Accounting


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 ( www.sec.gov/divisions/corpfin/guidance/ ). 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.

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How the election may affect taxation of business income

This report summarizes recent proposals to reform the U.S. business income tax system and considers the path to enactment of any such legislation.

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How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

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Did you follow 2016’s biggest accounting news?

CPAs will remember 2016 as a year of new standards and new faces. How well did you follow the biggest accounting events? The 7 questions in this quiz will help you find out