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November 12, 2012
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Practice Management
  Jennifer Wilson  
What's your firm's path to partner?
By Jennifer Wilson
Here are 12 questions you need to answer for your rising stars.
  Jeff Drew  
Technology "big four" poised to change the accounting game
By Jeff Drew
Cloud, mobile, social media, Big Data push profession to tipping point.
The Evolution of CPA Firm Learning: Trends and Technologies to Impact Your Bottom Line
e-MAP: Management of an Accounting Practice Handbook
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  Frank Crawford  
Financial condition assessments of state and local governments
By Frank Crawford
Ratio analysis helps put accounting statements in understandable form for officials and citizens.
  CPE Link  
Top 5 issues for the 2012 Tax Season
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Updates for this year include Circular 230 changes affecting tax professionals, Form 706 and other death-related filings, per diem rates and reporting, client consents and disclosure issues, and many more.
State and Local Governments—AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide
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Innovation in cash flow management
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Ratings agency warns Obama, Congress
Fitch threatens action if U.S. goes over "fiscal cliff."
Sandy's sobering reminder: Prepare for the worst
What you need to have ready before disaster strikes you.
Post-Sandy relief for small businesses
How to help your clients access help from FEMA and the SBA.
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Upcoming Webinars
Windows 8—What CPAs Need to Know
Dec. 5-Led by Journal of Accountancy technology columnist Carlton Collins, this webinar will cover several topics crucial in properly assessing how Windows 8 might fit in a CPA's technology portfolio.
Health Care Reform: Help Your Clients and Organizations Tackle the Issues
Nov. 26-This AICPA webinar will help you prepare for the short- and long-term impacts of the law and proactively manage changes as they occur.
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New In The Store
  The Engagement Letter: Best Practices and Examples
Subscribers to this practice aid, offered in a convenient online format, can download the sample engagement letters for easy markup and customization. With the added automation, practitioners will save hours of planning time and minimize the risk of overreliance on the prior year's engagement letter.
  AICPA Audit Risk Assessment Tool and Guide
This tool walks an experienced auditor through risk assessment procedures and documents decisions necessary to prepare an effective, efficient audit program. Designed to be used in lieu of cumbersome checklists, it provides a top-down, risk-based approach to the identification of high-risk areas, allowing appropriate tailoring of audit programs and audit efficiencies.
  U.S. GAAP Financial Statements—Best Practices in Presentation and Disclosure
2012 U.S. GAAP Financial Statements-Best Practices in Presentation and Disclosure (formerly Accounting Trends & Techniques) provides hundreds of illustrative disclosures that were specially selected from the financial statements of hundreds of companies. Fully updated for recent authoritative pronouncements, this edition offers comprehensive examples of virtually every required disclosure, across over 100 industries.
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CPA News to Know
1 Leave-based donation programs allowed for Hurricane Sandy relief
1 Can productivity rise when employees already are stretched thin?
1 FASB extends comment deadline for disclosure framework
1 CAQ guide explains PCAOB inspection process
1 Norton: Balanced Scorecard must adapt to remain relevant
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Michael Hus Video
Bridging the Accountant-Entrepreneur Gap
Accountants have excellent technical ability, but they need to understand how to apply their knowledge and skills to help entrepreneurs make better business decisions, says Michael Hsu, CPA/CITP, founder and CEO of DeepSky.

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