Articles

  • Retargeting Talent Acquisition Objectives for Financial Executives
  • The competencies personified by today’s top financial executives are far different than what was required twenty years ago. Ledgers have been replaced by spreadsheets, databases have cleared out filing cabinets, and dashboards make it possible to monitor performance contemporaneously. What impact should these innovations have on the talent acquisition and development strategies for accounting and […]Read More
  • Painful Realities of a Data Breach
  • Phoenix, AZ (AZ CPA) September 2015 – What would be the best time of the year to call all your clients and tell them that their personal information has been compromised as a result of lax security procedures in your office?  How do you think your clients would react to your firm being subject to an exhaustive […]Read More
  • Shed Skeletons in the Closet with the 2015 Arizona Amnesty Program
  • Arizona legislators enacted S.B. 1471 earlier this year which provides for tax amnesty between September 1, 2015 and October 31, 2015.  The 2015 Arizona amnesty program provides relief from civil penalties and interest for tax liabilities that have been or could have been assessed for any applicable tax period without the need to show reasonable […]Read More
  • Arizona Department of Revenue is Struggling this Year
  • As many of you know I sit on both the Tax Steering and Tax Legislative committees at the Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants.  My role on these committees is to assist the Society in establishing continuing education curriculum for our members and to provide assistance to the Legislature in drafting Arizona tax law.  Although […]Read More
  • IRS Provides Repair Regulation Relief for Small Businesses
  • The AICPA Tax Advocacy Team proudly announced to us about an hour ago that the IRS has released Rev. Proc. 2015-20, which permits small businesses to: Change a method of accounting under the final tangible property regulations on a prospective basis, and Avoid completing and filing a Form 3115. The new simplified procedure is generally […]Read More