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11/22/2017

"[F]oresight isn't about simply making predictions," writes IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers. "It's about helping our organizations prepare for the future." In his latest blog, Chambers shares a five-step plan for providing greater foresight to organizational stakeholders.

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Richard Chambers
11/22/2017

Health savings accounts offer a triple tax advantage, making them potentially valuable for retirement planning. Here are five tips on how to use them to their fullest effect.

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CNBC
11/22/2017

Implementing the Financial Accounting Standards Board's new lease accounting standard will be a challenge for many public- and private-company preparers. Here are some things to keep in mind during implementation.

11/22/2017

The Internal Revenue Service allows executors of estates to elect portability of a deceased spouse's unused estate exclusion late using a special procedure, replacing the previous requirement to request a private letter ruling to make a late election.

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The Tax Adviser
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Internal Revenue Service
11/22/2017

The AICPA Auditing Standards Board has issued a statement of position that provides guidance for performing agreed-upon procedures attestation engagements related to third-party due diligence services performed in connection with rated asset-backed securities.

11/22/2017

The beginning of the year is a popular time to land a new job. Use the end of 2017 to prepare your LinkedIn profile, update your resume and make other preparations.

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LinkedIn
11/22/2017

Don't make an expensive mistake. Learn how CPAs are responsible for safeguarding individuals' private information under the law.

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AICPA Insights
11/22/2017

Regular communication among internal audit and all parties involved in an audit is key to successful compliance, experts say. Important steps include having a protocol in place for such interactions and starting dialogue during the early stages, they say.

11/22/2017

Internal auditors should consider eight key areas as they address risk in 2018, Norman Marks writes. Those include focusing on audits of "risks that matter," staying agile to respond to changing risks and maintaining the confidence of management, he writes.

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CMSWire
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Norman Marks
11/21/2017

Good colleagues are integral to a worthwhile work experience, and this is a good time to thank them for their contributions. Here are three ways to express your gratitude.