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.
Information Management and Technology Assurance
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.
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.
Reliable communication is a key component in enabling remote working arrangements.
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.
See what “bots” can do for tax practices and departments.
Fifth generation (5G) wireless communication technology beats 4G in at least three key areas — speed, bandwidth, and efficiency. Let’s take a brief look at each.
Most of today’s laptop computers and gadgets run on lithium-ion batteries, which last longer if you keep them cooler.
J. Carlton Collins, CPA, outlines the four technologies he thinks CPAs should be using.
A monthly look at applications, gadgets, and other technology that can improve a CPA’s job and life.
CPAs are likely to proceed with caution next year amid unpredictable external forces. But technological innovation seems certain to continue its forward march.
A recently issued independence interpretation contains guidance for CPAs’ interactions with attest clients’ information systems.
Aaron Harris has more than 25 years of high-tech engineering experience in business applications and software development strategies. As Sage’s Global CTO, he is responsible for Sage’s technology and product vision.
The California attorney general’s office is seeking feedback on proposed regulations on the California Consumer Privacy Act, which will become the nation’s toughest data privacy law when it goes into effect Jan. 1.
CPAs are uniquely positioned in their organizations to lead, encourage, and catalyze digital transformation, says Dan Griffiths, CPA, CGMA, a partner with Tanner LLC in Salt Lake City.
2020 is not far away, and that means major changes related to technology are coming at us fast. The tech-focused founder of a consulting firm provides a preview.