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Smaller CPA firms are gaining ground in the market for SEC audits, according to PCAOB Chairman Mark Olson in recent testimony before the House Committee on Small Business. “The Big Four firms have reduced their public company audit client base by more than 1,000 clients since Arthur Andersen’s demise,” said Olson. “In the same period...the next four have added more than 250 audit clients among them, and smaller firms have taken on more than 580 audit clients.” He added that 10 U.S. firms and one non-U.S. firm now each audit more than 100 public companies, subjecting the firms to PCAOB annual inspections.

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.

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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.