The EDGE- June 2013 


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    4 Ways to Deal With Fire Drills Why does it seem that your boss always has an emergency or there is constant churn about a work-related matter for no good reason? Feel as if you’re constantly drinking from the fire hose? Here are 4 specific ways to deal with free drills with advice on how to help change behavior.
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    Is Your Job Destroying Your Personal Life? There’s no one on the planet who doesn’t want a better work-life balance, so are the pressures from your job weighing too heavily on life at home and are you sacrificing relationships based on that pressure? In this article, we’ll take a honest look at the kinds of actions you can take to make sure you have a professional career with great opportunities as well as a personal life.
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    Don’t Let Email Clutter Get You Down! If you feel email clutter has gotten worse, you’re right! Between an endless stream of thread messages copied to everyone to emails that are just too long to comprehend, your inbox is probably suffering from email overload—and so are you. Here is some guidance to help you tame your inbox, how to make more succinct points in your emails, and how to stop the endless threaded messages.
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    E.D.G.E Conference
    The 4 elements of growing into your career as a CPA:
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    This conference gives you the strategies and skills needed to succeed as you start out in your career. The sessions are designed to help you make the transition to manager/supervisor and include training on interpersonal and communication skills, as well as information on how to build and maintain your personal brand. You’ll receive core training on tax, accounting & auditing, and financial/estate planning. Don’t miss the conference designed to give you an EDGE on your career. Follow this link to find out more. Don’t miss the conference designed to give you an EDGE on your career. Follow this link to find out more.
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    2013 AICPA National Business Valuation School II
    June 24-28, 2013 - Denver, CO - Attend the one-week school that provides theories, applications, best practices, and hot-button controversies on business valuation as an important part of the ABV exam pathway.
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    2013 AICPA Emerging Partner Training Forum
    Managers on the firm partner track or new partners/owners with five or few years of experience may be interested in the 2013 Emerging Partner Training Forum held in Durham, NC, and New York, NY, June 24-25, 2013. This forum teaches firm partners to recognize prospective leaders and develop their full potential by preparing them for responsibility and leadership. Attendees will go beyond the day-to-day practice rituals and gain invaluable perspective on a full range of management issues critical to their firm’s survival and growth in today’s competitive marketplace. These forums schools also offer 15.5 CPE credits, and discounted CPE is available for purchase.
    NEW! Forensic Accounting Certificate Program
    The AICPA is pleased to announce the new Forensic Accounting Educational Certificate, created to help you develop your expertise in one of hottest niches for the CPA profession. With this thorough, self-guided training program, you will expand your knowledge and increase proficiency in accounting skills in many service areas, including bankruptcy and insolvency, computer forensic analysis, family law, economic damages, valuations, and fraud prevention, detection and response. Participation in this certificate program will enhance your image as a competent, trustworthy financial forensic expert.
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    2013 AICPA Conference on Doing Business in Brazil
    July 18-19, 2013 - Orlando, FL - To succeed in the Brazilian market, it’s essential to have a keen understanding of the latest legal, regulatory, tax, accounting, economic and cultural issues that you will encounter. Attend the 2013 AICPA conference on Doing Business in Brazil to get the information you need to help your firm and your clients understand business operations and international business rules in this expanding economy and to stay ahead of the learning curve and the competition!
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    AICPA Resources
    Free AICPA social media user guides available It's time to use social media, the fastest growing marketing medium, to your advantage. The AICPA has developed a set of user guides to help you learn more about the professional benefits that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and blogging offer your CPA practice. You'll find guides with steps for getting started, best practices and tips for effectively starting a conversation with clients and prospective clients on the CPA Marketing Toolkit.
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    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 CGMA.org.
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    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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    SPECIALIZATION
    Accredited in Business Valuation® (ABV®) credential Positions you as a premier valuation services provider and increases public awareness of the CPA as the preferred business valuation professional (Learn more)
    Certified in Financial Forensics® (CFF®) credential Showcases your CPA forensic accounting expertise in bankruptcy and insolvency, computer forensic analysis, economic damages calculations, fraud prevention and valuations (Learn more)
    Certified Information Technology Professional® (CITP®) credential Demonstrates your unique ability as a CPA in providing risk assessment, fraud, internal control, audit and/or information management services within your firm or for your employer (Learn more)
    Personal Financial SpecialistSM (PFSSM) credential Demonstrates your knowledge and expertise in personal financial planning to clients and colleagues, and the CPA-exclusivity distinguishes you from other financial planners (Learn more)
    Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA®) Recognizes the experience and expertise CPAs bring to organizations by helping to ensure success through their understanding of finance, budgeting, internal audit, strategic planning, operations, risk management and governance (Learn more)
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