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12/6/2018

Google's "don't be evil" standard for ethics failed to prevent a sexual misconduct scandal, which serves as a reminder for companies to demonstrate the standards they profess, Dan Pontefract writes. "It begs the ensuing question for executives: [W]hat is the relationship between our ethics, our thinking, and how fast we are running our business?" he writes.

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Dan Pontefract, Google
12/5/2018

The new lease accounting standard, which shifts most leases on to lessee balance sheets, is going into effect soon for public companies. Here is a look at what companies are doing to get ready, including reviewing IT systems.

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CFO
12/5/2018

Social Security is a great place to start retirement planning. Here are the top seven mistakes clients make when claiming Social Security benefits and ways to prevent them.

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The Tax Adviser
12/5/2018

Part three of this series describes what happens when errors occur in Excel's new Dynamic Arrays capabilities.

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Financial Management
12/5/2018

When run correctly, an internship provides an opportunity to help aspiring CPAs develop new skills and an affinity for the firm that will carry over into the recruiting process.

12/5/2018

There are several tax-planning issues for business owners to consider as the year winds down. Among other things, entrepreneurs should be aware of the new 20% deduction for qualified business income and should consider contributing to a retirement plan to reduce taxable income.

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CNBC
12/5/2018

How important is it to create and deliver exceptional and memorable experiences for clients? Very. Here are some tips -- along with a recipe for gooey chocolate chip cookies -- to get you started and add value to your small firm.

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AICPA Insights
12/5/2018

The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped almost 800 points Tuesday, and other indexes also declined, as investors faced concern about trade and other issues.

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Dow
12/5/2018

Lyons was chief actuary of general insurance.

12/5/2018

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published a memo providing guidance on its 2016 rule on workplace safety incentive and post-incident drug testing programs. The memo says an employer-mandated post-incident drug test only breaches the rule if the employer punished an employee for reporting an incident instead of incentivizing workplace health and safety.