March 9, 2016

IRS Changes in Tax Return Due Dates Promise to Help Preparers Next Year

The Internal Revenue Service will be making some changes in the due dates next year for several types of business tax returns, which should give accountants a little extra breathing room.

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March 8, 2016

Shareholder Meetings Likely to Focus on Audit Committees and Other Issues

Audit committee oversight, mergers and acquisitions, currency risk, cybersecurity, foreign currency risk and executive compensation are among the big topics likely to dominate annual shareholder meetings this spring, according to BDO USA.

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March 7, 2016

Boards Rely on Accountants for Help with a Crisis

The finance and accounting function can play a critical role in helping organizations navigate through a crisis.

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March 4, 2016

ACCA Chief Helen Brand Expands Education of Accountants Abroad

Helen Brand, chief executive of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, is on a mission to expand accounting education across the world.

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March 3, 2016

New Leasing Standard Could Benefit Companies

The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new lease accounting standard could have some positive payoffs for companies if they take a careful approach to implementing it.

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March 2, 2016

Wolters Kluwer Provides IRS with Tax Law Handbooks

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting said it has been selected by the Internal Revenue Service to provide tax law and expert guidance and analysis handbooks to support the IRS staff in their research responsibilities.

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March 1, 2016

Bloomberg BNA Reports on Leasing Standard

Bloomberg BNA has published a special report to help accountants prepare for the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new leasing standard.

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February 29, 2016

ADP Gives Accountants Access to HR HelpDesk

For the second consecutive year, ADP is offering accountants and their small-business clients free access to the ADP HR HelpDesk this tax season.

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February 26, 2016

IMA Tries to Build More Trust in CFOs

The Institute of Management Accountants is putting more emphasis on the need for CFOs to build a greater sense of trust and ethics in their organizations.

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February 25, 2016

Equipment Leasing Group Pleased with FASB Standard

The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association, a trade association that represents companies in the equipment finance sector, had been pushing back against some of the earlier versions of the new lease accounting standard that were proposed in recent years, but it is satisfied with the final standard.

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