15 Executives Share the Best Advice Their Mentors Ever Gave Them

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Anyone who’s serious about getting ahead in business knows the value of a mentor. Not only can this person be a sounding board and treasure trove of advice, he or she can act your advocate and a catalyst for your career goals. I checked in with a more than a dozen top executives who credit their mentors with helping them achieve great things. Here’s the advice they remember most.


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Valentine’s Day 2016: America’s $20 Billion Day Of Love

20160212_Valentinesday_FoThis Sunday, countless loved-up couples are going to do something romantic to mark Valentine’s Day. Whether that involves catching a movie or heading out for a meal, Americans are set to spend a lot of money this weekend. Last Sunday was already incredibly lucrative for the US economy with Super Bowl viewers splashing out over $15 billion on everything from team apparel to food and parties.

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Maximum vehicle values for personal-use vehicles are issued

PErsonalVehicleThe IRS issued the 2016 inflation-adjusted amounts for the maximum vehicle values for purposes of determining the amount that is included in employees’ income for personal use of an employer-provided vehicle (Notice 2016-12). The limits for passenger vehicles are lower in 2016 than they were in 2015, but the values of vans and trucks increased slightly.

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20 Tricks That Can Make Anyone An Excel Expert

spreadsheet2-1024x545In order to deal with tons of big data, you can’t ignore the important role Excel plays in daily work. However, both for beginners and advanced users, there are still many useful tips and tricks that are inevitably overlooked. Here are 20 useful Excel spreadsheet secrets you may not know.

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This article is a great addition to the 01/26/16 post: 7 Excel Tricks That’ll Make Your Life a Lot Easier (Especially if You’re Not a “Numbers” Person)


IRS Urges Tax Preparers to Perform Deep Security Scans of Computer Drives

7853146846_7b45520dbd_mThe Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urges all tax return preparers to get off to a clean start this January and perform a security deep scan of their computer drives and devices.

Already in 2016, the IRS is seeing multiple email phishing scams – some posing as the IRS – targeting tax preparers. These scams are designed to steal sensitive information – either the preparers’ passwords for IRS accounts or sensitive taxpayer data stored on computers.


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Changes in Revenue Footnote Disclosures

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More than 18 months ago, the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the International Accounting Standards Board issued a new converged accounting standard relating to revenue from contracts with customers. This new converged accounting standard was designed to help users of financial statements better understand the nature, amount, timing and uncertainty of revenue and cash flows from contracts with customers and assets recognized from the costs to obtain or fulfill a contract.


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