Personal Financial Planning


The SEC and the North American Securities Administrators Association waived—through October 31, 2006—various system fees certain investment advisers and their representatives pay for mandatory registration in the Investment Adviser Registration Depository (IARD). The IARD enables firms and their representatives to satisfy federal and state regulatory requirements with one electronic filing and gives investors access to detailed information on advisers’ services, fees and disciplinary records ( www.sec.gov/news/press/2005-145.htm ; www.iard.com ).

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.