Both thrifts and banks will have to learn slightly different dance steps under the new, jointly choreographed proposed Audit and Accounting Guide that AICPA has issued for comment.

The guide merges the AICPA's recommended bank and thrift accounting practices, which means only a few regulatory variations remain to divide what used to be quite different types of financial institutions. The exposure draft came out Aug. 31; comments are due Nov. 30. Officials hope the guide will be issued in final form by September 1995.

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