Inside Views

  • 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.

  • 2016 Spring Council: Mark Koziel discusses the future firms of 2020

    May 17, 2016

    On Tuesday, the final day of sessions at the 2016 AICPA Spring Council in New Orleans, Mark Koziel, vice president of Firm Services & Global Alliances at the AICPA, discussed the theoretical firms of 2020 and how professionals can stay ahead of the ever-changing business landscape.

  • CPACA Releases Book on CPA Profession Leadership

    May 16, 2016

    The CPA Consultants’ Alliance has published a new book to help the CPA profession close the divide between current and emerging leaders.

  • America's Boardroom: Gender Diversity is Good for Business

    May 16, 2016

    Despite comprising nearly half of our country’s population, women hold significantly fewer positions of leadership than their male counterparts. This is across the board, spanning both the public and private sectors.

  • Art of Accounting: Someone has to be the Boss in a Family Business

    May 16, 2016

    Someone has to be the boss. When the founder is active, he or she is usually the boss. There are exceptions, but I want to talk about parents who step aside to have their children run the business, particularly where there is more than one child working in the business.

  • 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.


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