The EDGE - November 2011 

    Tips on Career Management, Leadership and Work/Life Balance.
    AICPA THE EDGE | A Monthly eNewsletter for Young CPAs
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    Vol. 6, Issue 7
    Young CPA Events

    AICPA National Tax Conference

    November 7 and 8
    Washington DC
    Emerging Leaders Track

    Happy Hour Networking Event

    November 8, 2011
    Spokane, WA

    Mixer Networking Event

    November 15, 2011
    Orange County, CA

    Bowling at the Garage

    November 16, 2011
    Seattle, WA

    Mixer Networking Event

    November 17, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA

    Wine Tasting

    November 17, 2011
    Bridgewater, NJ

    Young Professionals Holiday Party

    December 8, 2011
    New Brunswick, NJ

    Mingling & Merriment Holiday Party

    December 8, 2011
    Hartford, CT

    Happy Hour Networking Event

    December 13, 2011
    Spokane, WA

    Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

    January 26, 2012
    San Diego, CA

    Headlines - Career, Leadership and Work/Life Balance Tips for Young CPAs
    Career Management

    “F” is for Fraud
    In today’s firm or company, there are many accounting career opportunities in niche practice areas, and one of the most interesting of all of these is fraud. Marc Filer, a forensic accountant and a graduate of AICPA’s Leadership Academy, offers insight and guidance to help you decide if this career choice is for you.

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    Developing a Personal Relationship With a Client: It’s all About Trust
    Developing a personal relationship with your client is important because it helps you retain the client for the long term. However, you may not be comfortable in stepping outside of your workplace demeanor. Here are several steps you can take to cultivate a one-on-one rapport for winning results – while maintaining your professional persona.

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    Work/Life Balance

    Positive Thinking – It Works!
    Do you see the glass as half-full or half-empty? It’s a proven fact that good begets good; a positive attitude will bring huge results. Learn how to develop and maintain a self-positive personality without sacrificing your integrity.

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    Get Involved

    AICPA Council Votes Overwhelmingly to Send a Strong Message to FAF: Adopt Blue Ribbon Panel Recommendation for an Independent Board for Private Companies
    The AICPA governing Council overwhelmingly approved a resolution that sends a strong message to the Financial Accounting Foundation: Adopt the Blue Ribbon Panel on Standard Setting for Private Companies’ recommendation for an independent standard-setting board – which is the AICPA’s preference – or the Institute will consider other options. If FAF continues to pursue its plan as proposed, the AICPA Board of Directors will look at other solutions for addressing the needs of private companies, including creating a separate standard-setting body to develop private company generally accepted accounting principles or a comprehensive private company-specific basis of accounting. Members are urged to send a comment letter to FAF in support of the panel’s recommendation by using this quick and simple AICPA tool.

    CPA Horizons 2025 Final Report Issued

    The year-long CPA Horizons 2025 initiative culminated with a presentation on the final report, which details the opportunities and challenges for the profession over the next 15 years. The initiative captured the opinions of more than 5,600 CPAs who contributed more than 75,000 comments on the future of the profession through an interactive survey, in-person forums, focus groups and online discussion groups. Download the CPA Horizons 2025 final report and use these findings as a road map for your professional future.
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