Blog Archives: 2019

Tone at the Top: The Most Important Internal Control?

It’s common knowledge that internal controls are important for preventing and detecting fraud. Separation of duties, multiple layers of review, two check signers for large disbursements, and written policies and procedures to formalize everything; these are all good elements for a strong internal control system. But poor tone at the top can undermine the whole […]

U.S. Census Bureau Provides Single Audit Alert to Auditors and Auditees

Recently, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) sent out an email alert to those organizations that require Single Audits to be performed. If your organization does not have a Single Audit performed, there is no need to read further. For those organizations that do require Single Audits to be performed, we wanted to draw […]

Catching “Under the Radar” Fraud with Strong Internal Controls

When it comes to fraud, it is true that we live in a technological age of cyber-threats, such as ransomware and account hacking.  However, one should always remember that the opportunity to commit fraud can be as simple as not having basic internal controls. This fraud story comes to us from Brownsville, Pennsylvania and involves […]

Washington B&O Tax Alert – Annual B&O Tax Apportionment Reconciliation Due October 31st

For business and occupation (“B&O”) tax purposes, taxpayers earning apportionable revenue calculate their taxable Washington revenue by applying a “receipts factor” apportionment methodology. Taxpayers computing B&O tax in this manner are required to complete and file an Annual Reconciliation of Apportionable Income form with the Department of Revenue. When is the Annual Reconciliation of Apportionable […]

FASB Proposes Delay to Effective Date of Leases Standard

The FASB has taken the next step in formally delaying the effective date of the Leases standard.  They are also delaying the effective date for two other new ASUs that impact credit loss accounting and the accounting for derivatives/hedges. A recent FASB News Alert was issued, noting that the FASB has issued an ASU exposure […]

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