Industry accounting perceived as less ethical by CPAs

Mar 14 6:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
A new study finds a big disparity in how CPAs employed in industry and government see the ethical environment around them compared to public accounting firms.
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Saltmarsh merges in Reingruber

Mar 14 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Florida accounting firm adds specialist with clients in the health care industry.
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Armanino Foundation awards $20K to local organizations in debut

Mar 14 4:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The California firm issued grants to seven charities and will match staff contributions two-to-one.
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What Homeschool Leaders Dont Know About Losing Tax Exempt Status

Mar 14 4:00pm
Helping homeschool leaders know what to do if their organization has lost its tax exempt status. Related posts: What Homeschool Leaders Don’t Know About Non Profit Status What Homeschool Leaders Don’t Know About Tax Exempt Status Can we start running our homeschool co-op before we apply for tax exempt status?...
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SEC charges EY auditor with insider trading

Mar 14 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Securities and Exchange Commission said Tuesday that an auditor in Silicon Valley has agreed to settle insider trading charges.
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Taxpayers say what they think of their accountants

Mar 14 2:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Some clients see preparers as overpriced or even a scam.
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Volunteers wanted for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

Mar 14 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The IRS is seeking members from across the country for an important advisory committee.
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Trump tax cut may save oil explorers $10B, boost drilling

Mar 14 11:34am Accounting Today: Feed
The administration’s plan to slash corporate tax rates could open new opportunities at a time of uncertainty in the energy marketplace.
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Elevate your business to new heights at Sage Summit UK

Mar 14 10:43am Sage Blog
Forge a bold path for tomorrow and realise your own business vision at Sage Summit – the UK’s largest gathering of entrepreneurs and business builders. The post Elevate your business to new heights at Sage Summit UK appeared first on Sage Blog.
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Trump's counties lose out to Clinton's in GOP health tax cuts

Mar 14 10:34am Accounting Today: Feed
The very first tax breaks officially endorsed by the president don’t offer great news for most of his supporters.
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Delayed refunds, due diligence requirements top early-season challenges

Mar 14 9:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Tax pros share the issues they’re most concerned about for this year’s returns.
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SlickPie accounting software integrates smart bot

Mar 14 7:34am Accounting Today: Feed
The platform also now supports multiple currencies.
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The 10,000 Steps a Day Myth

Mar 14 7:00am CPA Trendlines technology
How fitness apps can do more harm than good. By Rick Richardson Technology This Week The post The 10,000 Steps a Day Myth appeared first on CPA Trendlines.
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Picking the perfect payroll solution

Mar 14 5:00am Sage Blog
Dealing with your payroll can be a tricky, time-consuming task. Using software can help you automate the process, saving you both time and money. The post Picking the perfect payroll solution appeared first on Sage Blog.
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Connecticut Residents Beware - Tax Implications of Your Ties to New York

Mar 14 3:00am Blum Shapiro Knowledege Center
If you're a Connecticut resident, you can relate to the feeling that Connecticut is just a place between New York and Boston. We are often merely the link between our larger neighbors and there is no larger neighbor than New York City. But, your ties to New York can have major implications for your income tax liability – specifically if you own or rent a second home in New York or if you telecommute to an office there.
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To Scale New Heights, You Must Face the Yeti

Mar 14 2:00am Training Center/Scaling New Heights
Accounting thought leader Joe Woodard talks about why this year's event will inspire you to reach for greater heights.
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GOP health plan to boost uninsured by 24M, CBO says

Mar 13 7:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
About 24 million more people would be uninsured under the Republican plan to replace Obamacare, according to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, creating a daunting political impediment for a proposal that would reduce the deficit by more than $300 billion.
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BDO updates guide to nonprofit financial statements

Mar 13 6:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Latest edition of book covers recent changes from the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
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Breaking the myth of client pricing

Mar 13 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Firms operate based on myths while enduring realities such as slow growth, low profitability, client losses and employee losses.
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M&A roundup: Maner Costerisan adds Vantage; plus more mergers

Mar 13 4:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Gorfine, Schiller & Gardyn merges with Morice, Layton & Fagan; and Magone & Company and M.E. Safris join forces.
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Art of Accounting: Tax process tips

Mar 13 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Very few preparers would consider changing any part of their system a month before busy season ends, so I won’t offer any of my sage advice. But I will make a suggestion.
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Payroll update

Mar 13 2:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
With a new presidential administration, this year has seen a host of changes, developments and new issues that will affect businesses of all sizes.
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Xero introduces machine learning automation system

