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 July 26, 2010 — In This Newsletter:
Cory Chmelka

Add More Value Than Just Accounting, As Your Client’s Trusted Advisor
by Cory Chmelka, CFP
Here’s how.

Live Video Webcast: IFRS Quarterly Webcast Series. Third Quarter 2010. September 23, 2010. Register here:

Jean-Luc Bourdon

MD&A Disclosures Relating to Financial Instruments
by Remi Forgeas, CPA
How they impact debt covenants.

Barry MacQuarrie Social Media Utilization Within the CPA Firm
by James Bourke, CPA.CITP
Has your firm embraced social networking? How your firm can use social media for brand awareness as well as position itself as an authority in the marketplace.
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Let Your Voice Be Heard
The 2010 National Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Survey is currently available. The survey closes on August 13. There is no cost to take the survey. For more information on this survey, visit the PCPS website.

Live Online Forum: Social Networking for CPAs: Practical Approaches. August 17 from 2-3:30pm ET. Register online:

New for 2010 — The CFF Exam Is Coming!
Beginning September 1, 2010 you must pass the CFF exam to attain the CFF Credential. The exam is scheduled for September 29 through October 29, 2010. Registration for the exam will begin September 1st and last through October 1st.

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SEC Releases Report of the Life Settlements Task Force

Attestation Interpretation Issued Regarding Description of Tests of Controls in Examination Report (PDF)
This interpretation of AT 101 (PDF) in AICPA Professional Standards provides guidance to practitioners about including a description of tests of controls in a separate section of the examination report.

New Benefits for Small Employers Who Provide Employee Health Insurance
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Applying A-133 to Nonprofit and Governmental Organizations
Become more efficient and effective at planning and performing audits in accordance with the requirements of Circular A-133 and the Single Audit Act Amendments. Earn up to 24 CPE Credits.

Compilation and Review Engagements Guide
The Guide features information on implementing SSARS No. 19, Compilation and Review Engagements, including illustrative engagement and representation letters, sample compilation and review reports, detailed illustrations and case studies.

Auditing Revenue in Certain Industries — AICPA Audit Guide
This guide summarizes new standards, guidance and practices, and delivers "how-to" advice for handling audit and accounting issues related to revenue recognition, focusing on the computer software and high-technology manufacturing industries and related financial statement considerations.

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New VIDEO: How CPAs Can Use Social Media As a Value-Add. Maryland State Society of CPAs’ Tom Hood shares secret ingredients to ensure your firm’s success. Watch here:
How CPAs Can Use Social Media As a Value-Add
Maryland State Society of CPAs’ Tom Hood shares secret ingredients to ensure your firm’s success.
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