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2019 Continuing Professional Education Courses

CPA firms with accounting and auditing practices are invited to learn about trends affecting the CPA profession by engaging Epstein + Nach to present live, in-firm sessions of three continuing professional education courses offered by Ralph Nach, Dr. Barry Jay Epstein, and Natasha Perssico Escobedo. Course details regarding the 2019 Accounting & Auditing Clinic, Accounting […]

2019-05-20T15:47:03-04:00May 14th, 2019|

Navigating Tax Risks In Shareholder Executive Compensation

IRS disputes with business owners over shareholder executive compensation is the topic of a recent article titled “Navigating Tax Risks In Shareholder Executive Compensation,”written by principal Natasha Perssico Escobedo, MBA, CPA, AM-ASA, and published on The article also addresses relevant federal income tax statutes and judicial precedents related to shareholder-executive compensation.

In recent […]

2018-10-02T09:37:03-04:00October 2nd, 2018|

Corporate Governance Failures as the Handmaiden of Financial Fraud

Financial reporting frauds (also called management frauds) have become endemic, with huge losses being inflicted upon shareholders, creditors and others. Some of the most infamous frauds of the past two decades – Enron, WorldCom, Satyam, Olympus, Toshiba, and Parmalat being a small sample – have implicated the same key concerns. These include: the deviant “dark […]

2018-08-04T15:01:09-04:00August 4th, 2018|

Barry Jay Epstein Receives The CPA Journal’s 2016 Max Block Award

Sridhar Ramamoorti and Dr. Barry Jay Epstein have been awarded The CPA Journal’s 2016 Max Block Award for their  “outstanding” News & Views/Opinion article titled “When Reckless Executives Become Dangerous Fraudsters: Reward Structures and Auditing Procedures Need to Be Reformed to Deter ‘Dark Triad’ Personalities.”

The news announcement from The CPA Journal reads,

Sridhar Ramamoorti, […]
2018-05-31T13:27:42-04:00June 17th, 2017|

Bloomberg Quotes Dr. Barry J. Epstein on PBM Accounting

In a Bloomberg Technology article titled, “Drug Middlemen Have Slim Profit Margins — Just Ask Them,” reporters Tom Metcalf and Neil Weinberg quote Dr. Epstein in regard to the accounting practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs).

The PBMs’ method of counting complies with generally accepted accounting principles. Regulators haven’t expressed displeasure with the way these drug […]

2018-05-31T11:56:07-04:00April 5th, 2017|

2017 Accounting & Auditing Seminar Now Available

Chicago CPA Ralph Nach is now scheduling sessions for his 2017 Accounting & Auditing seminar, an annual favorite among Illinois accountants.  The course provides in-depth, hands-on coverage of recent developments in accounting, auditing, and financial reporting.

Strong emphasis is placed on the practical application of selected newly issued and/or effective authoritative pronouncements affecting practitioners who perform […]

2018-05-31T11:56:07-04:00March 8th, 2017|

Valeant Accounting Concerns Focus on Revenue Recognition

The latest news about Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc., suggesting the need for restatements of recent periods’ financial statements, albeit with limited details reported thus far, again focuses attention on the common matter of the possible abuse of revenue recognition accounting principles.  According the Valeant’s public disclosures to date, the issue appears to pertain to an […]

2018-05-31T11:56:08-04:00February 23rd, 2016|

Accounting and Auditing Clinic Available

Recent developments in accounting, auditing, and financial reporting, including implementation issues, are covered in this 2016 Accounting and Auditing Clinic.

Strong emphasis is placed on the practical application of selected newly issued and/or effective authoritative pronouncements affecting practitioners who perform or supervise compilation, review, and/or audit engagements for small and middle-market, privately held businesses. […]

2018-05-31T11:56:08-04:00January 8th, 2016|