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The Changing Role of the CFO and Controller

From Financial Analysis to Business Operations, the Influence of CPAs in Corporate Finance Continues to Grow

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Pennsylvania CPA Journal

  • What Today’s Employers Need to Know about Compensation Trends

    With all the current disruption in the workforce, it is important to be aware of the latest trends so your firm or organization can stay at the forefront of change. While managers and executives know what is happening day-to-day in their businesses, many are unaware of the larger forces at play in the labor market.
  • New Employment Model Demands New Fraud-Fighting Efforts

    More than an estimated $4.7 trillion is lost annually to occupational fraud worldwide, according to an Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) report. Corporate CPAs, like it or not, are on the front lines in the fraud battles our companies constantly face, and we must constantly look for potential red flags. Unfortunately, it only seems to be getting harder.
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  • Benefit Clients by Upgrading Your R&D Credit Knowledge

    The research and development (R&D) tax credit is available to many organizations to help reduce their tax liability and overall financial expenditures. Unfortunately, many organizations don’t know everything they need to know to fully take advantage of the credit. To help educate these organizations, as well as the CPAs who represent them, we spoke with Ashley Chikes, director of operations for R&D experts EPSA USA, about steps CPAs can take when advising a client about the R&D credit, the ins and outs of the Pennsylvania R&D credit, and more.
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  • Tell Your Organization’s Financial Story with an Engaging MD&A

    In a look behind his feature for the winter 2022 Pennsylvania CPA Journal, Mike De Stefano, chief financial officer for RKL in Lancaster, Pa., discusses how CFOs can better engage colleagues on financial details via a management discussion and analysis, or MD&A, report. He explores the sorts of illuminating information that should go into an MD&A: financial, nonfinancial, and more.
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Cases in Corporate Ethics: Discuss Real Life Conflicts Webinar

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