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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Treasury, IRS Issue Revised Tax Form for Corporate Tax Returns
  2. AICPA Launches Survey on GAAP Statements & Private Co. Stakeholders
  3. 2004 Accounting Practice Survey Launched
  4. Study Shows Non-Audit Fees Drop Below Half Of Auditor Payments
  5. Bigger Workload Means Better Compensation for Independent Directors
  6. New Tools Expected to Increase e-filing, Improve Customer Service
  7. Pennsylvania Firms Merge to Increase Client Service
  8. Many Corporations Employ Staff to Monitor and Read Outbound E-mail
  9. 'Tis the Season...For Sales Tax Holidays
  10. Global Accounting Outsourcing to Surpass $47 Billion by 2008
  11. PCAOB Sets Agenda for Roundtable on Auditor Independence, Tax Services
  12. Online Salary Survey for Accounting, Finance and Banking Launched

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  1. Creative Strategies for Delivering 5-Star Customer Service
  2. Managing the Sophisticated Client's Expectations - Part I
  3. Three Things Every Recruiter Looks for in a Resume
  4. From the Archives: "The Future of the Accounting Profession"
  5. Herding Cats into Groups: The Attributes That Distinguish Effective Group Performance

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FREE SUBSCRIBER RESOURCES
  1. Treasury, IRS Issue Revised Tax Form for Corporate Tax Returns

To increase the transparency of corporate tax return filings, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service released a draft on Wednesday of the final version of the Schedule M-3, Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation for Corporations with Total Assets of $10 Million or More.

  1. AICPA Launches Survey on GAAP Statements & Private Co. Stakeholders

The AICPA announced that it has launched a Web-based survey to poll the stakeholders of private company financial reporting - bank lenders, auditors, and more - to determine if general purpose financial statements prepared for private companies' stakeholders are meeting their needs.

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  1. 2004 Accounting Practice Survey Launched

Forty-three states, in addition to the Association for Accounting Administration (AAA), are participating in this year's PCPS/TSCPA National Management of an Accounting Practice
(MAP) Survey, which launched last week. Find out more.

  1. Study Shows Non-Audit Fees Drop Below Half Of Auditor Payments

A new analysis of corporate payments to auditors suggests companies are more wary of using their auditors for non-audit services.

  1. Bigger Workload Means Better Compensation for Independent Directors

Long gone are the days of attracting marquee names to corporate boards with the promise of generous compensation for one or two days of work a month.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. New Tools Expected to Increase e-filing, Improve Customer Service
  2. Pennsylvania Firms Merge to Increase Client Service
  3. Many Corporations Employ Staff to Monitor and Read Outbound E-mail
  4. 'Tis the Season...For Sales Tax Holidays
  5. Global Accounting Outsourcing to Surpass $47 Billion by 2008
  6. PCAOB Sets Agenda for Roundtable on Auditor Independence, Tax Services
  7. CBIZ Completes Two Strategic Acquisitions
  8. Online Salary Survey for Accounting, Finance and Banking Launched
  9. Book Recommendation: Inspire! What Great Leaders Do, by Lance Secretan

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  1. Creative Strategies for Delivering 5-Star Customer Service

Customer satisfaction is valuable, but customer loyalty is priceless. In today's competitive world of business, it is becoming more and more important to deliver customer service that is unbeatable. These ten creative strategies can support you in turning your customers into walking billboards for your business.

  1. Managing the Sophisticated Client's Expectations - Part I

It is reported that a major firm has been dropped from the approved list of a Fortune 500 company due to a lack of satisfaction with the Relationship. For many firms this is not an isolated instance. We regularly work with firms who share their tales of woe - often only after discovering they are no
longer a client's preferred choice.

  1. Herding Cats into Groups: The Attributes That Distinguish Effective Group Performance

Every few years a new theme emerges in firm management. Yet the latest theme is more than just a passing fad. It is, in fact, a theme that speaks directly to how firms are structured, how the
profession is practiced, and to how services actually get transacted and delivered to clients.

  1. Three Things Every Recruiter Looks for in a Resume
  2. From the Archives: "The Future of the Accounting Profession"

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  3. Regional Firm Raises the Bar for Competition With Web Site
  4. KPMG CFO Resigns Amid Continuing Investigations
  5. Free Report: New FLSA Rules: Seize The Day

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