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Finance Focus
   
Six basics for the one-page plan
By Jim Lindell, CPA, CGMA
Strategic planning does not have to be a months-long process.
   
 
     
Three tips for communicating about risk
By Donna Galer and Al Decker
Finance is well-positioned to offer guidance to the rest of the organization on the topic of risk management.
   
 
   
Five key issues FASB may change in financial reporting
By Ken Tysiac/Journal of Accountancy
FASB will debate possible foundational changes and standards improvements that could significantly change financial reporting as well as reduce complexity, board Chairman Russell Golden said.
   
 
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News
 
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Companies may face a serious time crunch with implementation of the new, converged financial reporting standard for revenue recognition despite a seemingly long transition period.
   
 
 
Goodwill as part of a corporate asset sale
Advice for business owners who are selling their company on how to avoid double taxation on a portion of the sales proceeds.
   
 
 
Five regulations to get right in crowdfunding
The AICPA offered several recommendations that would protect investors in the crowdfunding environment.
   
 
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CPA News to Know
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The risk of no change
The difficulty in change management is in convincing stakeholders that doing nothing is a risk unto itself. Buy-in is critical, says consultant Bill Reeb, CPA/CITP, CGMA.

 
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