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11/11/2019

If board members are afraid to ask tough questions of management or are reluctant to debate with fellow directors, it might be time for the board's composition to change.

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Financial Management
11/11/2019

The Internal Revenue Service has released updated procedures for automatic accounting method changes, which are accounting method changes that can be made without IRS consent. The procedures apply to method changes filed on or after Nov. 8, 2019.

11/11/2019

In honor of International Accounting Day, we asked CPAs why they joined the accounting profession. Want to share your story? Join the conversation on social media using #InternationalAccountingDay.

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AICPA Insights
11/11/2019

How well do you know the best practices for an effective fraud risk assessment? Take this quiz and find out.

11/11/2019

Chief of staff has become an influential title in politics and increasingly in the business world. But there is little uniformity to the role, because responsibilities and clout vary greatly from job to job.

11/11/2019

Sorting data alphabetically is a common function utilized by Excel spreadsheet users. Here is a guide on how to do it, including using shortcuts.

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Business Insider
11/11/2019

Public companies controlled by billionaires have outperformed global market averages over the past 15 years, according to a report from UBS and PwC, which found that such companies' annualized gain was 17.8%, compared with 9.1% for the MSCI All Country World Index. These companies were also more profitable, according to the report, which notes that "billionaires have three distinct personality traits that benefit businesses -- smart risk taking, business focus, and determination."

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CFO
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UBS, PwC
11/11/2019

Discussion of the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act came to a halt on Thursday as senators lacked unanimous consent regarding proposed amendments. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., raised objections to amending the SECURE Act with provisions including one that would permit 529 plan funds to pay for homeschooling.

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Sen. Patty Murray, Senate
11/11/2019

In certain cases, married couples in which one or both spouses have outstanding student loans can save money on their loans by filing separate tax returns.

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Acorns Grow
11/11/2019

Three documents involved in estate planning can enable parents to better help their college-age children if a medical emergency occurs. The documents can authorize parents to make key decisions on their child's behalf in cases where the child is incapacitated and unable to make health care decisions.

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Forbes