August 9, 2016

Private Companies Feeling Less Optimistic

Privately held companies are scaling back their hiring plans, according to a survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers, partly due to fretfulness over the presidential election.

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August 8, 2016

SASB Sees SEC Moving toward Sustainability Disclosure

The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board is seeing more desire from investors for improved sustainability reporting, as evidenced by a wave of comment letters to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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August 3, 2016

Sageworks Debuts Podcasts on Growing an Accounting Firm

It's not exactly as addictive as the first season of NPR's "Serial," but that's OK. Sageworks has premiered a three-part podcast series on how to grow an accounting firm.

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August 2, 2016

Staff Up Your Accounting Firm with Pokemon Go

The mobile game Pokémon Go has been grabbing the attention of young people ever since it was introduced last month, bringing together gamers in search of Pokémon characters, but could it also entice young employees and clients to the accounting firms that desperately need them?

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August 1, 2016

Deloitte Offers Advice on Controls over Non-GAAP Measures

Deloitte has some tips to help companies deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s guidance on the use of non-GAAP measures.

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July 28, 2016

CohnReznick Opens Innovation Lab

CohnReznick has opened a high-tech “Innovation Lab” in its New York office, providing clients with access to the latest visualization and collaboration technology where they can brainstorm with the firm on solutions to their business problems.

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July 27, 2016

Accountant Included in Topps Baseball Card Collection

Robert Raiola, an accountant at PKF O’Connor Davies who specializes in tax issues for sports and entertainment figures, has been selected by Topps for its Allen & Ginter line of collectible baseball cards.

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July 26, 2016

Metal In the Cloud: Tech Companies Need to Watch Out for New Leasing Standard

The new lease accounting standard will have an impact beyond the usual suspects of airlines and retailers, with even cloud computing providers taking a hit, thanks to their leases of computer servers.

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July 25, 2016

IRS Spent $10.71 Million on Guns and Ammo

The Internal Revenue Service spent $10.71 million on guns, ammunition and other military-style equipment from fiscal year 2006 to FY 2014, according to a new report.

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July 22, 2016

Recruiting New Employees for CPA Firm Succession Planning

Accounting firms are looking to bring in younger employees to fill their ranks as older Baby Boomer partners start to retire, but they have to offer the right enticements if their succession planning is going to work.

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