July 22, 2016

Recruiting New Employees for CPA Firm Succession Planning

Accounting firms are looking to bring in younger employees to fill their ranks as older Baby Boomer partners start to retire, but they have to offer the right enticements if their succession planning is going to work.

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July 21, 2016

More Women Supervising Internal Audit Departments

The internal audit profession is seeing a bit of a gender shift, as more women become chief audit executives.

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July 20, 2016

Internal Auditors Move to Combat Cyberattacks

Internal auditors increasingly need to check their companies’ defenses against cyberattacks from hackers and identity thieves.

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July 19, 2016

SASB Releases Engagement Guide for Investors

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board has published new guidance to help investors use SASB standards to engage better with the companies where they own and manage shares.

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July 18, 2016

AICPA Will Finance Assurance Research

The American Institute of CPAs is planning to fund academic research on audit and assurance services.

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July 15, 2016

Is This the ‘End of Accounting’? Maybe So

The standard GAAP accounting measures are less and less useful to investors, according to a new book with the provocative title, “The End of Accounting.”

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July 14, 2016

BDO Sees Worries over 'Tech Unicorns'

Investment bankers are concerned there may be big corrections on the way for “tech unicorns,” private companies valued at over $1 billion, according to a new survey by BDO USA.

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July 13, 2016

Big Four Protest Proposed IRS Regulations on Tax Treatment of Corporate Debt and Equity

The Big Four firms have sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew asking for withdrawal of proposed regulations on the tax treatment of corporate debt and equity.

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July 12, 2016

Internal Auditors Expand Their Mission in Financial Services

The internal audit function needs to transition to operate across the entire risk governance framework at financial services firms, according to a new report from Ernst & Young.

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July 11, 2016

Small Businesses Expecting Better Profits in 2016

Small businesses are anticipating a more profitable year this year, according to a new survey.

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