Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA)- H.R. 3126

Earlier this month, House Democrats introduced their own scaled-back version of the new consumer protection agency proposed by President Obama. The legislation was first introduced in April by U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-Colo.), and U.S. Rep. Frank Lucas (R-Okla.), members of the U.S. House Financial Services Committee. The legislation is broadly written and would include … Continue reading

CSCPA CPAs Make a Difference Gala Announced

The CSCPA CPAs Make a Difference Gala will be held this year on November 5 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Denver. Click here for more information. Further details will be published as they become available. If you would like to nominate a CPA as an Everyday Hero or Heroine, please contact Andrea Weelans at … Continue reading

Bernstein Research Available to CSCPA Members

Sanford C. Bernstein is widely recognized as Wall Street’s premier sell-side research firm. Its research is sought out by leading investment managers around the world, and the firm is annually ranked at the very top of acknowledged arbiters. The CSCPA is pleased to offer members access of the Bernstein Black Books and White Papers through … Continue reading

Video: Chair Ron Seigneur Gives a Professional Issues Update

Denver State & Local Tax Group (SALT) Breakfast Meeting – July 14, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 7:30 to 9:00 am Holland & Hart’s Downtown Office 555 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3200 Denver, Colorado 80202 Speaker: Norman Wright, Esq. of N.H. Wright & Associates, L.L.C. Topic: “2009 Colorado Tax Legislation” With Comments by Chuck Berry and Loren Furman of the Colorado Association of Commerce & Industry Cost: $12.00 per … Continue reading

Using the FASB Accounting Standards Codification

July 1 was a landmark day for the accounting profession as the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards CodificationTM (ASC) became the authoritative source of nongovernmental accounting literature (in addition to Securities and Exchange Commission pronouncements). The FASB ASC completely changed the presentation of GAAP, profoundly affecting how standards are researched and referenced now. … Continue reading

Occupational Fraud in an Economic Downturn

Fraud on the Rise In early 2009, a Deloitte survey found that two-thirds of 1,280 financial services and technology executives expected to see more instances of accounting fraud.  Fraud tends to increase in an economic downturn because the forces of the economy cause people to react in ways they would have never imagined, observes Gary … Continue reading