John Brian Fast, CPA

Accounting, Auditing, Taxes, & Technology

The history of US accounting and auditing standards

  Demands on the accounting profession to establish uniform accounting standards began to surface after the stock market crash of 1929. Some felt that insufficient and misleading financial statement information led to inflated stock prices and that this contributed to… Continue Reading →

Did Nielsen kill Robin Williams?

  Nielsen, the television research firm, acknowledged that it had been reporting inaccurate ratings for the broadcast networks for the last seven months

Things You Should NOT Do on Facebook

  It is easy to gettng carried away on Facebook.  It is very user friendly and it is designed for you to open up about yourself.  Be careful, though.  There are some actions that are dangerous.

Can the IRS be counted upon to operate properly?

    In continuing indictments of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations, the Treasury Inspector General has released two negative reports about IRS operations.

Why are special purpose audits special?

  Some times an audit engagement may have a special purpose.

Windows 10 scheduled to open

  Microsoft has announced its next new Windows operating system, Windows 10. And, Microsoft has officially unveiled a preview version of this next Windows release, due to be released in the middle of 2015.

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