Information management and technology assurance

CPAs’ route to high-tech starts in the cloud

The ability to access data and applications through the internet is essential for CPAs and their employers to leverage technology advances such as robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, explains technology expert Amy Vetter, CPA/CITP, CGMA, CEO, The B3 Method Institute.

12 common technology mistakes you should avoid

A typical technology review can uncover dozens of technological shortcomings at your organization. This article describes 12 common shortcomings and offers advice for avoiding them.

Microsoft Office: Memory problems in Excel

Be aware that this memory error is not limited to just the VLOOKUP function, it can also occur in older editions of Excel when using the following six functions: HLOOKUP, LOOKUP, INDIRECT, OFFSET, INDEX, and MATCH.

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.

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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.