Randstad publishes 2017 accounting salary guide

Feb 22 6:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The staffing company Randstad has released a new salary guide for accountants, including detailed listings of salaries for a variety of accounting and finance jobs in states and major cities across the U.S.
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FASB updates standard on gains and losses from derecognizing nonfinancial assets

Feb 22 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Financial Accounting Standards Board is clarifying some aspects of its revenue recognition guidance.
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Santa Fe College announces four-year accounting program

Feb 22 4:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Florida institute's new degree - to be offered Fall 2017 - looks to combat a dearth of local talent.
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The 2017 IRS Dirty Dozen

Feb 22 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
In this time of great upheaval in our nation’s history, find peace in the things that remain constant—one of them being that someone will always try to use taxes to steal money.
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Business Owner Mistakes: Not Understanding Their Revenue Model and Current Sales Plan

Feb 22 1:56pm
  You don’t have to be a CPA or CFO to develop a useful revenue plan. Sure, it can get complex, depending on the type of business you have, but at the end of the day it’s revenue and profit that drives your business. Business owners need to forecast sales and revenue as the starting point […] The post Business Owner Mistakes: Not Understanding Their Revenue Model and Current Sales Plan appeared first on .
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CPA firm owners, craft your sales pitch now for smooth succession

Feb 22 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Treat the next generation of leadership at your practice as you would a prospective client.
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AICPA changes going concern audit standard

Feb 22 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The American Institute of CPAs’ Auditing Standards Board has added some new requirements.
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Goldman has grim prognosis for tax reform amid Obamacare debate

Feb 22 11:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Investors counting on major U.S. tax changes in 2017 are going to be disappointed, according to a financial analyst.
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Thomson Reuters deploys multi-factor authentication app for Professional CS suite

Feb 22 9:34am Accounting Today: Feed
The tool allows firms to mandate all employees use it, and for clients to opt in.
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FASB adds five to Investor Advisory Committee

Feb 21 7:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Following a refinement of the group’s constituents, the board has added a handful of new members.
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The Hazards of Public Wi-Fi

Feb 21 7:05pm Training Center/Scaling New Heights
Over the next months I will be publishing some articles related to the six (6) sessions I will be teaching at this year's Scaling New Heights conference. This article focuses on the hazards of Public Wi-Fi, and steps to safeguard against cyber crime.
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What Homeschool Leaders Dont Know About Non Profit Status

Feb 21 6:00pm HomeschoolCPA.com
What does it take to be a nonprofit? Only two things! Related posts: Video: Nonprofit status for homeschool groups Homeschool leader collecting donations without tax exempt status. Can we start running our homeschool co-op before we apply for tax exempt status?...
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Hundreds of sales tax changes happened last year

Feb 21 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
States and localities across the countries are adjusting their rates, according to a new report.
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5 Mistakes Everyone Makes On The CPA Exam

Feb 21 4:48pm CPA Exam Hub
Not to sound like a pessimist, but that title is sadly true. There’s a lot of common, frequently repeated mistakes that CPA students make while taking the big exam, and there’s few feelings worse than seeing someone fail their exam by making the same mistakes again and again – especially if it only causes them to fail by a few... The post 5 Mistakes Everyone Makes On The CPA Exam appeared first on CPA Exam Hub.
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Polk & Associates merges in Rogow & Loney

Feb 21 4:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The deal expands the firm's presence in Southeast Michigan by adding an office in Ann Arbor.
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SEC to host crowdfunding dialogue February 28

Feb 21 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
With the new fundraising tool on the rise, the Securities and Exchange Commission is looking to get stakeholders’ thoughts on the new method of raising capital in a public forum.
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Practitioners walk fine line on silent returns

Feb 21 2:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The IRS says it will accept filings that don’t say whether a a taxpayer has health insurance for ACA purposes.
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Workers seek more communication in their managers, survey finds

Feb 21 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Robert Half Management Resources poll finds that 30\% of staff champion diplomacy in their bosses above all.
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Receipt Bank Review

Feb 21 1:00pm Accountex Report
Receipt Bank is designed to make going paperless easy and ensure both that you have no more data entry and also that you can integrate its data with cloud accounting software. This article will assess how the software meets those challenges. This article is part of an ongoing series of reviews I’m doing on data […] The post Receipt Bank Review appeared first on Accountex Report.
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Fear and loathing: What clients say about the IRS

Feb 21 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Taxpayers often have radically different opinions of the Internal Revenue Service than tax professionals — which offers practitioners some opportunities.
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Why it's been 31 years since the last tax reform

Feb 21 11:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Making changes this year will be a much tougher slog than it was in 1986, or than Republicans expect it to be today.
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Tax break long coveted by utilities threatened by reform

Feb 21 10:34am Accounting Today: Feed
U.S. companies from Duke Energy Corp. to NextEra Energy Inc. are warning investors that their earnings may take a hit from proposals being floated in Washington.
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Why QuickBooks Self-Employed Is Important to Accountants

Feb 21 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
QuickBooks® Self-Employed is aimed at the smallest of businesses, the one-person business that doesn’t have any employees. Businesses that don’t have inventory, that in the past would have just held all their receipts in a shoe box but who now... Full Story...
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The Best Laid Schemes

Feb 21 8:13am Communication for Accountants
According to Scotland’s great national poet, Robert Burns, The best-laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley. (In the interests of clarity, I translate the last phrase for you as “go often awry”.) Well, mine went agley this morning. I had intended to take the opportunity during my early morning walk to record a […]...
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Have you paid your self-assessment bill?

