NEWS

2 valuation guide working drafts issued

The AICPA issued working drafts of two new case studies that will be added to its new accounting and valuation guide, Valuation of Portfolio Company Investments of Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds and Other Investment Companies.

How tax reform is changing clients’ financial plans

CPA financial planners named charitable giving, business structure and estate plans as the areas of clients’ financial plans they have had to adjust most frequently following the passage of the TCJA, according to a recent survey.

SEC urges consistency in non-GAAP reporting

Companies need to adhere to policies and controls that reinforce quality in non-GAAP reporting and KPIs, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton and Chief Accountant Wes Bricker said at the AICPA Conference on SEC and PCAOB Developments.

What ‘dry runs’ reveal about critical audit matters

The new reporting model for public company audits requires practitioners to disclose “critical audit matters” that arise during their work. A new Center for Audit Quality report examines the results of “dry runs” that are designed to help firms develop methodologies for determining and reporting critical audit matters.

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.

PODCAST

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.