NEWS

December 22, 2014

Take the 2014 JofA news quiz

Take this 12-question, 2014 Journal of Accountancy quiz to make sure you are up-to-date on news in the profession from the past year.

December 22, 2014

President signs tax extenders into law

President Barack Obama signed into law the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, which retroactively extends more than 50 expired tax provisions through 2014.

December 16, 2014

Congress passes tax extender legislation

Included in the extended provisions are the research and development credit, bonus depreciation and higher limits under Sec. 179. The bill now goes to the president for his signature.

December 15, 2014

Evolving practice monitoring to improve quality in A&A engagements

In a new concept of practice monitoring the AICPA envisions for the future, peer reviewers and firms will use a new technology platform to enable more thorough analysis and provide more timely feedback for accounting, auditing and attestation engagements.

December 9, 2014

Would companies use voluntary, additive IFRS option?

SEC Chief Accountant James Schnurr’s idea for possibly allowing voluntary, supplemental IFRS information in U.S. GAAP financial statements has accountants wondering: Would companies actually bear the costs to take the option?

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: EARLY CAREER

Making manager: The key to accelerating your career

Being promoted to manager is a key development in a young public accountant’s career. Here’s what CPAs need to learn to land that promotion.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: MIDDLE CAREER

Motivation and preparation can pave the path to CFO

CPAs in business and industry face intense competition to land a coveted CFO job. Learn how to best prepare yourself for the role.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: LATE CAREER

Second act: Consulting

CPAs are using experience to carve out late-career niches. Learn how to successfully make a late-career transition to consulting, from CPAs who have done it.