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 October 5, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

What’s the ‘Secret Sauce’ for CPA Success?
by Rick Telberg/At Large

With client retention the top issue for firms, we go looking for answers. Next question: Got gadget lust?

Declare Your Strong Technical Skills in Tax and Estate Planning! Register soon for the 2009 PFS credential review courses and exam. Show clients how your existing tax and estate planning skills fit into the larger personal financial planning disciplines.

TechByteDon’t Skimp on Scanners
by Alexandra DeFelice
Another tax season is coming and with it comes renewed vows of “going paperless” — or at least going in that direction.

CPAs, Charitable Planning, Good Deeds and Marketing
by Martin Shenkman, CPA, MBA
Eight tips on how to reach out to local charities and encourage and facilitate donations during economically tough times.

Business Conditions and Investing in Today’s Economic Climate
by Jack Friedman, CPA, ABV
Here’s how.

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Weekly Spotlight

The U.S. Economic Crisis: Root Causes and the Road to Recovery
by Gregory Brown and Christian Lundblad/Journal of Accountancy
Return to prosperity requires reversal of excessive consumption, low
savings trends.

AICPA Briefing on Sophisticated Tax Planning for Your Wealthy Clients. November 16-17 in New York, NY. Latest techniques on retirement and estate planning, eldercare, asset protection, life insurance and more. With Sidney Kess, CPA, J.D., LL.M.

Form 1098 — A New Way to Uncover Non-filers and Under-reporters?
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New and Noteworthy

BDO Seidman Recognizes AICPA’s Scott Spiegel As Top CFO for 2009
Scott will be honored at an awards ceremony on October 13 and featured in the November issue of Business Leader.

AICPA Briefing on Sophisticated Tax Planning for Your
Wealthy Clients

Sid Kess chairs. Ideal for financial planners, lawyers, enrolled agents, investment advisers, tax practitioners and more. November 16-17

Auditing Standards Board Withdraws Statement on Auditing Standards No. 69
Due to pronouncements by the FASB, GASB and FASAB that move their respective GAAP hierarchy into their own authoritative literature, the ASB has withdrawn SAS No. 69 and its Interpretation.

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Review any publication or CPE course you have used. It’s easy. But hurry. Deadline is October 31. Learn more.

Are You Ready for IFRS? Moving Beyond the Basics — New
DVD Format!

Solidify your knowledge of the similarities and differences between IFRS and U.S. GAAP.

The Guide to Investigating Business Fraud
Provides a clearly defined framework for approaching a fraud investigation from start to finish.

Advanced Income Tax Accounting Including Practical
Application Exercises

This self-study course will help you apply the complex rules of SFAS No. 109 and FIN 48 to new and challenging situations.

Risk Management Strategies for a Turbulent Economy
Assess the universe of risks that affect your business and create or refine an organizational risk management plan to keep your objectives and strategies aligned with prevailing conditions.

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