How a solo CPA finds success and happiness working from home.
by Rick Telberg
With past recessions as a guide, it’s easy to predict that more CPAs will be working harder and longer in 2009. And many of those work-hours will be spent at home or on the go.
Whether you’re climbing the corporate ladder or launching your own practice (or both), you’ll need to know how people succeed at it.
So it’s worth checking in with veteran soloist, Harry C. Ballman, MBA, CPA/PFS. Ballman has been soloing since leaving the Big Eight in 1978. Ballman is a past president of the Washington, D.C., CPA society and currently an elected member of the governing AICPA Council.
Here are Ballman’s suggestions for going it alone: READ MORE →
AICPA: Madoff’s auditor claimed it didn’t do audits. Ethics probe launched.
Friehling & Horowitz, the small New York auditing firm that certified the financial statements of Bernard Madoff Investment Securities, has been telling the AICPA for 15 years that it doesn’t perform audits.
By denying it did audits, the firm avoided reviews by the AICPA. New York is one of only six states that doesn’t require accountants to be peer-reviewed. “The plain fact is that this group hasn’t submitted for peer review and appears to have done an audit,” said AICPA spokesman Bill Roberts, noting the Institute has now launched an investigation into the firm.
Because of the Madoff scandal, New York State is moving to join the ranks of peer-review states.
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