Inside Views

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

    July 26, 2016

    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.

  • In Defense of Shell Companies

    July 26, 2016

    With the unauthorized publication of the “Panama Papers,” many clients and even some professionals question why companies with no active trade or business even exist.

  • How Technology is Transforming Audit

    July 26, 2016

    Innovation means the future for auditing is about more than just the numbers.

  • ranks the 25 most affordable online master's of accounting degrees for 2016

    July 26, 2016, an online resource focusing on affordable higher education institutes and academic programs, recently announced their ranking of the 25 Most Affordable Online Masters of Accounting Degrees. American Public University System (Charles Town, W. Va.) was placed first, with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell (Lowell, Mass.) and Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, Utah) taking second and third, respectively.

  • IRS Spent $10.71 Million on Guns and Ammo

    July 25, 2016

    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.

  • IIA announces Global Board of Directors for 2016-2017

    July 25, 2016

    The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) announced on Monday the election of Angela Witzany as chairman of the organization’s 2016-2017 Global Board of Directors. The election of Witzany, as well as the rest of the Global Board, was held at the IIA’s annual business meeting following the organization’s 75th International Conference in New York City.

  • Art of Accounting: Avoid the Appearance of Assuming a Responsibility

    July 25, 2016

    Accountants are really nice people who look for ways to help and better serve clients. Sometimes we present the appearance that we are doing something or are assuming a responsibility that we are not, and this should be avoided. Here are some illustrations:

  • Recruiting New Employees for CPA Firm Succession Planning

    July 22, 2016

    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.

  • Summer Tax Tips for Your Clients and Their Children

    July 22, 2016

    There are some tax advantaged ways to help clients pay for expenses for their children this summer (text-only version).

  • Start Stopping

    July 22, 2016

    Bad habits CPA firms need to break