Government Accounting


The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board requests comments on the following exposure drafts ( www.fasab.gov/exposure.htm ): Elimination of the Category National Defense Property, Plant and Equipment (responses due by May 20), Target Audience and Qualitative Characteristics for the Consolidated Financial Report of the United States Government (responses due by June 30) and Selected Standards for the Consolidated Financial Report of the United States Government (responses due by June 30).

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Cybersecurity threats proliferating for midsize and smaller businesses

This report details how SMBs can properly protect private information from breaches, design and implement a cybersecurity policy, and create safeguards for training and education.

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Being responsive to clients

CPAs and their firms have daily pressures and hectic schedules, but being responsive is crucial to client satisfaction. Leaders in the profession offer advice for CPA firms that want to be responsive to clients.

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Test yourself on these often confused words

The spelling checker on your word processing program can do only so much to flag problems. Your best insurance is to learn the troublesome words that trip up writers and use them correctly by the standards of formal, written English.