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High Impact Excel: Table Edition

April 17, 2014

In this presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA brings you up to speed on the Excel feature you should be using, but probably aren't. The Table feature offers the ability to both boost the integrity of your spreadsheets, but reduce maintenance as well. Uncover power of this feature, but also get the low-down on the conflicts it can pose with other aspects of Excel....

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Risk Assessment

April 17, 2014

We'll now focus on risk assessment at the financial statement level; a Client Acceptance and Continuance Form can facilitate the risk assessment process....

PwC Takes Top Spot in Vault Accounting 50 for 2015

April 16, 2014

For the second-straight year, the Big Four firm was named the No. 1 accounting employer in North America, according to Vault.com's latest rankings that were released on Tuesday. ...

Change May Come for Disaster Insurance

April 16, 2014

Legislation coming out of D.C. just might reduce homeowners' burden for disaster insurance. Think of it as a 401(k) plan for your home that covers preventive and rebuilding costs....

Bramwell?s Lunch Beat: Are Audits Suffering Due to Data Analysis?

April 16, 2014

The menu for April 16 features specials on when disclosure is appropriate in internal audit reports, root causes of audit deficiencies, taxpayers being left the tab on tax havens, and more....

How to Get Tax Breaks on Divorce

April 16, 2014

Divorce is hard, and the IRS isn't going to make it any easier. The IRS generally says "no" to tax deductions that might ease the pain of divorce?but there are exceptions....

To Get Client Referrals, Work on Loyalty

April 15, 2014

Many firms these days hope to garner most of their new business through referrals. But you won't get referrals from clients unless you can build true client loyalty....

Bramwell?s Lunch Beat: Happy Tax Day!

April 15, 2014

Here are ?Bramwell?s Lunch Beat? menu items for April 15....

The Four Reasons to Move to the Cloud

April 15, 2014

The cloud isn't just today's buzzword?it's a way to improve your business. Accountants can use the cloud to increase security, lower costs and enhance client service....

GASB Sets Guidelines for Measuring Assets and Liabilities

April 14, 2014

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board on Monday defined two approaches for measuring assets and liabilities, intended to guide the standard-setting organization in establishing accounting and financial reporting standards for state and local governments....

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