Government


The Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board issues Technical Bulletin 2002-1, Assigning to Component Entities Costs and Liabilities that Result From Legal Claims Against the Federal Government ( www.fasab.gov/pdf/presreltb.pdf ). According to the guidance, all such costs and liabilities must be attributed either to the component entities responsible for the programs or activities that contributed to the claims or to their successor component entities.

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Excel walk-through: Sparklines

Want to liven up your spreadsheets with some color and graphical elements? Kelly L. Williams, CPA, Ph.D., shows how to use Excel sparklines, which illustrate data trends and patterns via small charts that fit in a single Excel cell.

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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.