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June 10, 2010    
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Top News
AICPA Practitioners and TECH+ Conferences: The view from the crowd
Las Vegas For those who might think there is a stodgy side to conferences presented by the venerable AICPA, be prepared to change that notion because the combined Practitioners Symposium and TECH+ Information Technology Conference was about as far from stodgy as accountants can get.
Gulf fishermen see livelihoods disappear, region’s economy suffers
Louisiana fishermen are beginning to come to terms with the harsh realities of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Not only do they face the loss of income this year, their fishing grounds and their way of life might be disappearing.
Employees working off-site becoming more attractive to employers
A growing number of employees are working from home, either on a full-time or part-time basis, an arrangement that can have significant advantages for employers.
Pay freeze continues for majority of finance execs
Reflective of the past year’s economic woes, a majority of financial professionals still are not receiving salary increases, according to a recent survey conducted by Financial Executives Research Foundation.
BREAKING NEWS: Accounting Relief Wins 2010 Innovation Award Accountants World
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Featured Articles
Small company suffers massive embezzlements
EthicsThe discovery of alleged fraud at Koss Corporation highlights some of the potential dangers that can lead to fraud within a company and demonstrates how small companies can be susceptible to massive losses.
Employees want day off to demonstrate on immigration! What should I do?
With the recent passage in Arizona of a controversial immigration-related state law, and indications from the Obama administration and Congress that immigration reform legislation will be put on the fast-track, we might soon be seeing more immigrants’ rights demonstrations.
CPAs increasingly asked to address IT challenges for clients
CPAs are increasingly being asked to solve information technology problems for clients and prospective clients, according to the 2010 Top Technology Initiatives Survey by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
AICPA, SHRM recognize successful financial literacy programs
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society for Human Resource Management are creating a national award that recognizes employers for financial education programs for staff.
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Firm/State/People News
Clifton Gunderson merges with St. Louis-based Humes & Barrington
Puzzle piecesClifton Gunderson, a Milwaukee-based certified public accounting and consulting firm, recently announced it has merged with Humes & Barrington LLP – a full-service CPA firm based in St. Louis.
State of Florida launching tax amnesty program July 1
Florida residents who owe back taxes can settle their debts without fear of penalties and criminal prosecution under an amnesty program that runs from July 1 to September 1.
Madoff whistleblower to speak at MNCPA conference
The lineup of keynote speakers at the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Management & Business Advisers Conference includes a Bernie Madoff whistleblower, a former Medtronic CEO, and the subject of a major Hollywood motion picture.
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A Big Hurdle Cleared — and a Big Day Ahead
I can hardly believe it. I am now my own CPA firm! Not that it means much in the fact I have no clients (yet).
Who’s Accounting for the Accounting Department?
Thought you knew your accounting department? Did you place trust in them to handle corporate assets? If the answer to these questions is yes, be aware that the accounting department is the most common location for fraud inside your organization.
Why Does Your Firm Do What It Does?
As you contemplate exciting new ideas for marketing your firm to the business community this summer, I would like to share some ideas that I learned while watching Simon Sinek's video on how Apple markets its computers.
Accountants Get Image Conscious
TV stylist Gok Wan, famed for telling viewers “it’s all about the confidence,” is spreading his love of fashion to the British public – and it seems accountants are listening closely.
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