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August 28, 2014

Tax Prep Chains Make Moves into Accounting

H&R Block and Liberty Tax have been expanding from traditional tax preparation services into other areas such as bookkeeping as they reach out to service small business clients year-round, giving traditional accountants some extra competition.

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August 27, 2014

American Express Showcases Tech and Tennis at U.S. Open

American Express is showing off some innovative technologies for tennis fans at the U.S. Open in Queens, N.Y., that might provide some inspiration for financial professionals.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 03:23PM | Comments (0)

August 18, 2014

Tax Planning Advice for Grandparents Day

In case you haven’t heard, National Grandparents Day is just around the corner, on September 7.

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August 15, 2014

Government Debt Defaults Linked to Absence of Accrual Accounting

Governments that default on their sovereign debt could be falling victim to the absence of accrual accounting in most public sector entities, and the International Federation of Accountants wants to change that.

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August 8, 2014

Honkamp Krueger Ads Feature ‘Most Uninteresting’ Accountants in Spoof of Dos Equis Campaign

Honkamp Krueger & Co., an Iowa accounting firm, has been running a hilarious series of radio ads and Internet videos spoofing the Dos Equis “Most Interesting Man in the World” ad campaign.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 03:56PM | Comments (0)

August 7, 2014

ACFE Profiles Typical Fraudster

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners has created a new infographic depicting the “Profile of a Fraudster.”

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August 6, 2014

Accounting Convergence Unachievable

Hans Hoogervorst, chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, reportedly told an audience in Singapore last week that full convergence is no longer an achievable project.

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August 5, 2014

Employees Less Courteous as They Move up the Ranks

A majority of employees believe workplace etiquette affects their career prospects, but they also think people become less courteous as they rise to the top, according to a new survey by Accountemps, a staffing company for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals that’s part of staffing giant Robert Half.

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July 31, 2014

SocialCPAs Surveying Firms about Social Media Use

SocialCPAs, a group that aims to help accounting professionals with social media, has re-launched its annual survey on social media use.

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July 30, 2014

Big Four Firms Rebuilding Legal Service Practices

The Big Four accounting firms are reportedly rebuilding their legal service practices, after abandoning much of that area over a decade ago in response to Sarbanes-Oxley restrictions.

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