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October 9, 2012
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  Mary Cheaney   Barb Aasen  
Business and practice development advice for women professionals
By Mary Cheaney, CPA, and Barb Aasen, CPA
Take these steps to increase your visibility and gain attention for your contributions.
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10 steps to detecting and deflecting fraudulent financial reporting
By Wray Rives, CPA, CGMA
While less common than other types of fraud, these cases are typically very costly. Take these steps to heighten your defenses.
Cloud computing for CPAs: Beware the risks
Sponsored by The Savvy CPA
Cloud computing services will continue to expand in the next few years. While there are many benefits of moving data to the cloud, it is important to also consider the risks.
You Are the Value: Define Your Worth, Differentiate Your CPA Firm, Own Your Market
CPAs "Four Rs" of Communicating: Talking, Listening, Writing, and Presenting
Financial Reporting Fraud: A Practical Guide to Detection and Internal Control—2nd edition
Forensic Accounting: Fraudulent Reporting and Concealed Assets
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Succession planning on the rise, but about half of CPA firms haven't implemented a plan
Most multipartner CPA firms and sole proprietors are thinking about succession and exit strategies, but many remain reluctant to take action, according to the 2012 PCPS Succession Survey, a joint project of the AICPA's Private Companies Practice Section and Succession Institute LLC.
CPA mobility law takes effect in Washington
A new District of Columbia law makes it easier for CPAs from other jurisdictions to practice in the nation's capital.
Starting salaries in accounting, finance projected to rise
U.S. accounting and finance starting salaries will rise in 2013 despite an uncertain economy, according to a recently published salary guide.
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  Center for Audit Quality Webcast—Communications with Audit Committees: Requirements and Leading Practices
Wednesday, October 24–This Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) Webcast will provide you with unique insights, observations, and perspectives of representatives from the PCAOB, the audit committee community, and the audit profession.
  Inside Buyout Basics and the Tax Cliff—A Timely Combination (a Journal of Accountancy webcast)
Tuesday, October 30–Inside buyouts are often an attractive option for business owners looking to sell. Timing of this is especially important, with the potential consequences of the tax cliff looming. Learn more in this audio webcast.
  2012 Corporate Tax Returns Videocourse
This video-based course, featuring Sidney Kess and an expert panel, reviews major developments affecting 1120 and 1120S return preparation for 2012 and useful tax-planning strategies.
  CPA Client—Advances in Tax Planning—2012
This year-end newsletter is full of the valuable tax planning information that your clients need this time of year as well as pointers on planning for the upcoming 3.8% Medicare surtax, ideas for managing investments, tips to take advantage of current estate and gift tax rules, and much more.
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CPA News to Know
1 IRS updates special per diem rates for 2012–13
1 Seven ways to make a strong first impression in job interviews
1 Dozens of federal agencies delinquent on taxes, report says
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