Inside Views

  • What are the Chances of Your Clients Being Audited by the IRS?

    April 14, 2015

    The nonprofit organization Tax Analysts has created an interactive bar graph of audit rates to provide information on the chances of being audited by the Internal Revenue Service depending on different business types and individual income levels.

  • Kansas City chapter of Financial Executives International announces 2015 Academic Awards winners for students

    April 14, 2015

    The Kansas City chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI Kansas City) today announced four winners of its 2015 Academic Awards for outstanding students in Finance and Accounting, plus one Legacy Academic Award to an outstanding student who is the daughter of an FEI Kansas City member.

  • Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) promotes diversity for Philly firms

    April 14, 2015

    The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) recently held a roundtable with Philadelphia firms on the issue of diversity, according to a press release. April marks "Celebrate Diversity Month," but the roundtable marked just another effort from PICPA to promote positive change in the profession.

  • John Oliver Gets Michael Bolton to Sing a Song for the IRS

    April 13, 2015

    Comedian John Oliver, host of the HBO series, “Last Week Tonight,” defended the Internal Revenue Service on his show Sunday evening, with the assistance of singer Michael Bolton.

  • Accountingfly launches free webinar series focused on accounting careers

    April 13, 2015

    Accountingfly, the online job board and networking site focused on accounting careers from internships through experienced hires, has launched a new free webinar series, with the first webinar premiering this Thursday, April 16, at 2:00PM EDT.

  • Art of Accounting: Know the Outstanding Performers in Your Firm

    April 13, 2015

    It is always important to understand and know who the outstanding performers are in your firm. However, a lot of times the partners are involved with things that do not put them in direct contact with many of the staff, especially lower-level staff.

  • Definition of financial success in America changing, according to AICPA survey

    April 13, 2015

    Of the 1,010 adults polled, the survey found that twice as many U.S. adults cited having enough money for a comfortable retirement (28 percent) and providing their children a debt-free education (23 percent) as the best indicator of financial success, rather than owning a home (11 percent) and having a financial situation better than their parents (11 percent).

  • Online tax school accepting applications for 2015-2016 'Founder's Scholarships'

    April 10, 2015

    A total of three scholarships worth $4,770 will be awarded, one for each of the three levels of the ITS Chartered Tax Certificate programs: Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA), Chartered Tax Consultant (CTC), and Chartered Tax Professional (CTP), to include Tax Business Start-up Guides. Recipients are selected in part on their financial obstacles as well as the strength of their essay that covers categories such as key achievements and career objectives.

  • Two Long Island firms offering free Tax Day chair massages

    April 10, 2015

    Certain taxpayers will be eligible for a free chair massage at two Long Island accounting firms on Tax Day this year, according to Newsday. The massages will be offered at two accountants' offices: ZBS Group LLP in Plainview and Freeport Tax Service in Bellmore. Massage Envy locations nearby will provide licensed professional masseuses to the tax offices.

  • Why Accounting Firms Must Embrace #SocialMedia

    April 10, 2015

    When it comes to social media communications, it’s not why or when…it’s how and where.


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