Performing an Attest Engagement

Firm mobility and updated definition of attest included in updated UAA

Changes in the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) announced Tuesday will update the definition of attest and allow for CPA firm mobility across state borders. The boards of the AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) have approved the changes to the UAA. While the UAA is

GAO advises SEC to require disclosure of auditor attestation of ICFR

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is recommending that the SEC consider requiring public companies to disclose whether they obtained an auditor attestation of their internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR). In a report to congressional committees, the GAO said attestation reports increase investor confidence. Requiring disclosure of whether a

Change in definition of attest clears hurdle

The AICPA governing Council on Sunday approved a resolution to change the definition of attest—a key step in an effort to promote the quality of services for both clients and the greater public. Although the exact legislative language has yet to be determined, the AICPA in partnership with the National

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Cybersecurity threats proliferating for midsize and smaller businesses

This report details how SMBs can properly protect private information from breaches, design and implement a cybersecurity policy, and create safeguards for training and education.

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Being responsive to clients

CPAs and their firms have daily pressures and hectic schedules, but being responsive is crucial to client satisfaction. Leaders in the profession offer advice for CPA firms that want to be responsive to clients.

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Test yourself on these often confused words

The spelling checker on your word processing program can do only so much to flag problems. Your best insurance is to learn the troublesome words that trip up writers and use them correctly by the standards of formal, written English.