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 reports today or check back in during the publishing month to stay updated. To advertise in these lead generation reports, email adsales@aicpa.org.

April: Building process maps: Template and instructions

Sponsored by Workiva

The importance of documenting your financial close process and finding opportunities for automation has never been more urgent. Workiva, in collaboration with the Journal of Accountancy, has developed a PowerPoint template that includes sample charts, instructions, a risk assessment questionnaire and bonus checklists that will help you map out your process.

April/May: Getting leases in line

Sponsored by LeaseQuery, Workiva, and KPMG

ASC Topic 842 is a relatively simple standard that can mean profound changes for organizations with leases. This report examines what makes this standard challenging and describes new ways for CPAs to add value. The report was updated to reflect FASB’s delay of the standard’s effective date and references a FASB staff Q&A on accounting for lease concessions.

September: Supercharge your audit process with AI

Sponsored by AbacusNext, CPACharge, Xero

Artificial intelligence is no longer just a “technology of the future”. Auditors today can employ AI to automate tedious tasks and gain far greater insights from their clients’ information. This free report lays out a five-step process for implementing AI and shows ways AI can add value to the auditing process. 

October: Get your clients ready for tax season

Sponsored by ADP

These year-end tax planning strategies address recent tax law changes enacted to help taxpayers deal with the pandemic, such as tax credits for sick leave and family leave and new rules for retirement plan distributions, as well as other techniques for putting your clients in the best possible tax position.