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The Why and How of Artificial Intelligence

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

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

How to Focus on Finance Team Performance

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?

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

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

AICPA, NASBA Form Coalition to Protect Licensing Standards

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) have helped found the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL), a new coalition of advanced professions focused on educating policymakers and the public about the importance of

12 Tips for a Smooth Cloud Implementation

By Christopher Stark President & CEO Cetrom Most of us remember Benjamin Franklin for his common-sense sayings and wisdom. And, when it comes to cloud implementations, Franklin offers insight that is spot-on: “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Preparation takes many forms when

VBOA/NASBA CPE Audit Tracker Service Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATE: As of Aug. 6, 2019, courses taken with the VSCPA are syncing properly and should be reflected in the tracker. We are also aware of issues with duplicate events in the tracker and are working on a solution with NASBA. In May, the Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), in conjunction with the

Heads Up: Cybercriminals Are Businesspeople

When the hacker behind the Capital One data breach was presented in the media, she very much fit the eccentric cybercriminal stereotype. However, the truth is that she’s quite an outlier. Most cybercriminals operate in highly organized groups based abroad. They approach their work like any business