AccountingWEB Resource Guide - Issue 107

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  1. More Delays in IRS Modernization Program
  2. PCAOB Proposes New Rules For Auditors
  3. New Report on CPA Firms Details Consolidation, Barriers
  4. FEI Launches Financial Services Registry For Sarbanes Compliance
  5. Regulatory Agencies Earn Improving Grades From SBA
  6. SEC Chairman Sees Progress One Year After Sarbanes-Oxley
  7. Microsoft Flaw Could Affect Homeland Security
  8. Offshore Amnesty Program Reports Success Despite Bad Press
  9. One Year Later: Execs Less Favorable Towards Sarbanes-Oxley
  10. Book Recommendation: Making Rain: The Secrets of Building Lifelong Client Loyalty

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  1. Outlook Tip: Color Code Incoming E-Mail Messages
  2. Words, Words, Words, Diluting Value - One Cliche at a Time
  3. Networking Made Simple - Develop New Business Opportunities
  4. What to Avoid in Your Business Plan

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1. More Delays in IRS Modernization Program

The Internal Revenue Service announced last week that a major milestone in the agency's massive modernization project will not be met.

2. PCAOB Proposes New Rules For Auditors

Last week, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board proposed new rules for auditors as the organization created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act continues its mission to oversee the audits of public companies and protect the interests of investors.

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3. New Report on CPA Firms Details Consolidation, Barriers

The U.S. General Accounting Office has released a report warning regulators of the risk of sanctions against the remaining Big Four public accounting firms, while also pointing out that they should not feel that they are "too few to fail."

4. FEI Launches Financial Services Registry For Sarbanes Compliance

To help with compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, the Financial
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5. Regulatory Agencies Earn Improving Grades From SBA

6. SEC Chairman Sees Progress One Year After Sarbanes-Oxley

7. Microsoft Flaw Could Affect Homeland Security

8. Offshore Amnesty Program Reports Success Despite Bad Press

9. One Year Later: Execs Less Favorable Towards Sarbanes-Oxley

10. Book Recommendation: Making Rain: The Secrets of Building Lifelong Client Loyalty, by Andrew Sobel

Sobel, a consultant, offers his approach to developing optimum client relationships with advice on how to break into a client's inner circle by becoming a trusted advisor. We learn that a rainmaker is one who snags big clients and closes big deals with skills to build deep client relationships for the long term by consistently adding value. Using stories, diagrams, and valuable insight, the author provides suggestions for becoming a trusted advisor, an intellectual partner, and hence a rainmaker. Order your copy today!

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1. Outlook Tip: Color Code Incoming E-Mail Messages

With the huge quantity of e-mail messages that arrive in the average businessperson's mailbox each day, this tip for
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2. Words, Words, Words, Diluting Value - One Cliche at a Time

Marketing -- particularly professional services marketing -
seems to cherish words and phrases that originally had
substantive value and meaning, but have now been diluted and turned to mush. Their value as describers of sound marketing practice has been completely diminished.

3. Networking Made Simple - Develop New Business Opportunities

Networking is an important way to develop new business
opportunities, yet for many professionals it's their least
favorite marketing activity. These pointers can help you
network better and get results.

4. What to Avoid in Your Business Plan

Here are ten areas to avoid when preparing a business plan or your next proposal.

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LAST WEEK'S HOT TOPICS

1. SEC Sets Example by Barring Two Auditors

2. IRS Issues Temporary Regulations on S Corporation ESOPS

3. SEC Issues Study on Principles-Based Accounting System

4. House Considers Tax Break For Businesses

5. CEOs Organize Forum to Share Best Practices

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TOP SELLING BOOKS ON ACCOUNTINGWEB.COM

AccountingWEB has compiled a list of its top selling featured books. Browse through this selection and see if you need to add any of these books to your library.

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