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3/19/2019

Banks face an uphill struggle in recruiting talent to develop their data analytics capabilities, while regulatory demands mean banks take a relatively long time to produce models for advanced analytics, write Jacob Kosoff and Daniel Stahl of Regions Bank. An institution's framework for model development should focus on efficiency without forsaking governance and controls, and it should require archiving of discarded models so internal audit can access them, Kosoff and Stahl write.

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3/19/2019

The implementation deadline for the Financial Accounting Standards Board's current expected credit losses standard is year-end 2019 for publicly traded banks and other financial institutions, while the deadline will arrive in 2021 for most privately held financial institutions. International banks could face hurdles in CECL implementation because FASB's financial instruments standard does not converge completely with the International Financial Reporting Standards.

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Accounting Today
3/18/2019

Email is essential to business life, but it can cause distractions and suck up time. Following these nine tips can help you maintain productivity.

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Entrepreneur online
3/18/2019

People can still affect 2018 tax bills by contributing to health savings accounts. This article offers answers to common questions about HSAs and a description of paperwork involved.

3/18/2019

Despite generally lower tax bills, many taxpayers are seeing smaller-than-expected refunds -- or no refunds at all. And some taxpayers are subject to underwithholding penalties, despite limited relief from the Internal Revenue Service. Here's what should be done.

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Internal Revenue Service
3/18/2019

Four key provisions in the law known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have significant ramifications for not-for-profits. Learn more in this podcast.

3/18/2019

Here are six ways to project confidence when you are actually nervous. They include making eye contact and slowing the pace of speech.

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Fast Company online
3/18/2019

Stretch assignments can jump-start career advancement, but there are several questions you should ask before accepting this type of task.

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Forbes
3/18/2019

Our lives are subject to constant change. Today, in the disruption age, this change is fueled by innovative -- yet addictive -- technology. Amy Vetter, CPA, CGMA, a yogi, shares important tips to living mindfully and in harmony with tech in this special edition of the "Go Beyond Disruption" podcast honoring Women's History Month.

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AICPA Insights
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Amy Vetter, Yogi
3/18/2019

Job openings in the US rose 102,000 in January to a seasonally adjusted 7.58 million, the Labor Department reported. Information, real estate and wholesale businesses were among those with the most vacancies.

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Reuters
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