Monthly Archives: January 2020

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Why audit firm leaders need to practice what they preach

Audit quality is improved when firm leaders personally model the exemplary behaviors that they say they value, according to a new study backed by the AICPA Assurance Research Advisory Group.
Source: JOA News
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News quiz: Taxes that didn’t make it into the new year

See how much you know about recent news (or catch up on some of the latest) with this short quiz.
Source: JOA News
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How firms are delivering value with audit data analytics

Here’s how auditors can prepare themselves for this work, and what they need to explain to audit committees as they incorporate analytics into engagements.
Source: JOA News
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Women’s initiatives: How the pilot programs worked

Three women CPAs explain how a pilot program that aimed for diversity and inclusion helped transform their midsize accounting firms.
Source: JOA News
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FASB clarifies interaction between standards

FASB took action to clarify the interaction between accounting standards related to equity securities, equity method investments, and certain derivatives.
Source: JOA News
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More taxpayers qualify for student loan COD relief

The IRS is expanding its relief from cancellation-of-debt income to students whose federal loans were discharged for certain legal reasons.
Source: Tax News
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More taxpayers qualify for student loan COD relief

The IRS is expanding its relief from cancellation-of-debt income to students whose federal loans were discharged for certain legal reasons.
Source: JOA News
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BlackRock CEO declares ‘fundamental reshaping of finance’

Powerful institutional investor BlackRock will hold companies accountable for their disclosures of sustainability risks and for the policies that underpin them, Chairman and CEO Larry Fink wrote in an open letter to CEOs.
Source: JOA News
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Confronting tariffs: Trade war tips for CPAs

U.S. businesses can use a number of strategies to soften the impact of tariffs on their operations.
Source: JOA News
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GASB selects Mauldin & Jenkins’s Black as next chair

GASB has selected Joel Black, CPA, partner-in-charge of the audit practice at accounting firm Mauldin & Jenkins LLC in Atlanta, as its next chair.
Source: JOA News
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