Auditing


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President Bush signed into law on July 30 the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (www.aicpa.org/info/sarbanes_oxley_summary.htm), establishing the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which assumes the profession’s regulatory powers, increases public participation in the regulation of registered accounting firms and prohibits audit firms from providing a wide array of nonaudit consulting services to their corporate clients.

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TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.