Accounting
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8/17/2018

The valuation arena looks different these days. As organizations' needs for valuation in financial and nonfinancial reporting grow, so do individuals' needs in entrepreneurship, litigation and a host of other applications. Protecting the quality and reliability of valuation while addressing the increase in demand is a challenge the profession must rise to address.

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FVS News
8/17/2018

Rules the Financial Accounting Standards Board has issued could address a problem that caused General Electric to take a hefty loss related to insurance contracts this year. Under the rules, insurers and their auditors have to review assumptions underpinning long-term insurance contracts yearly.

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MarketWatch
8/17/2018

Increasing use of stock acquisitions means practitioners need to understand Sec. 382 limitations, including increases from recognized built-in gain or decreases from recognized built-in loss.

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The Tax Adviser
8/17/2018

Auditory learning is a great way to develop listening skills. While in your car, on the train or on a flight to visit a client, practice active-listening skills with podcasts or audiobooks.

8/17/2018

If HLOOKUP and VLOOKUP don't help you find the data you're seeking, you might have success with a different strategy.

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Financial Management
8/17/2018

Investing in high-quality IT infrastructure and embracing technology can strengthen a firm's position for a possible merger or acquisition.

8/17/2018

Corporate monitoring of employees could intensify as technology becomes more sophisticated. A Gartner survey finds 57% of companies expect to monitor employee data such as movement, internal text messages and biometrics.

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CBS News
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Gartner
8/17/2018

Little plans to depart in the spring. The company is searching for a successor.

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MarketWatch
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Hershey, Hershey, Little
8/16/2018

A person's defeats can provide lessons in resilience that help them reach the highest career peaks, writes IIA President and CEO Richard Chambers. "Take adversity as it comes," Chambers writes. "You will always learn more in life's valleys than on its lofty peaks."

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Richard Chambers
8/16/2018

Companies that sell products such as life insurance, disability-income insurance, long-term-care insurance and annuities will change accounting under rules issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board.