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5/22/2018

New implementation guidance issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board is designed to clarify, explain or elaborate on state and local government accounting standards.

5/22/2018

Technological advancements have made it necessary for professionals and leaders to develop new skills to help their organizations thrive. At the spring meeting of the AICPA governing Council, workplace-skills expert Tracey Wilen, DBA, explained how people can succeed amid the change.

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AICPA Governing Council
5/22/2018

Some companies are striving to retain talented employees by offering older workers flexible working arrangements, such as part-time schedules and phased retirements. Last year, about 25% of employees worked for companies that allowed flexible working arrangements, an increase from 19% in 2015, according to the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies.

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USA Today
5/22/2018

Here's how tax practitioners can implement policies and procedures in a quality control system that helps communicate to partners and staff the firm's best practices.

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The Tax Adviser
5/22/2018

Employers often focus on the technical aspects of working from home, but the emotional aspects could be even more important. A CPA shares tips for success based on his experience managing remote employees and his own transition to becoming a full-time telecommuter.

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AICPA Insights
5/22/2018

To be prepared for the future, accountants need to develop technical competencies, people skills and an agile mindset, the AICPA's Clar Rosso said during the spring meeting of the AICPA governing Council.

5/22/2018

Once a year, Amazon gives full-time employees at fulfillment centers a chance to quit in exchange for as much as $5,000. The offer helps the company eliminate disengaged employees and ensures workers who stay recommit to Amazon.

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CNBC
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Amazon
5/22/2018

Pelzer replaces Andy Reinland, who is retiring.

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F5 Networks, SAP
5/21/2018

With all of the buzz around Saturday's royal wedding, now is a good time to talk with clients about how getting married could affect their taxes. Here's how to get your clients up to speed before they say "I do."

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AICPA Insights
5/21/2018

Many taxpayers assume retirement-account withdrawals to pay for medical expenses automatically qualify as hardship exemptions, but this is not the case. A number of Tax Court cases show how to meet the requirements for exemption.

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Tax Insider