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July 9, 2007 — In This Newsletter:
*HEADLINES   *CPA TECHNOLOGY CORNER  *WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT
*NEW AND NOTEWORTHY *NEW IN THE STORE *INDUSTRY NEWS
Headlines

CPAs Want More From Payroll Vendors
by Rick Telberg/At Large
Ease-of-use, customer service top wish lists. What do CPAs want in a payroll solution? Join the study. Get the answers.

A Risk-Based Approach to Journal Entry Testing
from Journal of Accountancy
How software can help auditors detect fraud.

GO Zone Depreciation
from The Tax Adviser
Notice 2007-36 contains guidance on the extended placed-in-service dates for the 50 percent additional first-year depreciation available for certain Gulf Opportunity (GO) Zone property.

Gap Analysis
from CFO Magazine
Why diversity programs work better for women than for minorities.

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Tech Corner

A View From the AICPA's 2007 TECH+ Conference: Are CPAs Capable and Comfortable Assisting Clients With Technology Decisions?
Steve Ernst discusses this question with attendees at AICPA’s recent TECH+ Conference.

Silence Is Not Golden: The People Side of Profitability
Phil Perkins discusses the often overlooked link between CPA job
satisfaction and how firms deliver value to audit and consulting clients.

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Weekly Spotlight

Profit From a Consultative Approach
by John J. Bowen, Jr.
It's not what your clients want to invest in. It's understanding what makes them tick
.

Show Me the Money: How Accounting and Tax Practices Are Sold
Sponsored by Accounting Practice Sales
Sellers and buyers need to understand the reality of today’s marketplace and be on the same page in their discussions with each other. Here are four basic ways firms are sold.

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New and Noteworthy

AICPA National Conference on Fraud and Litigation Services
FBI’s Joseph Ford keynotes. Ideal for CFOs, internal auditors, controllers. September 27-28

SEC Quarterly Update Webcast Series – Third Quarter
Experts reveal new SEC and PCAOB updates. September 18

New Act Carries Stricter Penalties for Tax Preparers
AICPA urged policymakers to grant relief immediately citing the June 15th filing deadline and the lead time needed for e-filing. View details.

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New in the CPA2Biz Store

ControlsDoc — For Documenting and Assessing Internal Controls
This new software captures the required controls documentation and assists in assessing the effectiveness of controls design.

Not-for-Profit Organizations — Auditing and Accounting Guide, 2007 Edition
This new edition has been updated with conforming changes as of May 1, 2007 and with the new risk assessment standards.

Compensation As a Strategic Asset
Using PCPS 2006 Owner Compensation Survey results, the authors show how to use recruiting, retention, goal-setting, evaluation and pay for performance practices.

Annual Update for Accountants and Auditors, 2007-2008 Edition
Keep on top of latest developments in the accounting, auditing, compilation and review arenas. Earn 21 CPE credits.

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