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December 20, 2010
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Valuation for M&A: Building Value in Private Companies. A toolkit of solutions for valuation and return on investment questions. Order here:
Firm Management
M&A Outlook 2011: Manic to Panic
by Rick Telberg/At Large
The pace of shakeout and consolidation will only accelerate through 2011, according to one of the profession's leading practitioners of the art of the deal.
Engage Your People by Being Grateful
by Jennifer Wilson
Eight successful tips show you how to gain a more engaged work group that will produce more for your firm in the future.
Valuation for M&A: Building Value in Private Companies (Publication)
e-MAP: Management of an Accounting Practice Handbook (Online Subscription)
IFRS Digest. What U.S. Practitioners and Entities Need to Know Now.
Financial Planning
Dividends: Man's Best Friend?
by Alan Haft
Why your clients should be prepared for a dividend comeback.
The Tricky Rules on Incentive Stock Options
by Janice Eiseman, JD, LLM
Holders of incentive stock options: beware or you will lose your favorable income tax treatment.
Innovative Tax Planning for Individuals and Sole Proprietors (CPE)
Accounting for Stock Options and Other Stock Based Compensation: SFAS No. 123 (R) (Now FASB ASC 718) (CPE)
Financial Reporting
IFRS Deadline Is Fast Approaching in the U.S.
by Remi Forgeas, CPA
And the SEC is making progress.
IFRS Accounting Trends & Techniques (Publication)
Current Economic Instability: Accounting Issues and Risks for Financial Management and Reporting — 2010 (Publication)
Fraud/Internal Control
Navigating Business Income Losses in Uncertain Times
by Nathan Weber, CPA, CFF
How claims analysts deal with today's uncertainty when trying to predict relatively short operational periods, often based on limited, economically impacted or patchy historical results.
FVS Practice Aid 06-4: Calculating Lost Profits (Publication)
Partnership, Member & Minority Stakeholder Disputes (Webcast)
Economic Damages/Business: Financial Forensic Accounting Series (CPE)
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Does your tax season system reflect thoughtful planning and training, or does each tax season become a head-long scramble to the finish line? This Guide reveals tips on targeting problems and decreasing errors.
Depreciation, Amortization and Property Transfers: Issues and Strategies
This handy guide covers recent changes to Section 179 and "bonus" depreciation make understanding the issues and planning for depreciation deductions more important now than ever!
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CPA News to Know
st Tax Cut Extension Enacted
st Global Survey Findings on Accounting for Sustainability Practices Released by CIMA, AICPA and CICA (PDF)
st ICAEW Says More Work Needed on Lease Proposals
st AICPA Launches New Public Service Tax Website to Help Taxpayers Make Sense of Tax Laws And Rules
st Accounting and Review Services Committee Issues Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements No. 17
By 2025, 25% of U.S. GDP Will Come From Healthcare. Are you prepared? WATCH HERE:
  The Future of the CPA Profession
Futurists Edie and Jared Weiner on projected changes that will drastically affect CPAs.
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