Inside Views

  • New managers find balancing job duties as biggest challenge, survey finds

    May 19, 2016

    According to a new Robert Half Management Resources survey, polled CFO's found that the most difficult part of becoming a new manager is "balancing individual responsibilities with time spent overseeing staff." Supervising friends and peers followed as the second biggest concern.

  • Panama Papers Highlight Taxpayers' Risk

    May 19, 2016

    Although the initial flurry of publicity surrounding the leak of the Panama Papers has subsided somewhat, the release serves as a reminder that there’s a real problem for taxpayers still holding offshore accounts that they haven’t reported, according to Ivan Golden, an attorney at Schiff Hardin LLP.

  • Social Media: The Digital Footprint to Fraud

    May 19, 2016

    When digital forensic experts think of social media, they see a prime place to search during their fraud investigations.

  • Scheffel Boyle raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Ill. through annual bowl-a-thon

    May 19, 2016

    Professionals from Ill. firm Scheffel Boyle CPAs recently teamed up to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Southwestern Illinois at the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser. Scheffel Boyle raised $5,000 in all for the agency at the event, which will be donated directly to the organization.

  • Financial Accounting Foundation Releases Annual Report

    May 19, 2016

    The Financial Accounting Foundation posted its 2015 Annual Report to its website Thursday.

  • What Accountants Should Know about the New Fiduciary Rule

    May 18, 2016

    Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the final fiduciary rule, which significantly affects advisors who render investment advice to Individual Retirement Account owners.

  • Union University wins big for Internal Auditor Magazine's inaugural essay contest

    May 18, 2016

    The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) announced this week that Hunter Martin, a master’s student from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., is the inaugural winner of a $1,000 scholarship from Internal Auditor Magazine for his winning essay, "“IPPF Update Clears the Smudges on the Window Looking into the World of Internal Auditing."

  • Cash Flow Consulting: It’s a Thing

    May 18, 2016

    CPAs with technology: You have the power to change your customers’ lives. Now, don’t worry, I’m not about to get all preachy on you. It’s actually the title of a white paper I wrote with Fundbox. Fundbox, if you’re not familiar, is an online financial solution that helps small businesses fill in their cash flow gaps.

  • Lease Accounting Standard Will Require Client Training

    May 17, 2016

    The leasing standard that the Financial Accounting Standards Board released in February is going to require some extra training for businesses from their accountants and could lead to some re-evaluations of clients’ leasing obligations.

  • Watch for These Errors on Intangible Assets

    May 17, 2016

    Auditors face numerous challenges when it comes to helping clients understand financial reporting issues related to accounting for intangible assets acquired in a business combination.


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