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  • Aug 04, 2020

    CPA of Ohio Daniel Thomas

    This week's CPA of Ohio is Daniel Thomas, CPA, senior manager at HBK CPAs and Consultants.
  • Aug 04, 2020

    FASB’s virtual roundtable to discuss experiences with leases implementation

    The discussion will focus on broad technical issues that companies and organizations have found challenging when applying the standard.
  • Aug 04, 2020

    A&A news from around the web: August 3 – 7, 2020

    In case you missed them, here are some recent interesting A&A news items from around the web.
  • Aug 03, 2020

    Use multi-factor authentication to protect accounts

    With heightened threats during the pandemic, the IRS and Security Summit partners are calling on tax professionals to select multi-factor authentication options whenever possible to prevent identity thieves from gaining access to client accounts.
  • Aug 03, 2020

    Tax news from around the web: August 3 – 7, 2020

    In case you missed them, here are some recent interesting tax news items from around the web.
  • Jul 31, 2020

    Attracting diverse students takes connection, practice

    As the profession continues to improve in employing and retaining a diverse workforce, it’s essential to reach diverse students at the secondary education level and the post-secondary education level who are considering accounting.
  • Jul 31, 2020

    A massive breakthrough for artificial intelligence technology

    IBM’s AI supercomputer recently argued (convincingly) against a human competitor, which means we are closer than ever to AI actually being able to make decisions that impact humans.
  • Jul 31, 2020

    A message to women graduates: Ask for what you’re worth

    In her recent commencement speech to Barnard College, Abby Wambach touched on all of these points, but she also emphasized something else to the class of young women: ask for what you’re worth.
  • Jul 31, 2020

    Data hosting and independence

    A new interpretation ET §1.295.143 of the Nonattest Services section of the AICPA Independence rule becomes effective Sept. 1, and addresses a CPA providing data or records hosting services for clients.
  • Jul 31, 2020

    When frugality goes wrong

    Recently a member of the OSCPA team came across an article on times when being frugal hasn't worked out, oftentimes with hilarious or embarrassing results. We want to know: when has being frugal backfired for you?
  • Jul 31, 2020

    When companies get happiness wrong

    It’s in the best interest of your company to keep you happy at work. Happy employees mean higher productivity and less turnover, but according to a recent article, many employers are relying on the physical surroundings of their space to keep their staff happy.
  • Jul 31, 2020

    Net neutrality update: The rollback is officially live

    If you’ve spent any time on the internet in the last six months, you’ve likely heard about the ongoing debate between big internet providers and net neutrality supporters regarding the Obama-era net neutrality regulations that are being rolled back today. Yes, today.
  • Jul 31, 2020

    Does your culture support an ethical environment?

    While not all unethical behavior rises to the level of fraud, where one readily occurs, the other is not far behind.
  • Jul 31, 2020

    Takeaways from the 2018 Internet Trends Report

    In the tech world, few reports are more well-regarded than Mary Meeker’s annual presentation on internet trends and, more broadly, the tech industry. Here are a few of the biggest takeaways.
  • Jul 31, 2020

    Business intelligence: The answer to your data, client needs

    “I think of [business intelligence solutions] as a data warehouse that can pull in data from a variety of sources,” Ed Gromann writes. “Business users can easily layer those datasets on top of one another in interesting and relevant ways.”
  • Jul 31, 2020

    Creating employee loyalty means creating engagement

    Through network connections, eager recruiters and a quick search on Monster.com, it’s easy for staff to learn about job opportunities outside of your company.
  • Jul 31, 2020

    Can I elect a GAAP exception for new revenue recognition and lease standards?

    Here's how the OSCPA Accounting and Auditing Committee answered a question from a member on a GAAP exception for new revenue recognition and lease standards.
  • Jul 31, 2020

    Giving clear feedback in the moment

    Offering constructive criticism can be awkward. Sometimes the receiver doesn’t handle criticism well, and other times the giver butchers the delivery.
  • Jul 31, 2020

    Is neurodiversity the next big thing in D&I?

    An accounting firm reports that embracing this dimension of diversity has sparked greater innovation, improved manager leadership, strengthened pride among employees and highlighted the firm’s purpose.
  • Jul 31, 2020

    AI is coming for us, but it’s coming for its comrades first

    It’s hard to know how to feel about artificial intelligence. On one hand, just in the accounting profession it has massive potential to free CPAs to do more meaningful work. On another, if a robot can replace you (and do what you do in half the time with zero errors), why wouldn’t your employer invest in that, or at least want to learn more? And, on a theoretical third hand, AI is flat-out scary.