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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Fraud Prevention Tops Corporate Boards' To-Do Lists
  2. Companies Pushing For Lower Audit Fees for 2005
  3. California Launches ReadyReturn Tax Program
  4. CFOs Say, Cash is Still King When Rewarding Employees
  5. Newly Created Tax Panel Seeks Public Comment
  6. Effective Internal Control is Key to Improving Accountability
  7. IRS Clarifies Capital Gains and Losses
  8. NASD Warns Investors Too Much Company Stock Can Hurt Your Future
  9. Talent Crisis Signals Need for Firms to Employ New Strategies
  10. New Technology Gives E-Mailers Chance to Rethink Messages

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  1. Most Companies Get an 'F' in Fraud Prevention
  2. The Best Shortcut Keys in Microsoft Excel
  3. Ten Signs of Job Dissatisfaction-Don't Ignore Them!

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THIS WEEKS RESOURCES
  1. Fraud Prevention Tops Corporate Boards' To-Do Lists

Companies had to focus on complying with the internal control requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act last year, but putting training programs in place to prevent fraud should attract greater attention this year.

  1. Companies Pushing For Lower Audit Fees for 2005

The internal control requirements of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act forced many companies to spend more than twice what they budgeted last year, so they're looking to pay far less this year. Executives say that auditors were charging by the hour last year instead of by the job, a practice they attributed to some of the additional cost.

  1. California Launches ReadyReturn Tax Program

The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) last week announced the launch of ReadyReturn, a new pilot program that provides selected taxpayers with an already completed tax return.

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  1. CFOs Say, Cash is Still King When Rewarding Employees

Non-monetary incentives have gained popularity as a means of rewarding employees, but financial executives recently said that cash bonuses are still the preferred method for recognizing their teams' hard work.

  1. Newly Created Tax Panel Seeks Public Comment

Senator Connie Mack, Chairman of the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform, announced at the Panel's first meeting, February 16, 2005 that the Panel is seeking public comments on a variety of issues.

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  1. Effective Internal Control is Key to Improving Accountability
  2. IRS Clarifies Capital Gains and Losses
  3. NASD Warns Investors Too Much Company Stock Can Hurt Your Future
  4. Talent Crisis Signals Need for Firms to Employ New Strategies
  5. New Technology Gives E-Mailers Chance to Rethink Messages

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  1. Most Companies Get an 'F' in Fraud Prevention

Today, many companies operate with a false sense of security because they either don't have a fraud prevention program or the program they have is a legal, yet ineffective "fig leaf."

  1. The Best Shortcut Keys in Microsoft Excel

Here are some useful Microsoft Excel tips for you to use to help speed up your day!

  1. Ten Signs of Job Dissatisfaction-Don't Ignore Them!

The new year is a great time to analyze your job satisfaction. As you make your new year's resolutions, include career fulfillment as a top priority. Is the problem your boss or employer-or is it that you have chosen the wrong occupation? Before you take any action, make sure you know what needs to change.

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