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January 10, 2013
Corporate Finance Insider
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Data Security Concerns Keeping You Up at Night?
Finance Focus
Finance teams need to improve strategic planning skills, CFOs say
By Ken Tysiac
Finance professionals are getting more involved in decision-making, in addition to performing their traditional job of reporting results.
FATCA: A new era of financial transparency
By Scott D. Michel, J.D.
By aggressively enforcing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, the U.S. government has increased the amount of information that foreign financial institutions are reporting about U.S. taxpayers maintaining accounts abroad. Find out about FATCA requirements and how to comply.
Budget, staff projected to rise for internal audit departments
By Neil Amato
Most companies plan to maintain or increase staff and budget for internal audit, according to the Institute of Internal Auditors. Find out which risk categories audit executives will focus on in 2013.
Strategic Business Management: From Planning to Performance
Strategy and Risk Management: An Integrated Practical Approach
Strategy in Action
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Build a strong team to comply with conflict minerals rule
New SEC regulations require U.S. public companies to dig into their supply chain to trace the origin of "conflict minerals." Experts are advising companies to build cross-functional, empowered teams to comply with the rule.
Tax basics of the "fiscal cliff" deal
The American Taxpayer Relief Act permanently extends a large number of tax items from the 2001 and 2003 tax acts and extends many expired tax provisions. Here is a look at the changes, as well as other new taxes that took effect Jan. 1.
Streamlining disclosures a tricky job for FASB
Deciding how to reduce disclosures will be a difficult task for FASB. Should relevance be the benchmark? Or should materiality be the deciding factor? And how can organizations be sure they won't face regulatory ramifications for omitting certain disclosures?
Take the 2012 Journal of Accountancy news quiz
This 12-question quiz will tell you how informed you were on accounting news in 2012, and it provides a look ahead to important issues that are expected to surface in 2013.
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New In The Store
  AICPA/USC Executive Education: The Financial Executive Strategy and Leadership Program
March 5–21 (Video webcast consisting of six 2-hour modules on Tuesdays and Thursdays in March). Throughout the course of this program—developed in partnership with USC Marshall School of Business Executive Education—financial executives can learn how to develop new strategies to fit their companies, establish new directions for their organizations, and determine organizational requirements that promote successful execution.
  2013 AICPA Conference on Doing Business in China
May 30–May 31, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. This intensive one-and-a-half day seminar focuses on providing strategic thinking, expert insights, and practical solutions for doing business in China. Renowned speakers and a full agenda of sessions provide best practices on the legal, economic, accounting, and cultural trends evolving in China.
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Global CPA Report
CPA News to Know
1 Obstacles make PCAOB's Hanson skeptical about audit firm rotation
1 PCAOB finds common threads in ICFR audit deficiencies
1 SEC approves PCAOB standard on communication with audit committees
1 U.S. finalizes corporate anti-avoidance rules
1 Proposed regs. issued on large employer health coverage shared responsibility provisions
Media Roundup
Ten skills that will get you hired in 2013
Six ways to bridge the CRO-CFO gap
Consumers increasingly eager to cover their online tracks
Doing business abroad
Brad Hardy, senior vice president in Global Banking with Wells Fargo, discusses international expansion.

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