers guide to critical audit matters from ‘dry runs' with PCAOB
The new publication aims to help auditors deal with the CAMs section that will soon be required under a new auditing standard.

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

A new generation of accounting firms
Moving into new service areas will require an updated set of skills.

Accounting Today
Dec 10, 2018

Sikich acquires Knutte & Associates
The Top 100 Firm is expanding in Illinois, effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Accounting Today
Dec 08, 2018

Melancon: Accountants can't rest on their laurels
‘We aren't guaranteed our space,' the AICPA chief says.

Accounting Today
Dec 07, 2018

Common depreciation missteps and misconceptions: Demolition of structures
Not only does the cost of demolition increase the value of the land, but also the remaining basis of the building must be added to the land value at the time of demolition.

Accounting Today
Dec 07, 2018

IRS proposes to protect wealth transfers with rules for estate and gift taxes
The Internal Revenue Service's recent proposal to extend gift and estate tax exemptions beyond 2025 could spur some large transfers of wealth.

Accounting Today
Dec 07, 2018

Hope is not a strategy when it comes to growing new partners
There are several things I find curious about small and midsized CPA firms.

Accounting Today
Dec 07, 2018

Study suggests credit ratings encourage companies to manipulate accounting
Businesses are tweaking their cash flow and accruals to lower their interest rates on borrowing.

Accounting Today
Dec 07, 2018

WICPA picks Tammy Hofstede as new CEO
The incoming chief has been with the institute for 26 years, and succeeds Dennis Tomorsky on Jan. 1, 2019.

Accounting Today
Dec 07, 2018

Firms giving back: Withum holds annual Week of Caring
The New Jersey Society of CPAs also donated over 3,700 pounds of food to local food banks.

Accounting Today
Dec 07, 2018

KPMG debuts Spark accounting and tax tech for small businesses
KPMG has introduced KPMG Spark, a tax and accounting technology service aimed at small and midsized businesses.

Accounting Today
Dec 07, 2018

IRS offers guidance on 5-year tax deferral for stock options
The deferral may not be available to executives, highly compensated officers and those owning 1 percent or more of a corporation's stock.

Accounting Today
Dec 07, 2018

People and firms on the move: EisnerAmper onboards biggest start class in its history
Stan Mork to step down at the ITA, Baker Tilly refreshes its brand, and other news from across the accounting profession.

Accounting Today
Dec 07, 2018

Wisconsin CPAs pick Tammy Hofstede as new CEO
The Wisconsin Institute of CPAs has named Tammy J. Hofstede as its new president and CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2019, succeeding Dennis F. Tomorsky, who has served as WICPA's leader for a dozen years.

Accounting Today
Dec 06, 2018

Stan Mork to step down as ITA president
The Information Technology Alliance chief plans to retire at the end of next August.

Accounting Today
Dec 06, 2018

Starting your own CPA firm
If you have kicked around the idea of starting your own accounting practice and think you are ready, then this article is for you.

Accounting Today
Dec 06, 2018

Millennial accountants satisfied with their employers, but still open to new opportunities, says study
A survey of over 4,000 accounting and finance professionals by LaSalle Network found that a majority of young professionals are happy but wouldn't necessarily turn down a new job.

Accounting Today
Dec 06, 2018

Meet the 2018 Best Firms for Women
An introduction to the 15 members of Accounting Today's annual ranking of the top workplaces for women in the profession.

Accounting Today
Dec 06, 2018

Accounting authors see profession getting social in 2019
Panelists at a discussion hosted by the Accountants Club of America see social media, texting and cybersecurity among the major trends for the coming year.

Accounting Today
Dec 06, 2018

ADP finds private sector added 179,000 jobs in November
The pace of hiring slackened somewhat at large companies despite corporate tax cuts earlier this year.

Accounting Today
Dec 06, 2018

Accounting authors look ahead to 2019
The Accountants Club of America hosted an authors panel discussion Thursday in New York to look at the year ahead and the technology trends a group of accounting writers have been seeing in the accounting field in the past year.

Accounting Today
Dec 06, 2018

AICPA names 2018 Two-Year Transfer Scholarship recipients
The annual award honors students who are relocating to four-year colleges to finish their accounting degrees.

