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ACPA Application Form for IRS - Enrolled Agents (PDF) see
E-Brochure January 2019 - PDF.
Article: Scoring the U.S. CPA Examination - Calibrating the Score (PDF)
Application Form for CPA Exam Finalists PDF
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Research shows that mandatory CPE does not improve competence and practice quality:
Anthony Richard Vannozzi (2006) Moreover, the Institute acknowledges that chief officers fulfill the requirements by keeping pace and complying
with laws and regulations, practices and events, equal to or exceeding CPE course work.
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Things to watch
Brexit UK a Vassal State
Image by director.co.uk - ex TR
"Senior Tory Jacob Rees-Mogg claims that Britain would be left as a “vassal state”. During the UK government’s proposed transition of “around two years” with the EU, the UK
would be subject to new rules by the bloc and European Court of Justice judgments, but would have no say on either." "[I]t would be more 'honest' for Britain simply to extend
its EU membership for a further two years after March 2019, when it is due to leave the bloc, so that the UK would retain influence in Brussels. Mr Rees-Mogg’s comments at a
meeting of the Commons Brexit select committee are a worrying sign for PM Theresa May, who used a speech in Florence last September to seek to keep the UK in the EU in all but name
until 2021 as part of efforts to smooth Brexit negotiations with Brussels."
More Financial Times 24 January 2018 - subsribe to the Financial Times.
"There used to be two market structures for U.S. equity traders to contend with : the NYSE and NASDAQ. Recent counts put the number at roughly 40.
Many are sources of dark liquidity which sounds like red wine but actually refers to market systems that allow (or require) hidden interest." "...
the flowering of electronic market access. Programs that started out as simple electronic order pads so brokers wouldn't have to bother with their paper slips
for small orders are now complex software entities that game against each other in an ever more complex and fragmented equity market." More:
Higher Interest Rates
Money. US News 27 July 2017
Higher interest rates. This should be a good year for savers. "To me, the most interesting trend we¹re going to see in the next year is Federal Reserve watching. The Federal Reserve
is relevant again for really the first time in 10 years," says Brian Bolton, associate professor of finance at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Bolton points out that
interest rates will be climbing in 2018, perhaps more significantly than in recent years. "This isn't news to anyone," he says. "The interesting part will be how institutions respond
to this," he says. And it seems very likely that many institutions will respond by trying to bring in more customers by touting higher-yielding savings accounts, assuming interest
rates do climb throughout 2018.
Image: bitconnect.co (fair use)
"PwC along with Deloitte, EY and KPMG, has made its first official investment in the blockchain industry. VeChain, a subsidiary of China’s BitSE, will join PwC’s
startup incubation program and receive funding to develop blockchain technology and blockchain-based applications."
Joseph Young, bitconnect.co 22 May 2017
Blockchain, the rage at US business schools: In January 2018, Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley will offer its first ever course in blockchain software for
handpick 60 students from the departments of business, engineering and law and split them into groups of six to explore possible applications of the technology.
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accountants with unrestricted public accounting practice privileges to perform the attest function for listed companies.
Note 2: Germany: Freie wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter within the meaning of §43a subsection 2 no. 2 Wirtschaftsprüferordnung (WPO).
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