Pennsylvania CPA Journal

Winter 2018

Winter 2018 PA CPA Journal

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Feature Articles

  • Complex Partnerships Under New Review

    The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA) was passed Nov. 2, 2015. It was then modified by the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act on Dec. 18, 2015. Those new laws substantially changed how partnerships will be audited by the IRS. The statutes will take effect in a few weeks, on Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Blockchain and the Future of Accounting

    CPAs must be aware of emerging technologies that have the potential to disrupt their profession. Blockchain technology is one of them. Blockchain streamlines trans-action accounting and enables real-time reporting and real-time audit. We are still at the early days of the technology, but considering the potential impact on the profession, CPAs need to understand what this new technology will bring.
  • What Does It Take to Be a Partner?

    Dedication and teamwork were common themes when speaking with four partners at the Big 4 accounting firms in Philadelphia regarding what it takes to become a partner. While they are all leaders at Big 4 firms, the attributes they discussed hold value for would-be partners at firms of all sizes.


Columns

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CFOs: What Type of Leader Are You?

Patricia Benson, CPA, EdD explores her winter 2018 Pennsylvania CPA Journal column on how the role of the CFO has changed.

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Important Phrases to Listen for during M&A Conversations

Ira S. Rosenbloom, CPA, discusses his winter 2018 column on merger & acquisition negotiating techniques.

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