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August 2, 2010 — In This Newsletter:
Ron Rael

What CPAs Can Learn From Smokey the Bear
by Ron Rael, CPA
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Jean-Luc Bourdon

Help Your Clients Gamble to Win
by Jean-Luc Bourdon, CPA, PFS
The CPA’s Cliffs Notes reveals all.


Blue-Ribbon Panel Narrows Field for Private Company Financial Reporting
by Alexandra DeFelice/Journal of Accountancy
A blue-ribbon panel weighed in on seven alternative models for private company financial reporting, eliminating models based on IFRS and a model that effectively would have maintained the status quo.

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AICPA Creates P. Thomas Austin Scholarship. Honors CPA Chair of the Institute’s Advanced Estate Planning Conference. Read more:

Three Security Steps You Cannot Afford to Ignore When Protecting Client Data
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AICPA Supports Repeal of Burdensome Tax Information Reporting Measure

AICPA Establishes the P. Thomas Austin Personal Financial Planning Division Scholarship in Honor of the CPA Who Has Chaired the Advanced Estate Planning Conference for Three Decades

Technical Inquiries and Replies Issued on Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting
TPAs 1400.33 (PDF), 1800.06 (PDF) and 9110.17 (PDF) provide guidance on reporting on financial statements prepared in accordance with a comprehensive basis of accounting other than generally accepted accounting principles.

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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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