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  • Women’s Leadership Forum Speakers Share Lessons from Journey to the C-Suite

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 22, 2019
    Speaking at the Foundation for Accounting Education’s Women’s Leadership Forum on Jan. 18, a group of top women executives discussed their journeys on their way to the C-suite, as well as the challenges and pitfalls they overcame to get there. While the conversation—moderated by Kimberly G. Johnson, a partner at KPMG—was wide-ranging, several themes began emerging throughout the course of the talk.
  • Lilly Ledbetter: Discrimination Is 'An Epidemic' That We Must Fight to End

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 22, 2019

    Lilly Ledbetter, a keynote speaker at the  Foundation for Accounting Education’s Women’s Leadership Conference on Jan. 18, made headlines when she took her employer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, to court over years of pay discrimination. While the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against her, holding that her claim was time barred, the aftermath prompted the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law in 2009. Since then, Ledbetter said she has talked to many women across the world and has concluded that the kind of discrimination she experienced is a worldwide "epidemic" that won't go away unless people, especially women, actively fight. 

  • Regulatory Roundup: Jan. 16-22

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 21, 2019
    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.
  • Michele Meyer-Shipp: Women ARE Leaning In. Now We Need Allies to Lean In

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 18, 2019
    KPMG Chief Diversity Officer Michele Meyer-Shipp said that achieving diversity and inclusion in the workplace "is a marathon, not a sprint," noting that women, and men of color, have been leaning in for years, and now it is time for everyone else to lean in to meet them. She spoke, in a conversation with NYSSCPA President Jan C. Herringer, at the NYSSCPA's Women's Leadership Forum, held Jan. 18 in Manhattan.
  • Speakers: TCJA Means Treating Nonprofits More Like For-Profits

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 17, 2019
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has a number of provisions that both directly and indirectly affect not-for-profit organizations, but a pair of speakers at the Foundation for Accounting Education's 41st Annual Nonprofit Conference on Jan. 17 said that the targeted provisions seem to focus on narrowing the gap between rules that govern non-profit and for-profit organizations. 
  • Speaker: Becoming a Data-Driven Organization Isn't Easy, But It's Worth It

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 17, 2019
    Many people are talking about data, and how big data will change everything, but what exactly does this mean on an operational level? Amy E. West, CFO of AHRC New York City and a speaker at the Foundation for Accounting Education’s 41st Annual Nonprofit Conference on Jan. 17, offered lessons from her own experience.
  • IRS Orders 36,000 to Return Without Pay To Process Tax Refunds

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 16, 2019
    Despite the government shutdown, the IRS said it will recall 36,000 additional furloughed employees to ensure that tax refunds go out on time. For the most part, they will not be paid to do so. 
  • Blue Apron Wants Investors to Pay More Attention to Non-GAAP Measure That Makes Performance Look Better

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 16, 2019
    Meal kit delivery company Blue Apron's stocks surged yesterday after presenting a custom non-GAAP metric to investors that it said indicates it will achieve profitability this year, though the actual GAAP numbers tell a different story. 
  • Report: Average Enterprise Processes 4,374 Expense Reports, Each Containing Average of 11 Items

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 15, 2019
    A recent report has found that, in the final quarter last year, the average enterprise processed 4,374 expense reports, each of which contained an average of 11 items. 
  • SEC Lacks Staff to Block Shareholder Proposals, But Can Still Sue Ukranian Hacker for Manipulating EDGAR System

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    Chris Gaetano
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    Jan 15, 2019
    With the government shutdown now entering record-breaking lengths, public companies have grown increasingly nervous at the prospect of actually having to call shareholder proposals to a vote, as the Securities and Exchange Commission lacks staff to process requests to block them.