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 August 24, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

Six Rules for CPA Firms in the New Economy
by Rick Telberg/At Large

What’s working today in CPA firm growth strategies? Join the survey; get the answers.

AICPA National Forensic Accounting Conference.
Sept 23 – 25 in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
New solutions and hands-on training from experts in
fraud identification, investigation, reporting and deterrence.
Earn up to 20.5 CPE credits!

Forensic Accountants Unravel Fraud
by Randall Wilson, CPA, CFF
Detection and prevention hold the key.

Transition to IFRS for Smaller Entities
by Remi Forgeas, CPA
Five questions companies should pose before taking the leap.

Effective Enterprise Risk Management Starts With a Conversation
by Bonnie Hancock
How to implement an effective ERM process.

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Weekly Spotlight
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning
by James Bourke, CPA.CITP
Five key steps reveal when and how CPA companies should begin addressing these issues.

“Choice of Entity – Key Issues: S Corp, C Corp, Partnership, LLC and Sole Proprietorship.”
Ample case studies from real life client situations!
Hone in on the key issues surrounding the factors that drive the optimal form of organization of a business. 
Earn 10 CPE credits.

Financial Executive’s Perspective on Managing Information
Technology Costs

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New and Noteworthy

American Accounting Association Diversity Honors AICPA’s Minority Initiatives Committee Section With 2009 Service Excellence

AICPA Webcast: Financial Executive's Perspective on Managing Information Technology Costs
Experts divulge how CPAs can ask the right questions and evaluate responses as they assume responsibility for information technology.
August 26

IASB Proposes to Amend the Discount Rate for Measuring
Employee Benefits

The IASB has published for public comment proposals to amend the discount rate for measuring employee benefits in response to calls from stakeholders to address a problem that the global financial crisis has made increasingly significant.

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AICPA Professional Standards 2009
This new paperback edition is a source of professional standards applicable to non-public companies and contains pronouncements issued by the AICPA.

The Guide to Investigating Business Fraud
Developed by the seasoned fraud investigation team at Ernst & Young, this new publication provides a clearly defined framework for approaching a fraud investigation from start to finish. Save 10 percent with our special prepublication discount — use promo code SIX when ordering.

Applying the Risk Assessment Standards Using a Case
Study Approach

Examples and case studies help auditors in those specific areas they are struggling with most.

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Click here to watch D.J. Gannon, CPA, Partner, Deloitte & Touche LLP, divulge the threshold of revenue recognition in IFRS and how it differs from U.S. GAAP.
  Watch: Revenue Recognition

U.S. firms cautioned about litigation provisions compared with U.S. GAAP.

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AICPA Audit and Accounting
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Career Resources
AICPA Conferences
AICPA National Conference on Banks & Savings Institutions
9/14 - 9/16, Washington, DC
AICPA National Forensic
Accounting Conference

9/23 - 9/25, Lake Buena Vista, CA
AICPA National Healthcare
Industry Conference

9/24 - 9/25, Scottsdale, AZ
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AICPA Webcasts
8/26 - Financial Executive's Perspective on Managing Information Technology Costs
9/2 - How to Facilitate Client Meetings: Techniques
and Processes
9/16 - AS 5 Implementation for Audits of Non-Accelerated Filers: Evaluating Deficiencies

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