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Fred Morelli | 6.12.2009

Grow Your Company Through an Acquisition

Most successful middle market companies have mastered the art of growing their companies organically. Management teams are built around product and industry

Deadline Information for FBAR Filing

All U.S. persons that have a financial interest in or signature or other authority over one or more foreign financial accounts with an aggregate value

Residential Energy Credits

Homeowners can now get federal tax credits for energy efficiency improvements made to their principal residence.

Annuities - Bane or Benefit to Retirement Planning?

Principal protection, availability of guaranteed interest rates, and optional lifetime guaranteed income riders are some of the advantages inherent in a competitive annuity product from a financially strong insurance company.  Is it time to take another look?

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Women on Corporate Boards

Women make up half of the professional workforce.  Yet, women represent a mere 14.8% of board seats of Fortune 500 companies, and 11% of Fortune 1000 companies.
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Charles Oshurak | 6.3.2009

XBRL is Almost Here

In December 2008, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the previously proposed rulings that will require public companies to file financial statements in an interactive data analysis format called Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). 
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Mara Bruce | 5.26.2009

Transition to FASB Codification: Are You Ready?

On July 1, U.S. accounting and reporting standards will undergo a major restructuring that hasn't occurred in over 50 years. The FASB Accounting Standards Codification will officially become the single source of authoritative nongovernmental U.S. GAAP. Are you ready?

Endowments of Not-for-Profit Organizations (FSP FAS 117-1)

In 2006, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) approved and recommended for enactment in all states the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act

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The Malware Threat: How Secure Are You?

The use of malicious code (malware) to perpetrate financial fraud has risen at an alarming rate. In December of 2008, Sophos, a leading security software and hardware provider, published its 2009 Annual Security Threat Report. The report’s key finding was that in 2008, the United States surpassed China to become the number one source for malware attacks worldwide. This increase was largely due to the number of malware-infected computers and websites within the United States. [1]
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Joe Bruce | 5.21.2009

Acquisition Opportunities Face New Accounting Guidance

As many contractors continue to closely monitor raw material prices, headcount and homebuilder confidence reports, speculation continues on when we'll slowly crawl out of the recession. As potential buyers begin to seek targets, it is important to remember that FAS 141(R) will be effective for acquisitions dated on or after January 1, 2009. Joe Bruce explains what this means.

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