Feb 21 7:47am
Tax Payments – How late can you be? With the madness of the January tax return deadline, it may have slipped some of your minds to actually pay your self-assessment bill. If this is the case then you may be wondering how you will be penalised for doing so. For those that have filed their […]...
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Monitor Real Estate: More Is Better

Feb 21 5:00am CPA Trendlines technology
No, one big screen is not just as good as multiple smaller ones. Roman H. Kepczyk Quantum of Paperless The post Monitor Real Estate: More Is Better appeared first on CPA Trendlines.
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Starbucks Launches Voice-Activated Ordering

Feb 21 5:00am CPA Trendlines technology
Beta testing in iOS is going on now, with Android available later this year. By Rick Richardson Technology This Week The post Starbucks Launches Voice-Activated Ordering appeared first on CPA Trendlines.
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Have You Looked at Your Email Signature Lately? Heres Why You Should

Feb 21 3:52am Casey Accounting & Finance Resources
When you’re busy reaching out to your professional contacts and associates, don’t overlook the impression you make when sending a simple email. You want your email recipient to feel confident about working with you so both your message and your email signature need to make you appear professional and credible. Here are some things to… The post Have You Looked at Your Email Signature Lately? Here’s Why You Should appeared first on Casey Accounting & Finance Resources.
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Technology Talks Podcast: Digital Transformation and the 4th Industrial Revolution

Feb 21 3:00am Blum Shapiro Knowledege Center
Listen to our new podcast, Technology Talks, hosted by Hector Luciano, Consulting Manager at BlumShapiro Consulting. Each month, Hector will talk about the latest news and trends in technology with different leaders in the field.
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Art of Accounting: More on being a generalist

Feb 20 9:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
My two columns in January on having a firm specialty of being a generalist have generated considerable comments and emails to me.
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Build a QuickBooks Money-Making Machine

Feb 20 1:00pm Accountex Report
Accounting once again leads the way as the most profitable industry. Great news, right? Absolutely. However, while it is the most profitable industry it is also the one at greatest risk of being automated, and accountants are regularly identified as a “low value” in client perception surveys. So accounting professionals need to think outside the […] The post Build a QuickBooks Money-Making Machine appeared first on Accountex Report.
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Being Your Own Business Accountant is Tough Work

Feb 20 12:16pm ATPP
There are a number of tasks you have to think about when running a small business. From creating marketing materials and handling clients to data entry and accounting, finding enough hours in the day to handle everything on your own … Continue reading →...
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A Year in the Life of a Tax Pro: Introducing Jackie Meyer

Feb 20 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
We invited Jackie Meyer, CPA, CTC, MSA, a member of our Intuit® ProConnect™ Tax Council, to share insights about her online tax practice. Over the next year, we will learn how Jackie manages her practice and makes a difference with... Full Story...
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CC Directors: Do not give yourself a 1099-MISC

Feb 18 10:18am HomeschoolCPA.com
I have spoken to several Classical Conversations (CC) Directors lately who tell me that they gave themselves a 1099-MISC to report what they paid themselves. Related posts: I’m a Classical Conversations Director. Do I have to file any forms with the IRS? Are violin lessons and ballet classes tax deductions? Should my homeschool co-op be giving any tax forms to our teachers?...
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Business Leaders Recipe for Success

Feb 17 7:41pm Goldin, Peiser & Peiser, CPAs
As a business leader, there are so many aspects that need your attention. So where do you focus your energy? In a new article from Inc. magazine, entrepreneur Martin Zwilling gives tips for becoming an effective and successful business leader. “Move from leading tasks to managing relationships,” Zwilling advises. “Some leaders are so focused on The post Business Leader’s Recipe for Success appeared first on Goldin, Peiser & Peiser, CPAs.
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IRS warns tax pros of new scam to hack into their software accounts

Feb 17 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
A new alert cautions tax professionals about a new scam in which phishing emails purport to come from software providers.
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Deloitte works to make corporate boardrooms more diverse

Feb 17 4:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Big Four firm has partnered with a group of other organizations on an initiative to bring more varied representation to the leadership of public companies.
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IRS gears up for holiday week rush

Feb 17 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Internal Revenue Service is putting out the word on how to beat the tax-filing crowd right after Presidents Day—one of the agency’s busiest times of the year.
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Oracle releases new tax reporting service for multinational companies

Feb 17 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The cloud-based solution was built on best practices from the on-premise tool Hyperion Tex Provision.
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BDO USA to market Indiggos leadership effectiveness platform

Feb 17 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The technology is built on proprietary artificial intelligence.
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Paul Ryan makes emphatic plea for tax plan seen on life support

Feb 17 11:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Not long after the Speaker of the House offered a full-throated affirmation of his tax overhaul, an influential conservative group announced a grassroots campaign against it.
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Are You Ready For Outsourced Controller Services?

