FYI


The AICPA requests nominations for two awards recognizing the pro bono achievements of individual CPAs and firms. Beginning this year a Public Service Award for Firms joins its preexisting counterpart, the Public Service Award, which acknowledges individual contributions. Institute members, state societies and CPA firm associations can nominate candidates for either award by downloading forms at www.aicpa.org/members/ and submitting them to the postal or e-mail addresses indicated therein. Submissions are due August 31.

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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.