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Accounting & Auditing

  • Building an Effective Audit Committee

    The work of the audit committee is shifting from operational overseer to strategic partner, so audit committee chairs and members must reevaluate the best practices for committee structure and function.
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  • Zero or 24? Understanding the New A&A CPE Requirements

    The PICPA has received inquiries from several firms regarding the interpretation of Pennsylvania’s new CPE requirements, which were effective Jan. 1, 2018. Specifically, firms are asking for clarification on who exactly is required to obtain 24 CPE hours of accounting and auditing.
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Ethics


Leadership

  • Building an Effective Audit Committee

    The work of the audit committee is shifting from operational overseer to strategic partner, so audit committee chairs and members must reevaluate the best practices for committee structure and function.
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  • Tips on Year-End Closing from Corporate CPAs

    As the calendar winds down, now is a good time to share some tricks for streamlining the year-end close. PICPA members who serve in corporate finance roles, such as controllers and CFOs, are well aware of the challenges, and they share some time-tested tips to help.
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Practice Management


Technology

  • Six AI Trends CFOs Can’t Ignore in 2019

    Artificial intelligence (AI) can help a business reinforce imperatives, increase employee retention, and jump ahead of the competition. Here are six predictions regarding AI trends that CFOs shouldn’t ignore.
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  • Cybersecurity Begins Inside Your Company

    A major piece of any cyber defense is understanding that success is dependent on the interest and participation of the end users. Information security professionals understand this, and stress a balanced program of three guiding principles: availability, integrity, and confidentiality.
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Tax

  • Government Shutdown Could Raise Tax Refund Revolt

    Despite the government shutdown, the IRS says it is prepared for the current season, which is set to begin Jan. 28, 2019. But should we close in on the start date of tax season, and it becomes clearer that tax return processing may be hindered and thousands or millions of tax refunds are going to be delayed, what happens then?
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  • Tax Planning and Tax Reform – Why CPAs Matter

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act increased take-home pay for many. However, most people have not adjusted their withholding rates to prevent a larger tax bill at the end of the year. Find out what CPAs have been noticing among their clients.
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