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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Information Security Tops Technical Issues for 2005
  2. Annual Salary Survey Shows it Pays to Hold CPA Designation
  3. Brave CEOs Turn to Google for Insight on their Companies, Self
  4. SBA Seeks Comments on Small Business Size Standards
  5. PCAOB Slashes 2005 Budget, Struggles With Recruitment
  6. An Open Letter to My Tax Preparer
  7. Setting New Year's Resolutions at Work? Get Your Mouth in Shape
  8. AICPA Outlines Top Emerging Technologies for 2005
  9. Six Convicted In US Tax Shelter Scheme
  10. Defendants Hindered Tax Collection With "Empty Shell" Corps.
  11. IRS Kicks Off the 2005 Filing Season

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. Information Security Tops Technical Issues for 2005

For the third consecutive year, Information Security is the country's number one technology concern, according to the results of the 2005 Top Technologies survey of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

  1. Annual Salary Survey Shows it Pays to Hold CPA Designation

Over 2,800 respondents working in the accounting, finance and banking professions around the country responded to this voluntary online survey. The data revealed that workers with a professional credential of some type earned 30 percent more in 2004 than those working without any kind of credential.

  1. Brave CEOs Turn to Google for Insight on their Companies, Self

Call it a smart business move or a quick ego boost, but more CEOs are typing their names into Internet search engines to see what pops up.

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  1. SBA Seeks Comments on Small Business Size Standards

The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking comments from the general public on key issues relating to its small business size standards, the rules used by the SBA and other federal agencies to determine whether a business is small.

  1. PCAOB Slashes 2005 Budget, Struggles With Recruitment

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board last week approved a revised budget for calendar year 2005 reducing the Board's 2005 accounting support fee from $152.5 million to $136.1 million.

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  1. An Open Letter to My Tax Preparer
  2. Setting New Year's Resolutions at Work? Get Your Mouth in Shape
  3. AICPA Outlines Top Emerging Technologies for 2005
  4. Six Convicted In US Tax Shelter Scheme
  5. Defendants Hindered Tax Collection With "Empty Shell" Corps.
  6. IRS Kicks Off the 2005 Filing Season

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  1. A New Look at Succession Planning: The Next Big Thing

Why are most organizations so lax about succession planning -one of the most critical concerns for business continuity? Think about it: even if there is never a terrorism episode or threat, even if there is no large technology glitch or crisis, there will always be a need to pass the baton of firm or practice or client relationship leadership.

  1. The Value of Trust, A Clients Perspective

A recent study found that selling competences for professional service firms are explicitly focused on defining the element of trust from their client's perspective. The study also revealed after interviewing nearly one thousand people they found that trust has three essential elements in the eyes of a future client.

  1. Own Your Niche by Building a Niche Community

Slightly famous entrepreneurs are learning that in today's world, given that most of us have an unmet need for community, one of the greatest services you can offer your clients and prospects is simply to get them together.

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  1. IRS Issues Rules on Automatic Rollovers From Retirement Plans
  2. FEI Outlines Top Ten Financial Reporting Challenges for 2005
  3. New Study Sheds Light on Corporate Tax Shelters
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  5. Treasury and IRS Issue New Rules for 401(k) Plans

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