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TIAG Conference in Hong Kong Draws Accounting Pros from U.S. and Around the World

TIAG Conference in Hong Kong Draws Accounting Pros from U.S. and Around the World

October 21, 2014

The International Accounting Group (TIAG) will hold its 23rd international conference from October 20 through 22nd in Hong Kong.

Business Hiring and Revenue Expectations Highest Since 2007

Business Hiring and Revenue Expectations Highest Since 2007

October 21, 2014

While optimism for the nation’s economic outlook among U.S. business leaders remained strong at a net balance of 69 percent in third quarter 2014, German optimism plummeted 43 percentage points to just net 36 percent...

Southern California Accounting Firm Moves to Larger San Diego Location

Southern California Accounting Firm Moves to Larger San Diego Location

October 21, 2014

Haskell & White LLP, one of Southern California’s largest independently owned accounting, auditing and tax consulting firms, has moved to a larger location in San Diego that better suits the growing office’s needs. The new office is located in ...

Professionals on the Move – October 21, 2014

Professionals on the Move – October 21, 2014

October 21, 2014

A weekly roundup of professionals in the tax and accounting profession that have changed jobs and/or been promoted.

Salaries on the Rise for Accounting Professionals

Salaries on the Rise for Accounting Professionals

October 21, 2014

To handle new business, public accounting firms are looking to add to their workforce. Many still need to fill positions left vacant during the downturn and take some of the burden off their current teams.

IRS to Miss Goal for Homeland Security Directive on Security

IRS to Miss Goal for Homeland Security Directive on Security

October 21, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) will not meet the Department of the Treasury’s 2015 goal for full compliance with a directive requiring Federal agencies to issue identification cards that allow workers to gain access to Federally controlled...

8 Steps Women Can Take to Improve Their Relationship with Money

8 Steps Women Can Take to Improve Their Relationship with Money

October 21, 2014

Do women have different relationships with money than men? Very definitely, yes, says entrepreneur and business coach Meriflor Toneatto.

AICPA Modernizes Non-Audit Standards for Accountants in Public Practice

AICPA Modernizes Non-Audit Standards for Accountants in Public Practice

October 21, 2014

AICPA to introduce Statement on Standards for Accounting and Review Services No. 21 (SSARS No. 21), which is one of the most significant revisions in non-audit standards in the last 35 years.

Citrix Acquires RightSignature for Digital Workflow

Citrix Acquires RightSignature for Digital Workflow

October 21, 2014

Citrix has completed its acquisition of RightSignature, a leading cloud-based electronic signature company located in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Vend Point-of-Sale Adds New QuickBooks Online Integration Features

Vend Point-of-Sale Adds New QuickBooks Online Integration Features

October 21, 2014

The new features include the ability to automatically sync additional sales information from Vend to QBO, including daily register totals by product type as well as cost of goods sold. With this additional data, accountants and retailers get a clear...

Avalara Announces Integration with GoDaddy for Sales Tax Automation

Avalara Announces Integration with GoDaddy for Sales Tax Automation

October 21, 2014

Avalara, which makes cloud-based software for sales tax and other transactional taxes, has partnered with GoDaddy, the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses. Together, GoDaddy and Avalara will bring simple, affordable sales...

The Tax Benefits of Adopting a Child

The Tax Benefits of Adopting a Child

October 21, 2014

Taxpayers who adopt a child do more than open their hearts – they also open their opportunities to take advantage of tax credits.

Why Accounting Firms Should Consider Adding Business Valuation Services

Why Accounting Firms Should Consider Adding Business Valuation Services

October 21, 2014

It’s almost a rite of passage – at some point during one’s school career, many experience a best friend moving away. At age 8 (or even 28), this is a devastating blow to one’s social circle. Later, as a business professional, a similar cycle is...

The 30 Most Affordable Online Accounting Degree Programs

The 30 Most Affordable Online Accounting Degree Programs

October 21, 2014

Accounting Degree Review, a website about accounting degrees and related topics, has released its 2014-2015 ranking of the 30 most affordable online accounting bachelor's degrees. Western Governors University's online program led the way with an ...

Report: IRS Needs to Improve Safeguards, Management Oversight and Internal Controls

Report: IRS Needs to Improve Safeguards, Management Oversight and Internal Controls

October 21, 2014

Management oversight and internal controls at the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Office of Safeguards should be improved to ensure the effective protection of Federal Tax Information (FTI).

Intuit Releases QuickBooks Online Accountant 2015

Intuit Releases QuickBooks Online Accountant 2015

October 21, 2014

On Tuesday morning, Intuit Inc. unveiled the new QuickBooks Online Accountant, a global solution specially designed to save accountants time, grow their practice, and transform how they communicate with and deliver value to their clients.

Tommye Barie Elected to Serve as Chair of AICPA

Tommye Barie Elected to Serve as Chair of AICPA

October 21, 2014

Tommye Barie, CPA, is the new chair of the board of directors of the American Institute of CPAs, the world’s largest member organization representing the accounting profession.

Sage One Mobile App

Sage One Mobile App

From Sage Software, Inc.

You didn’t start your business to master accounting… Getting paid for your work and securing more business should be your focus as a small business owner…not accounting. Sage One is a cloud-based solution to a key component of any business, large or...

Sage One Mobile App

From Sage Software, Inc.

You didn’t start your business to master accounting… Getting paid for your work and securing more business should be your focus as a small business owner…not accounting. Sage One is a cloud-based solution to a key component of any business, large or...

New Sage One Mobile App Helps Small Business Owners Stay Better Connected

New Sage One Mobile App Helps Small Business Owners Stay Better Connected

October 21, 2014

Sage North America has released the new Sage One mobile app that will help solopreneurs and small business owners handle accounting, project and invoicing nee

How to Get the Best Tax Results from Capital Gains and Losses

How to Get the Best Tax Results from Capital Gains and Losses

October 21, 2014

The end of the year often turns into “harvest time” for tax-savvy investors. By harvesting either capital gains or capital losses from securities transactions, depending on their situation, they can reap tax rewards when they file their returns.

With the Holidays Nearing, Shoppers Wary of Stores Hit by Data Breaches

With the Holidays Nearing, Shoppers Wary of Stores Hit by Data Breaches

October 20, 2014

In what could spell bad holiday news for retailers who have experienced recent data breaches, a new survey shows that 45 percent of major credit and debit card holders say they would "definitely" not or "probably" not shop at a merchant where consumers...

Business Growth Slowed in Third Quarter

Business Growth Slowed in Third Quarter

October 20, 2014

Business economists reported solid but slowing growth at their companies over the summer as gauges of sales, hiring and profit margins fell slightly from the second quarter, according to survey results released Monday.

AICPA Urges EEOC to Stop Investigating Accounting Partnership Retirement Practices

AICPA Urges EEOC to Stop Investigating Accounting Partnership Retirement Practices

October 20, 2014

In a letter to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has asked commissioners to reject staff appeals to investigate and litigate against accounting firms regarding partner retirement provisions ...