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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Cybersecurity threats proliferating for midsize and smaller businesses

This report details how SMBs can properly protect private information from breaches, design and implement a cybersecurity policy, and create safeguards for training and education.

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Being responsive to clients

CPAs and their firms have daily pressures and hectic schedules, but being responsive is crucial to client satisfaction. Leaders in the profession offer advice for CPA firms that want to be responsive to clients.

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Test yourself on these often confused words

The spelling checker on your word processing program can do only so much to flag problems. Your best insurance is to learn the troublesome words that trip up writers and use them correctly by the standards of formal, written English.