Journal of Accountancy Podcasts

Sinopsis

The Journal of Accountancy Podcast series explores the topics, technology and tactics that are transforming the accounting profession.

Episodios

  • Pandemic-related legal risks that you can’t afford to ignore

    Pandemic-related legal risks that you can’t afford to ignore

    20/07/2020 Duración: 19min

    These days, it’s tough to know the best next steps for organizations that are reopening to customers or employees — or considering doing so. Lee Terry, who practices corporate and securities law for the Denver firm Davis Graham & Stubbs, has advised organizations and CFOs for years on crisis management. Terry offers insight into the legal concerns that organizations are facing and this advice on future business planning: “You cannot rely on the same kinds of estimates and expectations that you have in the past.”

  • How the new audit evidence standard can improve audit quality

    How the new audit evidence standard can improve audit quality

    14/07/2020 Duración: 27min

    The new principles-based standard on audit evidence, issued last week by the AICPA Auditing Standards Board, addresses issues such as emerging technology, professional skepticism, and expanding sources of information. Jay Brodish, CPA, a partner at PwC, and Bob Dohrer, CPA, CGMA, the chief auditor of the AICPA, discuss the standard in detail, explaining how it can be applied to today’s evolving business climate.

  • A tax marathon check-in

    A tax marathon check-in

    01/07/2020 Duración: 25min

    We check back in with two AICPA leaders: Ed Karl, the AICPA’s vice president–Tax Policy & Advocacy, and Chris Hesse, a tax principal in the National Tax Office of CliftonLarsonAllen in Kennewick, Wash., who also chairs the AICPA Tax Executive Committee. They’ll update us on how the 2020 marathon of a tax return filing season is going, whether the coronavirus-related return due date delay until July 15 is long enough, and what other relief taxpayers and their CPAs need.

  • Working from home: What does the future hold?

    Working from home: What does the future hold?

    29/06/2020 Duración: 21min

    The work-from-anywhere revolution received a jolt in March, when office workers were sent home because of concerns about the spread of COVID-19. More companies were embracing flexible work practices before the pandemic, but now that movement has been accelerated. Tom Hood, CPA/CITP, CGMA, the CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute, shares insight into the future of remote work, why a company’s approach to flexible work can define its culture, and more.

  • Recognizing and rooting out racism: Advice for leaders

    Recognizing and rooting out racism: Advice for leaders

    15/06/2020 Duración: 35min

    Laura Morgan Roberts, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, is an editor of the recent book 'Race, Work, and Leadership: New Perspectives on the Black Experience'. She has studied race in the workplace extensively. With attention on racial disparities sparked by killings and then protests, the time is right for organizations to hear her message. Morgan Roberts shares insight on why some organizations and leaders resort to silence instead of speaking about racism, why it’s easier to talk about diversity and inclusion than about race, the qualities of an effective public statement, and what follow-through after the statement looks like.

  • The technology — and human — lessons of COVID-19

    The technology — and human — lessons of COVID-19

    22/05/2020 Duración: 24min

    Our ninth annual technology roundtable podcast was initially recorded in early March, just before the coronavirus pandemic started wreaking havoc on American lives and the economy. With the world at a dramatically different place than when we first recorded, the roundtable participants agreed to hold another call May 6 to discuss the impacts of COVID-19 on accounting, accounting technology, and accountants themselves. Participating in the episode are two of the top technology experts in the accounting space: Donny Shimamoto, CPA/CITP, CGMA, founder and managing director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, and Amanda Wilkie, a consultant with Boomer Consulting. They are joined by small firm owner Nikki Winston, CPA, who leverages technology to provide accounting services and CPA Exam coaching through her firm, The Winston CPA Group.

  • The hard trends that matter more than ever now

    The hard trends that matter more than ever now

    18/05/2020 Duración: 21min

    A hard trend can be defined as a predictable, future fact. While it’s tough to predict the price of oil or the direction of the stock market daily or weekly, finance professionals can focus on hard trends to have a better understanding of where business is heading. Tom Hood, CPA/CITP, CGMA, the CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute, shares insight into three hard trends and why they matter for accountants now.

  • State and local taxes during the pandemic

    State and local taxes during the pandemic

    06/05/2020 Duración: 18min

    Eileen Sherr, CPA, CGMA, a senior manager in the AICPA’s Tax Policy and Advocacy team in Washington, D.C., describes her work with volunteer members of the AICPA’s Technical Resource Panel for State and Local Taxation and with state CPA societies as they advocate with state tax authorities for coronavirus-related taxpayer relief at the state and local level, and resources for keeping track of each jurisdiction’s response. What you’ll learn from this episode: - In what ways state tax filing and payment relief measures do and don’t correspond to those of the federal government. - What further provisions the AICPA has recommended for state and local tax administrative and filing and payment relief during the pandemic. - Links to AICPA resources for learning more about state and local tax relief provisions and guidance related to COVID-19.

