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Editor's Picks: Hold Off on Excel for iPad; The Risk in Hiring Exceptional Talent; Giving Up on Being Self-employed

April 18, 2014

There's lots of great content on the web to read, but why waste your time aimlessly searching. There are plenty of great articles produced by Sift Media sites and here are some of my favorites from the past week. Going Concern Here's Why You Don't Want Excel on Your iPad...

How to Converse with a Finn

April 18, 2014

In today's international world, U.S. accountants find themselves dealing with overseas professionals. Not everyone speaks English, and even when they do, language barriers remain....

Bramwell?s Lunch Beat: Ex-Accountant Whose Last Name is Bunny Wins Easter Contest (No Joke)

April 18, 2014

The menu for April 18 features specials on the IRS auditing fewer large business partnerships, SEC being vulnerable to hackers, scary-looking Easter bunnies, and more....

First Impressions of Excel for iPad

April 18, 2014

Four years after the first iPad spreadsheet, users finally have a Microsoft-sanctioned solution. I immediately saw its limitations, but Excel for iPad has certain strengths too....

How to Become Your Firm's Change-Maker

April 17, 2014

You want to be the change-maker?the innovator who drives the firm forward? Take this quiz to see if you're ready to be a leader, the firm member who makes waves....

High Impact Excel: iPad Edition

April 17, 2014

In this presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA covers Excel for iPad from top to bottom. In one hour you'll learn everything you can?and cannot?do in Excel for iPad. You'll be able to determine whether Excel for iPad is worth $99/year to you or not....

Bramwell?s Lunch Beat: China Is a Hotbed for Accounting Fraud

April 17, 2014

The menu for April 17 features specials on a pitch for valued added tax, IRS chief reiterating rewrite of 501(c)(4) guidelines, Starbucks moving European headquarters to London to pay more tax, and more....

High Impact Excel: Table Edition

April 17, 2014

In this presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA brings you up to speed on the Excel feature you should be using, but probably aren't. The Table feature offers the ability to both boost the integrity of your spreadsheets, but reduce maintenance as well. Uncover power of this feature, but also get the low-down on the conflicts it can pose with other aspects of Excel....

Auditing Special Purpose Frameworks: Risk Assessment

April 17, 2014

We'll now focus on risk assessment at the financial statement level; a Client Acceptance and Continuance Form can facilitate the risk assessment process....

PwC Takes Top Spot in Vault Accounting 50 for 2015

April 16, 2014

For the second-straight year, the Big Four firm was named the No. 1 accounting employer in North America, according to Vault.com's latest rankings that were released on Tuesday. ...

The Most Troubling Thing About Bank of America?s Earnings

April 19, 2014

Should Bank of America investors be worried?...

Johnson & Johnson's Headache-Fixing Earnings, Mattel's Un-Fun Earnings, and Why Stocks Popped All We

April 19, 2014

Good evening, good lookin'. Here are the four things you need to know on April 19....

Is Vodafone Going to Kill Visa's Chances in Emerging Markets?

April 19, 2014

In the United States Visa and MasterCard have a stranglehold on how consumers spend... telecom provider Vodafone is increasingly locking that same area up in developing markets....

Fed Chief Yellen Just Hinted at Another Blow to Big Banks

April 19, 2014

Big banks may be about to face even more stringent capital requirements....

Acer Kicks Intel Out of Its Smartphones for 2014

April 19, 2014

Acer, Intel's long-term partner in PCs, just publicly announced that it had no intentions of releasing LTE-capable phones with Intel Inside this year....

Why Warner Brothers Was Right to Take a Risk on Wally Pfister and ?Transcendence?

April 19, 2014

Warner Brothers' new movie ?Transcendence? may not be a big domestic hit, but it has other factors in play that could make it smart decision by the studio....

Here?s Where Wells Fargo & Co Is Looking for Its Next Big Buy

April 19, 2014

Where is Wells Fargo looking for its next big purchase?...

This 1 Figure Could Keep the Stock Market From Reaching New Highs

April 19, 2014

The S&P 500 has been practically unstoppable for more than five years, but this one figure could mark the end of the rally....

Why JPMorgan Chase, IBM, and UnitedHealth Group Were the Dow's Only Losers Last Week

April 19, 2014

On a strong week for the Dow, these stocks lagged behind. Find out why....

The All-New Chevrolet Cruze That Americans Can't Buy

April 19, 2014

GM gave the current Cruze a few tweaks for the U.S., while showing a radical new one in China....

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