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  1. Making Ethical Decisions - Part Three
  2. Audit Fees Expected to Rise by as Much as 35%
  3. Are State CPA Societies Still Relevant?
  4. CFOs Feel Pressure From Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  5. Free Report - Investigations 101
  6. Consultants For Your Clients...Common Interest Allies? Competitive Enemies?
  7. College Grads Facing Tough Job Market
  8. New Withholding Tables Now Available
  9. The Summer Tax Rebate - How Will it Work?
  10. Robert Half to Offer Free Professional Development
  11. Book Recommendation: The Power of Focus

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  1. Knowledge Management For CPA Firms
  2. Treat Employees Fairly But Not Equally
  3. Ways To Recover When You Miss A Business Appointment
  4. Six Steps to Positive Confrontation at Work

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1. Making Ethical Decisions - Part Three

Ethical decision-making requires more than a belief in the importance of ethics. It also requires ethical sensitivity to implications of choices, the ability to evaluate complex, ambiguous and incomplete facts, and the skill to implement ethical decisions effectively. Part three of five.

2. Audit Fees Expected to Rise by as Much as 35%

Complying with Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act will cost public companies an average of 35% more in audit fees, according to a recent survey.

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President Bush has signed into law the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, which contains a myriad of tax changes for both individuals and businesses. Be sure you have the tools you need to communicate to your clients and staff how this will affect them. Find out more today.

3. Are State CPA Societies Still Relevant?

The accounting profession is facing challenges as never before. Traditional solutions to meeting these challenges have been put to the test, so it's appropriate that we ask the question - "Are state CPA societies still relevant?"

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4. CFOs Feel Pressure From Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

CFOs are burning the midnight oil a little more these days as they work longer and harder to ensure their companies meet the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley.

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5. Free Report - Investigations 101

6. Consultants For Your Clients...Common Interest Allies? Competitive Enemies?

7. College Grads Facing Tough Job Market

8. New Withholding Tables Now Available

9. The Summer Tax Rebate - How Will it Work?

10. Robert Half to Offer Free Professional Development

11. Book Recommendation: The Power of Focus, by Jack Canfield, Les Hewitt, Mark Victor Hansen

Whether you're a corporate professional, a budding entrepreneur, or own a home business, most of us are looking to achieve more in less time, while earning enough money to live comfortably. This book reveals the proven techniques thousands of people have used to attain all of the money they wanted while living healthy, happy and balanced lives. Order your copy today!

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1. Knowledge Management For CPA Firms

The influence of technology is being felt in every business
today. "Knowledge Management" is today's buzzword used by
business to describe how to capture and access a company's
intellectual capital.

2. Treat Employees Fairly But Not Equally

Research shows that 6 of 10 employees believe that their
company is doing a poor job of applying personnel policies
and procedures fairly. When employees feel they are not
administered fairly they lose respect for management, build
up resentment toward their fellow co-workers, and lose
motivation for their work.

3. Ways To Recover When You Miss A Business Appointment

At one time or another, each one of us has accidentally missed a scheduled business meeting. However, very few executives know how to deal with this embarrassing mishap. The following tips will help you recover gracefully while salvaging your professional relationship.

4. Six Steps to Positive Confrontation at Work

"The American workplace can seem full of conflict," says
business communications trainer Barbara Pachter. "For the
employee, this conflict translates into added work stress and dissatisfaction. Here are six steps to help you confront others in a dignified and effective manner.

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dependent). No one has ever taken a salary, only distributions.

2. Nonprofit Asset Expenses. I work for a small non-profit
whose income comes mostly from government service contracts. How do other nonprofits handle this?

3. Subcontractor Agreement Form. I provide various financial and administrative services to clients from small to large business. Can someone tell me where to look for a good all- purpose proposal?

4. Revenue Expectations. I have heard that an acceptable
standard for expected revenue for a staff accountant is 3
times your salary. Is this true?

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