Mar 13 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The technology learns a business's habits over time, then begins to automatically categorize invoices.
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Top Candidates March 2017 Newsletter

Mar 13 1:14pm Casey Accounting & Finance Resources
Senior Financial Analyst Areas of expertise: Budget and Modeling and Analysis, Financial Planning and Analysis, Corporate Reporting and Analysis, Cost Benefit and Product Analysis, Operations Modeling and Process Review, Procedural Development and Review. Noteworthy: 15 years of experience within the manufacturing arena. In the last three roles they held sole responsibility for Financial Planning and… The post Top Candidates – March 2017 Newsletter appeared first on Casey Accounting & Finance Resources.
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Training the Accounting Leaders of the Future

Mar 13 1:00pm Accountex Report
No matter what you think of technology, you have to admit that it keeps accounting interesting. One example is Integrative platforms, which are transforming the way accountants serve small businesses. Having the right tools can dramatically improve the quality of service by enabling firms to spend more time with clients and their own teams — and […] The post Training the Accounting Leaders of the Future appeared first on Accountex Report.
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Canopy closes $20M Series B round

Mar 13 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The company has raised $30M to date, and the funds will be used to further develop its tax filing software.
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The fastest-growing firms in the U.S. 2017

Mar 13 10:34am Accounting Today: Feed
The accounting practices with the highest 2016 revenue growth from our Top 100 and Regional Leaders list.
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A deep dive into the Top 100 Firms

Mar 13 9:33am Accounting Today: Feed
Accounting Today’s annual ranking of the leading firms in the profession offers up a host of insights and secrets; in this podcast, editor-in-chief Dan Hood shares some of the most interesting.
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20 Tips to Help Accountants Stay In Shape During Tax Season

Mar 13 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
Busy season is a stressful time of the year – but there are things you and your employees can do to mitigate the stress of tax season. The pace may be hectic, but it’s also a good time to be... Full Story...
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Hiring for the future

Mar 13 5:00am Sage Blog
To find, recruit and retain skilled, energetic workers, you need to change your approach to hiring. Take a look at these tips. The post Hiring for the future appeared first on Sage Blog.
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LedgerDocs Review

Mar 13 4:00am Accountex Report
I’ve been doing a series of reviews on a range of document management solutions, from expense reporting, to receipt scanning, to document collection. Today I’ll be looking at LedgerDocs, which I can best describe as a tool to collect documents for accounting professionals. If I had to compare it to other software, I’d say it’s […] The post LedgerDocs Review appeared first on Accountex Report.
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Comprehensive Tax Reform and the Destination Based Cash Flow Taxation (DBCFT)

Mar 13 3:00am Blum Shapiro Knowledege Center
The GOP plans sweeping changes in the tax code specifically in the introduction of the so-called “destination based cash flow taxation” (DBCFT). The key feature of this DBCFT concept as it applies to business tax is the application of the “border adjusted” tax that would significantly change the way the tax code works for corporate entities.
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H&R block revenue drops early in tax season

Mar 12 11:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
H&R Block Inc. reported that its revenues declined $22.7 million in the third fiscal quarter of 2017 due to the delayed tax season.
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Applicants sought for IRS electronic tax committee

Mar 12 4:33pm Accounting Today: Feed
The IRS is seeking nominees for its Electronic Tax Administration Advisory Committee.
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Top Common Tax Time Mistakes to Avoid

Mar 11 4:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
Although most tax professionals do their jobs well, it’s not a bad thing to run a sanity check against the IRS’ checklist of common errors. Please review the following list from the IRS to make sure you’re not missing anything... Full Story...
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SEC accuses former executives of stealing millions

Mar 10 6:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two former executives at iPayment, a Westlake Village, California-based credit card processing company, with overseeing a scheme to steal millions of dollars via bogus expense reimbursements, inflated invoices and various accounting maneuvers.
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IIRC leaders plan push for integrated reporting in the U.S.

