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SAP: Software Ensures Hiring Diversity

SAP: Software Ensures Hiring Diversity

SAP's recent Sapphire conference was filled with the giant software maker's product announcements. It also highlighted the company's very broad role in social activism, and in particular, a commitment to a...

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ThomsonThomson Reuters has introduced Checkpoint Marketing for Firms Emerging Tax and Regulation Alerts. The alerts are designed to enable accounting firms to provide clients with information about new and proposed tax legislation and regulatory changes.

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thomsonThomson Reuters has released a special report, "Creating a Learning Vision for Your Firm." The Checkpoint publication examines how accounting firms prioritize learning programs to help attract and retain talent.

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Wolters Kluwer says the company is on track for strong growth from its tax and accounting business for the first half ended June 30. The statement was made recently in the company's trading update for the first quarter.

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Jeannette Koger, AICPAAn examination has become available to enable individuals to qualify for the new Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations credential. The credential is available from the the American Institute of CPAs, the American Society of Appraisers or the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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Rod Drury, XeroXero substantially reduced its loss for the year ended March 31. Meanwhile, the New Zealand-based cloud software company this week said operating cash flow turned positive for the first time during fiscal 2017's second half  and it also topped the 1-million subscriber mark for the first time during the same period.

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Checkpoint Alerts for Clients Introed

Checkpoint Alerts for Clients Introed

Thomson Reuters has introduced Checkpoint Marketing for Firms Emerging Tax and Regulation Alerts. The alerts are designed to enable accounting firms to provide clients with information about new and proposed...

People and Moves

Block CEO Cobb to Leave

Block CEO Cobb to Leave

Bill Cobb, the CEO of H&R Block will leave the tax services company on July 31. He will by replaced by general counsel and chief administrative officer, Tom Gerke, who...

Running a Firm

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SAP: Software Ensures Hiring Diversity

SAP: Software Ensures Hiring Diversity

SAP's recent Sapphire conference was filled with the giant software maker's product announcements. It also highlighted the company's very broad role in social activism, and in particular, a commitment to a...

Get the Most Out of Planning Retreats

After tax season, many CPA firms turn their attention to scheduling annual planning retreats. If you're not one of them then I encourage you to become one; planning retreats are...

Implementing a Strategic Plan

As we look at tax season in the rearview mirror, it's time to think about strategic planning for our firms. Most CPAs are very effective and accomplished in the planning...

Helping Small Businesses Manage Cash Flo…

To survive and thrive, companies need to have a strong grasp of their cash flow. By understanding when, where and how money enters and exits a business, companies can more...

Thomson Publishes Due Diligence Report

Thomson Reuters has released a special report, “Preparer Due Diligence Requirements Expanded to Cover More Credits”. Available on Checkpoint, the report outlines questions and actions must take in order to...

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REVIEW: Website Building Software

Web design and editing have always been a problematic software category. When the World Wide Web debuted in 1990, it was largely a text-only system of document sharing using the...

REVIEW: Budget Software 2016

Change has finally come to the category of planning and budgeting software, resulting in a round of improved capabilities, tighter integration with other software, and another potential revenue stream for...

REVIEW: Workflow Software 2015

The software category of workflow management is exploding, with new versions, streamlined capabilities and new features. But there is an old adage that when you are up to your hips...

REVIEW: Small Business Accounting Softwa…

Driven by the growth of cloud computing and an understanding of how little most small businesses want to delve into the minutiae of accounting, the market for small business accounting...

REVIEW: Online Payroll Systems 2015

Despite the profits it can generate and the benefits it may offer in client relationship management, these are difficult times for payroll vendors and their accounting partners. Competition continues to...

Tax

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Ex-Cop Guilty Of Embezzlement, Tax Fraud

Ex-Cop Guilty Of Embezzlement, Tax Fraud

A former police sergeant has pleaded guilty to embezzling funds from the accounts of disabled veterans. Glenn P. Pearson, 61, who served on the police force in Whitman, Mass., also...

Use Tax Ploy to Help Collect Sales Tax Online?

Use Tax Ploy to Help Collect Sales Tax O…

States are looking to Colorado law regarding use tax owed by out-of-state purchases as a lever to spur vendors to collect sales tax from online sales. Moreover, a panel at sales-and-use...

