Accounting


The SEC released guidance to help registered companies improve the presentation of consolidated statements of cash flows in financial statements they file with the commission ( www.sec.gov/divisions/corpfin/guidance/ ). In a letter to CFOs, Chief Accountant Carol A. Stacey of the commission’s Division of Corporation Finance emphasized the importance of accurately presenting cash receipts and cash payments so financial statement users can better assess how able companies are to meet their financial obligations, pay dividends and otherwise operate as going concerns.

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IRS sets start date for tax season

The IRS announced that tax season will start in late January and that it will issue refunds to taxpayers despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

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Why CPAs can’t wait on automation tools

What do accounting firms waiting on others to develop AI, automation, and data analytics tools have in common with a baseball fan sitting in a stadium filling with water at an exponential rate? The answer could determine your firm’s fate.