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 July 20, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

Why You Canít Trust Your Career to Your Boss
by Rick Telberg/At Large

What accountants need to know about performance reviews. Next question: How’s your job? Join the survey; see
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SMEs Not Off IFRS’ Hook
by Sukanya Mitra
The International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) recently released International Financial Accounting Standards (IFRS) for small- and medium-sized entities. What’s the impact?

How to Design a Good Compensation Plan
by August Aquila and Coral Rice
Today’s CPA workforce requires very different kinds of compensation plan. Follow these 12 strategies to ensure adherence to the principles of
good design.

Password Management Strategies for Safer Systems
by James Leon/Journal of Accountancy
Foil hackers. Strengthen and protect your systems’ passwords.

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Weekly Spotlight

‘Employers’ Is Hired
by Jonathan Moreland
Do you expect to be compensated by this workers’
compensation insurer?

Accounting Trends & Techniques: Updated, comprehensive guide to the latest financial reporting practices! An essential resource for any CPA who frequently prepares or uses financial statements. Click here:

Markopolos on Madoff: Six Red Flags and Tips for Investment Risks
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New and Noteworthy

IASB Issues IFRS for Small and Medium-sized Entities
The AICPA’s Arleen Thomas, CPA, AICPA Senior Vice President-Member Competency, discusses IASB’s recent release of IFRS for SMEs. Watch the video.

AICPA Webcast: Workforce Tactics for the Year of Economic Crisis
Experts divulge how to create cross-functional workforces, outsource basis job functions while protecting core values and when external advisors make sense financially. July 21

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Auditing Fair Value Measurements and Disclosures: Applying SAS No. 101
Find the tools necessary to succeed in this complex engagement area — and earn CPE credit.

Estate and Related Planning During Economic Turmoil
In handy download format, this new On-Demand publication focuses on how to assess and modify your firm’s estate planning services in a volatile market. Includes ready-to-use checklists.

Troubled Times — Current Economic Crisis: Critical Accounting and Auditing Considerations
Identify and react to the areas of increased audit risk that have developed along with the crisis — and earn CPE credit.

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AICPA Conferences
Fair Value Measurements Workshop
9/10 - 9/11, New York, NY
AICPA National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions
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AICPA Webcasts
7/21 - Workforce Tactics for the Year of Economic Crisis
7/22 - Cloud Computing Series
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