People on the move: Grant Thornton admits 39 partners

GT and RSM add flurry of national and regional leaders; BDO promotes eight; and other recent hires, promotions and personnel news from firms across the country.


AICPA extends due date for comments on employee benefit plan audit standard

The American Institute of CPAs has extended the comment period for its proposed standard for ERISA plan audits for another 150 days.


Measuring the right marketing metrics

Calculating ROI on a firm’s efforts starts with picking the appropriate statistics.


PCAOB sees continuing problems with broker-dealer audits

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board released a report Friday calling attention to high deficiencies among auditors of brokers and dealers.


KPMG, EY and PwC leaders speak out on Charlottesville

KPMG chairman and CEO Lynn Doughtie, Ernst & Young chairman and CEO Mark Weinberger, and PricewaterhouseCoopers U.S. chairman and senior partner Tim Ryan are weighing in on the protests in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend, denouncing the bigotry and hatred on display.


Trump ends business councils as CEOs turn against president

Donald Trump said he’s disbanding two advisory groups of American business leaders, after CEOs quit this week as the president faced blowback for failing to sufficiently condemn white supremacists.


Practice Engine Software now offers fee financing with QuickFee

Clients can obtain a loan from the payment portal company, while the firm gets paid in full.


Vantiv buys Worldpay for $10.4B

Together, the companies form a payments powerhouse valued at $29B.


Riding the third wave of travel and expense management innovation

While solutions to help employees manage their travel-related expenses have evolved steadily over the past two decades, innovation in the space has really accelerated in the last five years.


NASBA runs the numbers on the solar eclipse

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy has produced a new infographic comparing the numbers for next Monday’s highly anticipated solar eclipse.