Category Archives: Accounting & Auditing
As a finance professional, you know that lease accounting, even under ASC 840, was loaded with landmines. It’s a topic that was very rules-based and required a great deal of effort to master. Now, with ASC 842, the new lease accounting standard being effective, you’re learning about lease accounting never ends. Understanding and implementing this […]
Fraudsters never sleep. They are forever angling for that indetectable doorway into systems and accounts. In many cases, finance professionals are the last defense against fraud, but the skills needed to be that backstop must stay sharp. Knowing how fraud happens, who turns to fraud, and the latest tricks fraudsters are using is essential. Highly […]
Surgent’s first-to-market CPE course covers the IRA’s new tax provisions in detail, equipping participants to properly advise their individual and business clients if and how the tax changes impact their tax planning.
COVID-19 pandemic forces CPAs and accounting firms to adopt new training methods
By Richard Daisley, CPA
Surgent CPE offers continuing education courses to improve interpersonal skills and help offset the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the workplace.
Game-based CE courses make learning fun for professionals For most accounting, finance and tax professionals continuing education courses are a requirement of the job. But continuing education courses don’t have to be boring. Are you tired of traditional approaches to learning? Are you bored by lectures or zone out easily when watching recorded videos? Today’s […]
Are you prepared for a ransomware attack? If the answer is “no” – and it probably is – then now is the time to get ready. Ransomware attacks are on the rise, and every business is a possible target. Preparation and prevention are the keys to avoiding the dire consequences – the costs, leaks of […]
As the days get longer, the snow melts and flowers start to bloom, it can only mean one thing – employee benefit plan audit season is almost upon us. The upcoming season of audits of employee benefit plans with Dec. 31, 2021, year ends will be significantly different than in years past, as Statement on […]
Is the Build Back Better Act (BBB) going on a diet? President Biden’s $2.2 trillion spending proposal is showing signs that it’s too big to squeeze through the doors of the U.S. Senate, but advocates believe that losing a few pounds – er, dollars – is just what it needs to win final approval. The […]
On Nov. 10, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) considered a request for a further two-year delay in the effective date of ASC Topic 842, Leases, for entities which have not yet adopted the new standard. The board voted 7-0 to not provide an additional deferral of ASC 842’s effective date. With this decision, the […]
CPAs’ Focus on Ethics and Independence is Critical, Especially in Times of Change
By Richard Daisley, CPA
The past year has provided numerous examples of CPAs providing critical assistance to their clients, both from an attest and non-attest perspective. From assisting with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications to helping with new accounting standard assessment and even staff augmentation services, CPAs have repeatedly gone above and beyond for their clients. However, when […]