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12/12/2019

Each year, IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers reviews the most popular "Chambers on the Profession" blog posts to seek insight into what appeals most to his readers. In 2019, he writes that he "found that the value of internal auditor self-awareness and a little self-deprecating humor went a long way." Chambers presents his top 10 posts of the year.

12/12/2019

For the seventh consecutive quarter, the Business Roundtable, which comprises CEOs from US corporations, predicts companies will hire fewer people and invest less capital during the coming six months. The group's index on the economy has fallen 2.5 points, to 76.7, which is slightly below the historical average.

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MarketWatch, Axios
12/12/2019

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board inspections in 2020 will focus on some familiar topics, says George Botic, CPA, director of registration and inspections. He has also provided best practices for critical audit matter reporting, quality control and multilocation audits.

12/12/2019

Audit quality could be enhanced by technology such as artificial intelligence, predictive analytics and machine learning. Here is a look at some of the auditing applications being developed at large firms.

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CFO
12/12/2019

CFOs can facilitate digital transformation in a way that creates value by collaborating across groups, focusing on the customer experience and using other tactics.

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CFO Dive
12/12/2019

An adviser should consider the effect an entity structure has on a client's estate plan. Here are some of the main differences in tax treatment that inform that choice.

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The Tax Adviser
12/12/2019

Research suggests many Americans feel uncomfortable asking for paid time off during the holidays. Failure to take a break every once in a while can lead to stress and health problems, so this article offers tips for using vacation days.

12/12/2019

Employee burnout should be seen as an organizational problem, rather than an individual one, and leaders need to address root causes. Running small pilot projects is a good way to test burnout-prevention techniques.

12/12/2019

We are at only the beginning of the data revolution, given the emergence of machine learning and other forms of artificial intelligence. Tools such as data analytics help finance and accounting professionals make an even bigger contribution to the company and help drive strategy and performance.

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AICPA Insights
12/12/2019

Many people in business are familiar with the hockey stick curve, which refers to a flat, quiet period in a service or business, followed by explosive growth. But the S curve can be a better indicator of what comes next in the wave of change.

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AICPA Insights