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Certain tax services do not violate US ban on provision of accounting services in relation to Russia sanctions

June 10, 2022

A U.S. accounting firm is not prohibited by a White House executive order regarding U.S. sanctions against Russia from providing tax advisory and preparation services to the U.S. subsidiary of a Russian company in certain scenarios, according to guidance issued Thursday by Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

  • accounting and auditing
  • practice management
  • advocacy - federal
  • federal tax

IRS commissioner to senators: ‘Our efforts are working'

April 08, 2022

IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig updated members of the Senate Finance Committee Thursday on the Service's performance in the soon-to-be-concluded tax filing season, as well as longer-term assessments of its efforts to modernize its operations, fill staffing gaps, and improve taxpayer service and enforcement.

  • practice management
  • federal tax

Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt - Financial Planning and Analysis Tools: Your Organization's Crystal Ball

March 28, 2022

By Jim Norton, CPA, GRF CPAs & Advisors Budgeting. Planning. Budgeting and planning. Financial planning and analysis. FP&A. Projections. Models. Forecasts. Pro formas. These are just a handful of terms that are often used interchangeably when talking about the process of analyzing an organization’s financial position. The buzz phrase that seems to resonate most with people lately is financial planning and analysis, or FP&A.

  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt - The FASB and the GASB: Meet the New Chairs

January 06, 2022

Meet Joel Black, Chair of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and Richard Jones, Chair of the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

  • accounting and auditing
  • business and industry
  • not-for-profit
  • practice management
  • advocacy - federal

Putting the Process Back in Automation

December 23, 2021

It's tempting to look for automation opportunities and jump right in. And while this strategy can deliver some quick wins, your firm will see better results if you create a process for innovation and a process around automation.

  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt - Change Leadership: Acknowledge and Assuage the Fear

September 28, 2021

Change management is a buzzword we’ve heard a lot during the technological revolution. We all probably have our own idea about what it means – and the feelings it elicits.

  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • practice management

Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt - To Thrive in the Future, Finance and Accounting Must Embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

September 28, 2021

America is changing. According to the 2020 Census, the proportion of the population identifying as white alone has fallen below 60%. The future of our workforce will be more racially and ethnically diverse. This demographic shift coincides with greater consciousness around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) and extends to women and persons of other underrepresented demographic groups.

  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • diversity
  • practice management

New Record Retention Requirements for Connecticut CPAs

August 18, 2021

The bill requires CPAs to keep work product and workpaper related to work for a client for at least seven years after creation unless the law requires a longer retention. Current law only specifies that CPAs must retain workpaper as required by law.

  • accounting and auditing
  • practice management
  • advocacy - state

Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt - Tech-Driven Audit Approach: What You Need to Know

July 12, 2021

Deciding on the best audit approach isn’t a cookie-cutter process. While a long-standing relationship with a client or in-depth industry knowledge can give auditors a leg up, defining an effective audit approach requires careful consideration and planning for every engagement.

  • accounting and auditing
  • career resources
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt - The FASB and the GASB: Meet the New Staff Leaders

July 12, 2021

Meet Alan Skelton, Director of Research and Technical Activities for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and Hillary Salo, Director of Technical Activities and Chair of the Emerging Issues Task Force for the Financial Accounting Standards Board.

  • accounting and auditing
  • business and industry
  • practice management