Inside Views

  • Will the Brexit Break E.U. Audit Firm Rotation?

    June 24, 2016

    The European Union’s new rules for mandatory audit firm rotation took effect on June 17, only a week before the United Kingdom voted to “Brexit” from the E.U. How will that affect audit firm rotation in the U.K. and Europe?

  • Optimize Your Firm's Tax Research Methodology

    June 24, 2016

    A practical guide to perfecting your tax research techniques and achieving sustainable tax return filing positions.

  • Marcum announces first annual 'Marcum Women's Forum,' featuring Erin Brockovich

    June 24, 2016

    Marcum, the national accounting and advisory services firm, announced this week their first annual Marcum Women’s Forum, entitled "Safe And Sound: Smart Choices for Savvy Women." The event will primarily focus on personal security and health issues for executive women. Notably, environmental activist Erin Brockovich will deliver the keynote address at the half-day breakfast event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

  • Small Business Lender OnDeck Partners with Accountants

    June 23, 2016

    A small business lending company, OnDeck, has recently launched an Accountant Advisor Program that helps accountants arrange financing for their small business clients.

  • CPAs Now Targets of Ransomware

    June 23, 2016

    Ransomware—malware that can block access to a computer system until a ransom is paid to the perpetrator—is targeting professionals in ways that are likely to cause the unsuspecting to open an infected file.

  • CFOs desire more strategic-thinking skills in accounting and finance professionals, survey finds

    June 23, 2016

    According to the results of a new Robert Half Management Resources survey, more than eight in 10 (86 percent) of polled CFOs said that strategic-thinking skills are important (either "mandatory" or "nice to have") for accounting and finance professionals. However, nearly half (46 percent) of those polled claimed their organizations do not provide the appropriate development opportunities for said skills.

  • Galleon Insider Trading Witness Shares Details of Fraud

    June 22, 2016

    Roomy Khan, a technology executive and financial analyst who helped convict Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam on fraud charges, told a group of fraud examiners last week about how she became enmeshed in the insider trading scheme.

  • Tax Revolution Institute announces winners of tax reform essay competition

    June 22, 2016

    The Tax Revolution Institute (TRI) announced on Wednesday the winners of their Robert A. Heinlein Tax Revolution Scholarship competition. Kenneth Adams, a high-school senior from Albuquerque, N.M., won first place and will receive a $2,500 scholarship to help pursue his studies in economics and political science at American University in Washington, D.C.

  • Accounting Degree Review ranks the 30 most affordable online bachelor's degrees for 2016

    June 22, 2016

    Accounting Degree Review, an online resource in accounting education and other related topics, recently published their ranking of the Top 30 Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees in Accounting. The ranking weighs factors such as annual tuition rates (from the 2015-2016 academic year) and other fees in determining list placement.

  • New PwC Assurance Leader Aims to Increase Diversity

    June 21, 2016

    PricewaterhouseCoopers recently announced PwC’s new leadership team, including Maria Moats, a Latina who has been working as chief diversity officer at the firm and will assume the role of U.S. assurance leader, effective July 1.