Inside Views

  • What Every Accountant Needs to Know about Cost Segregation

    November 16, 2016

    Outside the world of accounting, cost segregation is not a terribly well-known concept.

  • Jeffrey Porter honored with AICPA's 2016 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award

    November 16, 2016

    The AICPA announced on Wednesday that Jeffrey Porter, founder and owner of Porter & Associates in Huntington, W.Va., is the 2016 recipient of the Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award - the highest honor in the accounting profession's tax area.

  • Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) issues ninth annual request for academic proposals

    November 16, 2016

    The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) has issued their ninth annual request for proposals this week. The CAQ will look to fund independent academic research on projects that relate to auditing and the auditing profession.

  • The Power of Options in Value-Based Pricing

    November 15, 2016

    Venturing into the unknown is intimidating at first if you’re just getting started with value-based pricing in your accounting practice, but it gets easier over time.

  • Higher Learning Technologies releases 'CPA Mastery' mobile apps for CPA Exam prep

    November 15, 2016

    E-Learning developer Higher Learning Technologies (HLT) announced this week they have released four new mobile apps to help students prepare for the CPA Exam: CPA REG Mastery, CPA FAR Mastery, CPA AUD Mastery and CPA BEC Mastery.

  • 2nd annual Marcum 'Day of Service' to benefit Feeding America

    November 15, 2016

    Accounting and advisory firm Marcum announced this week that they will once again be closing its offices the day before Thanksgiving to volunteer in local communities. The second annual Marcum Day of Service will be held Wednesday, November 23 and benefit Feeding America and its 200 member food banks.

  • Art of Accounting: Completing Three Years

    November 14, 2016

    When I started writing these columns three years ago, I felt I could do about 25 or 30 short articles with autobiographical reminiscences colleagues might benefit from. I also wanted to give insights to students and people entering the profession about what accountants in public practice do and how they interact with clients. This column completes three full years: 156 weekly columns. And the ideas keep flowing, so I really feel good about what I am doing, and I hope they help you.

  • AICPA names 24 recipients of 2016 Two-Year Transfer Scholarship awards

    November 14, 2016

    The AICPA announced on Monday that 24 students have been selected for this year's AICPA Foundation Two-Year Transfer Scholarship award. The scholarship is awarded to students transferring from a two-year institution to a four-year institution to achieve a degree in accounting.

  • 2016 EY Vantage Program sees 28 professionals help entrepreneurs overseas

    November 14, 2016

    EY announced on Monday that their annual EY Vantage program - which sees some of the firm's top professionals travel abroad to aid entrepreneurs at no fee - has concluded for the year. Twenty-eight EY professionals donated over 6,700 hours of service this year - a figure equivalent to over $2.5 million in services - to help entrepreneurs in developing economies.

  • The Definition of Insanity: IRS Private Debt Collectors

    November 14, 2016

    We have all heard that the definition of insanity is to repeatedly do the same thing expecting different results. Using that definition, the U.S. Congress can now be considered officially insane. Seven years after it proved to be a disaster, the use of outside debt collectors has again been approved by Congress for use by the IRS. You may be asking yourself, “Haven’t we been here before?” Sadly, you would be right.