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October 31, 2014

Climate Change Reporting Framework Links to Financial Performance

A group known as the Climate Disclosure Standards Board is readying an updated Climate Change Reporting Framework that aims to tie environmental information in with financial reporting for investors.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 04:26PM | Comments (0)

October 29, 2014

Handling Tax Complexity on Constructive Sales

Hedge funds and portfolio managers often have sophisticated needs when it comes to dealing with capital gains taxes and keeping them to a minimum, and one of the wrinkles they need to deal with is a constructive sale.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 06:13PM | Comments (0)

October 14, 2014

Goodwill Impairment on the Decline

Publicly traded companies in the U.S. recorded the lowest level of goodwill impairment since 2008, according to a new study.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 04:18PM | Comments (0)

October 13, 2014

Complacency about Fraud Exacts a Heavy Cost

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is warning about the costs to organizations of being overly complacent about financial fraud.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 11:23AM | Comments (0)

October 8, 2014

SEC Grapples with Forward-Looking Information and Financial Disclosures

The Securities and Exchange Commission has been conducting a review of the effectiveness of financial disclosures by public companies within and outside of financial statements, and some investors have wondered about where forward-looking statements should fit into them.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 05:35PM | Comments (0)

October 3, 2014

Strengthening Accounting Organizations in Developing Countries

While there are many well-equipped organizations for accountants in the United States and Europe, much of the developing world is still missing robust groups that can foster development of ethical practices for accountants and look out for their interests.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 04:08PM | Comments (1)

October 2, 2014

AICPA Provides Guidance on Liquidation Basis of Accounting in Employee Benefit Plans

The American Institute of CPAs’ Employee Benefit Plans Expert Panel has developed some new practice aids to provide nonauthoritative guidance about the effects of recent accounting standards relating to the liquidation basis of accounting on employee benefit plans.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 04:35PM | Comments (0)

October 1, 2014

Podcast Series Teaches Small Accounting Firms How to Grow

A new podcast series aims to help small accounting firms grow.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 06:02PM | Comments (0)

September 30, 2014

CPA Consultants’ Alliance Surveys Firms on Succession Planning

The CPA Consultants' Alliance has launched a new survey to collect information on succession planning in order to determine how partners in CPA firms view their firm’s ability to address the succession of their partners as they approach retirement.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 06:16PM | Comments (0)

September 29, 2014

ADP Takes a Fresh Look at Workforce Trends

Payroll giant ADP is planning to issue a new quarterly report examining different trends in the U.S. workforce.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 04:11PM | Comments (2)


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