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 September 21, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

Do You Know the Secrets of Happy Clients?
by Rick Telberg/At Large

How to battle client retention problems with client satisfaction strategies. How do you dazzle a customer these days?

Their causes. Your help. You’ve helped your clients grow their wealth. Now help them give some back. Fidelity Charitable Services. Learn more:

Vendors Get SaaSy
by Alexandra DeFelice
Software as a Service (or SaaS) is not a new term, but some of the older vendors who traditionally offered their applications on the desktop started swimming in the SaaS pool this summer.

Getting a Home Loan?
by Alan Haft
How CPAs can help improve the odds for their clients.

Information Returns: Importance of Timely Filing
by Janice Eiseman, JD/LLM
Harsh penalties under Code Section 6707A for failure to file Form 8886 — Reportable Transaction Disclosure Form.

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Weekly Spotlight
IFRS Risk Planning and Controls Execution
by Steve Arnold/Journal of Accountancy
How U.S. public companies can begin preparing their internal control and operational risk systems for IFRS.

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Survey: Talent Shortages Persist in Some Countries, Specialties
Sponsored by Robert Half Finance & Accounting
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War Story: CPA’s Stolen Laptop With Client Information and the Expensive Repercussions
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New and Noteworthy

AICPA Offers Free Webinar Series (PDF)
Topics include Evidence-based Management: Making Intelligent Business Decisions; Business Intelligence: Driving Value by Turning Data into Decisions; and others.

AICPA Webcast: IFRS Quarterly Webcast Series
Experts demystify consolidation policy (IAS 27), business combinations (IFRS 3), associates (IAS 28) and joint ventures (IAS 31). September 23

Auditing Standards Board Issues Additional Exposure Draft Resulting From Clarity Project
Comments are due December 15, 2009 for Proposed Statement on
Auditing Standards
, Related Parties (Redrafted), resulting from its Clarity Project: Supersedes AU section 334, Related Parties, in AICPA Professional Standards.

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New in the CPA2Biz Store

Write a Product Review and You Could Receive an iPod™ Touch …
Review any publication or CPE course you have used. It’s easy. But hurry. Deadline is October 31. Learn more.

AICPA Professional Standards 2009
This new paperback edition is a source of professional standards
applicable to nonpublic companies and contains pronouncements issued by the AICPA.

The Guide to Investigating Business Fraud
Developed by the seasoned fraud investigation team at Ernst & Young, this new publication provides a clearly defined framework for approaching a fraud investigation from start to finish.

Applying the Risk Assessment Standards Using a Case
Study Approach

Examples and case studies help auditors in those specific areas they are struggling with most.

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Career Resources
AICPA Conferences
World Business Forum
10/6 - 10/7, New York, NY
IFRS in North America 2009: The U.S. Perspective
10/29 - 10/30, New York, NY
AICPA National Business
Valuation Conference

11/15 - 11/17, San Francisco, CA
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AICPA Webcasts
9/23 - IFRS Quarterly Webcast Series — 3Q2009
9/24 - Supply Chain Management: Relationships, Risks and Rewards
9/30 - From Legal Structures to Strategic Plans: Develop Your
Forensic Practice
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