FYI


 
The SEC’s Office of the Chief Accountant is seeking up to five professional accounting fellows to help develop proposed securities rules, work with standard setters in accounting and auditing, and consult with filers on reporting matters. The fellowships are for two years beginning in summer or fall of 2008.

Three positions are in the Accounting Group; desired experience includes applying U.S. GAAP or International Financial Reporting Standards. A fourth position is in the International Group; desired experience includes IFRS or International Standards on Auditing. The fifth position is in the Professional Practice Group; desired experience includes internal control over financial reporting under section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

Applications are due by Jan. 18. For information, call Bob Malhotra at 202-551-5305 or Jeff Ellis at 202-551-5329.

SPONSORED REPORT

Revenue recognition: A complex effort

Implementing the new standard requires careful judgment. Learn how to make significant accounting judgments and document them and collaborate with peers for consistent application.

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.

QUIZ

News quiz: Economy and health care changes top CPAs’ list

CPA decision-makers’ economic outlook and the House Republicans’ proposed tax changes as part of replacing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.