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  1. Practice Differentiator: Written Guarantee To Clients
  2. PCAOB to Look at Reasons Behind Audit Firm Firings
  3. FASB Proposes Improvements to Pension Accounting
  4. Overcoming Attendance Problems: Free Report
  5. IRS Offers Relief to Victims of Hurricane Isabel
  6. AARP Survey Finds Most Americans Plan on Working Into 70s
  7. 8th Annual State by State Rankings of Small Business Climates
  8. Survey: Tax Reductions Not Likely to Spur Capital Investment
  9. PCAOB Adopts Rules on Investigations, Registration Withdrawal
  10. New York Takes on Payday Loan Scams
  11. Book Recommendation: Accounting For Managers: Interpreting Accounting Information For Decision-Making

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  1. What College Recruits Want From Potential Employers
  2. Ten Personal Board of Directors Insights
  3. Keys to Successful Customer Service
  4. Seven Ways to Inspire Confidence in Your Staff
  5. Practice Idea: Semi-Annual Client Check Ups
  6. Free Student Survey For Premium Subscribers

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1. Practice Differentiator: Written Guarantee To Clients

Brown Smith Wallace, LLC, a locally-owned CPA and business
consulting firm in Missouri, has completed a re-branding
process, which includes issuing a written guarantee to
reinforce the values, traditions, and commitment to their
clients.

2. PCAOB to Look at Reasons Behind Audit Firm Firings

A member of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board
(PCAOB) put corporate America on notice last week, announcing that if a company fires its auditor, the Board is going to want to know why.


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3. FASB Proposes Improvements to Pension Accounting

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued an Exposure Draft, "Employers' Disclosures about Pensions and Other Postretirement Benefits" that would improve financial statement disclosures for defined benefit plans. For the first time, companies would be required to provide financial statement users with a breakdown of plan assets by category, such as equity, debt and real estate.

4. Overcoming Attendance Problems: Free Report

Every time an employee takes an unexpected day off, it not only disrupts your company's schedule, it also wastes company cash. This free report shines the legal spotlight on mistakes managers can make - and how to avoid them - when dealing with absenteeism and tardiness problems.

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5. IRS Offers Relief to Victims of Hurricane Isabel

6. AARP Survey Finds Most Americans Plan on Working Into 70s

7. 8th Annual State by State Rankings of Small Business Climates

8. Survey: Tax Reductions Not Likely to Spur Capital Investment

9. PCAOB Adopts Rules on Investigations, Registration Withdrawal

10. New York Takes on Payday Loan Scams

11. Book Recommendation: Accounting For Managers: Interpreting Accounting Information For Decision-Making, by Paul Collier

Accounting for Managers explains how accounting information is used by non-financial managers. The book emphasizes the interpretation, rather than the construction, of accounting information and encourages a critical, rather than unthinking acceptance, of the underlying assumptions behind accounting. It links theory with practical examples and case studies drawn from real life business situations in service, retail and manufacturing industries. Order your copy today.

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1. What College Recruits Want From Potential Employers

A survey concluded last year, by AccountingWEB shows that
accounting students are still very optimistic about the accounting profession, and shows that traditional values, integrity and honesty are paramount in their decisions of which firms to work for. Find out more today.

2. Ten Personal Board of Directors Insights

Gaining and maintaining a trusted personal board of directors will keep your company from the unnecessary and avoidable "cliffs and canyons."

3. Keys to Successful Customer Service

4. Seven Ways to Inspire Confidence in Your Staff

5. Practice Idea: Semi-Annual Client Check Ups

6. Free Student Survey For Premium Members

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2. Forbes Annual Wealthiest People List 2003

3. The 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers List 2003

4. Senate Banking Committee Takes on Auditor Independence

5. Illinois Sues Online Retailers Claiming Cyber Tax Evasion

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