Category Archives: Company News


A growing number of accounting firms are expanding staff training procedures to include firm-wide guidance on how to avoid cybersecurity risks.


Surgent has recognized Bill Taylor, CPA, with the James L. McCoy Discussion Leader of the Year Award for the 2015-2016 teaching season.

Accountex USA-Surgent

Accountex will be incorporating connections to the Surgent education platform from the widely visited Accountex Report. Surgent will be promoting Accountex to their large community.


If you are a CPA tax preparer and are thinking about semi-retirement, obtaining an EA (Enrolled Agent) credential might be something to think about.

Just before midnight on December 15th, 2015, Congress posted the “Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015” legislation.

As you may have heard, last week FASB issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update that would defer the effective date of its new Revenue Recognition standard by one year. Just because FASB has given more time, it does not mean you should delay investigating the impact it could have. The delay was provided to give […]

It is important for all practitioners and controllers to have a better understanding of how the law can impact their practice and their clients. No matter how careful you think you are or how well you think you know the laws, it never hurts to keep your knowledge in check. Our next upcoming webinar on […]


Surgent offers both webinar and self-study continuing professional education courses. At the end of the day, choosing webinars or self-study comes down to personal preference. Here are a few key differences between the two to help you decide which might work better for your studying preference.

This year, we’re offering hundreds of webinars and self study CPE courses to help you fulfill all your continuing education requirements. Check out a few of our most popular courses being offered in April. Surgent’s Ethical Considerations for the CPA (ETHC) Date: April 2 from 1:30p.m.-5:00 p.m. EDT  Credits: 4 Presenter: Jay Glannantonio, MBA, MS, […]

The concept of extraordinary items was dropped from U.S. GAAP by the FASB on January 9, 2015, as a result of the adoption of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2015-01, Income Statement—Extraordinary and Unusual Items (Subtopic 225-20): Simplifying Income Statement Presentation by Eliminating the Concept of Extraordinary Items.   Accountants and other financial professionals had […]