Kidnapping Prostitutes Is Not a Good Way to Claim Dependents for Tax Purposes
Some people might say that a Florida CPA imprisoned three prostitutes and used them as sex slaves, but others could say he increased his number of dependents using an innovative strategy that complies with both the U.S. Tax Code and the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. I'm sticking with the former – false imprisonment and […]
Being an Ethical CPA Is Easier Than Ever Thanks to the AICPA’s Organizational Skills
The revised AICPA code of ethics may not help dissuade any future Scott Londons of the profession from trading on their audit clients but it should help you figure out if you can accept courtside seats from a client. From the Journal of Accountancy: Imagine you are the director of finance for a manufacturing company […]
Being an Independent Auditor Is So Much Easier (and Effective) If You Are a Total Prick
I love HGTV in fact but not in appearance. No one looks at me and thinks, "I bet that guy TiVos Yard Crashers, Curb Appeal, and House Hunters," but I do. And although I think Hilari was robbed in Design Star All Stars, I never really talk about it with anybody. Fortunately, there is no […]
Is The AICPA Cheapening the Profession with New Membership Rules?
Someone has to ask the question and as a matter of fact Sharon Gubinsky, one of our favorite Maryland CPAs, already has.
Before we get to Sharon’s enlightening comments, however, let’s examine the AICPA’s idea to expand membership to non-CPAs. As is, AICPA membership is limited to those who hold a current CPA certificate. Since the AICPA is a professional organization charged with protecting the protectors, you’d think it would be simple to decide who can and cannot join the organization.
Those of us affiliated with the industry but without CPA certificates are more than welcome to cheer from the sidelines but are rightfully barred from membership in an organization that oversees licensure and sets the overall tone for CPAs across the country. But