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Best Practices To Implement a New Business System

January 27, 2020

By Kate O’Flaherty Technological innovation, new regulations and corporate changes require upgrading or replacing legacy business systems to allow businesses to streamline processes and increase efficiency. Companies are also seeking integrated systems to streamline data and increase automation in

VBOA/NASBA CPE Audit Tracker Service Frequently Asked Questions

January 21, 2020

UPDATE: As of Jan. 21, 2020, we were made aware of duplicates events taken at the Richmond CPA Center showing up in the tracker. We are working with NASBA to correct this. Please contact the VSCPA in regards to this issue. In May 2019, the Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), in conjunction with

How to Avoid a Hacker’s Attack

October 31, 2019

By Yanhua Bai and John Brozovsky, Ph.D. Database security breaches have caused a huge amount of damage to companies across the United States. As companies rely more and more on the Internet to conduct business, company data is more and more susceptible to hackers. It is crucial for every company to

3 Reasons Choosing the Cloud is the Best Cybersecurity Move CPA Firms Can Make

October 30, 2019

The cloud was once a mysterious product only embraced and implemented by the most forward-thinking CPA firms. Today, most CPA organizations are aware of the cloud and how migrating a legacy IT ecosystem over to it can deliver tremendous benefits across a wide array of areas. The cloud is no longer

The Why and How of Artificial Intelligence

October 16, 2019

Artificial intelligence has matured from technology buried in computer science labs using complex coding techniques to more common algorithms and supporting technologies. By Randy Johnston One of the hot areas of emerging technology is artificial intelligence (AI). You know a topic is hot when

Trends Report: CPA Firms Hiring More Non-Accounting Graduates

August 23, 2019

Among the key takeaways from the American Institute of CPAs' (AICPA) 2019 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits report (Trends) is that the hiring of non-accounting graduates by CPA firms rose markedly over the last two years. View the full report

IRS Proposes Rules for Classifying Cloud and Content Digital Transactions

August 21, 2019

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has proposed regulations (REG-130700-14) to clarify how to classify transactions involving digital content and cloud computing. The new rules are designed to help taxpayers decide whether an electronic-commerce transaction is a sale, lease, license, or

How to Focus on Finance Team Performance

August 20, 2019

As a good CFO, keeping track of numbers and ratios is an important part of what you do for a living. But are you mostly tracking the numbers for the overall business? If so, are you paying enough attention to the performance of your own department and team members? Click here for some concepts you

Are Remote Workers a Cybersecurity Threat for Businesses?

August 16, 2019

As work-life and technology continue to evolve, a growing number of small business owners find themselves adopting remote work policies or “WFH” perks. However, their employees, who use company platforms and networks in popular locations such as coffee shops and airports, are more susceptible to the

Colleges Dive Into Big Data Education

August 15, 2019

Some Virginia colleges and universities are creating ways for accounting students to get the data analysis skills they need to succeed in the workplace. By Chip Knighton The random sample isn’t necessarily going away, but it’s no longer the absolute standard for audits. Big Four firms and others