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Finance Focus
   
Cut back first to enhance management reporting
By Neil Amato
For finance, more is not always better. Delivering the right information in the right format is critical.
   
 
   
Prepare for new revenue guidance with six key actions
By Ken Tysiac/Journal of Accountancy
Companies need to move quickly, experts say, to consider how they will be affected by the new revenue recognition standard under development by FASB and the International Accounting Standards Board.
   
 
   
How to conduct a risk workshop
By Neil Amato/Journal of Accountancy
To make its risk management function work from the bottom up in addition to the top down, one health care company deployed a strategy that helped spread the word about risk, one department at a time.
   
 
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The 50 most innovative companies
The Boston Consulting Group identifies the world's most innovative companies and lists five attributes of strong innovators.
   
 
 
When is collaboration a partnership for tax purposes?
Taxpayers participating in a collaboration should review terms of the collaboration to ensure a partnership is not inadvertently created.
   
 
 
How internal audit can be strategic while maintaining objectivity
Internal auditors are taking an increasingly strategic, collaborative role within businesses, but they need to maintain independence to successfully perform audit procedures.
   
 
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  Guide to Intangible Asset Valuation
This comprehensive resource examines each of the basic valuation approaches and reviews the research and due diligence necessary for you to effectively value specific intangible asset types. Through illustrative examples and clear modeling, this book makes abstract concepts come to life to help you deliver strong and accurate valuations.
 
  AICPA's Financial Reporting Framework for Small and Medium Sized Entities (FRF for SMEs)
This CPE course provides a practical overview of the FRF for SMEs to help the participant apply the framework including the form, content, and disclosures that apply to most SMEs.
 
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CPA News to Know
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1 Final and proposed regulations issued on 3.8% net investment income tax
 
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1 More transparency sought from audit committees
 
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1 Affordable Care Act holds opportunities, challenges for internal auditors
 
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1 Private company GAAP exceptions get thumbs up from FASB
 
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Media Roundup
   
The best time for coffee, to the minute
How many work hours are too many?
Eight mottoes successful people live by
The hierarchy of strong internal controls
Upcoming AICPA Webcasts
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  Dec. 9 Excel for Accounting Professionals Webcast Series
 
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  Dec. 9 IRS Exempt Organization Educational Resources
 
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  Dec. 10 Explore Forensic Techniques to Recognize Fraud
 
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  Dec. 12 AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Accounting, Auditing and Regulatory Update Virtual Conference
 
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  Dec. 12 Health Care Reform Act: Critical Tax and Insurance Ramifications For You, Your Business, and Your Clients
 
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The obstacles to forecasting risk
Four FP&A thought leaders offer insight on why a fast-changing business environment makes it more difficult for businesses to account for risk.

 
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