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  February 4, 2008 — In This Newsletter:

Working More, But Enjoying It Less
by Rick Telberg/At Large
How to cope with busy season: Join the Stress-O-Meter survey panel. See the answers.

Enterprise Risk Management
by Bruce Branson, PhD
Firms are increasingly succumbing to external pressures to embrace ERM to satisfy expectations from regulatory bodies and ratings agencies. Is your firm at risk?

Carbon Trading
by John Goff/CFO Magazine
The carbon offset market is set to take off. But could U.S. businesses end up buying a lot of hot air?

Change Agent
from Journal of Accountancy
FASB Chair Robert Herz reveals the Board’s priorities, the road to convergence and changes ahead for CPAs.

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Weekly Spotlight

AICPA Survey Identifies Top Technology Issues for CPAs
by Tamera Loerzel
Information security management and IT governance tops 2008
Technology List.

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New and Noteworthy

AICPA National Not-for-Profit Industry Conference
Experts dispel myths about the pending revisions to IRS Form 990. Ideal for public accounting practitioners, CFOs, senior financial managers. June 18-20

AICPA Webcast: The Accountant’s Role in Proving an Adverse Material Change
Experts divulge the law surrounding adverse material changes in M&A. February 21

New AICPA Survey Finds Retirement Savings Top Concern for CPAs
View details (PDF).

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