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 February 22, 2010 — In This Newsletter:

Savvy CPAs Focus on Back-to-Basics
by Rick Telberg/At Large

What’s working in today’s economy? Get the best CPA strategies: Join the survey; see the answers.

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CPAs Take On Russian Roulette
by Steven Hazel, CPA, ABV
Detecting and preventing fraud on the Vegas strip.

Strategic Decisions in the IFRS Conversion Process
by Steven Brice
Why CPA firms should look closely at the first-time adoption Standard, IFRS 1, before making any decisions when applying IFRS.

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Weekly Spotlight

Strategic Technology Spending
by James Bourke, CPA.CITP
Does your firm’s technology allow your staff to service your clients properly, 24/7, anywhere/anytime, in a more productive and profitable way than using manual tools?

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New and Noteworthy

IFRS Accounting Trends & Techniques: New AICPA-Published Book on How 100 Top International Public Companies Use IFRS (PDF)

Auditing Standards Board Issues Additional Exposure Draft Resulting From Clarity Project
Comments due May 31, 2010 for Proposed Statement on Auditing Standards on omitted procedures, resulting from the ASB’s Clarity Project: Supersedes AU section 390 (SAS 46) in AICPA Professional Standards.

Audit Strategy for Small Business
Updated with conforming changes as of October 1, 2009, this new Guide provides authoritative and comprehensive guidance on the risk-based audit process that is required on all financial statement audits.

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The Rebirth of Roth: A CPA's Ultimate Guide for Client Care
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IFRS Accounting Trends & Techniques
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2009 Corporate Tax Returns Videocourse
This best selling Sid Kess CPE videocourse is now available with updates on major developments affecting 1120 and 1120S return preparation for 2009 and useful tax-planning strategies.

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