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Ruling Extends SOX Whistleblowing Protections

Following a recent ruling by the US Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board, accounting firms that do work for public companies may be far more vulnerable to whistleblowing claims under SOX.
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Entrepreneurs - Losing Sleep but Not Losing Hope

Despite financial pressures, stresses, and sleeplessness, the majority of entrepreneurs still have faith in their futures and maintain the determination to succeed, according to results of the "2012 Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur Study."
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MSCPA to Host Partner Retreat November 28-30

At the upcoming Massachusetts Society of CPAs partner retreat, managing partners and firm leaders in attendance will learn how to gain an advantage over their competitors, attract new clients, and increase their profits.
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Tech Dinosaurs: Tape Recorders and Fax Machines Top the List

As part of its "Office Endangered Species" study, LinkedIn surveyed more than 7,000 professionals and asked which office tools and trends will most likely not be seen in offices by the year 2017, and what tools they dream of having.
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Employees Slow to Prepare for Retirement

Statistics from multiple studies paint a dire picture of the number of Americans who think they are prepared for retirement. A new survey found that only 26 percent had run a retirement projection, and only 18 percent felt they were on target.
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New Book Demystifies the 'Language' of Accounting

"Accounting Is Not a Foreign Language: Translating the Basics of Accounting," written by Jeanine Pfeiffer, is a new book designed for non-accountants who have careers in the accounting profession.
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Rise and Shine - Florida Firm Helps Nonprofits

Myers, Brettholtz & Company's free Quickinars, presented in partnership with the Southwest Florida Community Foundation and the United Way, focus on accounting practices and requirements specifically geared toward nonprofit organizations.
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IRS Needs Advisory Committee Members

The IRS is seeking applications for vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). The committee provides a venue for public input on relevant areas of tax administration.
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Intuit Indexes Show Small Business Growth Slowing

Results of the monthly Intuit Small Business Revenue and Employment indexes are in. They show revenue in August declined for the sixth consecutive month, and employment continued to grow slowly in September.
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ITA Honors Ron Eagle with President Emeritus Title

The ITA announced it bestowed the title of President Emeritus to Ron Eagle. After fifteen years of being involved in the founding and leadership of the association, Eagle retired from his position of president on August 31.
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AICPA Names Outstanding CPA in Government Award Winners

John H. Fisher and Roger A. Norman are the 2012 recipients of the AICPA Outstanding CPA in Government Award. Fisher posthumously received the federal government award, and Norman received the award for state government.
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Virtual Conference Addresses Cloud Accounting

While the accounting industry moves to the Cloud, it makes sense to hold a conference in the Cloud as well. Attend and you'll learn practice-growth tips from two accounting industry thought leaders and much more.
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Olympians, Deloitte Carry Torch of Leadership

Several Olympians and Paralympians are still carrying the spirit of leadership and inspiration to college campuses across the country this fall, thanks to the "It's Your Race, Take the Lead!" road show sponsored by Deloitte and the USOC.
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MSCPA's Six Women to Watch Award Winners

Women to Watch Awards recognize women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and to the development of women in their community. Six honorees were recognized at the MSCPA's "Women's Leadership Summit."
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HORNE Celebrates 50 Years with $50,000 Charity Award

HORNE, who opened its doors in 1962, just celebrated its 50th anniversary. As part of the celebration, the firm announced the winner of its "$50,000 for 50 Years" contest.
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Five Receive CalCPA Women to Watch Awards

The CalCPA honored five CPAs with its Women to Watch Awards for 2012 during ceremonies at the "Women's Leadership Forum" at the Ritz-Carlton September 27. The awards recognize service and contributions to the CPA profession.
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Is Your Leadership Style Subpar?

A significant gap exists in what characteristics accountants at all levels value in their leaders and what they believe their current leaders actually demonstrate, according research done by members of The CPA Consultants' Alliance.
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Illinois Firm Fosters Culture of Learning

Each month (outside of tax season), Porte Brown brings together its three offices and takes the entire team off-line for a full day of structured training and best practice sessions.
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50-State Report on College and Career Readiness

With all fifty states and DC having adopted college- and career-ready standards in English and mathematics, Achieve's "Closing the Expectations Gap" report shows how states are aligning to those standards.
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Webcast Explores VAT Implications in the Cloud

KPMG LLP will host a webcast focused on the value-added tax implications of doing business in the Cloud. The webcast will be broadcast tomorrow - September 19 - from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET.

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