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  May 5, 2008 — In This Newsletter:

Tweak Your Business Plan in Five Easy Steps
by Rick Telberg/At Large
How CPAs are updating their sales and marketing strategies. What’s working for CPA firms today? Join the survey; get
the answers.

Survey: Accounting and Finance Execs Still in Hot Demand
by Sukanya Mitra
Here’s why.

A First Look at FASB’s GAAP Codification
by Bruce Pounder/Journal of Accountancy
FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification will soon affect every CPA who practices, teaches or researches accounting in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Here’s what you need to know about the changes ahead.

Goodbye GAAP
by Sarah Johnson, CFO Magazine
It’s time to start preparing for the arrival of international
accounting standards.

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Weekly Spotlight

Recapturing the American Dream
by John Bowen, Jr.
Ten key strategies for maximizing the value of your practice.

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Keep Your Eyes and Ears Open in 2008
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IRS Unveils 2008 List of Notorious Tax Scams — The ‘Dirty Dozen’
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New and Noteworthy

AICPA National Advanced Accounting and Auditing
Technical Symposium

Kevin Hassett keynotes. Ideal for partners, analysts. July 24-25

Minorities in Accounting
Catalyst’s breakfast event reveals how different identities interact with one another and expectations about privilege in the workplace. Contact Michael Chamberlain to register.

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The AICPA Audit Committee Toolkit — Public Companies, 2nd Edition
Make audit committee best practices actionable with this broad sampling of checklists, matrices, reports, questionnaires and other pertinent materials specifically tailored to public companies. Includes CD-ROM.

Current Accounting Issues and Risks 2008: Strengthening Financial Management and Reporting — Financial Reporting Alert
Gain a better understanding of the current accounting and regulatory developments affecting financial reporting.

The CPA’s Guide to Long-Term Care Planning
Guide your clients through planning issues with knowledge of the basic rules and regulations pertaining to government programs and other options for paying long-term care.

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