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Five tips for better business writing
By Sean Stein Smith, CPA, CGMA
Finance can demonstrate its value with more thought-provoking communication.
   
 
   
Beware these common wage and hour mistakes
By Doug Blizzard
Understanding the law is a key to avoiding legal trouble.
   
 
   
Seven changes new revenue standard may bring
By Ken Tysiac/Journal of Accountancy
Companies need to be aware of these possible changes as FASB and IASB put the finishing touches on the new revenue recognition standard.
   
 
Communications: Methods and Applications for Financial Managers
Communication in the Workforce
Keys to Effective Communication: How to Be an Effective Talker, Listener, Writer, and Presenter
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What is your competitive advantage? What are you known for? These questions can help you identify your personal brand, demonstrating your skills and accelerating your career.
   
 
 
How to make sure controls align with COSO's principles
Experts say using a mapping exercise will help organizations align their practices with the updated internal control framework of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO).
   
 
 
What accounting fraud risk factors will attract SEC's attention?
The SEC's new Financial Reporting and Audit Task Force is watching for certain risk indicators as it uses new initiatives and tools to pursue early identification of accounting fraud.
   
 
 
IIRC releases International Integrated Reporting Framework
The International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) made public an approved framework for integrated reporting. The group intends for the framework to guide companies on how to best communicate with their stakeholders.
   
 
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CPA News to Know
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1 IRS reveals start date for 2014 tax filing season
 
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1 Calculating the health care individual mandate penalty
 
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1 Finance executives show increasing optimism about their companies
 
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1 Standard mileage rates drop slightly in 2014
 
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14 traits of successful people
How to manage remote workers
The top 10 words on LinkedIn
Four reasons you should take that vacation
Upcoming AICPA Webcasts
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  Jan. 14 Internal Control Essentials for Financial Managers, Accountants, & Auditors
 
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  Jan. 15 New FASB Developments for Business & Industry
 
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  Jan. 15 Washington Tax Brief
 
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  Jan. 16 AICPA Online Conference on Healthcare Reform: A Deep Dive into the Affordable Care Act
 
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  Jan. 16 Financial Forecasting: Planning for Success
 
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