Sponsored reports from the Journal of Accountancy

Throughout the year, the Journal of Accountancy publishes sponsored reports that offer readers a deep dive on a specific topic. Download the report today or check back in during the publishing month to stay updated. To advertise in these lead generation reports, email adsales@aicpa.org.

March: 6 key areas of change for accountants and auditors

Sponsored by Sage, Workiva, Thomson Reuters

Change is rampant in the accounting profession. New accounting standards on revenue recognition, leases, and credit losses present implementation challenges, and auditors are dealing with new disclosure rules as well. This independently-written report identifies the hurdles that accounting professionals face and provides tips for overcoming the challenges.

May: Taking stock of artificial intelligence

Sponsored by Sage, SAP Concur, and BlackLine

Artificial intelligence is either the greatest thing to ever happen to human work or the dread of our existence. This independently written report explores how AI will reshape the workplace and how analytically minded individuals can stand out.

June: Why cybercriminals are targeting CPAs

Sponsored by CPACharge, Workiva, Shred-it, AbacusNext

Because of the sensitive information they possess, CPA firms have become prime targets for cybercriminals. This free report expands on the most commonly found scams, why education and specialized IT knowledge help to lessen security vulnerabilities, and why every firm should plan carefully for how it would respond to a breach.

September: Building client loyalty with payroll services

Sponsored by Paychex, Robert Half, ADP

Payroll services can provide CPA firms with an opportunity to build loyalty and stronger relationships with their clients. In this report, CPA experts detail their tactics for performing successful payroll services, how to mitigate risk in the process, and the impact payroll can have as a value-added service.

October: Tax reform changes are now in effect

Sponsored by Tax Notes, Right Networks, Sage

With all the recent tax law changes, this year it’s more important than ever to make sure your clients’ tax situations are squared away before year end. This report provides necessary guidance to ensure 2019 starts without a hitch.

VIDEO

Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.

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What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.