Tag: CPE

Auditing Standards Board Update: Exempted Offerings

There are an increasing number of opportunities for nonpublic entities to raise funds; for example, crowdfunding, private placement offerings, franchise offerings, issuing municipal securities, or even issuing digital currency. The related offering documents may not be SEC regulated, as they are...


Tax Reform and the Joint Committee on Taxation

In late July, the Trump Administration and Republican Congressional leaders issued a joint statement on tax reform, signaling a shared vision for overhauling the tax code. Most discussions around tax reform have focused on the ‘Big Six’ who attached their name to the statement— House Speaker...


PCAOB Issues New Audit Report Requirements

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) approved a new format for audit reports of public companies, with the overall goal of providing more transparent and useful information to investors and other financial statement users.  AS 3101, The Auditor’s Report on an Audit of...


The Legislative Process: Tax Reform

“I feel like we just played the World Series of Tax Reform, and the American people won” – President Ronald Reagan Thirty years after President Reagan uttered those words upon signing the Tax Reform Act of 1986, many Americans are hoping they will be echoed by President Donald Trump.  But...


Skills for Effective Writing in Business

As professionals, we are expected to know how to write content that conveys our thoughts, opinions and data. But how good are you at crafting a well thought-out, logical and convincing story that supports those thoughts, opinions or data? Writing is a medium that requires continual development...


Job Search and Interview Strategies

Whether you’re an experienced professional seeking a new career path or a recent college graduate starting out in your field these tips will help ensure your job search and subsequent interviews are a success. Job Search Strategy Your chances for long term success are much greater if you apply a...


Traits and Skills of Leaders

Why do some individuals excel in leadership, while others struggle quite heavily with leadership? David Goldman, author of “What Makes a Great Leader,” claims the difference is Emotional Intelligence (EI). Goldman defines EI as “a group of five skills that enable the best leaders to maximize...


Identity Theft: How to Detect, Deter and Fix

Identity theft is commonplace in today’s world and affects consumers and companies of all sizes. How can you best protect yourself and your data so that you can minimize the risk of identity theft? Knowledge is power so it is crucial to gain critical insights and practical working knowledge...


Meetings That Work

Who doesn’t love a calendar full of meetings? Nothing beats returning to your desk at 5:00 pm with eight hours of emails, tasks, and to-do lists to catch up on! Good news is, it’s never too late to change the status quo or shake-up those weekday occurrences. Here are some tips for laying...


Business Email Etiquette

Email communication has grown exponentially over the past decade which has made everyone more in-touch with work, but also more distracted. How do you make your email messages a more effective and efficient communication tool for you? There are certainly many do’s and do not’s of...


Effective Business Communication Tools

Ever wonder why seemingly easy work-related tasks take too long to get done by a group of people? Imagine if there is more complexity added into a situation. A group of people can hear the same presentation but still come away with varying degrees of understanding. After hearing, or reading, the...


2017 CPA Salary Guide

Are you considering a career in accounting and finance? Exploring multiple job offers and not confident with salary standards? In this refreshed salary guide from Robert Half you can find all the information you need to answer your questions about finance salaries. Have more questions? Check out...


Big Data Meets Accounting

The topic of big data has received a lot of attention in the last several years. The topic is both deep and wide, and touches on many other issues, such as data analytics. Let’s discuss what big data is, and how it can be used with analytics to impact business and industry, as well as the...


Presentation and Public Speaking Tips

“I read a thing that actually says that speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear of the average person. I found that amazing—number two was death! That means to the average person if you have to be at a funeral, you would rather be in the casket than doing the...