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June 17, 2013
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Staffing, succession emerge as top firm concerns
By Jeff Drew/Journal of Accountancy
Client acquisition and changing tax regulations also are big concerns.
Succession planning for the "lost generation"
By Patricia Annino, J.D.
Succession complications can arise from increased career life spans.
How to enable collective leadership
By James Quigley, CPA/Journal of Accountancy
A look at the strategies CPAs can use to create successful teams.
Cash planning for a health care emergency
By James Sullivan, CPA/PFS
Why CPAs need to ensure their clients won't be caught short of cash.
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Estate Planning Online Conference
The Adviser's Guide to S Corps, C Corps, Partnerships, LLCs and Sole Proprietorships: Making the Right Choice
Dissecting Your Clients' Insurance Policies
Unlocking the Mystery of Healthcare Planning for Retirement: Second Edition
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Proposed PFP standards available for public comment
The standards are expected to help boost the profile of PFP practitioners.
AICPA unveils framework for streamlined reporting
The framework is a new option for small business financial reporting.
How have CPAs responded to regulatory overload?
Recent compliance requirements have increased the workloads of finance staff.
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CPA News to Know
1 Verify your clients' FBAR obligations now
1 How specialization can improve your service offerings
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Upcoming AICPA Webcasts
  June 18 Health Care Reform: What Employers and their CPAs Need to Know Now to Avoid Significant Penalties
  June 18 Small Firm Update
  June 18 Cyber Security and EFT Fraud
  June 19 Advanced Tax Quarterly
  June 19 AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Virtual Conference
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When it comes to estate planning, Marty Shenkman, CPA/PFS, J.D., recommends that CPAs, "keep it simple, stupid."

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