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Does the New AICPA Ethics Codification Still Need Work?

By John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPM | Executive Education, Inc.

Several years ago the GAAP codification reorganized U.S. accounting standards from over 100 separate pronouncements into a single 90-section resource.  Now, the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee (PEEC) is close to finalizing an ethical standards codification.  Like the GAAP codification, the PEEC does not intend the … [Download article]

Getting the Most from Your Chart of Accounts

By John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM | Executive Education

BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND Almost universally, accountants have no formal training in how to set up a financial reporting system. The few resources available tend to discuss techniques from a pre-computerized world. Good financial system design can substantially reduce the cost and improve the quality of … [Download article]

More Preparation Needed for Accounting’s Perfect Storm: Do Not Let Habitual Complacency Reduce Your Readiness

By William F. O’Brien, MBA, CPA | Santa Clara University | Executive Education, Inc.

According to Wikipedia, a perfect storm is a rare combination of circumstances that drastically aggravates a situation.  While the storm’s intensity has somewhat abated, the accounting profession still is facing a storm which could significantly alter many company’s income statements and balance … [Download article]

Preparing for a CFO Role

By John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM | Executive Education

How does someone become a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)?  While no single route to the “C-suite” exists, I hope to provide insights that could significantly increase your chance of getting there. According to a CFO magazine article, majoring in accounting or becoming a CPA has not … [Download article]

Success Beyond Public Accounting: Making the Transition of New Generation CPAs into Private Industry a Win-win Proposition

By William F. O’Brien, MBA, CPA | Santa Clara University | Executive Education, Inc.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of new jobs among accountants and auditors will increase by over 275 thousand in the next eight years. A majority of these accountants will be newly minted CPAs entering public practice. … [Download article]

The Skills that Accountants Need Most

By John L. Daly, MBA, CPA, CMA, CPIM | Executive Education

Almost twenty years ago, the “Big Eight” accounting firms published their famous “white paper” on accounting education. In it, the first deficiency mentioned was communications skills. Studies that are more recent continue to draw the conclusion that accountants need to improve their writing skills.  … [Download article]

What Financial Professionals Should Know About Crowd Funding

By Don Minges, MBA | Executive Education

What Is Crowd Funding Crowd funding is the process of asking the general public for money, typically over the internet.  There are several types of crowd funding: Pre-Selling (advance orders for goods or services) Donations Debt Equity Organizations can bypass stores, banks, and investors entirely and instead pitch ideas directly to Internet users … [Download article]

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