Latest Articles

  • Poll: "Intelligence" Seen as Least Valuable Feature for New Hires

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 13, 2017
    Being smart is only important for a minority of hiring managers when deciding on which candidates they should hire. 
  • NYC-based Company Introduces "Climate Leave"

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 13, 2017
    Fog Creek, which makes management software, has implemented a new policy that accounts for wild weather patterns: climate leave. 
  • Howard Levy Remembers Samuel Person, 'a True Icon of Our Profession'

    By:
    Howard B. Levy
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    Nov 13, 2017
    On November 11, 2017, a true icon of our profession, a practitioner and a legendary educator of other professionals, Sam Person, passed away at age 86. 
  • Bernie Madoff Victims to Get $772.5 Million From U.S. Govt. Fund

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 10, 2017
    The U.S. government is distributing $772.5 million to 24,000 victims of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme, collected through seized assets and settlement agreements with people and companies connected to the case.
  • Study: It's Better to Have Help When Making Financial Decisions

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 9, 2017
    Brain scans show that the part of people's brains associated with stress are much more active when evaluating different financial options, unless they have someone else around to help. 
  • CFOs No. 1 Priority: Attracting and Retaining Qualified Employees

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 9, 2017
    A poll of 850 chief financial officers has found that, for only the second time in the 21 years the survey has been conducted, attracting and retaining qualified employees is their number one concern. 
  • Regulatory Roundup Nov. 1–7

    By:
    Ruth Singleton and Zach Simeone
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    Nov 7, 2017
    With so many regulators out there, it can be tough to keep track of all the decisions being made. This is the NYSSCPA’s regular series that collects relevant regulatory announcements from the past week, and puts them in one place to help you stay on top of the issues.
  • Survey Finds Wealth Gap Widened Since 2013

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 6, 2017
    The result of a recent survey conducted by the Federal Reserve has found that the gulf between the wealthy and everyone else has widened even further since 2013, the last time the poll was taken. 
  • "Paradise Papers" Leak Shows Dense Network of Offshore Tax Shelters Servicing Political, Economic Elite

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Nov 6, 2017
    The 13.4 million leaked documents known as the "Paradise Papers" lays bare a dense network of offshore shell companies linked to over 120 prominent political figures as well as some of the world's largest companies, which concealed assets from tax authorities and the general public as a whole.
  • Society Awards: Call for Nominations

    By:
    Nereida Gomez
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    Nov 3, 2017
    Certified public accountants throughout New York state give generously of their free time to better their profession and to assist with community causes and projects in the public interest. The NYSSCPA recognizes these volunteer and professional commitments through an awards program designed to highlight outstanding service and to recognize professional development.