Professional Issues


Questions about the independence of investment analysts are attracting the SEC’s attention. Its acting chairman and its chief accountant worry that brokerage house researchers may be tailoring investment recommendations to suit their investment banking clients ( www.sec.gov/news/speech/spch477.htm ; www.sec.gov/news/speech/spch485.htm ).

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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.