At last week's American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Employee Benefit Plan (EBP) Conference, the Department of Labor (DOL) compared auditing retirement plans to brain surgery. The analogy was meant to indicate that a patient would not seek out a general practitioner to perform brain surgery, due to the highly complex nature of the service and the lack of experience the general medical practitioner would have at performing the service.
Today (04/22/15) FASB issued a proposed Accounting Standards Update intended to improve existing standards for financial statement presentation for Nonprofit Organizations. A summary of the changes is provided, as well as, the full proposed
Generally the CPA’s relationship with a new client begins due to a need for tax return preparation, financial statement preparation or both. Often, as business thrives and client needs expand, the CPA becomes involved with consulting and providing guidance on significant business decisions.
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