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     December 14, 2009 — In This Newsletter:

    Four Winning Strategies for the New Year
    by Rick Telberg/At Large

    How to succeed in 2010. What to expect for the New Year: Join the survey; see the results.

    Are you ready for tax season? Get all the tax prep and planning guidance you need directly from the experts! Comprehensive courses with valuable insight and practical strategies help you prepare for tax season.

    A Different Type of Loan Fraud
    by Lester Hankes, CPA, CFF and Michael Val Hietter, CPA, CFE
    What it is and how it is gaining ground.

    IFRS Convergence — We’re Back on Track!
    by Steven Brice
    Recent events signal that the U.S. GAAP and IFRS convergence process has been re-invigorated.

    Smart Scanning
    by James Bourke, CPA.CITP
    What’s the big deal?
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    Weekly Spotlight

    Five Tactics to Win More New Business This Tax Season
    by Tracy Crevar Warren
    Hint: Start now.

    Fraud Investigation: Best Practices From Leading Experts. This eight-part series will help the forensic expert better understand how to develop a forensic investigation niche. Begins Dec 15, 3-5pm ET.

    The Business of Cash-Flow
    Sponsored by Cougar Mountain Software
    Knowing when and where to expect cash-flow fluctuations can make the difference to remaining or going out of business. Let’s take a look at three scenarios in which to keep an eye on.

    Getting the Most Income at Retirement
    by Alan Haft
    Here’s how.

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    New and Noteworthy

    AICPA and World Accounting Bodies Call for Single Standard for Climate Change Reporting (PDF)

    AICPA Accounting Standards Executive Committee Issues Letter to FASB on Fair Value for Financial Instruments (PDF)

    Generally Accepted Privacy Principles Seek to Curtail Identity Theft (PDF)

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    New in the CPA2Biz Store

    Accounting Trends and Techniques
    Updated with all new presentation and disclosure examples, narratives describing financial reporting requirements and an overview of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

    Advanced Income Tax Accounting — Including Practical Application Exercises
    Conquer growing tax complexity with this course. It provides the basis to apply FASB ASC 740 (formerly FAS No. 109 and FIN 48) to most real-life situations, and also includes practical exercises illustrating the theory.

    Winning the New Ballgame: Planning for Growth in a
    Post-Recession Economy

    Step your firm up to the plate! This pocket-sized guide tackles the daunting issue of how CPA firms can position themselves to capture the emerging opportunities of a post-recession economy.

    Accounting for Goodwill and Other Intangibles:
    Fair Value Measurements

    Whether you are valuing intangible assets in a business combination or assessing impairment, this course helps you not only value such intangible assets for financial reporting purposes, but also advise on how to actively manage them for the maximum benefit of the company.

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