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A steadier outlook for the economy

Optimism about the U.S. economy, which soured in the first quarter, rebounded in the most recent survey of CPA executives in business and industry. Projections for revenue, profit, and expansion plans, down slightly year over year, are higher...

10 Ways to Protect Your Firm Against a Cyber-Invasion

The average length of time between a new computer being hooked up to the Internet and its being targeted by hackers is six minutes, experts warn -- so it’s critical to establish a defense in depth against cyber-invasion. “Set up a...

Massive Asset Transition Offers Big Opportunity for Advisors

As the Baby Boomers move into retirement, their $50 trillion in assets will move with them -- and they’ll need professional help with the transition, according to Roger Ochs, president and CEO of broker-dealer HD Vest Financial Services. n...

Preventing Corporate Inversions May Risk U.S. Economic Health

The U.S. Treasury Department’s continuing attack on inversions claimed its latest victim this week, ending the deal between US based fertilizer maker, CF Industries, and its smaller Dutch counterpart, OCI. The recently announced proposed...

Flashback to 1988: Comparing Accounting Firm Standards Then and Now

Back to the Future – Looking Back over Three Decades Recently my clients, Tony Frabotta and Rick David of UHY Advisors, forwarded to me the Summer 1988 issue of The PDI Report. Tongue in cheek, they said to me they were surprised to see...

FASB Seeks Nominations for its Small Business Advisory Committee

The FASB is currently seeking nominations for individuals who would be interested in serving on the SBAC and who have relevant background in and experience with: Preparing or auditing financial statements of small public businesses in various...

GWSCPA Announces the 2016 Scholarship Award Recipients

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 27, 2016 CONTACT:  Elissa Brousseau Greater Washington Society of CPAs  202-561-0561 ebrousseau@gwscpa.org www.gwscpa.org WASHINGTON, DC —The Greater Washington Society of CPAs announces the winners of this...

The Biggest Challenges of Being a New Manager

New managers face a number of challenges, but which is the most daunting? According to CFOs interviewed for a Robert Half Management Resources survey, the most difficult part of becoming a manager is balancing individual responsibilities with...

Old Labor Laws Not Keeping Up With Gig Economy, Decrease Worker Benefits

The traditional distinction between employees and independent contractors is discouraging companies from offering gig economy workers important support, particularly when it comes to taxes. That'd according to Joseph Kennedy, senior fellow at the...

Struggling for Traction on Diversity

Decades of effort have yielded underwhelming results It’s a great time to be a young student entering the profession. According to the 2015 AICPA Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits...