Features

  • NYSSCPA Panels Help Public Make Sense of Tax Issues

    By:
    Maya Lindsay
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    May 5, 2015
    Though taxpayers had a hard time getting answers from the IRS this year—the trouble-plagued service said it could respond only to a fraction of the calls it received—some got just the help they needed, thanks to a long-standing NYSSCPA tradition.
  • Five Value-Added Suggestions That Could Change a Client’s Business

    By:
    Joel Lanz, CPA/CITP, CFF, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CFE
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    May 1, 2015

    As busy season comes to a close, many practitioners will begin preparing to meet with clients and discuss ideas for improvements identified during the past audit season. This is a great time to share value-added suggestions for enhancing operations, which, especially in the case of a nonpublic client, may result in additional business opportunities for the firm. 

  • We Only Have 2 Days Left to Meet This Challenge!

    By:
    Staff Report
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    Apr 28, 2015

    An anonymous NYSSCPA member has offered to personally donate $10,000 to the Foundation for Accounting Education’s #CarryItForward campaign, but there’s a catch—he is challenging his fellow NYSSCPA members to live up to Dave’s example and raise a total of $10,000 by 6 p.m., May 14, in order to meet his matching gift. Our generous donor will be recognized that evening, at the NYSSCPA’s Annual Election Meeting and Dinner, at the Eventi Hotel in New York City. 

  • CPA Roundtable

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 21, 2015

    In our latest roundtable, CPAs speak candidly about the alarm bells that signal something is awry in an audit.

  • The Right Plan at the Right Time

    By:
    Scott M. Adair, CPA, NYSSCPA President
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    Mar 31, 2015
    When I started my term as NYSSCPA president last June, one of my main goals was to update the Society's strategic plan. We think of the strategic plan as a living, breathing document, one that must be as nimble as it is comprehensive. As the blueprint that drives our decision making, it takes a number of factors into account, not only within the profession, but at the state and national level and in a broader global context. 
  • As PCC Hits its Three-Year Mark, FAF Asks for Feedback on Performance

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Mar 31, 2015
    As part of a mandated three-year review period, the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) is asking stakeholders to weigh in on how well the Private Company Council (PCC) has fared in addressing financial reporting issues relevant to private business entities. The FAF’s board of trustees recently released a request for comment asking interested parties to share their input by May 11. 
  • How to test an organization’s cybersecurity risk management program

    By:
    Joel Lanz, CPA/CITP, CFF, CISA, CISM, CISSP, CFE
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    Mar 23, 2015
    The audit committee season is now under way, and though first-quarter meetings usually focus on financial statement matters, there’s a good chance that the client’s ability to effectively mitigate cybersecurity risk will come up for discussion.