March 2010 Of Interest

Download CAMICO’s Risk Management Resource Guide and Claims Information

Find more resources from CAMICO on Risk Management, as described in the March, 2010 issue of INSIDE Public Accounting. (CAMICO)

Free Whitepaper from Nancy Flynn, Social Media Polices

Discover more techniques to gain a better understanding of social media policies to protect your firm against unwanted risks.

Big Four accounting firms hunt smaller clients in post-recession fallout

Big Four firms are moving down the food chain in search of work to replace clients felled by the financial crisis. The stepped-up competition for second-tier audit clients is another example of how the recession is reshaping markets. Clients benefit from lower fees, while audit firms suffer shrinking profits. (Crains Chicago Business)

Crowe Horwath Owed For Services Performed For Michael Jackson

According to a published article, Crowe Horwath LLP is seeking $38,495 for three weeks worth of work performed for pop-icon, Michael Jackson. Crowe claims to have performed services from June 4, 2009 to June 25, 2009, the day Jackson passed away. (TMZ)

FASB, IASB Ready Comprehensive Income Requirements

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) reached some key agreements in Feburary to finalize a proposed new approach for explaining income information to investors.

What’s New for CPAs in Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft has updated one of the most important tools in the accountant’s tool kit, Microsoft Office. This article describes the features in the new versions of Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook that are likely to be most important to CPAs when Office 2010 is released in June.

Five Questions You Need to Ask Clients Today

Busy season may be hectic and the hours may be long, but if you’re not making time to get to know your clients better, then you’re missing an opportunity that may not come again for another year. By then, a competitor may have beaten you to the punch. (Rick Telberg)

Free Guide for CPAs – “How to Talk to Your Clients about Sales and Use Tax”

CPA firms are well-positioned to take the lead in helping guide their clients through the complicated, time-consuming, and resource-intensive world of sales tax compliance and management, according to a new, free guide authored by Geni Whitehouse, CPA.CITP.

The Bogeyman Turns To The Accounting Profession

Just a little humor to brighten your day and lighten your load during tax season!