Inside Views

  • KPMG Offers Overview of Washington's Tax Reform Process

    December 7, 2016

    KPMG has released a report providing an overview of the tax reform process in Washington, D.C., as the incoming Trump administration prepares to push for the biggest tax overhaul in three decades with Republicans dominating both houses of Congress and the executive branch of government next year.

  • Bill Thompson of CPA Mutual urges smarter remote work ahead of busy season

    December 7, 2016

    A recent Gallup survey reported that the average U.S. worker is now remotely working an average of two days per month. With the holiday schedule (and busy season) upon us, professionals may be working away from the office more often, but still need to focus on keeping their clients' data safe.

  • M&A Surge Highlights Zero-Based Budgeting Trend

    December 7, 2016

    After months of sluggishness, a recent uptick in M&A activity could mean zero-based budgeting is having its own moment in the spotlight. A form of budgeting that scrutinizes costs across every part of the business, ZBB often comes into its own in the wake of an M&A deal.

  • 'Tis the Season for Distractions and Accounting Mistakes

    December 7, 2016

    Accountants are no different than anyone else at the company during holiday time. We get swept up in heartwarming nostalgia when we hear holiday music, smell and taste delicious baked goods, and are invited to extend our lunch hours or leave the office early to get our shopping done before the crowds.

  • Get Ready for Blockchain's Big Impact

    December 6, 2016

    Accountants need to watch out for the wide-ranging impact of blockchain, a technology popularized by digital currencies such as bitcoin.

  • Priority Areas to Evaluate for the New Revenue Recognition Standard

    December 6, 2016

    For professionals in the accounting and finance professions, any changes to accounting standards usually lead to some apprehension as these rules require companies to make key adjustments, expand disclosure practices and implement new procedures for recording various financial metrics.

  • Internal Auditor magazine names 2016 'Emerging Leaders'

    December 6, 2016

    Internal Auditor magazine recently announced their "Emerging Leaders" for 2016. The 15 candidates, all 30 years old or under, "share a passion for adapting to the rapidly evolving challenges faced by internal audit," per the publication.

  • Survey: Over 70% of young professionals 'concerned' about increasing automation

    December 6, 2016

    According to a recent survey via British finance career resource WikiJob, over 70% of respondents pursuing a career in accounting were concerned about automation reducing their professional roles over the next two decades.

  • Compensation Study Released for CFOs, Controllers, Accounting Managers

    December 5, 2016

    The CFO Alliance has released a study examining the compensation programs offered to CEOs, CFOs, controllers, accounting managers and marketing and sales executives at mid-market companies.

  • Art of Accounting: Boot Camp PT

    December 5, 2016

    When I was in boot camp or basic training there were four platoons in my company, each with their own drill sergeant. Additionally there were other sergeants in our group who seemed to be specialists in certain areas. Obviously we got to know all of them.