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 November 23, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

What CPAs Want for Christmas
by Rick Telberg/At Large

Hint: They love their techie gadgets and gizmos. Next question: What to expect for busy season? Join the survey; see the results.

IFRS Quarterly Webcast Series -- Fourth Quarter 2009. December 1, 2-4 pm ET. Covering several major areas within the IFRS literature.

Are Your Clients Worried?
by Alan Haft
How CPAs can better advise clients on managing retirement plans

CPAs and the Human Resources Profession
by Karen Abernathy, CPA/CFE
How CPAs can add value in this unexpected career path.

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Weekly Spotlight
TechByte So You Like Technology
by James Bourke, CPA.CITP
Why not think about getting your CITP credential?

Upgrade your career. Distinguish yourself. Get the CITP Credential!

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New and Noteworthy

President Obama Establishes Interagency Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force

Economic Sentiment Flat Among CPA Financial Executives; Pessimism Remains High in Latest AICPA-UNC Survey (PDF)

IASB and FASB Reaffirm Commitment to Memorandum of Understanding

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New in the CPA2Biz Store

Accounting Trends and Techniques
Updated with all new presentation and disclosure examples, narratives describing financial reporting requirements and an overview of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). This annual AICPA bestseller ships November 26, 2009.

Advanced Income Tax Accounting — Including Practical Application Exercises
Conquer growing tax complexity with this course. It provides the basis to apply FASB ASC 740 (formerly FAS No. 109 and FIN 48) to most real-life situations, and also includes practical exercises illustrating the theory.

Winning the New Ballgame: Planning for Growth in a
Post-Recession Economy

Step your firm up to the plate! This pocket-sized guide tackles the daunting issue of how CPA firms can position themselves to capture the emerging opportunities of a post-recession economy.

Accounting for Goodwill and Other Intangibles:
Fair Value Measurements

Whether you are valuing intangible assets in a business combination or assessing impairment, this course helps you not only value such intangible assets for financial reporting purposes, but also advise on how to actively manage them for the maximum benefit of the company.

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VIDEO: Business & Industry Economic Outlook Survey. Not allís rock bottom. Business is looking up compared to two or three quarters ago. Watch here:
Business & Industry Economic Outlook Survey
Not allís rock bottom. Business is looking up compared to two or three quarters ago.

This Week's Best Sellers
Annual Update for Accountants and Auditors (2009 — 2010 Edition)
The Guide to Investigating Business Fraud
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The 2010 Cumulative Tax Guide
Past 12 months' worth of new and updated tax laws!

Forensic Accounting: Fraudulent Reporting and Concealed Assets
Detection techniques, analytical tools and more.

Transforming Your Client Accounting Services
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Career Resources
AICPA Conferences
National Construction
Industry Conference

12/3 - 12/4, Las Vegas, NV
Employee Benefit Plans Accounting, Auditing and Regulatory Update
12/7 - 12/8, Washington, DC
Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments
12/7 - 12/9, Washington, DC
See Full Conferences Calendar
AICPA Webcasts
12/1 - IFRS Quarterly Webcast Series — Fourth Quarter 2009
12/10 - Top 10 Impairment Testing Issues and Challenges
12/15 - How to Navigate Personnel/HR Communications
See Full Web Events Calendar
December 7-8, 2009 - Washington, DC - AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Accounting, Auditing and Regulatory Update

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