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 September 28, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

CPAs Gamble on Vegas Accounting Fraud
by Steven Hazel, CPA, ABV
How a standard litigation assignment, used in tandem with forensic accounting, uncovered fraudulent practices in a construction engagement.

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Implications of Capitalizing Development Costs
by Steven Brice
Why U.S. companies may need to consider the systems that are in place with a view to upgrading the level of data captured many years before the transition to IFRS.

Is Busy a Good Thing?
by Jennifer Wilson
Busy as a bee. Busy is as busy does. Busy season. Busy, busy, busy. Let’s get busy! Busy sounds like a good thing — or does it?

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Weekly Spotlight
TechByteCloud Computing — What’s All the Hype?
by James Bourke, CPA.CITP
Two primary reasons why CPAs should consider it seriously.

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AICPA Tells U.S. House Small Business Committee Not to Stifle Entrepreneurs, CPAs Already Highly Regulated (PDF)

Carol Scott Named AICPA Vice President of Business, Industry and Government (PDF)

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