Veteran investigator Cynthia Hetherington offers practical tips and guidance on how forensic accountants can use the open source information found on the internet to make themselves smarter, better investigators while staying within privacy laws.
Information management and technology assurance
See how to add a little color and direction to your Excel worksheets.
How to use Excel’s Flash Fill feature, including a keyboard shortcut for both Windows and Excel for Mac.
Experts offer best practices for helping students and faculty get up to speed.
Add some graphic flair to your spreadsheets with this quick and easy spreadsheet tip.
Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA.com, and Ron Quaranta, founder and chairman of the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, examine tax and accounting issues related to cryptoassets and explore assurance opportunities blockchain is creating for accountants.
This article discusses ways to prepare for this kind of cyberthreat.
There are two main categories of AI: artificial general intelligence (AGI) and narrow artificial intelligence (NAI).
IFERROR can be used to eliminate formula errors and replace those errors with something else.
If you have Excel 2019 or Excel 365, you can use the function TEXTJOIN to quickly join text in one cell and separate the text with any delimiter, even if you have many rows or columns of data to join.
A monthly look at applications, gadgets, and other technology that can improve a CPA’s job and life.
Here’s how auditors can prepare themselves for this work, and what they need to explain to audit committees as they incorporate analytics into engagements.
J. Carlton Collins, CPA, talks about how he came up with the hundreds of technology topics he covered, how he became a good writer, and how he feels about ending his run with our most popular column.
Added by Microsoft in 2016, the IFS function replaces the need for multiple nested IF statements. You can put all your conditions (percentage grade cutoffs in this example) in one function, making it easier to follow.
Supplementing spreadsheet data with visual representation aids the user in identifying trends and patterns that may not be evident otherwise.
The IRS places fresh emphasis on tax preparers’ responsibilities under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act safeguards rule.
Reliable communication is a key component in enabling remote working arrangements.
Data analytics, blockchain, artificial intelligence, and other technologies will drive big changes in the accounting profession over the next 10 years. Are you ready for what’s next?
A treatment for our email affliction is emerging in the form of collaboration applications, most notably Slack and Microsoft Teams.
Small firms wishing to adopt new technologies should examine available services to determine which ones are the best fit for current systems, advises Daniel Moore, CPA.