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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Hunt for Nonfilers Turns up Millionaires, Lawyers, CPAs
  2. Checking Account Fraud is on The Rise; Things you Should Know
  3. New Hampshire Pondering Extending Internet Taxes; a Trend to Watch
  4. Survey: Flexible Scheduling Tops the List of Valued Benefits
  5. Widow Leaves $1.1 Billion to Her Accountant
  6. President Bush Signs Identity Theft Bill into Law
  7. Survey: Security Top Concern for Corporate Networks
  8. Many Companies See SOX as Part of a Broader Initiative
  9. IRS Strategic Plan Focuses on Service, Compliance, Modernization
  10. Microsoft Issues Seven Patches; Two Critical

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  1. Ten Strategies for Client Retention
  2. Managing the Sophisticated Client's Expectations - Part II
  3. Building a Training and Learning Culture

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  1. Marginal Salary Raises Reflect Cautious Times

The economy may be picking up, but cautious employers are granting only marginal pay increases and don't plan to do much more than that in 2005.

  1. Hunt for Nonfilers Turns up Millionaires, Lawyers, CPAs

In a crackdown on people who have not filed their tax returns, state and federal officials are finding millionaires, medical professionals, lawyers and other heavy hitters.

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  1. Checking Account Fraud is on The Rise; Things you Should Know

In what has been termed "the e-commerce equivalent of mugging," scammers are targeting checking accounts as an easy access point for fraud.

  1. New Hampshire Pondering Extending Internet Taxes; a Trend to Watch

New Hampshire tax officials are considering a new 7 percent tax on many Internet services, including chat rooms and voice mail. Changing the tax law would mean that voicemail, chat rooms, Web mail and instant messaging would be added to services subject to
the tax.

  1. Survey: Flexible Scheduling Tops the List of Valued Benefits

What perk do today's workers appreciate most? According to 30 percent of chief financial officers (CFOs), flexible schedules top the list. Retirement savings plans ranked second, cited by 17 percent of those surveyed, followed closely by extra time off with 16 percent of the response.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. Widow Leaves $1.1 Billion to Her Accountant
  2. President Bush Signs Identity Theft Bill into Law
  3. Survey: Security Top Concern for Corporate Networks
  4. Many Companies See SOX as Part of a Broader Initiative
  5. IRS Strategic Plan Focuses on Service, Compliance, Modernization
  6. Microsoft Issues Seven Patches, Two Critical
  7. Book Recommendation: Starting and Building Your Own Accounting , by Jack Fox

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  1. Ten Strategies for Client Retention

Traditional marketing strategies encourage business owners to continually grow their businesses by adding new customers. In today's competitive world of business, it is more important than ever to aim for more transactions with existing customers by using the power of customer follow-up and attention to good service.

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

To truly understand your client's expectations, you must first have some empathy for the environment in which they work.

  1. Building a Training and Learning Culture

Training is one of the most crucial aspects of your firm's strategy. It is an excellent tool to recruit the best and brightest employees and to retain them. Furthermore, it ties directly into your firm's strategy by helping employees increase productivity and develop personally and professionally into future leaders of the firm.

HOT TOPICS

  1. Widow Leaves $1.1 Billion to Her Accountant
  2. Bonuses to IRS Attorneys Questioned
  3. Many Corporations Employ Staff to Monitor, Read Outbound E-mail
  4. Defense Department to Hire up to 300 Auditors
  5. PCAOB Ponders Tax Service, Auditor Independence

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