Financial Reporting


The SEC issued a proposal to amend its requirements relating to rule changes requested by self-regulatory organizations (SROs), such as the securities and commodities exchanges ( www.sec.gov/rules/proposed/34-49505.htm ). The proposal aims to modernize and increase the efficiency of the rule-filing process by requiring SROs to submit recommended changes to the commission only in electronic form and to post all proposed modifications—as well as current and complete sets of their rules—on their Web sites. Comments are due June 4.

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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.