Performance and Cost Management, Analysis and Control

Choose the Right Tools for Internal Control Reporting

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY CPAs CAN PROVIDE A VALUABLE service to their employers or clients by helping them plan their strategic approach to compliance with section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. NEW SOFTWARE PRODUCTS CAN IMPROVE corporate governance and external communications about financial performance. They also can enhance the efficiency

Bring the Real World to the Classroom

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY SOME PROFESSORS ARE BRINGING practitioners into the college classroom to talk to their students about the profession and its opportunities. Here are some tips about how such exposure can double as tailor-made recruiting. CPA GUEST SPEAKERS CAN demonstrate professional diversity and encourage students to stay with an accounting

International

IFAC Issues Bank Audit ED and Cost Accounting Study The International Federation of Accountants is seeking responses to a proposed international auditing statement that will provide practical assistance to auditors in applying international standards when they audit commercial banks. Special considerations arise in bank audits because of the nature of

Squeeze Play

The management accounting profession is going through a major sea change as two opposing forces come into play. The first is the downsizing through reengineering of the financeand hence management accountingfunction; the second is the growing importance of cost management. (For more on these subjects, see A Smarter Way to

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How tax reform — and Excel — are changing the CPA Exam

Mike Decker, the vice president of examinations at the AICPA, discusses changes being made to the exam as a result of tax reform — and about how Excel will now be available for use on the test.