The EDGE - August 2012 

    Tips on Career Management, Leadership and Work/Life Balance.
    AICPA THE EDGE | A Monthly eNewsletter for Young CPAs

    The AICPA along with the Young CPA Network just arrived back from the EDGE Conference in Orlando, Florida. We would love to hear from you about your experience, what you learned, the friends you made through networking, and why someone should attend next year. Join the discussion on YoungCPANetwork
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    Vol. 8, Issue 8

    AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit

    October 17 - 18, 2012
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    Six Tips to Help Your Firm Develop Business in Foreign Countries
    In today’s global economy, developing business outside the United States is not that unusual, yet, as a young CPA, what can you do to help your firm increase its scope? Here are 10 tips to consider.

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    Tax Benefits and Other Concerns for Expats
    No matter where you live, worldwide income for U.S. citizens and resident aliens is subject to U.S. taxes. However, those who work and live abroad may qualify for some special tax breaks. Find out what they are in this informative article.

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    What's the Custom?
    Did you know that you should avoid discussing over-sensitive topics with Swedes, while in France, displays of warmth and generosity between business associates are not the norm? Whether you’re doing business in person, long distance or by e-mail, avoid embarrassment by reading this quick primer on what you need to know about common customs for various countries.

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    Get Involved

    Are You Prepared To Lead?
    Attending the AICPA/WIEC Women’s Global Leadership Summit can send a strong signal about your interest in leadership responsibilities, and it can equip you to carry out those responsibilities. Register Today!

    AICPA IT Advanced Audit Training School: How to Perform Tests of IT Controls in Assurance Services
    The AICPA IT Advanced Audit Training School, scheduled Oct. 8 to 10 in Brentwood, Tenn., will provide three days of hands-on training, allowing participants to get more highly focused, technical proficiency on practical IT auditing techniques to apply to a business process (such as a revenue-and-expense cycle), fraud considerations and business intelligence. In addition, participants will gain better understanding of access-management controls applicable within a financial system. IT Section members and CITP credential holders save an additional $100 off the AICPA member price. Register.

    New report from AICPA and CIMA highlights skills and talents needed for success
    In today’s quickly changing economy, CPAs, CGMAs play an important role in helping their organizations meet strategic objectives and build sustainable business models. These individuals reach beyond the more traditional finance focus and, as a result, need to demonstrate advanced and unique capabilities to progress in their careers. Fast Track to Leadership, a new report from the AICPA and CIMA, features global interviews and round tables that capture the changing requirements in skills, experience and behaviors that will help CPAs, CGMAs to identify challenges and develop an action plan to maximize opportunities. Download the report from

    Three ethics resources for CPA, CGMAs
    With the importance of ethics and non-financial reporting rising on the global agenda, CGMAs are in a unique position to make an important contribution to creating a sustainable ethical operating environment. The AICPA and CIMA have developed a number of resources to assist CPA, CGMAs in guiding their organizations to long-term sustainability and success. The Ethical reflection checklist is designed to provide organizations and individuals with an overview of how well ethical practices are embedded in the business. The CGMA case study: Navigating ethical issues highlights issues related to non-disclosure at the corporate level that come to the attention of non-executive financial managers and controllers. Responding to ethical dilemmas: CGMA ethics resources provides links to resources to help CGMAs navigate ethical dilemmas and respond in a manner that upholds their professional standards.

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