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 May 12, 2008 — In This Newsletter:

Is the Talent Crisis Over?
by Rick Telberg/At Large
Good news on the staff shortage.

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Gear Up for Growth
by Tracy Crevar Warren
Seven steps to making your practice growth initiatives more productive.

Securitized Profits
by Kenneth Fick/Journal of Accountancy
Understanding gain on sale accounting.

Trials and Errors
by Alix Stuart/CFO Magazine
As two recent securities lawsuits illustrate, there are no guarantees when you go to court.

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Tech Corner

Alliances — The Cost-effective Way to Build Your Practice and Increase Client Satisfaction
Steve Ernst discusses how technology alliances can help CPAs drive practice development and increase client services.

In Today’s Business Environment, What You Don’t Know Can
Hurt You

Ken Dickinson points out how the increasingly complex business challenges your clients are facing today can be addressed by Software as a Service (SaaS).

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Weekly Spotlight

Alternative Motor Vehicles and the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
by Leo Bruette/The Tax Adviser
The well-intentioned vehicle credit program can contain unpleasant surprises for taxpayers. Why tax practitioners should not assume that all credits are created equal.

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New and Noteworthy

AICPA/USC Executive Education: Financial Executives Program
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XBRL for SEC Reporting
Experts divulge all you need to know about XBRL and how it will impact your firm, but are afraid to ask. Ideal for CFOs, controllers, managers. May 19

First Two Exposure Drafts of Auditing Standards Board’s Clarity Project Issued
The AICPA Auditing Standards Board has issued two exposure drafts of proposed Statements on Auditing Standards resulting from its Clarity Project. The comment period ends June 30, 2008.

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Current Accounting Issues and Risks 2008: Strengthening Financial Management and Reporting — Financial Reporting Alert
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The CPA’s Guide to Long-Term Care Planning
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