July 6, 2016

IFAC Pushes to Build Accounting Profession in Developing World

The International Federation of Accountants has been trying to build the reach and influence of the accounting profession in emerging markets in Africa, Asia and other parts of the world.

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July 5, 2016

Deloitte Shares Golf Tips with the USGA

Deloitte has been working with the United States Golf Association to help the USGA broaden the appeal of golf and understand what is drawing players to the game.

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July 1, 2016

IRS Contends with Mounting Legal Challenges

The Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Tax Court are seeing their caseloads pile up as taxpayers, interest groups, tax attorneys and Congress let loose with a volley of lawsuits and legal challenges.

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June 30, 2016

PwC Produces YouTube Video Series on FASB Lease Accounting Standard

PricewaterhouseCoopers has created a series of YouTube videos explaining the ins and outs of the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new lease accounting standard.

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June 27, 2016

Spark More Summer Business in Your Accounting Practice

Capital One’s Spark Business unit is offering some advice to accountants to help them and their small business clients get through the summertime lull and attract more customers.

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June 24, 2016

Will the Brexit Break E.U. Audit Firm Rotation?

The European Union’s new rules for mandatory audit firm rotation took effect on June 17, only a week before the United Kingdom voted to “Brexit” from the E.U. How will that affect audit firm rotation in the U.K. and Europe?

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June 23, 2016

Small Business Lender OnDeck Partners with Accountants

A small business lending company, OnDeck, has recently launched an Accountant Advisor Program that helps accountants arrange financing for their small business clients.

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June 22, 2016

Galleon Insider Trading Witness Shares Details of Fraud

Roomy Khan, a technology executive and financial analyst who helped convict Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam on fraud charges, told a group of fraud examiners last week about how she became enmeshed in the insider trading scheme.

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June 21, 2016

New PwC Assurance Leader Aims to Increase Diversity

PricewaterhouseCoopers recently announced PwC’s new leadership team, including Maria Moats, a Latina who has been working as chief diversity officer at the firm and will assume the role of U.S. assurance leader, effective July 1.

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June 20, 2016

FASB Credit Loss Standard Will Prompt Changes at More than Banks

The long awaited credit loss standard that the Financial Accounting Standards Board released last week is expected to have a wide-ranging impact beyond only banks and financial services firms.

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