Accounting Today
Dec 06, 2018

Regulator tells U.K. auditors to do better on company reports
Auditors such as KPMG LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP must do better when it comes to compiling a key part of companies' annual reports, their U.K. regulator warned.

Accounting Today
Dec 06, 2018

Steinhoff falls as PwC probe delayed a year after crisis began
The news comes exactly a year after the disclosure of accounting irregularities and the resignation of its CEO threw the company into crisis.

Accounting Today
Dec 06, 2018

Millennial accountants satisfied with their employer, but still open to new opportunities, says study
A survey of over 4,000 accounting and finance professionals by LaSalle Network found that a majority of young professionals are happy but wouldn't necessarily turn down a new job.

Accounting Today
Dec 06, 2018

Ex-Tesco executives win dismissal of accounting-scandal case
The 2014 scandal prompted a boardroom house-cleaning and an overhaul of the U.K. grocer's supplier relations.

Accounting Today
Dec 06, 2018

Siri creator: Accountants need to bring AI in-house
Dag Kittlaus tells Digital CPAs they must develop these competencies.

Accounting Today
Dec 05, 2018

FloQast offers channel partner program
The close management software company has already signed up over a dozen companies.

Accounting Today
Dec 05, 2018

M&A roundup: Deals in California and Wisconsin
Pisenti & Brinker merges in Zainer Rinehart Clarke; Hawkins Ash CPAs adds Mequon office of Anderson Tackman.

Accounting Today
Dec 05, 2018

4 crucial steps to take before moving to the cloud
So you've decided to finally make the move to the cloud. Now what?

Accounting Today
Dec 05, 2018

Small businesses face choices on tax reform before the end of the year
There has been a lot of confusion about which businesses will qualify for the pass-through deduction and other tax breaks.

Accounting Today
Dec 05, 2018

Revolution in the workplace: How companies and accounting firms can win
Digitization, artificial intelligence and cloud-based systems herald a workplace revolution as temporary professionals come to the rescue.

Accounting Today
Dec 05, 2018

Paychex sees increase in wage growth, but slowdown in job growth in November
Hourly earnings growth increased 2.38 percent at small businesses in November, but job growth dipped 0.85 percent from a year ago.

Accounting Today
Dec 05, 2018

Firms named to Glassdoor's 2019 'Best Places to Work' list
A number of accounting firms and related businesses were featured on the employer review site's ranking, chosen by their employees.

Accounting Today
Dec 05, 2018

Trump's trust, business tax returns sought by Maryland, D.C.
Officials unleashed a burst of subpoenas seeking financial records that would reveal whether the president is profiting off foreign governments.

Accounting Today
Dec 05, 2018

Business environment seen as riskier in 2019
The consulting firm Protiviti has released its annual report on the top risks facing organizations in 2019.

Accounting Today
Dec 05, 2018

IRS pushes back Dec. 5 deadlines to Dec. 6
In honor of George H.W. Bush, filers have an extra day.

Accounting Today
Dec 04, 2018

PCAOB sees successful ‘dry runs' of critical audit matter disclosures from companies
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has been pilot testing its upcoming requirements for auditors.

Accounting Today
Dec 04, 2018

Lease accounting changes expected to cost millions
Companies are expanding their budgets to accommodate the new leasing standard, according to a new survey by Ernst & Young.

Accounting Today
Dec 04, 2018

VSCPA launches Center for Innovation
The Virginia Society of CPAs' new online resource will look to tutor members on emerging technology and leadership skills.

Accounting Today
Dec 04, 2018

Credit unions and community banks face different CECL challenges
The new accounting standard will have a varying impact on financial institutions.

Accounting Today
Dec 04, 2018

Brown Edwards adds Yancey & Bowman
The Regional Leader is expanding in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Accounting Today
Dec 04, 2018

CliftonLarsonAllen merges in Schenck
CLA is expanding in Wisconsin by combining with another Top 100 Firm.

Accounting Today
Dec 04, 2018

Europe's tech tax plan limps on with Franco-German agreement
Europe's efforts to tax large tech companies were kept on life-support Tuesday as France and Germany proposed a final-hour compromise that scales back the broad plan initially envisioned by Paris.

Accounting Today
Dec 04, 2018

Tax season preview
As the year draws down, tax professionals have their last chance to prepare tax season officially starts. This special report will help make sure they're ready, covering the tools, the rules and the issues they need to be aware of as they make their last-minute preparations.

