The SEC released guidance to help registered companies improve the presentation of consolidated statements of cash flows in financial statements they file with the commission ( ). In a letter to CFOs, Chief Accountant Carol A. Stacey of the commission’s Division of Corporation Finance emphasized the importance of accurately presenting cash receipts and cash payments so financial statement users can better assess how able companies are to meet their financial obligations, pay dividends and otherwise operate as going concerns.


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.