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  1. AICPA Responds to TSCPA Letter About Foreign Outsourcing Trends
  2. Business Readies For Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  3. IMA Launches Sarbanes-Oxley Knowledge Network
  4. SEC Fee "Just Another Tax"
  5. Are Your Employees Responsible For Spam? Are You Liable?
  6. Customized Computers Often Cost Less Than Packaged Ones
  7. California Tax Cheats Urged to Fix Returns or Pay Penalties
  8. IRS Auditing Corporate Executive Compensation Packages
  9. Canada Follows U.S. Lead With Strict Independence Standard
  10. Book Recommendation: Managing Your E-Mail: Thinking Outside the Inbox

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  1. Strategic Vision - All Firms Need It
  2. Career Networking Tips and Ideas
  3. Overcoming Resistance to Change in Your Organization

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  1. AICPA Responds to TSCPA Letter About Foreign Outsourcing Trends

In a letter to the Chairman of the Board of Directors for the AICPA, Scott Voynich, the Executive Board of the Texas Society of CPAs expressed concerns over the growing trend of CPAs outsourcing services to foreign countries. You may read the AICPA's response to the TSCPA letter.

  1. Business Readies For Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

A survey of nearly 400 tax executives regarding compliance with section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act revealed that 89 percent have begun planning or implementing processes and controls for their company's compliance with this federal law.

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  1. IMA Launches Sarbanes-Oxley Knowledge Network

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) announced last week the launch of its Sarbanes-Oxley Knowledge Network. The Network is a new and "first of its kind" Web-based collaborative learning tool designed to aid financial professionals in understanding and implementing the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (the SOX Act).

  1. SEC Fee "Just Another Tax"

In an effort to pump more money into the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), fund managers are demanding that the so-called "SEC fee" go entirely to the industry watchdog agency and not at all to the U.S. Treasury.

  1. Are Your Employees Responsible For Spam? Are You Liable?

Hackers, spammers and those bent on using the Internet to exploit others are making inroads in their efforts to overwhelm PC users with unwanted e-mail, including inappropriate images.

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  1. Customized Computers Often Cost Less Than Packaged Ones
  2. California Tax Cheats Urged to Fix Returns or Pay Penalties
  3. IRS Auditing Corporate Executive Compensation Packages
  4. Canada Follows U.S. Lead With Strict Independence Standard
  5. Book Recommendation: Managing Your E-Mail: Thinking Outside the Inbox, by Christina Cavanagh

E-mail is one of the most useful and efficient business applications ever developed. However, many people today dread the chore of sorting through an inbox crammed with messages that don't concern them. In fact, research shows that North American office workers waste up to twenty hours every week sorting and managing their e-mail messages, causing more productivity loss than gain. Finally, there's a straightforward guide dedicated to helping workers and organizations tame the e-mail monster and take back their time. Order your copy today!

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  1. Strategic Vision - All Firms Need It

Vision is important if your firm plans to grow and prosper. The large firms spend considerable resources on visioning and strategic planning. Building consensus and gaining input from staff, managers, and owners is important. Here are some practical implementation steps.

  1. Career Networking Tips and Ideas

Networking is a matter of maintaining relationships with people who can assist you in your future professional objectives. These people could be bosses, coworkers, subordinates, competitors or golfing buddies. The following is a short list of tips to assist you in maintaining a viable professional network.

  1. Overcoming Resistance to Change in Your Organization

Change is the primary cause of personal and organizational stress. To be a change manager, not a change resister, successful leaders commit to being perpetual learners. They learn the ways of their organizations and continue to explore new ideas.

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  1. Non-Big Four Accounting Firm Places 2nd in U.S. Audit Rankings
  2. Report: Execs, Lawyers, Accountants to Blame for Enron's Fall
  3. Survey Reveals More Organizations Detecting Fraud
  4. FASB Close to New Pension Reporting Rule
  5. Comprehensive Tax Guide Available at IRS.gov

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