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September 17, 2007 — In This Newsletter:

What’s SaaS and Why Should You Care
by Rick Telberg/At Large
Will CPAs be ready as vendors drive toward “software as a service” delivery system?

Also see sponsors and Bank of America and Kofax.

CPAs Leverage Opportunities As Payroll, HR Solutions Providers, Part 2
by Hank Berkowitz
Experts reveal more strategies for cementing long-term relationships with your clients.  

Pension Protection Act Changes Valuations for Tax Purposes
from Journal of Accountancy
The Pension Protection Act of 2006 changed tax valuation matters that affect how appraisals of non-cash contributions are considered by the IRS, increasing the Service’s ability to penalize appraisers. 

Redemptions in Conjunction With Partnership Mergers Can Create Unexpected Tax Consequences
from The Tax Adviser
How to prevent the continuing members of partnerships from recognizing gains on transactions.

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Weekly Spotlight

Inside the Markets: An Enterprising Buy
by Jonathan Moreland
Improved exploration and production techniques have energized insiders. Here’s why.

IRS Processes Offer Variety of Opportunities for Settlement: Appeals and Other Advanced Settlement Opportunities
Sponsored by BNA Tax & Accounting
View (PDF) settlement procedures available to taxpayers in the IRS's large and mid-size business division, and to a lesser extent to small business and self-employed taxpayers.

Does Your Banking Relationship Measure Up?
Sponsored by Bank of America
Your banker should be an asset to your client practice. Make sure you're getting the most out of your banking relationship today.

Secure Electronic Documents Drive Efficient Online Business Processes
Sponsored by Adobe Systems, Inc.
Financial document security and control services help organizations protect mission-critical information.

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New and Noteworthy

AICPA Accounting Firm Marketing
Walter Timoshenko chairs. Ideal for partners, chief marketing officers, marketing directors, PR. November 8-9

Safeguarding Information Assets: Meeting Your Fiduciary Obligation to Protect Company Information
Experts disclose insider-borne risks and reveal why internal risk needs to be addressed with strong executive commitment. September 27 

New AICPA Poll Finds 56 Percent of CPAs Believe Biz Execs Should Take Leadership Role in Shaping Public Policies
View survey details (PDF).

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New in the CPA2Biz Store

AICPA Professional Standards, 2007
This new edition is a source of professional standards applicable to nonpublic companies and contains pronouncements issued by the AICPA.

Fair Value Accounting: A Critical New Skill for CPAs
Gain insights into the conceptual and practical reasons for using fair value as the required (or optional) measurement attribute for a number of new and existing accounting standards.

Service Organizations: Applying SAS No. 70, As Amended — AICPA Audit Guide, 2007
This audit guide is designed to provide guidance to auditors reporting on a service organization's controls as well as guidance to auditors of companies that use service organizations.

Compilation, Review and Accounting Service Update
Find guidance on what to plan, review and report on for these engagements and what deficiencies are most commonly found by peer reviewers — and earn CPE credit.

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AICPA Business Solution Trusted Advisor Event
In coordination with Bank of America in Tampa, FL and Jacksonville, FL in September.

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Career Resources

Know Anyone Who’s Looking? We’re in the Market for Talented CPAs at the Manager Level

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AICPA Conferences

2007 International Financial Executives Leadership Forum
10/3 - 10/5, Montreal, Canada

AICPA National Auto Dealership Conference
10/25 - 10/26, Lake Buena Vista, FL

AICPA Accounting Firm Marketing
11/8 - 11/9, New York, NY

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AICPA Webcasts
9/18 - SEC Quarterly Update – 3Q 2007

9/20 - CIMA Strategic Scorecard™: Engaging Boards in Strategy

10/2 - Understanding the Statement on SVS No. 1

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