DOL, AICPA Launch Website to Help Small Businesses Select Retirement Plan
The DOL Employee Benefits Security Administration and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants recently launched a new, interactive website to help small businesses select a retirement plan for their employees.
Commonwealth Financial to Match Haiti Relief Donations From B/D's Staff and Advisors
As House passes bill on tax deductions for Haiti, AICPA posts reminders on how to give prudently
The European Way
Back in the 60s, residents of the United Kingdom may have had the value-added tax (VAT) to thank for the creation of the miniskirt. It...
CPA Talent Crunch
Think there's a shortage of young investment advisors and financial planners? Just be glad you're not a CPA. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,...
Administrator Meets Auditing Standards
HAMILTON, Bermuda (HedgeWorld.com)--After an independent review by a well-known auditing firm, the hedge fund administrator Fulcrum Ltd. has been certified by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The firm recently obtained its Statement of Auditing Standards No. 70 (or SAS 70) certification, which means it was reviewed on the...
The History of Financial Planning
Who would have guessed that when Loren Dunton set up the Society for Financial Counselling Ethics in 1969 that it would evolve into the financial...
Maybe This Time for CPAs?
Ask most comprehensive advisors whether they believe that accountants will be a force in financial planning and most will pooh-pooh the notion, citing CPAs' "cultural"...
Grant Thornton Cautions Re: Master-Feeder Structur
NEW YORK (HedgeWorld.com)--The accounting and consultancy firm Grant Thornton LLP has published in its newsletter, "SecuritiesAdviser," an analysis of the likely effects of the Financial...
Debits, Credits, Value, Growth...
The experts disagree on the number of accountants