Management


The Institute released AICPA Audit Committee Toolkit: Not-for-Profit Organizations and AICPA Audit Committee Toolkit: Government Organizations, which are comprehensive sets of best practices for, among other things, understanding internal controls, conducting meetings with company executives and making the audit committee charter a tool for managing committee responsibilities and documenting performance. These resources complement a similar one the Institute has developed for public companies. All the toolkits can be downloaded free at the AICPA Audit Committee Effectiveness Center ( www.aicpa.org/audcommctr ) and customized as needed; next month they also will be available in print at www.cpa2biz.com or by phone at 888-777-7077.

NEWS

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.