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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Congress, IRS Put Charities, Family Foundations under Microscope
  2. New Designation Helps Serve High Net Worth Clients
  3. Study: CEOs Who Outsourced More Took Home Larger Salaries
  4. Deloitte Offers Guidance Manual for SOX Section 404
  5. Workers Reveal Top Barriers to Career Progress, Survey
  6. PCAOB Announces Group Meeting to Discuss Future Standards
  7. IRS Announces Interest Rate Increase for Q4
  8. Survey: Financial Executives Support Stock Option Expensing
  9. D&T: Definition of "Good" Management Must Be Redefined
  10. FASB: Allow Companies to Decide How to Value Stock Options

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  1. Embracing Opportunity in a Milti-Provider Environment
  2. Excel Tip: Save Customized Excel Chart Styles
  3. What you Can do to Fully Utilize the Talent of Your Employees

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. Congress, IRS Put Charities, Family Foundations under Microscope

U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley wants to sharply increase the number of regulations and paperwork for private foundations and charities while cutting back or even stopping payments to family-foundation officials. Grassley has proposed numerous restrictions on noncash donations to so- called "donor-advised funds," and tougher rules on transactions within family foundations.

  1. New Designation Helps Serve High Net Worth Clients

The College for Financial Planning recently announced it's enrollment for the College's new Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA) Designation. John Sears, College President said, "As the leader in financial planning education, we are proud to offer this innovative new program for those who have high net worth clients and wish to serve them better, or financial professionals who seek to add high net worth clients."

  1. Study: CEOs Who Outsourced More Took Home Larger Salaries

A new study on executive compensation found that chief executives who sent the most service jobs overseas made more money last year than other CEOs. At the 50 companies that outsourced the most service jobs, average CEO compensation rose 46 percent in 2003.

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  1. Deloitte Offers Guidance Manual for SOX Section 404

As the Sarbanes-Oxley Act marks its second anniversary, Deloitte & Touche LLP says many public companies are struggling to meet the upcoming compliance deadline for reporting on the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting, as required under section 404 of the law. Anticipating this challenge, Deloitte & Touche released a comprehensive guide to section 404 compliance.

  1. Workers Reveal Top Barriers to Career Progress, Survey

In a survey of more than 1,600 workers completed in August 2004, respondents were asked to evaluate their career progress to date and identify the top factors preventing them from reaching their career goals. Here are the findings.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. PCAOB Announces Meeting to Discuss Future Standards
  2. IRS Announces Interest Rate Increase for Q4
  3. Survey: Financial Executives Support Stock Option Expensing
  4. D&T: Definition of "Good" Management Must Be Redefined
  5. FASB: Allow Companies to Decide How to Value Stock Options
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    How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life, by Tom Rath, Donald O. Clifton

How did you feel after your last interaction with another
person? Did that person "fill your bucket" by making you feel more positive? Or did that person "dip from your bucket," leaving you more negative than before? How Full Is Your Bucket? reveals how even the briefest interactions affect your relationships, productivity, health, and longevity. Organized around a simple metaphor of a dipper and a bucket, and grounded in 50 years of research, this book will show you how to greatly increase the positive moments in your work and your life - while reducing the negative. Order Your Copy Today!

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  1. Embracing Opportunity in a Multi-Provider Environment

For decades, a simple, one-to-one relationship existed between CPA firms and clients. Now, Sarbanes-Oxley has changed the landscape, potentially pairing a single client with multiple providers.

  1. Excel Tip: Save Customized Excel Chart Styles

If you create charts in Excel, chances are good that you
adjust the formatting of the standard chart style each time you create a new chart. If the changes you make represent a style that you wish to use frequently, you can save the chart style so that those style features will always be available when you create a new chart. Here's how

  1. How Your Firm can Fully Utilize the Talent of Your Employees

Close to 35 percent of employees feel that their job does not make good use of their skills. When employees aren't fully using their abilities, they are: unhappy; less productive; and more likely to quit. Here are some helpful tips to utilize your staff to the fullest.

HOT TOPICS

  1. PCAOB Auditing Standard No. 3 Approved by SEC
  2. IRS, Treasury Issue Proposed Estate-Tax Rules
  3. AFC Enterprises Takes Arthur Andersen to Court
  4. Judge Allows Tax Shelter Suit Against Law Firm to Proceed
  5. California's Upcoming Experiment Seeks to Ease Tax Paperwork

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