Accounting


  The International Association for Accounting Education and Research and KPMG invited proposals for research that will inform international accounting standards distinguishing liabilities and equity. The partnership’s Defining, Recognizing and Measuring Liabilities Research Program will sponsor up to five research projects with grants of $25,000 each. The Liabilities and Equity Distinctions project is one of several the International Accounting Standards Board is conducting jointly with the Financial Accounting Standards Board. The deadline for proposals is December 15 ( www.iaaer.org/?page=Call%20for%20Papers ).

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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.

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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.