FYI


A commission of business and government leaders will propose ways to make the Social Security program more modern and fiscally sound ( www.ssa.gov/ssacommission.htm ).

The SEC launches an online margin calculator that helps an investor estimate the likelihood of his or her broker’s issuing a margin call—for insufficient account equity—in the next 30 days, three months or a year ( www.sec.gov/news/headlines/margincalc.htm ).

PODCAST

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.

VIDEO

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.