COHN CREATES RECOVERY TEAMRoseland, N.J. - Accounting firm J.H. Cohn has formed a Client Economic Recovery Team to advise financial institutions and public companies affected by the financial crisis.

The firm plans to assist senior executives and board members in addressing the risk management and regulatory compliance requirements of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. The team will include specialists from J.H. Cohn's business investigation, corporate governance and financial services practices. The firm is targeting banks, insurance companies and credit card providers with the services, as well as government agencies and other entities.

Services include crisis management, enterprise risk assessment, governance and regulatory compliance, strategy development and deployment, forensic accounting and litigation support, financial reporting and CFO advisory services, and bankruptcy restructuring.

Cohn Consulting Group managing partner Anthony Zecca will head the team.


Mountain View, Calif. - Business planning software developer Adaptive Planning has created what it calls a "Recession Survival Kit" to help companies get better control of their financial processes and survive the economic crisis.

The Adaptive Planning Recession Survival Kit allows finance and executive teams to create and compare multiple top-down planning scenarios to understand how changes in key drivers would impact their business. The "what-if" modeling features in the software lets users analyze how varying sales volumes, expense levels, capital expenditures and other operational considerations would affect cash flow by modeling their income statement, balance sheet and cash flow statements.

Adaptive Planning's Recession Survival Kit is priced at $9,750, which includes 10 user seats for the Adaptive Planning Enterprise Edition and a six-month subscription. For more information, visit


Greenwood Village, Colo. - The College for Financial Planning plans to significantly expand its scholarship program to further support financial professionals facing the turbulent economy.

Through the end of the year, the college plans to accept an unlimited number of applications and award as many fully paid scholarships as possible. The college also intends to at least double the number of merit-based scholarships it awards during the next two quarters. The scholarships are worth up to $14,000 for the college's Masters of Science programs.

The college last expanded its scholarship program during the 2001-2002 economic downturn, when it awarded 50 fully paid scholarships to financial professionals. To view the available programs and to apply for scholarships, visit the "Scholarships" page of the college's Web site at

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