N.C. Preparer Draws 11 Years in Fraud

N.C. Preparer Draws 11 Years in Fraud

A North Carolina tax preparer has received an 11-year sentence for preparing fraudulent returns and training others to do that same. Herbert Lee Martin of Rockingham, N.C., must also serve...

Attorney Sentenced in Bogus Filings

Attorney Sentenced in Bogus Filings

A Bronx, N.Y.-based attorney has been sentenced to two years in prison for filing thousands of bogus tax returns. William Doonan was found to have claimed more than $6 million...

Price Hikes Move TaxAct Business

Price Hikes Move TaxAct Business

Blucora, the parent of TaxAct, saw a double-digit drop in efiles for the recently ended tax season. But the company still managed to grow its tax business revenue for the...

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Block CEO Cobb to Leave

Block CEO Cobb to Leave

Bill Cobb, the CEO of H&R Block will leave the tax services company on July 31. He will by replaced by general counsel and chief administrative officer, Tom Gerke, who...

Sage to Test Accountant Cloud

Sage to Test Accountant Cloud

Sage plans to test its upcoming Accountant Cloud suite via an early adopter program. The software company intends to release that product in the United Kingdom in July and the...

WHAT CFOs NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Automating Accounts Payable

WHAT CFOs NEED TO KNOW ABOUT Automating …

Sponsored content: Today's CFO is tasked with ensuring that the finance team operates at peak performance, with an eye toward lowering costs, increasing speed, and reducing bottlenecks in the system...

Tax Season Stats Move Backward

Tax Season Stats Move Backward

Tax season 2017 took a step backward as it went into the last weekend. After a season marked by week-by-week improvement, most figures from the Internal Revenue Service for the...

Xero Debuts Software That Learns

Xero Debuts Software That Learns

Xero has introduced machine learning automation into its cloud-based financial software. The company says that the new technology means that the software will learn to perform such tasks as recording...

News

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Checkpoint Alerts for Clients Introed

Checkpoint Alerts for Clients Introed

Thomson Reuters has introduced Checkpoint Marketing for Firms Emerging Tax and Regulation Alerts. The alerts are designed to enable accounting firms to provide clients with information about new and proposed...

Checkpoint Releases Report on Learning

Checkpoint Releases Report on Learning

Thomson Reuters has released a special report, "Creating a Learning Vision for Your Firm." The Checkpoint publication examines how accounting firms prioritize learning programs to help attract and retain talent.

Wolters Kluwer: on Track for "Strong Growth"

Wolters Kluwer: on Track for "Stron…

Wolters Kluwer says the company is on track for strong growth from its tax and accounting business for the first half ended June 30. The statement was made recently in...

New Valuation Certification Debuts

New Valuation Certification Debuts

An examination has become available to enable individuals to qualify for the new Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations credential. The credential is available from the the American Institute of...

Xero Turns Cash Positive

Xero Turns Cash Positive

Xero substantially reduced its loss for the year ended March 31. Meanwhile, the New Zealand-based cloud software company this week said operating cash flow turned positive for the first time...

Learning Center

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QuickBooks Online and Google Link Up

QuickBooks Online and Google Link Up

Intuit and Google are collaborating on applications that integrate the G Suite—formerly called Google Apps for Work—with QuickBooks Online. The first releases for QBO include Google Calendar and Single Sign...

Easy Checklist Provides Small Firms with Workflow and Client Management Solutions

Easy Checklist Provides Small Firms with…

Bob Scott, executive editor of the Progressive Accountant, sits down with Michael Havey of Easy Checklist ABC to discuss the company’s new task management tool designed to assist accountants, bookkeepers...

Global Force International Helps Accountants Merge, Acquire or Sell Businesses

Global Force International Helps Account…

Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant speaks with Max Krotman, executive vice president of Global Force International. With a focus on business integration, Global Force International matches firms...

KBKG Identifies Specialized Tax Credits and Incentives for Clients.

KBKG Identifies Specialized Tax Credits …

Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant, speaks with Gian Pazzia, principal of KBKG about the way the company collaborates with CPA firms to deliver the most effective tax...

APS Pension and Financial Services Helps Companies Navigate the Growing Complexities of 401K Plans

APS Pension and Financial Services Helps…

Stephen Abramson, president of APS Pension and Financial Service sits down with Bob Scott, executive editor of The Progressive Accountant to discuss how the company is helping small to midsize...

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