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President Bush signed into law on July 30 the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (www.aicpa.org/info/sarbanes_oxley_summary.htm), establishing the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, which assumes the profession’s regulatory powers, increases public participation in the regulation of registered accounting firms and prohibits audit firms from providing a wide array of nonaudit consulting services to their corporate clients.

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.