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- KPMG Sells DAS, Focuses on Forensic Practice
- Voynich Elected as New AICPA Chairman; Stresses Integrity
- Estate Tax Debate May Reach Compromise
- PCAOB Reveals Plans For Regional Office Development
- Microsoft Launches "Office" Upgrade
- AICPA Council Votes to Retain Credentials
- Offers in Compromise Application Fee Begins November 1
- Social Security Beneficiaries Get Increase
- PCAOB Final Registration: Pool of Firms Shrinks by 45%
- Study: Audit Firms Still Bend Rules to Benefit Big Clients
- Book Recommendation: The Trusted Leader
- Tips on Conducting a Successful Firm Summit
- Who Should Bear the Risk of Client Retention?
- Seven Barriers to Becoming Customer Focused
- Ten Personal Goals Worth Pursuing
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KPMG LLP, announced last week that it has entered a definitive agreement to sell its Dispute Advisory Services (DAS) unit to FTI Consulting, Inc., a multi-disciplined consulting organization. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2003.
Scott Voynich, managing partner of the Georgia firm of Robinson, Grimes & Co., has assumed the chairmanship of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, succeeding William F. Ezzell Jr. His term as Chairman, a volunteer position, is one year.
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Acknowledging that they may never be able to totally do away with the always-controversial "death tax", Senate Republicans have been secretly considering a compromise. They are anxious to push the bill forward while they maintain control of Congress and the White House.
Chairman, William McDonough of The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board said they will be setting up regional offices around the country to be closer to the "action" in pursuing its oversight responsibilities.
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The purpose of a firm summit is to bring leaders and members of a firm together along with outside expertise and facilitation in order to create strategies for improving the firm. Outlined suggestions will help improve the results of your next summit as well as make it an enjoyable experience for the participants.
As a practice owner, you should stop feeling the necessity to guarantee client retention. In reality, the buyer has all of the control over client retention.
Successful companies today are the ones that revolve their
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