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Finance Focus
   
The top five challenges facing CFOs and what they are doing about them
By Bill Sheridan
Finance professionals see opportunities to offer their organizations even more.
   
 
   
Review your master vendor list to fight fraud
By Marlon Williams, CPA
Whether or not fraud is intended, a robust review of your vendors can diminish potential losses.
   
 
   
Turning bad customers good
By Gary Cokins/CGMA Magazine
Gary Cokins, the founder of advisory firm Analytics-Based Performance Management, explains how profit-margin-management techniques can help move your less-profitable customers to richer ground.
   
 
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Financial Reporting Fraud: A Practical Guide to Detection and Internal Control
White Collar Crime: Core Concepts for Consultants and Expert Witnesses
The Traits of Today's CFO: A Handbook for Excelling in an Evolving Role
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Private-company GAAP alternatives could unlock savings
FASB issued the first two private-company GAAP alternatives developed by the Private Company Council. The alternatives have the potential to provide significant cost savings.
   
 
 
Why employers may consider public health care exchanges
New public health care insurance exchanges may provide more affordable coverage than plans employers currently use, according to a new report.
   
 
 
Six fraud and corruption trends for 2014
EY has identified six themes related to fraud and corruption in 2014. Among them: dealing with cyberthreats and balancing the opportunity for growth in emerging markets with perceived corruption risk.
   
 
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This CPE course gives you a solid understanding of systems and control documentation. After an overview of the latest COSO guidance on the components and principles of effective internal control, you are introduced to basic tools used to document an effective accounting process. Identify the risks of errors and fraud in the accounting system, the key controls, and weaknesses of compensating controls.
 
  Navigating Mergers & Acquisitions: Guidance for Small and Mid-Sized Organizations
Ideal for organizations considering M&A as a part of their growth strategy, as well as the CPAs and consultants who are engineering these deals. Using a cookbook approach, this resource helps you to understand the major aspects of the M&A process, including due diligence, common transaction documents and terms, and examples specifically tailored to middle market companies.
 
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CPA News to Know
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1 How CFOs and supply-chain leaders can boost earnings
 
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1 Lessors, lessees see difficulties in proposed changes
 
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1 Implementing the new tangible property regulations
 
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1 CEOs rank technology as most transformative trend
 
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How to safeguard against cyberattacks
10 common mistakes in talent retention
Five data governance missteps
How to avoid losing your cool
Upcoming AICPA Webcasts
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  Feb. 17 Statement of Cash Flows: Preparation and Presentation Options
 
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  Feb. 18 Fraud in Revenue and Cash Receipts Cycles
 
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  Feb. 19 Financial Reporting Framework for SMEs
 
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  Feb. 19 Explore Forensic Techniques to Recognize Fraud
 
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  Feb. 20 Analyzing a Company's Financial Statement
 
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