Feb 17 9:12am AccountingDepartment.com
There comes a time in the growth of every successful business where the owner or CEO starts to feel that their basic bookkeeping simply isn't enough. If they're lucky, their books are clean and the integrity of their financial data is secure. (We'll let you figure out what their books look like if they haven't been so lucky.) Yet, in the growth process, owners find themselves wanting more from their data. Books closed on time isn't enough--they need insights and reporting to help guide their business through the next stages.
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What Book is on Your Night Table?

Feb 17 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
One key to a successful tax season is taking breaks and recharging. Do you watch your favorite Netflix show, cook a meal or read just a good book? Here are some book recommendations from some of our Intuit® ProConnect™ Tax... Full Story...
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Designing an authentic and honest employee evaluation process that works

Feb 16 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Many employee performance evaluation processes or systems are met with some level of disdain by employees.
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PCAOB updates guidance for new audit participant form

Feb 16 4:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has added information on secondment arrangements to its instructions for auditing firms filing the new disclosures.
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Armanino merges in Bernstein

Feb 16 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The firm has expanded its business management services for the California entertainment industry with its latest deal.
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Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, Inc. Wins Invaeros 2017 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards

Feb 16 3:30pm Casey Accounting & Finance Resources
Rolling Meadows, IL  60008 – Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, a leading employment agency specializing in placing Accounting and Finance Professionals, announced today they have won Inavero’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and job seekers. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, Inavero’s Best of Staffing winners have… The post Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, Inc. Wins Invaero’s 2017 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards appeared first on Casey Accounting & Finance Resources.
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Wolters Kluwer donates free tax software to U.S. military

Feb 16 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The company announced that they will provide TaxWise® Online 2016 to volunteer preparers at bases around the globe.
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Running Balances for Account Transactions in Xero

Feb 16 1:00pm Accountex Report
Running balances in the Account transactions tab is something I’ve been looking for in Xero for a long time. The reason I want running account balances is because it allows me to double-check balances as of a certain date in time, to make sure that some rogue unreconciled transactions aren’t providing inaccurate numbers. And while […] The post Running Balances for Account Transactions in Xero appeared first on Accountex Report.
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GOP considers cap on favorable tax treatment of health insurance

Feb 16 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Republicans are looking at limiting a tax exclusion used by employers that’s worth hundreds of billions of dollars a year, as a way to pay for changes to the health care system.
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Tax Fraud Blotter: Mass preparer suspensions in Maryland

Feb 16 11:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Fake children and other highlights of our favorite recent tax fraud cases.
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Is Your Industry at Risk for Digital Disruption?

Feb 16 11:34am Blum Shapiro Knowledege Center
Join our webinar and hear from Noah Ullman, Director of Business Development, at BlumShapiro Consulting as he discusses the importance of preparing your organization for a digital first future.
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Measuring What Matters: Non-Profit Financial Metrics for Success

Feb 16 11:34am Blum Shapiro Knowledege Center
During this webinar, you'll learn what is driving forward-thinking non-profits to place a strong emphasis on success metrics—and the next steps you can take to put them into practice in your organization.
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How to Find Extra Time for Clients in the Middle of Tax Season

Feb 16 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
If you’re like me, you can sometimes get overwhelmed with the requirements of tax season. We all want to take advantage of the time with our clients – to add value and increase our billings. Here are five ways to... Full Story...
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National Taxpayer Advocate Calls for Taxpayer-Centric IRS

Feb 16 3:00am Blum Shapiro Knowledege Center
In a recent report to Congress, Nina E. Olson urged the IRS to change its culture from one that is enforcement-oriented to one that is service-oriented. Such a change, Olson provided, would create an environment that encourages taxpayer trust and confidence.
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Taxpayer sues Howard Stern over IRS phone call broadcast

Feb 15 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The shock jock inadvertently aired a private call with an Internal Revenue Service employee on his Sirius XM radio show in 2015 and is now facing a lawsuit.
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H&R Block awards scholarships in student finance challenge

Feb 15 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Teens from Florida, Michigan and Texas each received $20,000 college scholarships from the tax prep chain's recent Budget Challenge high school competition.
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DHG launches campaign celebrating firm's diversity

Feb 15 2:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Dixon Hughes Goodman will profile staff members throughout Black History Month and Women's History Month.
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