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The Institute’s accounting standards staff releases two technical practice aids. One provides guidance on reporting financial highlights by separate accounts ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/acctstd/general/separate_accts.htm ); the other supplies guidance on accounting for computer-systems costs incurred in connection with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/acctstd/general/health insprotability.htm ).

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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.

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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.