Professional Issues


The AICPA professional ethics executive committee issues an exposure draft ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/ethics/ed020617.htm ) with revisions of five independence interpretations and/ or rulings. The proposed changes relate to trustee or executor relationships with clients, former practitioners and firm independence, relationships with entities included in government financial statements, auditors of insurance companies and depository relationships with clients’ financial institutions. Comments on the ED are due August 17.

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.