Risk Management

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) exposes a draft framework ( www.erm.coso.org ), which defines and describes enterprise risk management and provides a standard against which public and private, profit and nonprofit entities can evaluate the effectiveness of their risk management practices and identify ways to improve them. Comments are due October 14. COSO expects to release the final framework in 2004.


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.


Tips for first-year auditors

For a new auditor, the first busy season can be an exciting time and a fantastic opportunity for professional growth. Here are suggestions for new auditors and those who nurture their development.