AICPA Wins Software Award

The Institute’s internal audit and quality assurance staff won top honors this summer for a unique software application in the second annual ACL User Challenge. The international competition recognizes innovative applications of ACL’s audit and data-analysis software.

The AICPA group developed a fully automated decision support system that permits the organization to continuously monitor and analyze data from more than 20 databases.

ACL LTD., a privately held company based in Vancouver, Canada, is an international audit software and technology company.


News quiz: College debt, stolen identities, and retirement planning

See how much you know about these developments and others in the Journal of Accountancy news quiz.


Preventing and detecting fraud at not-for-profits

Organizations in all industries must deal with the potential for fraud to occur, and design controls to prevent and detect it. Environment, policies, and controls can help organizations steer clear of problems.


The dangers of dabbling

To meet evolving marketplace needs, CPAs often look to diversify their service offerings. Firms can mitigate the risk of experiencing competency-related professional liability claims by implementing these basic steps.