The SEC Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recommended that the commission’s Division of Corporation Finance continue improving its preliminary reviews of corporate securities filings ( ). The recommendations were part of the OIG’s report on its audit, from January through October 2005, of the division’s preliminary review process. OIG conducts this and related audits on an ongoing basis. The recommendations included enhancing the review process’s consideration of company risk factors, such as the need to restate financial statements; maintaining its surveillance of large companies’ press releases, securities trading data and reports of events that might affect the company’s finances or stock price; and continuing its efforts to better manage workloads.


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.