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 February 2, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

How to Turn ‘Busy’ Into ‘Opportunity’
by Rick Telberg/At Large
Savvy CPA tips for getting the most out of tax season 2009.

Notice 2008-83: The Ripples Keep Spreading
by George White, CPA
Few Treasury announcements have drawn as much attention as the September release of Notice 2008-83 (“Wells Fargo Ruling”). Here’s why.

Annuities and the Other Side of the Retirement Savings Coin
by Richard Marcus and Glen Janken/Journal of Accountancy
Help your clients achieve their financial goals for their golden years.

With Money Tight, Who Should Get Pay Hikes?
by David McCann/CFO Magazine
Only the cream of your crop, one expert advises. Also to be decided: how many to reward, and how truthful to be.

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Weekly Spotlight

Board and Audit Committee Involvement in Risk
Management Oversight

by Mark Beasley
Embracing emerging expectations for risk management leadership.

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New and Noteworthy

AICPA Launches Economic Crisis Resource Center Web site
Site provides CPAs with tools for minimizing the effects of a recession on their firm or company, articles on strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting and more.

Ponzi Schemes, Bernard Madoff and Beyond
Experts divulge legal elements of Ponzi schemes, how to recover losses and more. February 12

Fair Value Measurements Workshop
Experts provide trends and other issues behind the development of fair value measurements and hands-on examples of measuring fair value from the perspective of an outside specialist. February 26-27

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Guidance on Monitoring Internal Control Systems (2009)
This 2009 COSO document brings together leading practices at large and small organizations and provides in-depth guidance for implementing the monitoring component of COSO's Internal Control — Integrated Framework.

PCAOB Standards and Related Rules 2009
The new edition of this essential reference provides auditors of public companies with a current and comprehensive source of PCAOB standards, including AS 6, Evaluating Consistency of Financial Statements.

Current Economic Crisis: Accounting and Auditing Considerations 2009 — Audit Risk Alert
These tough economic times have made accounting for transactions and auditing entities more challenging than ever. This new Alert is an important tool in helping you identify the significant risks that may result in the material misstatement of financial statements.

Inherited IRAs — What the Practitioner Needs to Know
Know the common errors involving retirement distributions where a few missteps can wipe out a substantial portion of inherited IRA assets.

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