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William M. Smith, Esq, Director, National Tax Office, CBIZ Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services, LLC to Speak at KC’s Event on FIN 48 Update - Mid Year Review on 12/06/07

New York, NY, November 17, 2007 --( The Knowledge Congress, the leading producer of regulatory focused teleconferences has announced today that William M. Smith, Director of the National Tax Office of CBIZ Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services, LLC will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming teleconference entitled: “FIN 48 Update - Mid Year Review”. This 2-hour event is scheduled for December 6, 2007, Thursday, at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT. (For further details of the event and an updated list of panelists, please visit:

FIN 48 continues to be an item of interest on the radar of most Tax & Accounting professionals. As an update to its successful February FIN 48 event, the Knowledge Congress has assembled panel of distinguished experts to help make FIN 48 clear to the organizations most impacted. The panel will present their findings, with up-to-the-minute changes and real-world examples of the ups and downs of FIN 48 Issues. The live two-hour teleconference also includes best practices in the agenda.

About William M. Smith

Bill Smith joined the CBIZ National Tax Office in 2000 as a Director specializing in complex tax transactions and controversies, and accounting firm tax practice liability issues. His presence solidifies the concept and practice of offering CBIZ offices nationwide consulting on strategic tax transactions and complex tax and accounting issues from the Washington, D.C. area, while providing the company with a known resource in the area of risk, liability and best business practices for tax and accounting professionals.

Mr. Smith joined CBIZ after five years the office of General Counsel at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where he was responsible for all aspects of the firm’s tax and accounting claims practice. He managed complex lawsuits filed throughout the country, handled all threatened litigation, helped revise the firm’s tax practice manual and covered all subpoenas and summonses and related testimony, as well as providing practitioners with tools and methods to avoid risk in their daily client service.

Mr. Smith has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the country on a myriad of topics, including the professional responsibilities of tax lawyers and accountants, and best practices in the industry. He is frequently quoted in the media, including the Wall Street Journal, as an authority on tax topics and professional ethics.

Mr. Smith is a magna cum laude graduate of Florida State University School of Law. He is the author of “Tax Aspects of Bankruptcy Practice” in the Business Lawyer’s Bankruptcy Guide (Clark, Boardman, Callaghan).

About CBIZ Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services, LLC

CBIZ Accounting, Tax & Advisory Services, LLC is Arizona’s 7th largest accounting and business consulting firm.

CBIZ, Inc. provides professional business services that help clients better manage their finances, employees and technology. As the largest benefits specialist, one of the largest accounting, valuation and medical practice management companies in the United States, CBIZ provides its clients with integrated financial services which include accounting and tax, internal audit, Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance, merger and acquisition, and valuation. Employee services include group benefits, property and casualty insurance, payroll, HR consulting and wealth management. CBIZ also provides information technology, hardware and software solutions, government relations, healthcare consulting and medical practice management. These services are provided throughout a network of more than 140 Company offices in 34 states and the District of Columbia.

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