Inside Views

  • 2016 Spring Council: Kim Drumgo and Rich Caturano give update on diversity and inclusion initiatives

    May 16, 2016

    During Monday's session at the AICPA's 2016 Spring Council meeting in New Orleans, Kim Drumgo - director of diversity & inclusion at the AICPA - alongside Rich Caturano - chairman of the National Commission on Diversity & Inclusion - gave an update on the accounting pipeline and professional resources in attracting and retaining diverse professionals.

  • Barry Melancon focuses on change at the 2016 AICPA Spring Council

    May 16, 2016

    On Monday morning, Barry Melancon, president and CEO of the AICPA, gave his semi-annual Council report at the 2016 AICPA Spring Council in New Orleans. Melancon, himself a resident of Southern La., welcomed members and focused primarily on the concept of necessary change in the profession during today's "very, very, fast-paced time of change and evolution."

  • Rand Paul's Stand Against Tax Treaties Is More Important Than You Think

    May 13, 2016

    President Barack Obama has now joined personally in renewed efforts to pressure Kentucky Senator Rand Paul to stop blocking the ratification of eight tax treaties pending before the U.S. Senate. Paul is sticking to his guns, and it’s important for Americans to understand why.

  • IMA Publishes Case Study Book for Management Accounting

    May 13, 2016

    The Institute of Management Accountants has published a book featuring case studies on management accounting collected by editors of one of the IMA’s academic journals.

  • Best Practices for Managing Inventory

    May 13, 2016

    Inventory management is the practice of planning, directing and controlling inventory so that it contributes to the business' profitability.

  • 2016 ACAT Exam registration open until June 1

    May 13, 2016

    Registration for the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT) exam - given to those wishing to obtain ACAT Accredited Business Accountant/Advisor (ABA), Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP), and Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA) credentials - is now open for registration, the Council announced on Friday. The Spring/Summer exam testing window for 2016 will be June 10-July 30, with a registration deadline of June 1, 2016.

  • Illinois State University launches new 'Institute for Financial Planning and Analysis'

    May 13, 2016

    The Department of Finance, Insurance, and Law at Illinois State University’s College of Business announced last week the launch of their Institute for Financial Planning and Analysis, with professor of finance Edgar Norton named the Institute's director.

  • When Form Makes a Difference on Tax Deductions

    May 12, 2016

    Sometimes, the elevation of form over substance can be costly for those who commit a “foot fault” in structuring a transaction in the tax arena.

  • NJCPA awards 'Lisa Donahue Scholarship' to namesake's daughter

    May 12, 2016

    The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), with contributions from Bowman & Company, announced this week that the recipient of the Lisa A. Donahue Scholarship was Sarah Donahue, daughter of the award's namesake.

  • Cleaning Up the Mess Left by DIY Tax Software

    May 11, 2016

    More and more taxpayers are turning towards do-it-yourself tax software to prepare and file business and individual income tax returns.