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.


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.