September 19, 2013
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  Sandra Wiley  
During change, seek first to understand
By Sandra Wiley
Without trust, honesty, and open communication, change in an organization is impossible. This lesson in change management illustrates how to recognize and remove roadblocks.
  Doug Blizzard  
How to hire the right employee
By Doug Blizzard
When it comes to hiring, many managers behave less like Sherlock Holmes and more like a first-time car buyer. Find out what it takes to identify the right candidate—and avoid a lemon.
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Corporate vs. public accounting: Which is the right career for you?
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Communications: Methods and Applications for Financial Managers
That's Not What I Said!—Effective Workplace Communication
The Inside Track to Careers in Accounting
The CPA Profession: Opportunities, Responsibilities and Services
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AICPA  Q: What can an AICPA membership do for you if you're not a CPA?
Should you take the blame for things that are not your fault?
Thirty percent of senior managers say they have accepted the blame for something at work that was not their fault. These managers often said they felt indirectly responsible, or they did not want to get others in trouble. Is this the right thing to do?
Hiring optimism rises among CPAs
U.S. companies' concerns about hiring have dissipated in the past year. More finance professionals expect their organizations to add workers, according to the latest AICPA Business & Industry Economic Outlook Survey.
Is finance innovative enough?
Innovation from finance and accounting is in great demand among CPA decision-makers. Find out if finance is contributing enough to innovation, and see tips for boosting strategic input from finance and accounting.
How employee engagement surveys can improve results
Many businesses are missing out on the opportunity to use their employee engagement surveys to drive improvements and create predictive analytics, according to a PwC Saratoga webcast.
When is a partner "retired"?
When a longtime employee retires, a sense of loyalty often compels remaining partners to bestow upon the retiree a symbolic role at the firm. But this small reward can pose legal risks to the firm.
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  General Accounting and Auditing Developments—Audit Risk Alert
This important tool contains a summary of all recent auditing and accounting pronouncements, and will help you identify the significant risks that may result in the material misstatement of financial statements. It is a valuable resource for both auditors and an entity's internal management.
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  Internal Control for Today's Smart Business
The AICPA has developed this publication to help CPA firms advise their small- and middle-market clients on how to sensibly apply the COSO Internal Control—Integrated Framework's concepts to achieve business objectives in a cost-effective manner.
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AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit, Oct. 24–25, 2013, Washington, D.C.
CPA News to Know
1 Walker issues final report, asks CPAs to lead in fiscal responsibility
1 Some CFOs say employees don't understand company's strategic goals
1 How companies deal with rising global mobility demands
1 Five ways to make sure you're not too Facebook friendly with co-workers
Media Roundup
A link between looks and salary?
Why workers dislike open floor plans
Bosses to young employees: Use your phone for talking
When you don't fit in at your office
Upcoming AICPA Webcasts
  Sept. 23 Explore Forensic Techniques to Recognize Fraud
  Sept. 24 Health Care Reform Act: Critical Tax and Insurance Ramifications For You, Your Business, and Your Clients
  Sept. 24 Succession Planning for your Accounting Firm
  Sept. 25 Key Techniques to Prevent and Detect IT Fraud
  Sept. 26 Update for Accountants and Auditors
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Terry Putney, CPA
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