FYI


U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. appointed James H. Freis Jr. the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the Treasury responsible for safeguarding the financial system from money laundering and other illicit financial activities through the administration of the Bank Secrecy Act. Freis previously served as deputy assistant general counsel for enforcement and intelligence, providing legal support to the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. He replaces Robert Werner, who left FinCEN in December.

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.