Accounting Today
Dec 04, 2018

The tax challenges of health insurance for small business
How small employers and sole proprietors can maximize tax deductions for coverage.

Accounting Today
Dec 04, 2018

Calming clients' biggest concerns about tax reform
Practitioners share why communication is critical amid the uncertainty of the TCJA.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

Ernst & Young global chair and CEO Mark Weinberger stepping down
The global chairman and CEO is planning to step down after six years running EY's global network.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

Macron looks to tax cuts to placate ‘yellow vest' protesters
French President Emmanuel Macron could introduce emergency tax cuts to quell violent protests, a move that risks worsening the country's budget deficit.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

Art of Accounting: What you need to succeed
Don't be afraid to try new things.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

AICPA issues new standard for ERISA benefit plan audits
The American Institute of CPAs' Auditing Standards Board voted to issue a long-awaited standard on audits of financial statements of employee benefit plans, although it is still awaiting some details before the standard takes effect.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

10 year-end tax-planning tips after tax reform
Here are some of the most important 2018 year-end tax-planning considerations for individual clients from Grant Thornton.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

Case studies: Client accounting services in 2018
Three firms share how CAS is helping them help clients.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

$80B locked in a golden cage in Austria may be freed
Austria is trying to free about 70 billion euros ($80 billion) of capital locked in a "golden cage" the country created a few decades ago.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

QuickBooks introduces 'Backing You,' starring Danny DeVito
Intuit is launching its second year of videos in the Backing You campaign, which provides instruction and guidance to small businesses.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

The 2018 Best Accounting Firms for Women
Accounting Today's annual ranking of the 15 top female-friendly workplaces in the profession. (Registration required.)

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

The Best Firms for Women: Building new networks of support
Women-friendly workplaces are taking advantage of new development initiatives and work schedules.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

Client accounting services in 2018
Three firms share how CAS is helping them help clients.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

Creating growth at every level of a firm
All of your employees can boost your bottom line, says Angie Grissom of the Rainmaker Companies -- they just need to know how.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

Accountants Confidence Index — December 2018
After two month of climbing, the ACI had a slight setback for the end of the year.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

The next 12 months
A look at what's coming for accounting profession in 2019.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

The Accountants' Affinity Index: Opportunities in health care
Accounting Today launches a series of deep dives into different small-business niches.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

Tax experts weigh in on Qualified Opportunity Zones
Their verdict: This creation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act offers significant benefits to investors.

Accounting Today
Dec 03, 2018

The 2018 tech gift guide for accountants
Managers and staff alike are now in the throes of finding gifts for colleagues. What better than nifty new tech?

Accounting Today
Nov 30, 2018

SEC questions Amazon's revenue recognition for Prime
The Securities and Exchange Commission has been taking a close look at how Amazon.com has been adhering to the new revenue recognition standard, particularly with regard to its Amazon Prime revenue, and Amazon has been pushing back in response to the SEC's comment letters.

Accounting Today
Nov 30, 2018

BYU aims to make academic research more relevant for professionals
Four professors at Brigham Young University are developing a tool to make academic research more applicable to the real world, and they need accountants' help.

Accounting Today
Nov 30, 2018

IRS goes on Instagram
The Internal Revenue Service has opened an Instagram account where it will share information on the latest tax topics, but probably not many selfies or kitten photos.

Accounting Today
Nov 30, 2018

Ex-billionaire's widow gets boost in Panama Papers tax fight
The widow of a onetime Frenchman billionaire won a round of her fight against a criminal tax investigation linked to the Panama Papers leak that initially targeted her husband.

Accounting Today
Nov 30, 2018

Ex-Autonomy CEO Lynch resigns government role after U.S. fraud charge
Michael Lynch, the former chief executive officer of Autonomy Corp., stepped down Friday as an adviser to U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May after he was charged with fraud by the U.S.

Accounting Today
Nov 30, 2018

Product News: BlackLine releases compliance product
And other news from Priority Software, Vertex and XIXOIO

Accounting Today
Nov 30, 2018

Help them know you
Accounting firm clients -- particularly small businesses -- often don't understand the value they offer.

Accounting Today
Nov 30, 2018

Software survey: Nonprofit accounting in 2018
Vendors discuss the latest developments, and the future of the field.

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