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12/9/2016

Innovative leaders are able to help their teams glimpse into the future. Their visions resonate with people because they are clear, memorable and based on winning concepts.

12/9/2016

Widening income inequality and slowing economic growth have lowered the odds that children will earn more than their parents, according to a new study. Only half of the people born in 1984 earned more when they were 30 years old than their parents did at the same age, the study found.

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The Associated Press
12/9/2016

Some companies are considering nonfinancial metrics such as customer satisfaction as part of their decision-making process regarding short-term incentive compensation. Research has suggested that certain nonfinancial metrics are key drivers of company value.

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CFO.com
12/9/2016

Accounting for income taxes often becomes routine for businesses. Here's how to avoid carrying over mistakes from year to year that otherwise could lead to a financial statement restatement.

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Tax Insider
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income tax
12/9/2016

Emphasizing work/life balance can be a key retention tool for organizations, but not all have followed through. Managers in one survey were more likely than staff to say companies were supportive of work/life balance.

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CGMA Magazine online
12/9/2016

Lose weight. Exercise more. Spend less. These are some of the most popular New Year's resolutions. But what if instead of resolving to hit the gym, you resolve to focus on your career development? Learn how to assess where you are and where you want to be and determine what you can do to achieve your goals.

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AICPA Insights
12/9/2016

The most confident people tend to exhibit certain traits and behaviors, such as a desire to learn about the people around them and a willingness to work toward their goals while accepting advice along the way.

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Fast Company online
12/9/2016

Total household wealth reached $90.2 trillion in the third quarter, a 1.8% increase, according to the Federal Reserve. The gain was driven by real estate values, which increased $554 billion, and stock and mutual fund portfolios, which climbed $494 billion.

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CNBC
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Federal Reserve, Real estate
12/8/2016

A holiday party can be tax-deductible for your business as long as it is not overly extravagant. Here are a number of tips for managing financial matters, making employees feel included and addressing other issues as you plan your party.

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Forbes
12/8/2016

Auditors' efforts in certain key areas have led to improved quality in audits, PCAOB Director of Registration & Inspections Helen Munter said Wednesday at the AICPA Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments. Munter identified additional skills and actions that can help auditors succeed as political leadership and standards change.

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Helen Munter, AICPA, PCAOB