SOX Fears Put at Ease

“I’m confident that once auditors and companies begin to comply with and implement the new standard, costs will be rational and appropriate for smaller public companies. From this point forward, issuers should have nothing to fear from section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.”

Former SEC Commissioner Roel C. Campos,
at the SEC open meeting on the approval
of Auditing Standard no. 5, July 25.



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.