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COVID-19 news and resources
New tools offered by the AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center discuss coronavirus relief fund audit requirements for for-profit health care entities as well as single audit tips for auditors and organizations subject to single audit requirements.
The hybrid working environment has improved productivity but requires leaders to focus more on building organizational culture and collaboration, according to Steven Harris, CPA, CGMA.
Firms can build on the relationships with clients that were bolstered during the pandemic.
The challenges of the pandemic may be an opportunity to add new career skills and habits.
A report by the Office of the Inspector General found that the US Small Business Administration did not meet the 90-day statutory requirement to remit Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness payments to lenders for loans totaling $66.4 billion.
Firms can turn the connections built doing work related to COVID-19 programs into long-term business opportunities.
A recent notice from the US SBA outlines a new process for PPP borrowers to appeal partial loan forgiveness decisions made by their lender.
Payments are excluded from gross income; a safe harbor is provided for itemized deductions.
Despite pandemic-related concerns about the ability of auditors to work effectively, 98% of audit committee members said in a new survey that audit quality either increased or stayed the same over the past year.
An EY executive explains how organizations can support their employees’ well-being and why leaders should focus on empathy.