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Construction
Todd Lucas | 8.19.2019

Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.’s Construction Practice Nationally Ranked

In its inaugural ranking of construction accounting firms, Construction Executive magazine ranked Schneider Downs as having the 21st nationally ranked
Audit, ERISA
Todd Lucas | 1.15.2019

Long-Awaited Employee Benefit Plan Audit Standard Final Balloted

In April 2017, the Audit Standards Board (ASB) issued an exposure draft of the Proposed Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS), Forming an Opinion and Reporting

Mitigating the Risk of Cyber Attacks to Your Employee Benefit Plan

From Target to Equifax to the federal government, it seems that a new cybersecurity breach makes headlines on an almost daily basis. With all these breeches,
Audit, ERISA
Todd Lucas | 9.18.2018

New Employee Benefit Plan Auditing Standard Now Final

After years of debate, deliberation and revision, it appears the Auditing Standards Board (ASB) is finally set to issue Statement on Auditing Standards

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What Can Be Learned From Early Adopters of ASC 606?

Public companies were required to adopt the new revenue recognition standards by January 1, 2018, while private companies have an extra year (January 1,
Audit, ERISA
Todd Lucas | 11.13.2017

AICPA's Progress Toward Improving Employee Benefit Plan Audits

In 2014, the AICPA launched an initiative for improving the quality of audits by improving the overall audit process. The process for enhancing audit quality
Construction
Todd Lucas | 10.25.2017

Pittsburgh Helping to Spur Construction Growth in September

According to a recent report from Dodge Data & Analytics, new U.S. construction starts increased 14% in September from the previous month. A construction
Construction
Todd Lucas | 6.13.2017

Pennsylvania and Ohio: Rust Belt or Green Belt?

Are the days of Pennsylvania and Ohio being the center of the Rust Belt gone? Well, maybe at least in terms of leading the way in green construction. Early

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ERISA
Todd Lucas | 3.14.2017

ASU 2017-06: Yet Another Step in Simplifying EBP Reporting

The Financial Accounting Standards Board recently issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2017-06, Plan Accounting—Defined Benefit Pension Plans

How Can Benchmarking Work for Construction Companies?

Benchmarking can be a very important and powerful tool in managing a business and improving financial and operation performance. We are often asked by

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