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    With the battle for clients tougher than ever and massive pressures from the economy and technology, many accountants want to know where to turn and what to do next. Here four top experts lay out action plans for you and your firm that you can put to work today.
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    Vikram Rajan Distinguish Your Practice
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    If you run a humdrum practice, you can add more luster to your practice with these four facets.

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    Technical Inquiry and Reply Issued on Subsequent Discovery of Facts (PDF)
    TPA 9500.27, “The Accountant’s Reporting Responsibility With Respect to Subsequent Discovery of Facts Existing at the Date of the Report” clarifies “where applicable” in AR 100.79a in AICPA Professional Standards.

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    Applying A-133 to Nonprofit and Governmental Organizations
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    Free Web Seminar: A Look Back at the 2009 Tax Season — Survey Results and Best Practices From Firms That Made the Transition to a Paperless Tax Workflow
    May 20, 2010, 2 - 3 pm ET. A recent survey asked tax professionals to reveal what technology solutions they used as part of their tax workflow process this tax season and how it benefited their firm. Brought to you by the AICPA Trusted Business AdvisorSM Solutions program, please join us for this informative web seminar. Register Now.

    Compilation and Review Engagements Guide
    The Guide features information on implementing SSARS No. 19, Compilation and Review Engagements, including illustrative engagement and representation letters, sample compilation and review reports, detailed illustrations and case studies.

    Auditing Revenue in Certain Industries — AICPA Audit Guide
    This guide summarizes new standards, guidance, and practices, and delivers "how-to" advice for handling audit and accounting issues related to revenue recognition, focusing on the computer software and high-technology manufacturing industries and related financial statement considerations.

    AICPA's Guide to Business Combinations, Goodwill and Other Consolidation Issues
    Learn how FASB ASC 805, Business Combinations (SFAS No. 141R) and FASB ASC 810, Consolidation (SFAS No. 160) have changed the rules for business combinations and accounting for noncontrolling interests. Earn 8 CPE credits.


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