NEWS

Spring-loaded awards merit accounting scrutiny, SEC staff says

“Spring-loaded” awards are share-based compensation that companies award to executives shortly before announcing market-moving information. The SEC staff says that when measuring compensation, companies must consider the impact that the information will have upon release.

Commemorating 100 years of Black CPAs and looking forward

The Black CPA Centennial celebration highlighted the inspiring stories of Black CPAs who broke through barriers and paved a path for others to join the accounting profession. Against the backdrop of the commemoration, work continues to be needed to improve recruiting, retention, and advancement of Black CPAs.

AICPA, NASBA publish revised CPA Evolution Model Curriculum

In response to feedback, the AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy on Friday updated the curriculum resource that was launched in June to help faculty align their programs with the new Core + Disciplines licensure model created by the CPA Evolution initiative.

Tax provisions in the Build Back Better act

The Build Back Better Act contains a large number of tax provisions, ranging from an extension of the advance child tax credit, to a wide variety of green energy tax incentives, and a minimum tax on corporations.

Diving deeper into smaller frauds due to COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has created special challenges for practitioners to consider related to fraud. In the current environment, smaller instances of fraud, many times immaterial to an audit, are now becoming significant and need additional attention.

Apprenticeship: A new route to CGMA

A new program will create an on-the-job training path to a Chartered Global Management Accounting credential for aspiring accounting professionals.

IRS commissioner: We’re hiring

Commissioner Charles Rettig and other IRS officials tell the AICPA & CIMA National Tax Conference about their administrative challenges and plans.

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Get your clients ready for tax season

Upon its enactment in March, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) introduced many new tax changes, some of which retroactively affected 2020 returns. Making the right moves now can help you mitigate any surprises heading into 2022.

100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.