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March 6, 2014
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Finance Focus
   
Making the switch from lagging to leading KPIs
By Bob Paladino, CPA
How one Montana company is converting to leading people, process, and customer indicators to manage its expansive service organization.
   
 
   
Want to be a CFO someday?
By Chris Baysden/CGMA Magazine
Changing times are prompting finance executives to broaden skill sets. Large public companies continue to eliminate the COO position, and CFOs stand to benefit with increased responsibilities.
   
 
   
Seven ways for small businesses to rein in health care costs
By Ken Tysiac/Journal of Accountancy
Here are ways small businesses can lower their health care costs with the new employer mandate looming.
   
 
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Regulation leads the list of top 10 risks for 2014
Regulatory pressures are still keeping business leaders up at night, according to a recent survey. Find out what else executives and board members are most concerned about in the months ahead.
   
 
 
How to keep employees from wasting time
Technology can help employees work more efficiently, but a new survey shows that it also can lead to wasted time in the workplace.
   
 
 
Crowdfunding has its advantages and its hazards
Although financial return crowdfunding does not pose systemic risks to the world economy yet, it does create problems for investor protection that need to be addressed, according to a new report.
   
 
 
FASB endorses private company VIE alternative for lease arrangements
FASB endorsed a GAAP alternative that is designed to reduce financial reporting complexity for private companies by exempting them from a requirement to consolidate variable-interest entities in common-control leasing arrangements.
   
 
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July 21–23, Orlando, Fla.—Learn from leading experts who will share their knowledge and expertise gained through years of personal experience. You will walk away with solutions you can apply immediately to meet your company's strategic objectives now and in the future.
 
  Internal Control: Essentials for Financial Managers, Accountants, & Auditors
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 "Dirty Dozen" tax scam list now includes telephone scams
 
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1 2014 car, truck depreciation limits issued
 
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1 IRS announces additional one-year delay in health coverage penalty for midsize employers
 
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1 Final substantial-risk-of-forfeiture rules are released
 
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The "Moneyball" way to hire executives
Perfect the nine-minute presentation
Seven smart management tips
Interview before the employee's exit
Upcoming AICPA Webcasts
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  March 12 Explore Forensic Techniques to Recognize Fraud
 
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  March 13 Shareholder Disputes/Business Divorce
 
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  March 14 Financial Forecasting: Planning for Success
 
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  March 14 Nonprofit Accounting and Auditing Annual Update
 
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Joining a not-for-profit board
Myriam Madden, FCMA, CGMA, describes some of the factors finance professionals should consider before accepting a board position with a nonprofit.

 
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