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The AICPA staff issued two technical practice aids (TPAs) ( www.aicpa.org/members/div/acctstd/ ) on the applicability of FASB Interpretation no. 45, “Guarantor’s Accounting and Disclosure Requirements for Guarantees, Including Indirect Guarantees of Indebtedness of Others” ( www.fasb.org/st/summary ). TPA 6400.45 addresses physician loans, and TPA 6400.46 discusses mortgage guarantees. Practitioners are encouraged to implement the guidance as soon as possible.

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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.