Compliance



The SEC extended an order it originally issued in 2003 that allows nonpublic broker-dealers to continue filing with the commission balance sheets and income statements—and sending their customers a balance sheet—certified by independent public accountants, rather than by public accounting firms registered with the PCAOB ( www.sec.gov/rules/other/34-52909.pdf ). The extension is effective for fiscal years that end before January 1, 2007.

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.