AICPA begins offering fair value measurement credential exam

The American Institute of CPAs, along with the American Society of Appraisers and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, have begun offering an exam for a new Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations credential for fair value measurement.


Groups protest weakening of Sarbanes-Oxley in Financial Choice Act

The Center for Audit Quality, the Council of Institutional Investors and CFA Institute have written a joint letter to the leaders of the House Financial Services Committee objecting to legislation that would weaken some key provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Dodd-Frank Act.


Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting releases CCH AnswerConnect

That tax research platform is an information service for both practitioners and corporate tax professionals.


Major changes ahead for sales tax compliance

Avalara CEO Scott McFarlane warns that governments around the world are going to get digital.


Paychex sees slowdown in small business employment growth in April

Job growth slackened at small businesses last month, although wages were up compared to a year ago, according to a new report from payroll giant Paychex.


Withum merges in Portal Solutions

WithumSmith+Brown has combined practices with the IT consulting firm Portal Solutions, expanding Withum’s array of digital services, effective May 1.


Trump says he's willing to negotiate on tax proposal

President Donald Trump said he’s willing to raise the U.S. gas tax to fund infrastructure development and called the tax-overhaul plan he released last week the beginning of negotiations.


GSCPA awards over $115K in 2017-18 scholarships

The Georgia Society of CPAs honored over fifty CPA hopefuls from across the state.


AICPA proposes revenue guidance for telecom companies

The American Institute of CPAs’ Financial Reporting Committee has released a new working draft on how telecommunications companies can deal with an issue related to the new revenue recognition standard.


Art of Accounting: I am not Mr. Perfect

I write a lot about a lot of things. On technical topics I never get negative feedback—unless I wrote something wrong, which fortunately has been very rare, and then it is a gentle nudge that perhaps I overlooked or misread something.