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 October 8, 2007 — In This Newsletter:

Are You Ready for CPA 2.0?
by Rick Telberg/At Large
Can the ‘profession’ reinvent itself as an ‘industry’
? And is that a good thing? Join the discussion.

Nonprofits: Compensation in the Spotlight
from Journal of Accountancy
What constitutes fair compensation at not-for-profit organizations? The quest for transparency is a continual focus of the government and the public. Consider these best practice suggestions.

Treatment of Legal Fees Incurred by Individuals
from The Tax Adviser
Depending on the claim that generated them, individuals’ legal fees may be characterized in many ways, including fully deductible, or deductible only as a miscellaneous itemized deduction, or even totally nondeductible.

Back to the Big Eight?
from CFO Magazine
Five years after Sarbanes-Oxley, smaller auditing firms are catching up with the Big Four.

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Weekly Spotlight

To Attract New Clients, You Need to Market Your Credibility
by John Bowen, Jr.
Twelve key steps show you how.

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New and Noteworthy

AICPA President Appointed to US Treasury Advisory Committee
Barry Melancon joins new advisory committee on auditing profession. View details (PDF).

AICPA Study Finds Online Marketers Missing Their Mark
Although online advertising spend has grown 20 percent per year, marketers miss 55 percent of ad response reveals new study. View details (PDF).

Payment Sudoku, Jeopardy or A/P Maze?
October 15 marks A/P Recognition week. Accounts Payable Now & Tomorrow has some A/P treats (no tricks). Join the fun. Send an e-mail with your company name and mailing address.

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New in the CPA2Biz Store

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.

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

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.

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.

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AICPA Conferences

AICPA National Auto Dealership Conference
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AICPA Accounting Firm Leadership
11/5 - 11/6, Chandler, AZ

AICPA Controllers Workshop Conference East
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AICPA Webcasts
10/18 - Finance and Accounting Outsourcing: Minimizing Risks, Managing Relationships
10/23 - Strategies for Today’s Liability Challenges: Back to Basics 2007!

11/15 - Managing Customer Value: Not All Customers Are Created Equal


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