New AcSec Chairman


The AICPA named Mark V. Sever, a partner of Ernst & Young LLP, as chairman of its accounting standards executive committee (AcSEC), effective October 2000. Sever, who is a current AcSEC member, succeeds David Kaplan of PricewaterhouseCoopers, who completes his three-year term as chairman.

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What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.