Practice Management


Strategic planning and developing a marketing plan are critical topics to be covered in live, online forums the AICPA’s Private Company Practice Section (PCPS) is offering free to its members. The series, which began in June, includes events in August and September, with others to follow, and features presentations by prominent consultants. A schedule and information on section membership are available at the PCPS Firm Practice Center ( www.aicpa.org/pcps ).

SPONSORED REPORT

Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

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.