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 October 15, 2007 — In This Newsletter:
*HEADLINES   *CPA TECHNOLOGY CORNER  *WEEKLY SPOTLIGHT
*NEW AND NOTEWORTHY *NEW IN THE STORE *INDUSTRY NEWS
Headlines

Four Steps to Getting the Fees You Deserve
by Rick Telberg/At Large
Step 1: Don’t delay. CPAs assess the Baby Boomer market. Join the study; get the benchmarks.

Fashioning a Fraud
from Journal of Accountancy
How internal auditors looked into suspicious patterns during a travel and expense audit, and found an office manager who bankrolled her personal splurges with company funds.

Critical Condition
from CFO Magazine
Tenet Healthcare has been laid low by scandal, fraud and cash-draining litigation. Can new CFO Biggs Porter help cure the ailing hospital operator?

Benefits Under PPA ’06 Expand to Include Beneficiaries
from The Tax Adviser
The IRS has begun to follow through on the Pension Protection Act of 2006 to revise the rules for retirement plans to allow for distributions to beneficiaries on account of hardship.

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Tech Corner

Surrounded and Still Standing — The CPA in Today’s World
Steve Ernst discusses recent FASB and SEC actions and current trends impacting the CPA's profession.

Zero Base the Workplace
Phil Perkins, President and CEO of ACUMEN Corporation, discusses ways in which you can reduce your dependence on technology and still boost productivity. 

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Weekly Spotlight

Inside the Markets
by Jonathan Moreland
Why insiders find significant buying power in banks.

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House Overwhelmingly Passes Mortgage Tax Relief Bill
Sponsored by BNA Tax Management
New bill carries seven-year extension of private mortgage insurance (PMI) deductions and modifies the qualification tests for cooperative housing corporations.

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New and Noteworthy

New AICPA Business Solutions Workshop — Key Strategies for Driving Business Success
Participate in this powerful new workshop and benefit from exclusive research on the issues small businesses are struggling to address. November 13-14

AICPA International Issues Conference
SEC Chairman Christopher Cox keynotes. January 10-11, 2008

Finance and Accounting Outsourcing: Minimizing Risks, Managing Relationships
Co-sponsored by SAP and Robert Half, experts will reveal best practices and common pitfalls. October 18

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New in the CPA2Biz Store

Life Cycle Planning for the CPA Practice: Practical Strategies and Forms
Find guidance on issues surrounding specific practice milestones like leasing or buying office space, merging, promoting staff, winding down and more.

Auditing Revenue in Certain Industries — AICPA Audit Guide
Updated with conforming changes as of May 1, 2007, this new edition assists in fulfilling professional responsibilities for auditing assertions about revenue.

Checklists and Illustrative Financial Statements for Health and Welfare Benefit Plans
Easy-to-use checklists in this new 2007 edition cover all of the bases and help you accurately prepare, plan and execute an audit.

Fair Value Accounting: A Critical New Skill for CPAs
Gain insights into the conceptual and practical reasons for using fair value as the required (or optional) measurement attribute for a number of new and existing accounting standards — and earn CPE credit.

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