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typo on your rsum may give a bad impression, but the interview process is an even bigger hurdle when you’re applying for a financial position. In a recent poll of 1,400 CFOs by Robert Half Finance & Accounting, 32% cited the job interview as the point at which most applicants make a misstep, compared with 21% who pointed to errors on rsums and 9% who were discouraged by the quality of cover letters. So before going out to meet a potential boss, brush up on your interviewing skills. Do your homework by researching the firm, envisioning the questions you’ll be asked and writing out the answers, and even role-playing the entire interview with a friend or mentor. Then read over that rsum and cover letter one last time.

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Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.

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News quiz: IRS warning on cyberattacks and a change in pension rules

Once again, the IRS sounds the alarm about a threat from cyberthieves. See how much you know about this and other recent news with this short quiz.

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Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.