Accounting Articles

January 15, 2017

Work-life balance and attractiveness of public accounting have been big topics. A lot of people and companies are talking about them. Has there been any improvement in these areas in audit firms? A recent research article looks at this question.

May 15, 2016

Annual budgets have been criticized and alternatives to them have been proposed: rolling budgets (forecasts), activity-based budgeting, zero-based budgeting and beyond budgeting. In this article, we will take a look at rolling budgets.

May 7, 2016

Annual budgets have seen a lot of criticism and competition from other budget (management) tools. Is the annual budget process so bad? Should it be completely eliminated and replaced with a new management tool? In this article, we will cover the perceived drawbacks of annual budgets and whether annual budgets should be eliminated.

April 24, 2016

Why do companies use budgets? How do firms see budgets from the standpoint of their importance and performance? In this article we will talk about these aspects of budgeting (planning).

April 3, 2016

Accounts payable is one of the areas that is likely to involve errors or misappropriation of assets. Internal controls will help to mitigate such risks. The three-way match is a well-known control related to accounts payable.

March 22, 2016

Internal auditing serves important functions in organizations. However, internal audit positions may not attract top quality job candidates. This article discusses a recent study aimed at understanding perceptions of external auditors on internal auditing.

March 17, 2016

Accounting professionals often face significant work-life balance issues, especially in the public accounting profession. In addition, members of the accounting profession are at a higher risk of job burnout compared to other professions. In this article, we will discuss results of a study performed in relation to work-life balance of accounting professionals (certified public accountants, CPAs).

March 6, 2016

Fixed assets may represent a significant area in many organizations. This article provides a list of fixed best practices.

February 27, 2016

Inventory represents another important area in a lot of organizations. This article provides a list of inventory best practices.

February 21, 2016

Accounts receivable represent another important area in the accounting realm of any organization. This article provides a list of accounts receivable best practices.

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Accounting Articles
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