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August 20, 2007 — In This Newsletter:

Nine Big Ideas for Turbulent Times
by Rick Telberg/At Large
Practice consultants brace firms for looming trends. CPAs sound off: What’s the big idea?

Getting a Handle on Loan Fees
from Journal of Accountancy
Although straightforward in principle, application of Statement No. 91 can be difficult and error-prone when it comes to treating loan origin fees.

Give Them Credit
from CFO Magazine
Before GE could reach out to Chinese consumers, it had to learn to work with Chinese banks.

‘North America Area’ Definition Expanded
from The Tax Adviser
New ruling expands North America definition for attendance at foreign conventions.

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Weekly Spotlight

Inside the Markets: Correction in Full Swing
by Jonathan Moreland
Insiders are buying big time right now, but it’s OK to wait to follow them.

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New and Noteworthy

2007 International Financial Executives Leadership Forum
Jim Carroll keynotes. Ideal for CEOs, CFOs, controllers. October 3-5

Finance and Accounting Outsourcing: Minimizing Risks, Managing Relationships
At this SAP-sponsored event, Eric Krell highlights common pitfalls and reveals how to avoid them. October 18

New Center for Audit Quality Survey Finds 84 Percent Investors Believe SOX Rules Should Not Be Eased
View survey details (PDF).

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New in the CPA2Biz Store

Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update (2007 – 2008 Edition)
Gain a comprehensive understanding of new developments including coverage of the new Yellow Book, the risk assessment SASs and SAS 112 — and earn CPE credit.

Construction Contractors — AICPA Audit and Accounting Guide
Updated with conforming changes as of May 1, 2007, including the new Risk Assessment Standards.

ControlsDoc — For Documenting and Assessing Internal Controls
This new software captures the required controls documentation and assists in assessing the effectiveness of controls design.

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AICPA Conferences

AICPA National Conference on Fraud and Litigation Services
9/27 - 9/28, San Diego, CA

2007 International Financial Executives Leadership Forum
10/3 - 10/5, Montreal, Canada

AICPA National Auto Dealership Conference
10/25 - 10/26, Lake Buena Vista, FL

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AICPA Webcasts

9/18 - SEC Quarterly Update – 3Q 2007

10/18 - Finance and Accounting Outsourcing

12/18 - SEC Quarterly Update – 4Q 2007


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