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How to change jobs in a changing time
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Here's what you need to know about job searches in the internet age.
   
 
   
Are ticking time bombs on your client list?
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Why you should consider terminating some clients—and how to do it.
   
 
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Much-awaited leases proposal includes dual-recognition approach
Lessees would recognize assets and liabilities for leases of more than 12 months.
   
 
 
Some insight into the tax reform process
AICPA's Edward Karl explains why fundamental reform is still a ways away.
   
 
 
Accounting school accreditation standards revised
These are the first major changes to AACSB standards in nearly a decade.
   
 
 
8 steps to update internal control
Updates are needed due to a new COSO framework that was released May 14.
   
 
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CPA News to Know
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