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    Where Are We on Audit Quality?

    The scope of the AICPA’s Enhancing Audit Quality initiative is considerable, and its accomplishments to date have been far-reaching, demonstrating AICPA's commitment to bettering the audit.
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  • Sean J. Brennan, CPA

    Just the Facts on Tax Reform: But What Is a “Fact”?

    Every day seems to bring new details and information concerning federal tax reform. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate have recently issued their tax reform plans. There are significant differences between the two, and the process of reconciling the differences has begun … and so has the lobbying.
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CPA Conversations

  • Important Phrases to Listen for during M&A Conversations

    When you’re talking to another party about a merger or acquisition, there are going to be things you want to hear and things that make you hesitant should they come out of your counterpart’s mouth. In a preview of his Practice Succession Planning column for the winter 2018 Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Ira Rosenbloom of Optimum Strategies LLC discusses the things that should make you smile and the things that should make you cringe during M&A discussions.
  • The CPA’s Role in Insurance Industry Cybersecurity

    Recent data breaches have us all on edge regarding cybersecurity, especially CPAs working in the insurance industry. These companies collect and are privy to a lot of sensitive data. Russell Sommers, CPA, CISA, senior manager with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause LLP, explains how cybersecurity, especially with the recent release of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law, is not just an IT concern. Sommers, along with his colleague Christopher Tait, will speak in greater detail on this issue at PICPA’s 2017 Insurance Conference on Nov. 30-Dec. 1.
Member Spotlight

James M. Brower Jr. - CPA Now Guest Blogger and Media Contributor


James (Jay) M. Brower Jr., Greater Philadelphia Chapter member, provided insight to several local publications regarding the Pa. property tax referendum on Nov. 7’s election ballot. He was quoted in the Morning Call, Bucks County Courier Times, and on, and his CPA Now blog article was reprinted in The Intelligencer.

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