Is The 'Great Recession' Over?

Wow, what a concept.  Over?  It was just one year ago this week that the U.S. government took control of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Within a few days, Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy and the government seized AIG.   The world equity markets recoiled at the horror of it all, and credit markets practically stopped functioning.  ... read more >

Get a Mentor

A message to recent college graduates who are entering the workplace (and anyone else who may be interested in achieving success. Tom Harvey, Director of Human Resources at Schneider Downs, offers some words of wisdom. ... read more >

Changes to Going Concern Requirements

Audit

By Shawn Edwards

During an audit, the auditor has always had a responsibility to evaluate whether there is substantial doubt about the entity's ability to continue as a going concern for a reasonable period of time. Shawn Edwards discusses this responsibility.... read more >

Who's On First - A Look at the Auto Industry

Automobile

By Paul Matvey

In the spirit of Abbot & Costello, Paul Matvey takes a whimsical look at the current state of the auto industry.... read more >

Pennsylvania Bad Debt Refund Deadline Approaching

Given the current state of the economy and the possibility of increased bad debts, it is important to recognize that your organization might be able to recover the sales tax related to bad debt write-offs. ... read more >

International Buyers Seeking U.S. Companies

As the G-20 heads of state travel through Western Pennsylvania later this month, many will observe some very familiar corporate logos. Why? Because those logos represent Pennsylvania-grown, but internationally owned, companies with headquarters in Germany, Japan, the U.K. and numerous other countries.... read more >

Transfer Pricing and Intercompany Transactions in the Global Economy - Current Considerations

Transfer pricing is a worldwide tax concern. Most countries implement and document a transfer pricing policy in accordance with Organisation for Economic ... read more >

Budget Proposals Could Make US Companies Less Competitive in the Global Economy

In recent years, there have been numerous studies by Congressional committees relative to reform of the US international tax regime. One of the major concerns ... read more >

Increase Revenues and Reduce Costs Through Effective Data Quality Management

Technology

By Chris Debo

With the proliferation of business information systems, data has become the raw material of the information economy.  When one considers the reliance that organizations place on the accuracy of data in their information systems, it is a surprise to learn how many do not have an active data quality management plan in place.  Even more disconcerting is the fact that so many organization do not consider data quality to be an issue that they need to worry about.  ... read more >