January 8, 2015

Job Hopping Pays off for Accounting and Finance Pros

Accounting and finance professionals who switched jobs last year saw an average salary increase of 13.24 percent, according to a new survey.

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January 7, 2015

Most Tax-Friendly States for New Year’s Resolutions

The Tax and Accounting business of Thomson Reuters has released a list of states whose tax codes make it easiest for people to keep their New Year’s resolutions.

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January 5, 2015

App Helps Teach Accounting Basics

German mobile app developer Hans Peter Ruehl has created Study Accounting, an app for the iPhone and iPad that aims to teach the basics of accounting to non-accountants.

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January 2, 2015

Should U.S. Companies Get an IFRS Option?

James Schnurr, the recently appointed chief accountant at the Securities and Exchange Commission, had an intriguing suggestion recently: why not allow U.S. companies to use International Financial Reporting Standards on a voluntary basis as a supplement to their U.S. GAAP financial statements?

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December 30, 2014

Charitable Giving Rebounded This Year

The end of the year is traditionally the time when taxpayers rush to get their last-minute charitable contributions made so they can write off the deductions on their taxes before April 15.

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December 22, 2014

Gauging How Accounting Firms Use Social Media

SocialCPAs and Inovautus Consulting have released the results of their annual survey of how accounting firms use social media, and the results are not encouraging.

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December 11, 2014

States with the Most Profitable CPA Practices

Financial data provider Powerlytics has crunched the numbers and created a ranking of the most profitable states in which to operate an accounting practice.

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December 9, 2014

WeiserMazars and Mazars Group Join on Human Rights Survey

The New York-based accounting, tax and advisory services firm WeiserMazars LLP, its sister firm abroad Mazars Group and other business groups and government are collaborating on launching a global human rights survey.

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December 4, 2014

Enterprise Risk Management Skills in Heavier Demand

Accountants will increasingly need to help the organizations they work with manage their financial risks, according to panelists at an event sponsored by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants.

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December 1, 2014

Charitable Giving Guidelines for Giving Tuesday

Tomorrow happens to be Giving Tuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, and a pair of CPAs have some advice for those who are planning their end-of-year charitable giving.

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