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September 23, 2013
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Ask these questions to land new clients
By Peter Brown
Here's how to beat out the competition for that coveted new account.
   
 
   
Go back to school to help the CPA profession
By Kelley Ellis, CPA
Five ways you can help prepare the next generation of CPAs.
   
 
   
Dispelling misconceptions about spousal benefits
By James Sullivan, CPA/PFS
CPAs can help divorced clients understand how Social Security works.
   
 
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Don't let a retired partner get you sued
Symbolic roles for former partners can pose significant risks to your firm.
   
 
 
Controversial proposal puts CEO pay in spotlight again
The rule would require companies to compare pay of CEO, median employee.
   
 
 
Test your Excel IQ
Think you know Excel? Prove it by solving this challenging problem.
   
 
 
Big changes in store for FASB, Golden says
FASB Chairman Russell Golden lays out an ambitious agenda for the board.
   
 
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  Brokers and Dealers in Securities—Audit and Accounting Guide
This new 2013 edition offers "best practice" discussion of industry-specific issues such as fair value accounting and related disclosures and compliance with regulatory requirements. This update includes interpretive guidance for the provisions of FASB ASU No. 2011-04, FASB ASU No. 2011-11, FASB ASU No. 2013-01, and more.
 
  Annual Update for Accountants and Auditors
Keep abreast of the fast-paced changes in accounting and auditing. This comprehensive course covers all the relevant pronouncements, exposure drafts, and other guidance recently issued in the accounting, auditing, review, and compilation arenas. Identify and apply recently issued FASB and ASB standards and guidance.
 
  Individual Tax Review Update: Beyond the Basics of Individual Tax
This course supports your efforts to provide clients with efficient and effective tax-planning strategies based on the latest tax information. Broaden your knowledge of current developments in individual federal income tax law.
 
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CPA News to Know
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1 A look at IRS guidance following DOMA decision
 
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1 Should you take the blame for things that are not your fault?
 
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1 Businesses voice stiff opposition to lease proposal
 
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1 Stakeholders seek simplification, better information from FASB standards
 
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1 Walker issues final report, asks CPAs to lead in fiscal responsibility
 
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Upcoming AICPA Webcasts
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  Sept. 24 Health Care Reform Act: Critical Tax and Insurance Ramifications For You, Your Business, and Your Clients
 
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  Sept. 24 Succession Planning for your Accounting Firm
 
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  Sept. 25 The Economics of Life Insurance
 
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  Sept. 25 Key Techniques to Prevent and Detect IT Fraud
 
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  Sept. 26 Update for Accountants and Auditors
 
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  Nov. 15 Trust Situs for Dynasty Trusts and DAPTs
 
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Accounting Firm Sales: The Five Factors
The sales price is based on much more than the multiple, says Joel Sinkin, president of Transition Advisors.

 
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