May 28, 2015

CFOs and Workers Disagree on Etiquette Faux Pas

CFOs and their employees don’t necessarily see eye to eye on the most common violations of workplace etiquette.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 04:12PM | Comments (0)

May 27, 2015

CAQ Debuts Web Video Series

The Center for Audit Quality has premiered an online video series, “Profession in Focus," featuring interviews with leaders in the profession, starting with Deloitte’s new CEO, Cathy Engelbert.

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May 26, 2015

AICPA Begins Offering CGMA Exams

The American Institute of CPAs is beginning to administer exams for the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation.

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May 22, 2015

Find Out Your CPA Personality Type

The American Institute of CPAs is offering an online CPA personality quiz that’s garnering attention among CPAs young and old alike.

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May 21, 2015

Market Shifts for Accountant Hiring

Employers are changing their hiring patterns for accounting staff, according to one expert, increasingly looking for permanent staff or bringing in temps that they hope to convert into full-time employees.

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May 20, 2015

Herz and Tweedie Reflect on Convergence Efforts

Baruch College in New York brought together the former chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board, Bob Herz, and the former chairman of the International Accounting Standards Board, Sir David Tweedie, last month to discuss the evolution of accounting standards and the convergence process.

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May 15, 2015

IFAC Weighs in on European Proposal for Capital Markets Union

The International Federation of Accountants has submitted a response to the European Commission regarding a recent green paper on building a stronger capital markets union.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 04:56PM | Comments (0)

May 14, 2015

Mad Men Inspired by Movie about Accountant

Fans of the award-winning AMC cable TV series “Mad Men” are anxiously awaiting the series finale on Sunday, but many longtime viewers may not be aware that the show about Madison Avenue advertising agency executives was partly inspired by a movie about an accountant.

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May 13, 2015

CrossFit or Fitbit, States Tax Health Clubs across U.S.

Nearly half of all states impose taxes on memberships in gyms, health clubs, athletic clubs and fitness clubs, while the rest either exempt memberships or don’t have state sales taxes at all, according to new research.

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May 12, 2015

Corporate Tax Pros Concerned about Reputations

At a recent gathering of corporate tax professionals, many confessed to uneasiness about the damage to the reputations of their companies from media reports about their tax strategies.

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Posted by Michael Cohn at 03:15PM | Comments (1)


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