A Tip of the Hat to CPAs


he certified public accountant (CPA) license, in particular, remains a key requirement for advancement in public accounting and private industry. In addition to the CPA credential, some of the most marketable certifications include the CIA, CMA and CFE. Also in demand are technology-based certifications, such as the CISA, the CISSP and the CITP credential awarded by the AICPA to accounting and finance professionals who demonstrate expertise in business technology issues.

“Next Generation Accountant: A New Outlook on a Timeless Profession,” a research study by Robert Half International Inc., www.nextgenaccountant.com , 2005.


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.