Mar 10 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The new chief of the International Integrated Reporting Council is aiming to build support for integrated reporting in the U.S. as the IIRC begins to gather feedback on how companies are implementing it.
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New partnership audit rules require major decisions

Mar 10 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Strategic decisions should be considered that make it important to understand the regulations and their impact.
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Accepting contributions for a needy family

Mar 10 3:24pm
Gifts to an individual family are NOT tax deductible donations to the donor. Related posts: Got donations? Confirming contributions in a homeschool organization Accepting in-kind donations of equipment or services Giving receipts for donations to a homeschool group...
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How to Protect Your Customers Data

Mar 10 2:52pm Goldin, Peiser & Peiser, CPAs
Cyberattacks have reached a critical level, hitting unprecedented numbers last year. It’s estimated that data breaches were up 40\% in 2016. A common misconception is that these attacks only happen in the banking or healthcare industries, or only to retail giants. The reality is that all businesses are at risk. Sometimes, cybercriminals will go after The post How to Protect Your Customers’ Data appeared first on Goldin, Peiser & Peiser, CPAs.
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FASB updates standards for reporting on pensions and other post-retirement benefit plans

Mar 10 2:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Financial Accounting Standards Board has released an update to improve the financial reporting on pensions and other post-retirement benefits.
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Firms on the move: Prager Metis CPAs creates new technology company

Mar 10 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Stephano Slack's busy season goes to the dogs; PGHJ and Raffa both launch women empowerment initiatives; and more news from across the country.
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CPA business executive optimism hits highest point since 2004

Mar 10 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Business executives who are also CPAs are feeling more optimistic about the U.S. economy than they have in more than 12 years, according to a new survey by the American Institute of CPAs.
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CLA Foundation awards $749K for 2016

Mar 10 11:34am Accounting Today: Feed
CliftonLarsonAllen's donations benefit organizations dedicated to education and career-building.
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10 things to know about the report saying companies dont pay taxes

Mar 10 10:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Once health care is tamed, President Donald Trump and Congress will turn to other bears, such as the byzantine U.S. tax code. Conveniently, a new report has come out on legal tax avoidance.
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Public vs. Private Accounting: Which is Best for You?

Mar 10 8:50am CPA Exam Hub
As someone pursuing a career in accounting, one big decision you’ll face is whether you should get into public accounting or private accounting. But what exactly are the differences between the two? Private accountants are directly employed by a company or business. Because of this, private accountants are also sometimes referred to as corporate accountants. Public accountants basically serve as... The post Public vs. Private Accounting: Which is Best for You? appeared first on CPA Exam Hub.
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Jackson Hewitts early-season revenue up

Mar 9 11:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The tax prep chain credits its marketing and fast refunds.
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Tax Fraud Blotter: Lawyers Should Know Better

Mar 9 10:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Tax attorneys who didn’t file, 19 suspended preparers in Maryland, and other highlights of recent tax fraud cases.
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Marijuana consulting co. settles SEC charges over fake revenue

Mar 9 6:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Medbox founder agrees to disgorge $12M and banning...
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Executive summary: The 2017 Top 100 Firms and Regional Leaders

Mar 9 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Accounting Today editor-in-chief offers a short survey of the major results of the annual rankings.
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Low-income tax clinics saved taxpayers $64M

Mar 9 4:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
They also helped clients get $4.3 million in refunds.
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KPMG names new global chairman, Bill Thomas

Mar 9 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
KPMG International has tapped Bill Thomas as its new global chairman, succeeding John Veihmeyer on the completion of his term on Oct. 1, 2017.
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Accounting featured on Fortune's '100 Best Companies to Work For'

Mar 9 12:33pm Accounting Today: Feed
All Big 4 firms and more were honored for their workplace cultures and leadership.
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Recognizing and managing risk as an accounting professional

Mar 9 11:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Whenever your job is working with someone else's money, you knowingly take on the associated risks. Accountants, tax preparers and other financial industry professionals recognize this.
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Gutting Dodd-Frank is hard, so Republicans turn to easier things

Mar 9 10:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Here’s the latest indication Wall Street regulations won’t be gutted anytime soon: Republicans who write financial laws are starting to focus on other things.
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Spring Budget 2017

Mar 9 10:17am
I am sure that you have seen the headlines in the papers this morning about the Budget and for a detailed analysis please see the report on our website: The items that have caught my attention and I think are relevant to most people are as follows: National Insurance for the self-employed At present, […]...
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Former Arthur Andersen chiefs support Andersen Tax in dispute over Andersen name

Mar 8 7:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Two former managing partners and chief executives are weighing in on the legal wrangling over the trademark, as the dispute escalates further.
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Highlights of the Top 100 Firms

Mar 8 4:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
A sampling of data, insights and analysis from Accounting Today's 2017 ranking.
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Raffa launches women mentoring program with Vital Voices

Mar 8 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Top 100 firm's initiative will help advance women leaders from around the world.
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ADP finds private sector added 298,000 jobs in February

Mar 8 2:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Private sector employment grew by nearly 300,000 last month, according to payroll giant ADP, in another strong sign for the economy.
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