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 May 3, 2010 — In This Newsletter:
Rick Telberg

Six Secrets of High-Performing Firms
by Rick Telberg/At Large

Accounting firms that achieve above-average results can be measured by six key performance indicators. How does your firm rate?

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Jean-Luc Bourdon What Does Success Mean to CPAs?
by Jean-Luc Bourdon, CPA, PFS
Barbara de Marigny The Codification of Economic Substance
by Barbara de Marigny, JD, LLM
Will a host of angels appear?
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New and Noteworthy

Tax-Free Employer-Provided Health Coverage Now Available for Children under Age 27

COBRA Subsidy Eligibility Period Extended to May 31

Auditing Standards Board Issues Clarified Statement on Auditing Standards on Service Organizations
The ASB’s clarified SAS (PDF) supersedes the guidance for user auditors in AU 324 of AICPA Professional Standards. Guidance for service auditors is located in AT 801 of that publication.

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