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 December 7, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

The Top Recession Lesson for 2010
by Rick Telberg/At Large

Reading situations without rose-colored glasses. Next question: What to expect for 2010? Join the survey; see the results.

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Office Communication Jungle
by Randolph Johnston, MCS/MCP
Do you know which is best for you?

10 Tips on Getting Your Business in Good Shape for 2010
by Jason Rosenthal, JD
Are you ready?

CPA Advice’s Missing Link
by Jean-Luc Bourdon, CPA, PFS
Why clients don't act on your advice and what to do about it.

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Weekly Spotlight

CPAs on the Go Embrace Mobile Technology
by Alexandra DeFelice/Journal of Accountancy
CPAs who find themselves on the go are turning to some of the latest phones and mobile applications to do much more than just stay connected to their clients.

LIVE Infocast: How to Navigate Personnel/HR Communications: Best Practices from Leading Experts. December 15, 3:00-5:00pm ET. FVS Section members/ABV Credential/CFF Credential holders save $25.00!

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New and Noteworthy

Generally Accepted Privacy Principles Seek to Curtail Identity Theft (PDF)

AICPA Opposes Senate Provision Expanding Liability for Aiding and Abetting to Third Parties
View letter (PDF) sent by AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, CPA, to Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-Conn). The bill would overturn the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision in Stoneridge.

Communicating Deficiencies in Internal Control Over Compliance at an Interim Date
The Auditing Standards Board has issued three auditing interpretations to AU section 325A in AICPA Professional Standards that confirm that auditors may make an interim communication and provide illustrative language.

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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).

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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