Financial Reporting

The Institute, in cooperation with industry experts, has updated and revised illustrative financial statements for banks, savings institutions, credit unions and mortgage companies (in separate versions), which members can find online at . These illustrative statements also are available in the AICPA publication, Checklists and Illustrative Financial Statements for Banks, Savings Institutions, Credit Unions, Finance Companies, and Mortgage Companies.

While the statements are not intended to be comprehensive or to establish a preference among alternative principles acceptable under GAAP, they do provide guidance useful to members employed in depository or lending institutions.


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.