Xero has expanded its global partner program, introduced Xero HQ, an open practice platform, and a new chatbot. The program, platform and tool were unveiled at Xerocon South in Australia. Built in consultation with Xero’s global network of accounting and bookkeeping partners, the enhanced partner program provides new tools to connect small businesses to advisors.… Read More

FASB proposed targeted changes to hedge accounting standards on Thursday that are designed to help statements provide an accurate depiction of how an organization manages risk. The board proposed that the economic results of an institution’s risk management activities would be portrayed more faithfully by: Expanding the use of component hedging for non-financial and financial… Read More

Salaries of accounting and finance professionals are projected to increase, next year, with an average of 3.7 percent, according to the annual salary guide from staffing company Robert Half. That figure is down from the 4.7 percent average for 2016, but is still one of the highest in the past decade. “On the surface it… Read More