Monthly Archives: April 2016

Excel 2016: PivotTable and Power pivot changes

This is the sixth and final part of Simon Hurst’s series looking at the changes and new features in Excel 2016.  In the first part we looked at an overview of the changes and covered those that related to the … Continue reading

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Technology Helps Midsize Organizations Cope with Compliance

Ever-evolving regulatory complexity, coupled with an increasingly competitive marketplace, globalization and the rise of part-time and casual employees make it more difficult than ever for growing businesses to keep up with the numerous changes in the law, risking costly noncompliance. … Continue reading

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Wage Growth Accelerated in Q1

Wage growth for full-time workers accelerated in the first quarter of the year, according to a new report from payroll giant ADP. Ahu Yildirmaz The ADP Workforce Vitality Report found acceleration in wage growth in nearly all industries and all … Continue reading

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ICAEW addresses spreadsheet competence challenge

Following the success of their 20 Principles for Good Spreadsheet Practice initiative, the ICAEW has embarked on what is perhaps an even more ambitious project: the Spreadsheet Capability Framework. David Lyford-Smith, Technical Manager in the ICAEW’s IT Faculty, outlined the … Continue reading

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Preparing Business Clients for the New Overtime Pay Rule

In 2015, the Department of Labor proposed a rule that could have a significant impact on the way employers compensate their employees. This rule proposes changes that would expand the number of workers who are eligible for overtime pay: time … Continue reading

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Excel 2016: Investigate hierarchy charts

Excel 2016 has introduced some useful new chart types. In this article Simon Hurst looks at the new hierarchy charts – Treemap and Sunburst and the long-awaited Waterfall chart. Introduction This is the fourth part of our series looking at … Continue reading

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April CITP Spotlight

Virginia Collins, CPA, CITP, CFE, is a member of the AICPA CITP Credential Committee. She has more than 30 years of accounting, auditing and tax experience. Virginia specializes in the quality review of audits in the areas of employee benefit … Continue reading

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Employers Added 215,000 Jobs in March, Including 500 in Accounting

Employment rose by 215,000 in March, including 500 jobs in accounting and bookkeeping services, although the unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percentage point to 5.0 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The 215,000 jobs beat … Continue reading

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