Nothing to Fear



John W. Green, CPA
Partner, Marcum & Kliegman LLP, Melville, N.Y.
Speaking at AccountantsWorlds CPE Symposium in New York

We ought to call Sarbanes-Oxley the CPA Employment Act of 2002. Ive been in public accounting since 1981 and Ive never seen anything like this. Next year, when the nonaccelerated filers have to comply with section 404, well probably see a similar resource issue. The large-cap companies will continue to suck up the resources of the Big Four firms and smaller companies will move downstreamand companies that wait too long to begin their 404 compliance may have difficulty finding qualified accountants. So nows the time for CPAs to be bold and fight the fear of losing a client over fees. Theres plenty of work out there.


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.