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 January 4, 2010 — In This Newsletter:

The One New Year’s Resolution You Can’t Ignore
by Rick Telberg/At Large

2010 figures to be a year of tumultuous change. Are you ready? Join the survey; see the results.

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An Investor’s Best Friend
by Jean-Luc Bourdon, CPA, PFS
CPAs can wield a powerful influence on net investment returns. Here’s why and how.


More Office Communication Jungle
by Randolph Johnston, MCS/MCP
What’re the most effective communication tools for your firm?

Estate Tax Planning
by Larry McKoy, CPA, PFS
What now?

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Weekly Spotlight

Get Results: Improve Your Accounting Firm Processes Using Lean Six Sigma
by Dustin Hostetler/Journal of Accountancy
Renewed focus on efficiency and quality can beef up profitability.

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New and Noteworthy

AICPA Offers Guidance to FASB Ruling on Fair Value of Alternative Investments (PDF)

AICPA Supports Legislation Requiring U.S. Comptroller General to Be a CPA (PDF)

Auditing Standards Board Issues SAS No. 117, Compliance Audits

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New in the CPA2Biz Store

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AICPA's Hottest Tax Topics For 2009
This course highlights the hottest tax topics those that change a lot every year and affect many of your individual, small business and corporate clients Earn 16 CPE credits

The Rebirth of Roth: A CPA's Ultimate Guide for Client Care
This comprehensive guide brings you up to date on current rules and regulations, such as tax planning basics and strategies, client and beneficiary considerations, and the Roth Legacy Trust.

IFRS Accounting Trends & Techniques
This international version captures today’s prevailing financial reporting practices with illustrative examples from the actual financial statements of 100 publicly-traded companies around the world.

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IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman’s Tax Return Preparer Review. AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, CPA, and Tax Executive Committee Chair Alan Einhorn, CPA, explain AICPA’s position.

IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman’s Tax Return Preparer Review
AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, CPA, and Tax Exec. Committee Chair Alan Einhorn, CPA, explain AICPA’s position.

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AICPA Advanced Personal Financial Planning Conference
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Fair Value Measurements Workshop
2/11 - 2/12, Lewisville (Dallas), TX
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1/19 - Back to Basics: The Litigation Process
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