Financial Reporting


In response to an SEC request, XBRL International—of which the AICPA is a founding member—proposed three ways the commission could increase XBRL use in U.S. capital markets: announce it ultimately will require all registrants to file offerings in XBRL format, participate in taxonomy development and maintenance and upgrade the SEC filing system to fully support XBRL ( www.xbrl.org/commentletters ). Meanwhile, the SEC issued a Request for Information that asked the software industry for ideas on how best to develop tools that foster the creation and use of interactive financial data ( www.sec.gov/spotlight/xbrl/xbrl_request100405.pdf ).

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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.

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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.