Posts tagged with 'accounting'
2020’s Best Accounting Firms Are All Pandemic WinnersRead the rest of this entry »
What are some of the best accounting firms to work for?
Accounting Today knows. Over the summer, the publication announced the best small, mid-sized, and large accounting firms to work for. Now, culled from more than 250 entrants, the lists have been compiled in a special supplement appropriately entitled, “Best Firms to Work For 2020.”
The 100 firms (based on size) are as small as Measured Results CPAs 16 employees …
First Continuous Testing CPA Scores Due Out This WeekRead the rest of this entry »
The first group of accountants to take the CPA exam under the new continuous testing policy will begin to get scores Friday. Those who passed, will be celebrating. Those who didn’t will, for the first time, be eligible to retake the test almost immediately.
As of July 1, the rigorous 4-part, 4-hour exam for accountants who want to earn the coveted Certified Public Accountant designation is offered throughout the …
CPA Leaders Worried About Staying RelevantAccounting profession leaders share many of the same challenges that leaders across most industries face: talent recruiting and knowledge transfer as the retirement of CPA Boomers accelerates, the impact of technology and remaining relevant in a fast changing business environment.Read the rest of this entry »
These are the same issues that accounting leaders identified last year in Accounting Today's annual survey. Little has since changed, Accounting Today found, except, perhaps, the level of concern. …
New Loan Loss Accounting Standard ComingRead the rest of this entry »
The widely anticipated new standards for accounting for loans and securities is expected to be released late this month by the Financial Accounting Standards Board.![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>
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Pension Accounting Changes Could Have Big ImpactRead the rest of this entry »
Accounting professionals handling pension reporting for global firms should know the Interpretations Committee of the International Financial Reporting Standards has issued draft amendments to the rules regarding pension accounting that apply to companies with pension schemes in …![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>![endif]-->!--[if>
Accountancy Boards Considering Nano-Learning StandardsIf you're a CPA, nano-learning could be in your future.Read the rest of this entry »
What's nano-learning? Short, online courses dealing with narrow subjects that take no more than about 10 minutes to take, and which may soon count toward CPE requirements.
The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the American Institute of CPAs are considering a plan to provide fractional CPE credits for these so-called nano courses. Ohio and Maryland do that …
Without These Skills, Accountants Are LackingWhat is it that too many CPAs lack, but that's just as important as the diploma they hang on their wall?Read the rest of this entry »
Soft skills, says Gary M. Bolinger, a CAE and president and CEO of the Indiana CPA Society and its CPA Center of Excellence.
In an article posted on Accounting Today, Bolinger says, "Your staff has no value. Unless... they (and you) have a strong command of the 'core …
Solving Problems Are What Accountants Enjoy MostSolving client problems is what most gives accountants a good deal of job satisfaction. A survey not too long ago found four-out-of-10 accountants said solving problems gives them the most satisfaction, well ahead of the 22% who cited "working with numbers." Not very far behind was the 17% who said they derived their greatest satisfaction from "making strategic recommendations for the business."Read the rest of this entry »
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It Is Time to 'Disrupt' Lease AccountingTen years ago the Securities and Exchange Commission estimated that $1.25 trillion of lease liabilities were omitted from public company financial statements. How much larger that number has grown is anybody's guess.Read the rest of this entry »
Efforts to rein in the problem have so far proven ineffective and the most recent draft proposal from the Financial Accounting Standards Board, say two accounting professors, is "a jungle of dense provisions intended to anticipate all possible …
Accounting Firms Optimistic About 2015Accounting firms are optimistic about their fortunes in 2015.Read the rest of this entry »
Whether in a large or small firm, the majority of CPAs and accountants surveyed by Accounting Today expect the business to grow next year. The majority predict revenue will increase somewhere in the range of 2-7%.
A surprisingly large percentage are so optimistic about the year ahead they see growth of 10% or better. In fact, with better than 1-in-5 predicting …