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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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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 firmís ability to address the succession of their partners as they approach retirement.

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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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September 19, 2014

Mandatory Partner Retirement Becomes an Issue at Firms

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been questioning some of the Big Four accounting firms about their policy of requiring their partners to agree to retire at a specific age.

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September 18, 2014

Relationship Training for CPA Tax Planners

Maintaining healthy client relationships is important for CPAs, particularly when their tax clients need some help with their tax planning that may require outside expertise.

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September 16, 2014

Measuring Internal Audit Performance

PricewaterhouseCoopers has released a new report on how internal auditors can take advantage of metrics to get better results.

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September 12, 2014

Free the PTIN

The IRS must be one of the most frequently sued agencies in the federal government, and now itís facing a challenge over whether it has the right to charge tax preparers for the annual cost of a Preparer Tax Identification Number.

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September 11, 2014

Businesses Having Trouble Managing Risky Tax Environment

Tax and finance executives are concerned they donít have enough resources at their disposal to navigate a risky tax environment, according to a new survey from Ernst & Young.

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

September 9, 2014

Thomson Reuters Examines Changes in Broker-Dealer Auditing Standards

Regulators have been clamping down on auditors of broker-dealers in recent years in response to the lack of meaningful audits of Bernard Madoffís investment firm and other scandals uncovered during the financial crisis.

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September 8, 2014

A Love Song for the IRS

A singer known as Remy has written a tongue-in-cheek love song revolving around the Internal Revenue Serviceís recent scandals involving its loss of emails from Lois Lerner, the former director of the IRSís Exempt Organizations unit.

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