Practice Management

Smaller CPA firms are gaining ground in the market for SEC audits, according to PCAOB Chairman Mark Olson in recent testimony before the House Committee on Small Business. “The Big Four firms have reduced their public company audit client base by more than 1,000 clients since Arthur Andersen’s demise,” said Olson. “In the same period...the next four have added more than 250 audit clients among them, and smaller firms have taken on more than 580 audit clients.” He added that 10 U.S. firms and one non-U.S. firm now each audit more than 100 public companies, subjecting the firms to PCAOB annual inspections.


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.