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 October 27, 2008 — In This Newsletter:

The Four New Essentials for CPA Leaders
by Rick Telberg/At Large
What are today’s best leadership strategies? Join the study; get the answers.

Depreciation Expenses
by Christopher David, CPA/ABV
What you don’t know can impact cash-flow.

Presidential Tax Platforms
by Blake Christian, CPA/MBT
New and improved?

IFRS Conversion
by Steven Brice
Are there lessons to be learned from Europe?

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Weekly Spotlight

Information Security Management
by James Bourke, CPA/CITP
How to safeguard your company’s confidential records.

Individual Income Taxes: Obama Versus McCain
Sponsored by BNA Software
It's nearly election-eve. Learn more about the candidates' proposed tax plans from BNA Software.

Purchase of Replacement Securities Upon Default of Securities Lending Agreement Is Nontaxable
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This new revenue procedure appears to be a direct consequence of the bankruptcy filing of Lehman Brothers.

Ten Ways to Manage Your Risk in This Economy
Sponsored by CAMICO Mutual Insurance Company
The current economic downturn is similar to previous downturns in some ways but also has its own unique characteristics. Don’t become a victim of desperate times.

Selling or Buying a Practice in Today’s Credit Crisis
Sponsored by Accounting Practice Sales
How does today’s economy affect your decision to buy or sell a practice? Learn why the current credit conditions might influence number of buyers, terms of the sale and time on the market.

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New and Noteworthy

Ernest Almonte Elected Chairman of AICPA
View details (PDF).

AICPA/ASA National Business Valuation Conference
Robert Herz keynotes. Ideal for BV analysts, appraisers. November 10-12

AICPA Webcast: Adopting IFRS — Getting Your Organization Ready
Experts disclose implications on companies’ infrastructure and operations, financial performance and reporting metrics and more. October 31

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Minimize the Effects of a Recession on Your Business
Find ways to weather a recession and build a stronger business with this timely new videocourse that takes on critical new importance in today’s economic climate — and earn CPE credit. Pre-publication discount offer ends October 27.

Smart Risk Management: A Guide to Identifying and Reducing Everyday Business Risks
Find tools to manage risk at both the individual and corporate level through a formal process for defining and handling risk.

What You Need to Know About Accounting for Business Combinations
Learn how to recognize and measure the identifiable assets acquired, the liabilities assumed and any noncontrolling interest in the acquiree. Earn 13 CPE credits.

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Career Resources

Looking for Talented Manager-
Level CPAs

AICPA Conferences
National Business
Valuation Conference

11/10 - 11/12, Las Vegas, NV
AICPA Federal Real Estate
Tax Conference

12/1 - 12/2, Washington, DC
National Construction
Industry Conference
12/4 - 12/5, New Orleans, LA
See Full Conferences Calendar
AICPA Webcasts

10/31 - Adopting IFRS: Getting Your Organization Ready

11/5 - Leveraging Forensic Data Analysis Techniques

11/6 - What All CPAs Should Know About Insurance Planning



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