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In the Zone: Accounting & Auditing
April 20, 2010    
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Editor's Note
Bill Grabarek, Assistant Managing Editor As the economy climbs out of a recession, finance and accounting outsourcing (FAO) is expected to rebound, too. "As the global economy continues its path towards recovery, we expect to see the FAO market regain traction, driven by new deals and scope expansions," said Katrina Menzigian, vice president of research at Everest, a global consulting and research firm. Outsourcing, however, is not for everyone. As with most things, it has its pros and cons, which you will see in today’s edition. We’ve also included some QuickBooks articles because we know your appetite on the topic cannot be sated.

Bill Grabarek
Assistant Managing Editor
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The downside of outsourcing
There are many arguments for and against outsourcing. But if you ask Anna Douglas, director of finance and treasurer for the Center for Applied Linguistics, chances are she will try to steer you away from the idea.
Finance and accounting outsourcing expected to increase in 2010
A new report from global consulting and research firm Everest indicates that the Finance and Accounting Outsourcing market in 2010 is expected to resume a growth trajectory more similar to pre-recessionary levels.
Construction Valuation Teleconference
Construction Valuation Teleconference - May 13, 2010     Knowing how to approach this industry with reason and judgment can mean a world of difference in the defensibility of your conclusion of value – particularly in this time of stress.
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Blog: In the beginning
When I started my business in 2001, QuickBooks was generally not considered by the CPA industry to be a specialized technical expertise that accounting professionals would focus their business on. Over the years, they have taken notice that this is a profitable service line.
Non-Big Four firms increase focus on revenue-growth strategies
Although accounting is often thought of as a recession-proof industry, Big4.com’s 2009 Big Four Firms Performance Analysis released in January paints a somewhat different picture in revenues, personnel, and service delivery.
QuickBooks benefits can be found up in a cloud
The term Cloud Computing most frequently is used as another way to refer to outsourced information technology management, in which the servers, applications, and data are located and managed at a location other than your own – usually by a commercial service provider.
Intuit introduces hosting program for QuickBooks
Intuit is offering its hosting program to commercial hosting companies, Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors, and Intuit Solutions Providers who are looking for ways to grow their businesses while delivering improved service, access, and ease of use to their clients.
Live Webcast on Hiring Incentives (HIRE) Act Vern Hoven
Don’t miss tax expert Vern Hoven in this upcoming live webcast as he examines the impact of the new HIRE Act. Make sure you understand how your business clients can benefit from this collection of tax incentives and credits. Hosted by CPE Link, this “hot-off-the-press” one-hour webcast is a convenient way to get a quick update on the new tax law.
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