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 December 15, 2008 — In This Newsletter:

Four Success Strategies for 2009
by Rick Telberg/At Large
They work for one of the nationís leading CPA firms. Now put them to work for you.

How to Re-enter the Job Market
by CPA Insider™ Staff
Top CPA career trends and skills set you on the right path.

Is IFRS That Different From U.S. GAAP?
by Remi Forgeas, CPA
The U.S. is moving toward IFRS. Unlike what happened with other countries, IASB and FASB are working on convergence for many years. Are the two standards still very different?

States Bite Into Broken Gift Cards
by Charles Owen Kile Jr. and Patricia Wall/Journal of Accountancy
Understanding the impact of state escheat laws.

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Weekly Spotlight

Shrinking Platforms
by James Bourke, CPA.CITP
True or false? The smaller the device, the better for your business.

Extenders Act Extends Estate Tax Look-Through Rule for RIC Stock Owned by Nonresident Aliens Through 2009
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New and Noteworthy

AICPA Accounting Firm Marketing Forum
Walter Timoshenko chairs. Ideal for managing partners, chief marketing officers, marketing directors, biz dev professionals. January 15-16

The New Form 990
Experts divulge major changes in disclosure requirements in compensation, governance, lobby and political activities and more. December 17

Effective Date Approaching for Statement on Quality Control Standards No. 7
Reminder: The Statement (PDF), A Firm’s System of Quality Control, becomes applicable to a CPA firm’s system of quality control for its accounting and auditing practice as of January 1, 2009.

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Career Resources
AICPA Conferences
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AICPA Webcasts
12/17 - The New Form 990
12/18 - SEC Quarterly Update Webcast Series — 4Q2008

12/18 - Surviving the
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