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

Technology

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 >

Weathering the Recession - Benefits of Donating Company Stock for Estate Planning Purposes

The current economic climate may make the time right to consider the benefits of donating company stock for estate planning purposes. Marisa Gentile reviews the current tax exclusions for gifts per person.... read more >

Significant Changes Proposed to Review and Compilation Services

Audit

By Kevin Brubaker

 The AICPA’s Accounting and Review Services Committee (ARSC) issued an exposure draft in April for public comment regarding proposed changes to Statements on Standards for Accounting Review Services (SSARS). Kevin Brubaker provides an overview. ... read more >

Tax Update for Manufacturers

How does the Stimulus Act impact manufacturers? Mary Richter, a tax shareholder with Schneider Downs, provides an overview of several tax provisions that can help businesses.... read more >

Have You Planned for the Unexpected? The Importance of Having a Will

Media coverage of recent high-profile celebrity deaths may prompt people to take inventory of their own estate plans.  Executing an updated will helps you and your family to prepare for the unexpected.  Not having a will can have unintentional consequences on your estate.... read more >

IRS Allows September 23, 2009 Deadline for Some FBAR Filings

Tax

By Ron Kramer

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced that it will permit taxpayers who meet certain requirements to file Form TD F 90-22.1, the Report of Foreign ... read more >

Management's Responsibility Over Financial Reporting

ERISA

By Lara Fuller

While many different parties have fiduciary responsibility for ERISA plans, members of the plan's management have particular responsibilities, one of which ... read more >