Schneider Downs Invites Ohio Nonprofit Organizations to Full-Day Forum

Schneider Downs will host an all-day Nonprofit Forum on Wednesday, August 12 at the Columbus State Workforce Development Center... read more >

Not-for-Profit Acquisitions to Become Clearer and More Comparable

On May 22, 2009, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) approved FASB Statement No. 164, Not-for-Profit Entities: Mergers and Acquisitions, (SFAS 164), for transactions occurring on or after December 15, 2009.... read more >

Do You Invest in Alternative Investments?


By Staci Brogan

FASB Staff Position, 157-G, if adopted, will provide clarity and additional guidance to organizations that invest in alternative investments.... read more >

Should You Convert Your Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA?

There are many factors to consider before converting a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA.... read more >

New Consolidation Guidance for Variable Interest Entities


By Donald Applegarth

The Financial Accountancy Standards Board (FASB)  issued FASB Statement No. 167, Amendments to FASB Interpretation No. 46(R) (FAS 167), amending the consolidation guidance for variable-interest entities under FIN 46(R). Don Applegarth of Schneider Downs explains the amendments.  ... read more >

FASB Issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 165: Subsequent Events


By Donald Applegarth

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 165, “Subsequent Events,” (FAS 165) on May 28, 2009. The subsequent events project was to incorporate accounting guidance that originated as auditing standards into the body of authoritative literature issued by the FASB. Don Applegarth of Schneider Downs provides insights.... read more >

Cause and Effect


By Ron Kramer

In a Sunday interview with ABC News’ “This Week,” Vice President Biden said the Obama administration misread how bad the economy was and didn’t foresee the potentially double-digit unemployment levels. Biden’s comments already have some economists and politicians clamoring for another round of stimulus spending on top of the $787 billion recovery bill passed in February of this year. This merits more debate. Ron Kramer explains.... read more >

Does Your Company Have a User Access and Control Security Model?

A security policy is a set of rules and practices that dictates how sensitive business information is managed, protected and distributed.  Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) is just one type of security model that companies might consider.... read more >

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for iPhone


By Bob Whalen

But is the iPhone ready for the business world?  In a market dominated by Research In Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry, Apple has been slowly taking a bite out of the BlackBerry corporate market share.  The gap between iPhone and BlackBerry in the business world has been enterprise device management.  With the release of iPhone’s OS 3.0 software update, enhanced enterprise features will help close this gap.... read more >

The Cell Phone Problem

A week after the publication of IRS Notice 2009-46 requesting comments on several proposals to simplify procedures for reporting personal use of employer-provided cell phones, IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman released a statement asking Congress to permanently fix the problem... read more >