Professional Issues


The portfolios of financial advisers’ clients suffered heavy losses in 2001 and early 2002 as the S&P 500 stock index fell sharply. But by bringing in new business and thus increasing their total client holdings by 16.7%, the advisers limited to 5.3% the decline in assets under their management, says a study produced by Moss Adams LLP ( www.mossadams.com/industry/investment.htm ). The report describes the strategies the investment advisers used to achieve these results.

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.

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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.