Accounting education

How the next CPA exam was developed

The updated CPA exam debuts on April 1, 2017. Here are seven things you need to know about the exam’s new focus and the work and research involved in the update.

Anoop Natwar Mehta, CPA, CGMA

Anoop Natwar Mehta, CPA, CGMA, president of Science Systems and Applications Inc., describes how a thriving scholarship program helps his company give back to the community—and provide benefits to employees.

What will be tested on the next CPA exam

A greater emphasis on testing evaluation and analysis skills beginning in 2017 is designed to keep the Uniform CPA Examination aligned with the skills newly licensed CPAs need in a changing business environment.


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.