  • How family businesses can stay resilient during the COVID-19 crisis

    How family businesses can stay resilient during the COVID-19 crisis

    30/04/2020 Duración: 12min

    Jonathan Flack, CPA, the U.S. family business services leader at PwC, discusses the struggles family businesses are facing during the current economic crisis, as well as the unique strengths that can help them weather hard times such as these. He also shares advice for clients who are family business leaders, especially around communicating with staff and stakeholders. What you’ll learn in this episode: - How family businesses are faring during the current economic crisis. - How these businesses can improve liquidity during the economic downturn. - Advice for family business leaders having hard discussions with stakeholders. - The strengths of family businesses that can help them endure in this crisis. - What role continuity planning can play in crises of this nature.

  • How CPAs can help small businesses survive the pandemic

    How CPAs can help small businesses survive the pandemic

    29/04/2020 Duración: 16min

    CPAs are playing a vital role in helping smaller businesses cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Julie Killian, CPA, a shareholder at Clayton & McKervey in Michigan, discusses how her firm’s clients are responding to the crisis. She also shares steps smaller businesses can take to improve their financial standing and increase their chances of staying afloat. What you’ll learn in this episode: - The relatively simple tool that’s an essential first step for businesses struggling to get a handle on their situation. - What businesses should do first if they find themselves short on cash. - Why demand for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is so high. - How businesses can determine whether they’re eligible for the PPP, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, or both. - What clients should know about applying for government stimulus programs.

  • Quick relief with the CARES Act

    Quick relief with the CARES Act

    27/04/2020 Duración: 28min

    Chris Hesse, CPA, the AICPA Tax Executive Committee chair, analyzes how the CARES Act’s provisions allowing carryback of net operating losses for 2018 through 2020 interact with other new provisions.

  • What to know before offering client accounting services

    What to know before offering client accounting services

    21/04/2020 Duración: 16min

    Mary May, principal, and Stephanie Howard, client accounting services manager, at tonneson + co in Wakefield, Mass., discuss how client accounting services can benefit both firms and clients, and share their best advice for firms that are looking to add or expand their offerings in this area.

  • Why companies must seriously consider board refreshment

    Why companies must seriously consider board refreshment

    13/04/2020 Duración: 26min

    Boards that fall in lockstep with management decisions are neglecting one of their critical roles: being strong monitors of a company. Refreshment policies that include term or age limits are just one strategy that organizations can employ to keep their boards strong and independent. Corporate governance expert Charles Elson shares insights on board best practices.

  • Application advice for SBA loans

    Application advice for SBA loans

    09/04/2020 Duración: 20min

    Questions about the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans aimed at helping small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic are numerous. Glen Frost, CPA, J.D., and Matthew Kraeuter, J.D., partners in the firm Frost and Associates LLC, share information on eligibility, the amount of money available, interest rates, and more.

  • Pandemic-specific guidance for auditors and preparers

    Pandemic-specific guidance for auditors and preparers

    07/04/2020 Duración: 31min

    The consequences of the coronavirus on financial statement preparation and auditing are complex. Preparers and practitioners have not faced a disruptive event of this magnitude, so questions abound as new obstacles and scenarios present themselves. Two CPAs share guidance for preparers and practitioners.

  • How CPAs can fight fraud in the COVID-19 pandemic

    How CPAs can fight fraud in the COVID-19 pandemic

    06/04/2020 Duración: 21min

    Coronavirus is an opportunity for fraudsters to take advantage of fear and confusion. Elizabeth Woodward, CPA/CFF, and Howard Silverstone, CPA/CFF, discuss how accountants can identify and prevent coronavirus-related fraud.

  • You’re suddenly WFH: An example of how to adapt

    You’re suddenly WFH: An example of how to adapt

    31/03/2020 Duración: 18min

    As a local government employee, Carrie Kruse, CPA, CGMA, had almost no work-from-home experience before a few weeks ago. But Kruse, an economic development coordinator with the city of Des Moines, Iowa, has adapted well to the sudden change brought about by coronavirus concerns. She shares insights on staying efficient, knowing when to unplug, and why she won’t wear sweatpants while working at the dining-room table.

  • Relieving the April 15 pressure point

    Relieving the April 15 'pressure point'

    28/03/2020 Duración: 20min

    As part of the government’s response to the coronavirus’s spread and economic fallout, the IRS postponed the deadline for income tax return filings and payments that would have been due on April 15, 2020, for 90 days, to July 15. In this episode, Ed Karl, CPA, the AICPA’s vice president–Tax Policy & Advocacy, outlines how the delay came about — and what it means for CPA tax practitioners and their clients.

  • Tech tips for firms responding to coronavirus

    Tech tips for firms responding to coronavirus

    13/03/2020 Duración: 28min

    Busy season has taken on a new meaning because of coronavirus concerns, which have forced firms and other organizations to quickly set up alternate work environments. Les Nettleton, director of information technology at New Orleans firm Bourgeois Bennett, has firsthand experience in crisis planning, having gone through Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He shares advice for organizations assessing the feasibility of longer-term remote work in response to the coronavirus.

  • Getting states on board: A model for partnership tax audits

    Getting states on board: A model for partnership tax audits

    09/03/2020 Duración: 24min

    The rules have changed for IRS examinations and adjustments of partnership returns at the federal level, but are the states following suit? We’ll find out how model legislation issued by the Multistate Tax Commission, developed in collaboration with the AICPA and other stakeholders, is being adopted across the United States.

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