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CPAs and Auditors Alerted to New SEC Rules on Financial Statements and A&A Engagements

CPAs and Auditors Alerted to New SEC Rules on Financial Statements and A&A Engagements

November 19, 2014

The alert outlines rules applicable to financial statement audit and attestation engagements undertaken for non-issuers.

5 Tips for Selling a Business in 2015

5 Tips for Selling a Business in 2015

November 19, 2014

The majority of business owners are planning on the proceeds from the sale of their business to fund their retirement. However, the 2013 State of Owner Readiness Survey revealed that over 80% of business owners have no formal transition plan.

5 Year-End Retirement Planning Tips

5 Year-End Retirement Planning Tips

November 18, 2014

Holiday shopping. Turkey cooking. Family entertaining. November and December are very busy (and stressful) months. But if you’re one of the countless Americans with an IRA or 401(k), there are some critical items that ought to be on your to-do list ...

AICPA Urges Senate to Approve Automatic Tax Relief for Disaster Victims

AICPA Urges Senate to Approve Automatic Tax Relief for Disaster Victims

November 18, 2014

Congress should pass legislation that would give victims of natural disasters access to permanent and timely tax relief, according to Troy K. Lewis, CPA, CGMA, the current chair of the Tax Executive Committee of the American Institute of CPAs.

Avalara Partners with UK-Based Company to Simplify Cross-Border Ecommerce

Avalara Partners with UK-Based Company to Simplify Cross-Border Ecommerce

November 18, 2014

Avalara, Inc. and GlobalCollect have announced a strategic partnership to provide industry-leading payment and indirect tax compliance services to ecommerce companies looking to trade cross-border. GlobalCollect, an Ingenico Group company ...

Aloha! Hawaii Named Best State for Retirement, Alaska Takes Last Place

Aloha! Hawaii Named Best State for Retirement, Alaska Takes Last Place

November 18, 2014

Aloha! Whether arriving or leaving, Hawaii is the best U.S. state for retirees in 2014, according to a new study.

Online Career Mapping Tool Helps Internal Auditors

Online Career Mapping Tool Helps Internal Auditors

November 18, 2014

The Institute of Internal Auditors has introduced a new, free online tool that provides internal audit practitioners a powerful means to evaluate their professional competencies and plot their careers.

Online CFO Platform Helps Businesses Manage Finances

Online CFO Platform Helps Businesses Manage Finances

November 18, 2014

Sageworks has launched its new CFO platform, a financial analysis suite for CFOs, financial professionals and executives. Sageworks’ technology and products are used by thousands of financial professionals across North America, and the Sageworks CFO...

New Website Helps Employers Better Understand Canada Job Grant

New Website Helps Employers Better Understand Canada Job Grant

November 18, 2014

A new website has been created to help educate Canadian employers on the Canada Job Grant, how they can benefit from it and how they can apply. The website, www.canadajobsgrant.com, was created by triOS Corporation, a career development provider, and ...

New Cloud-Based Valuation System Designed for Small Businesses

New Cloud-Based Valuation System Designed for Small Businesses

November 18, 2014

Valuations.com today announces the launch of its interactive business valuation platform. Through the free platform, the approximately 27.9* million small business owners in the United States are able to find out what their business is worth and how ...

Acquisition of UHY Advisors Increases BDO's Reach in Texas

Acquisition of UHY Advisors Increases BDO's Reach in Texas

November 18, 2014

One of the nation’s leading professional service organizations, BDO USA, LLP is expanding its Texas presence through the acquisition of UHY Advisors’ Texas practice, including offices in Houston and Dallas.

ADP Payroll Card Adds Options to Pay Tips and Commissions Electronically

ADP Payroll Card Adds Options to Pay Tips and Commissions Electronically

November 18, 2014

ADP announced today that employees using the ALINE Card by ADP now can elect to have their tips, commissions and per diems loaded in near real-time electronically onto their paycard if their employer offers that capability.

Business Group Urges GOP to Reconsider Marketplace Fairness Act

Business Group Urges GOP to Reconsider Marketplace Fairness Act

November 18, 2014

The Alliance for Main Street Fairness has released a new video showcasing testimonials from national conservative organizations making the case for the need to pass e-fairness legislation this year. Featured in the video are various conservative thought...

How to Build a Fraud-Resistant Business

How to Build a Fraud-Resistant Business

November 18, 2014

Financial reporting fraud can prove costly for investors and other capital market stakeholders. A new report from the Anti-Fraud Collaboration takes a fresh look at best practices for fraud deterrence and detection, highlighting the critical importance...

Michigan Accounting Firms Merge

Michigan Accounting Firms Merge

November 18, 2014

The accounting firms of McCartney & Company, P.C. and Maner Costerisan recently announced a merger. Effective December 1, 2014, McCartney & Company, P.C. will be recognized as Maner Costerisan.

Are Your Ready for April 2015? Are Your Clients?

Are Your Ready for April 2015? Are Your Clients?

November 18, 2014

New legislation has brought greater certainty to year-end planning but also created new challenges. Meet with a tax professional if you have had any major changes during 2014 or are expecting major financial changes such as retirement or inheritances, to

Ensuring Success 2014

Ensuring Success 2014

Date: 12/04/14

Ensuring Success: Strategic Growth for Firms, a one-day national conference event that will be streamed live to you wherever you want to watch it. Tune in from your conference room, watch at your desk, stay home that day and watch from your favorite easy

3 Year-End Tax Tips for Small Businesses

3 Year-End Tax Tips for Small Businesses

November 17, 2014

The end of the year gives you and your business a great chance to maximize tax savings for 2014 and beyond.

Professionals on the Move – November 17, 2014

Professionals on the Move – November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014

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

Most Corporate Tax Pros OK with Closing Some Loopholes, Ending Inversions

Most Corporate Tax Pros OK with Closing Some Loopholes, Ending Inversions

November 16, 2014

An overwhelming majority of corporate tax professionals are in favor of lowering the U.S. corporate tax rate, even if that assumes giving up tax loopholes. This is accourdingto the latest Thomson Reuters Corporate Tax Department Pulse Survey of ...

2014 Corporate Tax Department Study

The Thomson Reuters Corporate Tax Department Pulse Survey polled 212 corporate tax department executives, half of which have $1 billion or more in revenue. The subjects of the study included U.S. corporate tax reform, tax inversions, recent tax credit...

4 Get Prison for Mortgage Fraud in North Carolina

4 Get Prison for Mortgage Fraud in North Carolina

November 14, 2014

The quartet behind a Wilmington-area mortgage fraud scheme was sentenced Wednesday in federal court, and three members were ordered to pay more than $1 million apiece in restitution, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the ...

Florida Small Business Owners Increasingly Optimistic on Growth

Florida Small Business Owners Increasingly Optimistic on Growth

November 14, 2014

South Florida small business owners are more optimistic than their counterparts nationwide, a survey released Thursday by Bank of America found.

Many Retailers Opening Earlier this Thanksgiving Day

Many Retailers Opening Earlier this Thanksgiving Day

November 14, 2014

The holiday shopping season starts earlier every year, and this year will be no exception. Retailers are again inching back their opening times, with many stores now opening around 5 or 6 p.m. Thanksgiving.

CBIZ to Close Its Miami, Florida Office

CBIZ to Close Its Miami, Florida Office

November 14, 2014

The business consulting firm CBIZ, Inc. has announced that it will close its current Miami, Florida, office. A small number of staff will be relocated to CBIZ's office in Boca Raton, Florida and the remainder of the staff will join Cherry Bekaert LLP...