The 2014 Report to the Nations on Occupational Fraud and Abuse, a study published every two years by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), details the costs, schemes, perpetrators and victims associated with occupational fraud.

The Tax Manager is responsible for completing, supervising and reviewing multiple projects and client assignments.

Cloud computing and other technology applications can make it hard to tell who prepared a private company’s financial statements, especially if a CPA provides bookkeeping assistance. The existing compilation guidance — issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) in 1978 — may soon be modernized.

Investing in mutual funds is an easy way to diversify a portfolio, which is one reason why they’re commonly found in retirement plans such as IRAs and 401(k)s. But if you hold such funds in taxable accounts, or are considering such investments, beware of these two tax pitfalls.

The Austin Business Journal recently reported that manufacturing employment in Texas increased 2.5 percent from May 2013 to May 2014, according to Manufacturers' News Inc.

An employer enjoys several advantages when it classifies a worker as an independent contractor rather than as an employee. For example, it isn’t required to pay payroll taxes, withhold taxes, pay benefits or comply with most wage and hour laws. However, there is a potential downside.

The Tax Senior Associate is responsible for preparing complex tax returns and providing tax related services for clients. They will research and identify tax and accounting treatment for issues, propose solutions and consult with experienced staff as necessary.

There are many risks involved in an acquisition, one of them being state sales taxes. And state sales taxes, in particular, seem to be a hidden exposure that is catching many new owners off guard. 

With the gift and estate tax exemptions currently at $5.34 million, you might think that estate valuations are less important. But even if you believe that your estate’s value is under the exemption amount, it’s still important to know the value of your assets.

DALLAS-FORT WORTH, Texas (July 8, 2014) – W. M. “Mack” Lawhon, CPA and chairman of Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest, received the 2013-14 Meritorious Service Award to the Public Accounting Profession in Texas, the highest service award given by the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA).