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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. US Cos. Help Drive Non-Financial Reporting to New Heights
  2. GAO: Governments Could Do More to Reduce Identity Theft
  3. SOX Takes Toll on Industry Confidence, Client Ratings of Firms
  4. AICPA Adopts New Ethics Requirements for Outsourcing
  5. Certification Puts Bookkeepers in Key Financial Role
  6. 2005 Toyota Prius Certified for Clean-Fuel Deduction
  7. Starting a Business? What Business Owners Should Know
  8. New Report Outlines State of Small Business
  9. Treasury, IRS Issue Proposed Regulations on Phased Retirement
  10. Analysts Warn of Security Issue with Google Desktop Search
  11. Employees Say They Need Bosses to be Coaches Not Referees
  12. Microsoft Launches Beta Version of New Search Service

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  3. Managing the Cost -- and Value -- of Failure
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  5. Nurturing Your Own "Green Grass", Reinvest in Your Clients
  6. Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Head To The Office Party

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. U.S. Cos. Help Drive Non-Financial Reporting to New Heights

Best Practice in Non-Financial Reporting, a new publication, finds a significant improvement in corporate efforts to build trust with shareholders, consumers and other stakeholders through voluntary disclosure of non-financial performance.

  1. GAO: Governments Could Do More to Reduce Identity Theft

While the use of Social Security numbers can be very beneficial to the public sector, SSNs are also a key piece of information used for committing identity crimes. The widespread use of SSNs by both the public and private sectors and their display in public records have raised concern over how SSNs might be misused and how they should be protected according to a recent GAO report.

  1. SOX Takes Toll on Industry Confidence, Client Ratings of Firms

The stress of meeting the requirements for corporate financial accountability is taking a toll on confidence and client ratings within the accounting industry, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2004 Audit Firm Performance Study(SM) recently released.

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  1. AICPA Adopts New Ethics Requirements for Outsourcing

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has adopted new ethics rules that place new requirements on members who outsource work.

  1. Certification Puts Bookkeepers in Key Financial Role

The bookkeeper, once viewed as a crotchety toiler in a green eyeshade who kept the books for a small business, today has emerged as an essential professional relied upon as a key source of advice for best accounting practices and protection against embezzlement and fraud.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. Toyota Prius Certified for Clean-Fuel Deduction for 2004/2005
  2. Starting a Business? What Business Owners Should Know
  3. New Report Outlines State of Small Business
  4. Treasury, IRS Issue Proposed Regulations on Phased Retirement
  5. Analysts Warn of Security Issue with Google Desktop Search
  6. Employees Say They Need Bosses to be Coaches Not Referees
  7. Microsoft Launches Beta Version of New Search Service

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  1. The Human Trend: Bonuses for New Hires

Employers are becoming more aggressive in their pursuit of highly talented employees. Recruiting efforts are being stepped up. Once again, bonuses are being paid to new employees, just for joining the company.

  1. "Wanted: Managing Partner That Meets ALL of our Expectations"

You are at your annual planning summit. The agenda item that is before the partner group is, "Who will be our next Managing Partner?" The reason this process is often an uncomfortable one is that no one in the group has a true understanding of the expectations of the position, or maybe they realize that the expectations of every person in the room are different, and there is no way for one person to meet ALL that will be expected.

  1. Managing the Cost -- and Value -- of Failure

Individuals and organizations experience failure on a continual basis. Financial managers are quick to perceive the cost of failure, typically in the form of wasted money or lost opportunity. This article is about managing both the cost and value of failure in business today.

  1. How to Get Employees to Walk the Talk

It has become a cliche' that "management must walk the talk" but so should employees. Research shows that many employees don't understand how their work contributes to the organization's objectives. In short, they don't see the big picture. They don't recognize that no matter what their role in the organization, they can be contributing to its goals, vision, and brand.

  1. Nurturing Your Own "Green Grass", Reinvest in Your Clients

Imagine for a moment that your business is lackluster and your third-quarter sales numbers are not on track. What's that? You say you don't have to imagine? You're not alone. So how, exactly, do you reinvest in your current clients? We offer the following suggestions.

  1. Questions to Ask Yourself before You Head to The Office Party

One thing you can count on during the holiday season is the office party. No matter what the size of the organization, there is always an effort to bring coworkers together for one more moment of merriment. No matter which side of the issue you fall on, there are certain rules of behavior to follow at the office party if you want to have an office to go to when the party is over.

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