Inside Views

  • IRS Tax-Exempt Scandal Never Ends

    May 5, 2015

    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration released a report last week showing that the Internal Revenue Service has made significant progress in processing applications for tax-exempt status from organizations, but it’s not enough to satisfy critics of the agency.

  • 5 post-tax season growth ideas

    May 5, 2015

    Each year, I offer ideas for growth after tax season. While we believe you should continue marketing during tax season because it’s the very best time to grow your business, we realize that for many of you there comes a point where there is a lull in your business development and marketing activities. Here are this year’s 5 post tax- season growth ideas to kick-start or keep your momentum going.

  • Art of Accounting: The Client Doesn’t Always Know If They Really Want to Sell

    May 4, 2015

    We all have clients who wonder what their business is worth and sometimes imagine getting away from it all.

  • FATCA Pressures Taxpayers to Reveal Accounts to IRS

    May 4, 2015

    The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is meeting with some success in prompting foreign banks to disclose the holdings of U.S. taxpayers to the Internal Revenue Service, according to a former IRS official.

  • South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley Declares CPA Day

    May 1, 2015

    It’s official. Governor Nikki Halley has declared May 6 to be CPA Day in South Carolina.

  • Measuring the Right KPIs for Business Improvement

    April 30, 2015

    In today’s highly competitive market, accounting firms need a way to compare themselves to their past performance, and that of similar companies, as a barometer of achievement.

  • AICPA survey: 68 percent of Americans regret how they financed college

    April 30, 2015

    A new AICPA survey found that an increasing majority (68 percent) of Americans with loans or whose children have loans expressed some regret about the way they paid for that education - representing an eight percentage point increase from the 2013 survey when 60 percent had regrets.

  • PCAOB board member Jeanette Franzel: Diverse talent pool is 'critically important'

    April 29, 2015

    During the Accounting Diversity Pipeline Project's recent "Roundtable on Building a Sustainable Diverse Pipeline of Accounting Professionals for the 21st Century" last week in Williamsburg, Va., PCAOB board member Jeanette Franzel reiterated that building a diverse talent pool is "critically important" to the profession's future.

  • IMA Survey Finds Little Impact on Hiring Plans from Affordable Care Act

    April 28, 2015

    Senior financial professionals polled by the Institute of Management Accountants reported little impact on their hiring plans as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

  • EY, BDO USA, and Protiviti amongst 25 best places to work for recent grads

    April 28, 2015

    Accounting and consulting firm BDO USA, along with EY and Protiviti, have been named amongst 2015's "25 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads" by Symplicity, provider of career services management solutions. Symplicity describes the 2015 list of honorees as organizations that offer fun and supportive company cultures, good paychecks, and extraordinary opportunities for career growth. Accenture, General Motors, Nationwide, Nestle, and SAS were among the other winners.

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