Features

  • Making progress in Albany

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    Joseph M. Falbo Jr.
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    Feb 11, 2016
    Earlier this month, I had the privilege of representing our Society in the state’s Capitol, and sharing our position on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s New York state budget during the Assembly and Senate’s joint budget hearings.
  • Risk Management: Documentation will help protect your firm

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    By Anthony Cooper, J.D., MBT
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    Feb 11, 2016

    Good documentation is one of the best defenses a CPA has in the event that a client takes legal action. Inadequate or improper documentation can be a costly mistake. Consider the following late tax season scenario.

  • Society Praises Proposed Changes to CPA Exam

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 5, 2016

    The AICPA is rolling out a new exam in 2017, giving the accounting profession an opportunity to better assess a candidate’s professional judgment and written communication skills.

  • How Can Sole Practitioners and Small Firm Owners Stay Competitive?

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 9, 2015

    We posed that question to four NYSSCPA members during our latest CPA Roundtable. Here's what they said.

  • A Closer Look at the Controversial Dodd-Frank Pay Disclosure Rule

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Oct 6, 2015

    The boss will always make more than the workers, but under a regulation recently adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), a company’s employees and investors will now be able to determine how much more. The rule, which the commission passed in a 3-2 vote on Aug. 5, requires public companies to make three additional disclosures in their annual filings: the median of the annual total compensation of all employees, excluding the CEO; the annual total compensation of the CEO; and the ratio between the two. Companies would have to report the information for their first fiscal year beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2017.

  • The CPA Journal Gets National Recognition

    By:
    Maya Lindsay
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    Oct 6, 2015

    The CPA Journal, the NYSSCPA's technical-refereed publication for accounting practitioners and other financial professionals, has been named a finalist in the 2015 Folio Awards, which recognize outstanding magazine journalism. The Journal earned the nod for its “Then & Now” series, which takes a look at the profession’s past and future from the perspective of senior partners and experts in the field. It was selected as a finalist in the “Association/Non-Profit Series or Article” category. 

  • Rockland CPA Named Winner of 2015 Urbach Award

    By:
    Maya Lindsay
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    Oct 6, 2015

    NYSSCPA member Allen L. Fetterman has been chosen to receive the 2015 Urbach CPA Community Builders Award, for his leadership in the merging of two Rockland County synagogues this  past year. Fetterman—whose expertise helped avert a looming financial crisis—led the consolidation of Temple Beth Torah of Nyack, N.Y., and Temple Beth El of Spring Valley, N.Y. into a newly formed 501(c) (3) entity called The Reform Temple of Rockland. He is currently the co-president of the temple’s board.