Marcellus Midstream Showcases Job Growth in Pittsburgh Region

The Marcellus Midstream Conference and Exhibition was held in Pittsburgh March 19-21 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. There were more than 1,000 ... read more >

The Importance of the Internal Rate of Return Calculation in Allocating the Fair Value of a Purchased Entity

An internal rate of return (IRR) calculation can be very useful in terms of evaluating whether or not to make an investment in equipment, or even in a ... read more >

Rep. Paul Ryan Outlines House GOP Fiscal 2013 Budget Blueprint


By Ron Kramer

On March 20, 2012, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., released the GOP budget proposal for fiscal year 2013. The GOP budget, called "The ... read more >

PCAOB Proposal's Impact on Executive Compensation

On February 28, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB or Board) issued Release No. 2012-001, Proposed Auditing Standard - Related Parties, ... read more >

IRS Large Business Division "Standing Down" from Prior-Year Exam Activity of Capitalization Issues


By Ron Kramer

On March 15, 2012, the IRS’s Large Business and International (LB&I) Division announced it will cease audits of repair versus capitalization ... read more >

Marcellus Shale Creating Additional Benefits for the Area

The big news in the greater Pittsburgh area this week is the announcement that Shell has selected a location in Beaver County to build a cracker plant. ... read more >

Not-For-Profit Advisory Committee Continues its Focus on Nonprofit Financial Reporting


By Amy Kletch

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Not-For-Profit Advisory Committee (NAC) met at the FASB offices in Norwalk, Connecticut on March 1 and ... read more >

An Update on Transfer Pricing Rules

All companies with related party cross-border transactions should focus on transfer pricing issues and documentation, even those with what management would ... read more >

Will March Madness Impact Employee Productivity?

Well, it’s that time of the year again. The NCAA college basketball tournament or March Madness begins this week and many organizations expect a ... read more >