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Latest News

GASB new logo GASB STATEMENT REQUIRES GOVERNMENTS TO DISCLOSE INFORMATION ON TAX ABATEMENTS
17 August 2015

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has issued final guidance that requires state and local governments for the first time to disclose information about tax abatement agreements.


AICPA logo AICPA COMPETITION CHALLENGES UNDERGRADUATES TO HELP A BUSINESS IN CRISIS
17 August 2015

The AICPA has announced the opening of its 2015 AICPA Accounting Competition. The sixth annual competition, which will award a total of $40,000 to the winning teams, challenges undergraduate students to work together as management accountants to help a business hone their strategic plan. This means analyzing complex financial issues and recommending strategies for growth and continued success.


CIMA logo CHOI RECEIVES CGMA-SPONSORED EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER AWARD
12 August 2015

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) has named Jongwoon “Willie” Choi, assistant professor of business administration and accounting at the University of Pittsburgh’s Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, as the recipient of the 2015 Best Early Career Researcher Award.


U.S. ACCOUNTING ENROLLMENTS CONTINUE UPWARD TREND, REACH ALL-TIME HIGH
12 August 2015

Enrollments in U.S. undergraduate and graduate accounting programs have increased in the 2013-14 academic year, and have combined to cross the 250,000 threshold for the first time. On the recruiting side, accounting firms hired a record number of accounting graduates in 2014, representing a seven percent increase from the previous survey.


NASBA ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF EDUCATION RESEARCH GRANTS
11 August 2015

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) has announced the recipients of its Accounting Education Research Grants Program for 2015. Faculty and postdoctoral researchers from two U.S. institutions will be awarded research grants totaling $18,100.


CIMA AND AICPA SPONSOR ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION ON THE DATA-ENABLED CEO
11 August 2015

The challenge of harnessing the power of Big Data, as well as steps to unlock key insights to accelerate business performance, were the focus of a recent roundtable discussion at the 30th Annual Chief Executive of the Year Gala Reception & Dinner, sponsored by the Chartered Global Management Accountant®(CGMA®) designation [powered by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)].


TENTATIVE DECISIONS FROM FASB BOARD MEETING ON AUGUST 5, 2015
06 August 2015

The FASB Board met on August 5, 2015, and deliberated issues concerning (1) Investment Companies—Disclosures about Investments in Other Investment Companies, and (2) Accounting for Measurement Period Adjustments in a Business Combination. All of the reported decisions are tentative and may be changed at future Board meetings.


SEC ADOPTS RULE FOR PAY RATIO DISCLOSURE
06 August 2015

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has adopted a final rule that requires a public company to disclose the ratio of the compensation of its chief executive officer (CEO) to the median compensation of its employees. The new rule, mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, provides companies with flexibility in calculating this pay ratio, and helps inform shareholders when voting on “say on pay.”


ANTI-FRAUD COLLABORATION RELEASES THIRD CASE STUDY
05 August 2015

The Anti-Fraud Collaboration has issued another installment in its series of case studies to promote diligence in financial fraud deterrence and detection.


TENTATIVE DECISIONS FROM FASB BOARD MEETING ON JULY 29, 2015
05 August 2015

The FASB Board met on July 29, 2015, and deliberated issues concerning (1) Conceptual Framework: Measurement, (2) Conceptual Framework: Presentation, (3) Disclosure Framework—Entity’s Decision Process, (4) Disclosures about Hybrid Financial Instruments That Contain Bifurcated Embedded Derivatives, (5) Revenue Recognition—Principal versus Agent (Reporting Revenue Gross versus Net), and (6) Simplifying the Balance Sheet Classification of Debt.


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Solomon Corporate Goveranance cover 4th edition Corporate Governance and Accountability - 4th edition
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AAA new logo 2015 Accounting Behaviour and Organizations (ABO) Research Conference
08 October 2015 - 09 October 2015 ( 2 days )
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IAASB logo ICAS and IAAER Call for Research to Inform the IAASB Standard-setting Process
03 May 2015
Author(s):ICAS, IAAER, IAASB
Type:Academic papers (complete)
The International Auditing and Assurance Standards Board (IAASB), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) and The International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER) are delighted to announce a new global call for research to gather independent evidence to inform the IAASB’s crucial standard setting process.
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IASB logo IFRS Research Centre
03 May 2014
The IFRS Research Centre is an initiative of the IASB that is designed to support the establishment of a dedicated research capability that will draw upon a combination of internal and external intellectual resources, including the engagement of the academic community.
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