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November 19, 2009
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Rob Nance, Publisher So what do you think about the end of Microsoft Accounting? Deeply wounded? Donít care about it at all? Will it affect you or your business? Post your comments about Microsoft Accounting here. You can do so anonymously, if you like.

I wonder what big software news will occur next? Without a doubt, Iím sure a storm is brewing somewhere.


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Top News
Systemic risk legislation threatens FASB’s independence
Barry Melancon, president and CEO of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), and Cindy Fornelli, executive director of the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), participated in a joint briefing on Monday November 16 to express their strong opposition to an amendment sponsored by Representative Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) to the Financial Stability Improvement Act, one of the systemic risk bills now before Congress.
Madoff’s Florida luxuries bring in $2 million for his victims
A Mercedes and three boats once owned by Bernard and Ruth Madoff, named Bull, Sitting Bull and Little Bull, went on the government auction block Tuesday in Fort Lauderdale and brought in $2 million for victims of Madoff’s $65 billion Ponzi scheme.
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Thousands of students around the world have been given the challenge of adding fun to a task that many find difficult, if not impossible – saving money.
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Determining which employees are disabled under the new ADA regulations
Wading into the depths of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to determine who is disabled and who is not has never been a simple task for employers or their employees. On January 1, 2009 amendments to the Act took effect but the new amendments left many unanswered questions.
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Firm/State/People News
Transcontinental merger creates Top 50 accounting firm
Two leading independent accounting firms, with offices on both coasts, have announced a merger, effective January 1, 2010, which will create a national firm ranked by gross revenues in the "Top 50" accounting firms in the U.S.
Determining which employees are disabled under the new ADA regulations
Wading into the depths of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to determine who is disabled and who is not has never been a simple task for employers or their employees. On January 1, 2009 amendments to the Act took effect but the new amendments left many unanswered questions.
Boston area CPA elected to board of international accounting organization
William F. Rucci, Jr., CPA MST, a partner of the Boston area accounting and business advisory firm Rucci, Bardaro & Barrett, has been elected to the board of directors of Russell Bedford International, a global network of independent accounting, business and legal consulting firms with affiliates in over 70 countries.
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Does Your Audit Strategy Reflect Risk at the Financial Statement Level?
SAS No. 107 defines audit risk as the risk that the auditor may unknowingly fail to appropriately modify his or her opinion on financial statements that are materially misstated. Audit risk is subjective in nature...
Why do we need to market when we can barely staff the work we have?
Marketing to increase business volume so you can work harder doesn’t sound appealing if you’re already at capacity. However, even if you don’t want more work, you may still want to increase your firm’s health and improve morale.
What Supernanny can teach entrepreneurs about leadership
What can a reality TV personality tell us about leadership? Owen Smith argues that Supernanny could teach entrepreneurs a thing or two.
Family Business: The Power of Participatory Leadership
Statistics reveal that only 12% of family businesses make it to the third generation and even less to the next. Why? Is it because of poor service or bad products? Ineffective operations? Probably not. It is more likely the result of poor family relationships and a lack of participatory leadership.
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