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December 17, 2012
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  Tom Pender   Anita Dennis  
Reading the MAP: 3 planning insights
By Tom Pender, CPA, CGMA, and Anita Dennis
Benchmarking can add perspective to your firm's strategic plan.
  Sandra Wiley  
Five steps to a 2013 career action plan
By Sandra Wiley
As 2012 draws to a close, it's time to slow down, review what's working and where business refinements are needed, and put a plan on paper.
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Cloud Collaboration: The Payroll Edition
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Accountant Stacy Kildal discusses cloud collaboration and the ways Intuit can help you make your clients' lives easier with Full Service Payroll.
Performance Is Everything: The Why, What, and How of Designing Compensation Plans
Securing the Future: Building a Succession Plan for Your Firm
Accountant's Flight Plan: Best Practices for Today's Firms
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Tax/Planning News
Preparing for the tax cliff
CPAs can help clients cope with multiple tax hikes scheduled to take effect in 2013.
Fiscal cliff could sap U.S. economic growth
Finance professionals warn that U.S. economic growth is in jeopardy if budget issues cannot be resolved quickly.
Reportable transaction rules updated
Revision clarifies which losses to take into account in determining which transactions must be reported.
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This guide provides how-to guidance on planning, performing, and reporting on health care engagements, as well as information for members in practice in the health care industry. It explains the accounting and auditing for many types of health care issues, including up-to-date information on recently issued FASB Accounting Standards Updates and GASB Statements and their effects on the industry. This guide has been fully conformed to reflect the new standards resulting from the Clarity Project.
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1 IFRS Foundation Trustee: Don't wave white flag on cooperation
1 Streamlining disclosures a tricky job for FASB
1 Technology guidance abundant in COSO internal control proposal
1 PCAOB finds common threads in ICFR audit deficiencies
1 Six tips to survive office holiday parties
Estate and gift tax planning
Lyle Benson, CPA/PFS, CFP, chair of the AICPA's Personal Financial Planning Executive Committee, outlines the opportunities as 2012 comes to a close.

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