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Crowe Chizek Acquires a PwC Practice

Crowe, Chizek and Company LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have finalized the agreement for Crowe Chizek to acquire PwC's South Bend/Michiana practice in northern Indiana."The acquisition brings significant resources and opportunities for Crowe Chizek to leverage, by expanding our South Bend work force and enabling us to offer new services to clients of the former PwC practice," said Mark Hildebrand, CEO of Crowe Chizek, from his Indianapolis office. "This is an excellent fit for Crowe Chizek and is in line with our growth strategy.

AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 21

AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 21October 8 - 12, 2001ACCOUNTINGWEB'S WEEKLY FEATURED RESOURCES1. Workshop: Understanding Your Clients' Needs - Becoming More Than Just an Accountant2. Active Job Seekers = Successful Job Seekers3. SEC Launches New Investment Info Web Site4. Empower Your Employees; Benefit Your Organization5. AccountingWEB's 'XYZ' Global Credential Resource Center6. Online Tax Sessions Offer CPE Credit7. Special Pricing on Industry Profiles During October8.

NCCPAP - Why We Oppose the Proposed Global Business Credential

Our relationship with the AICPA has been a good one and we want it to continue in the future. Our intention here is not to criticize but to clarify the information being disseminated to the AICPA members who will be voting on probably the most critical issue facing our profession in many, many years. Is XYZ good? Is XYZ bad? Only an informed constituency, enlightened by the proper pros and cons dealing with this situation, will allow our membership to vote intelligently on this critical matter.

America Begins to Heal

America Begins to HealA Message from American Airlines CEOA Message from United Airlines CEOEyewitness Accounts from AccountingWEB member, David MillerThoughts from Manhattan - Tuesday Evening

Global Accounting Firms May Hold Key to Terrorist Funds

Accounting firms are being asked to disclose to the U.S. government confidential information on clients based in tax havens, following the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington.PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, and others may face punitive sanctions if they refuse to cooperate. The British and American governments are attempting to eradicate offshore corporate and banking secrecy.

Illinois CPAs Recommend 'No' Vote On XYZ

The Illinois CPA Society Board of Directors voted to strongly reaffirm their opposition to the AICPA’s proposed XZY global credential at their September 26, 2001 meeting. The Board also voted further to encourage Illinois members to support their position and to vote against the XYZ initiative should it come to a member ballot. The Board’s action was based on direct feedback from Illinois CPA Society members. In February 2001, a random survey of Illinois CPA Society members found that only one in four saw any value in the AICPA’s proposed global credential.

AccountingWEB Membership: 40,000 and Climbing!

We are delighted to report that membership in AccountingWEB has grown to over 40,000 registered members, and that the roster is growing at a rate of 400 - 500 per week!Accounting and finance professionals across the United States are learning about AccountingWEB from friends, colleagues, consultants and trade associations, and are finding that AccountingWEB hits just the right balance of information, news, practicality and tone.We look forward to welcoming even more accounting and finance professionals our membership ranks, and we thank all of you who take the time to make others aware o
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KPMG Consulting Offers Alternative to Layoffs

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AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-Up - Issue 115

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-Up - Issue 115October 5, 2001This Newswire Sponsored by:Plus & Minus SoftwareTHIS WEEK'S NEWS FROM ACCOUNTINGWEB1. FASB Finds Terrorist Costs Not Extraordinary2. FASB Minutes Give Insight into Controversial Decision3. PwC Receives Medicare Contract4. Sage Acquires Fund Accounting Software Provider MIP5.

Empower Your Employees; Benefit Your Organization

Self-Service Human Resources: Empower Your Employees; Benefit Your Organization By Jim GreenhausBusiness owners and human resource professionals alike have turned to the Internet to administer employee benefits programs more productively, decreasing paperwork while increasing efficiency and accuracy.
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KPMG Consulting Announces Australian Acquisition

KPMG Consulting, based in McLean, Virginia, has paid $28.9 million for the Australia consulting arm of Big Five firm KPMG. The Australian group includes 329 partners.
Technology

Dot-Info Domain Registry Reopens After Rocky Start

Since June, people and companies have been registering for the opportunity to own the new Internet domain name, .info. Approximately 70 companies have been taking registrations with the intent of sending the registrations to Afilias, the .info registry, which opened for business on October 1.As of Monday, October 1, the .info domain is available for open registration - now any person, company, or group can register a name and immediately own the name if it is available.About 6,000 new registrations came in on October 1, causing Afilias to shut down.

Survey Finds Workplaces Will Change After Sept. 11

In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, nearly 6,000 human resources professionals were surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management to discover their reactions to workplace changes that might occur in the future.Organizations will heighten security in the future, according to 56 percent of those surveyed, and 47 percent feel certain there will be higher expectations of employers to provide security, while 23 percent expect an increase in up-front screening of potential employees.
Technology

Intuit Announces New Business Alliance

PRESS RELEASEMOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. and DES MOINES, Iowa - October 3, 2001 - The Principal Financial Group®, the nation's 401(k) leader, and Intuit Inc. today announced an agreement to jointly market and develop QuickBooks®-branded retirement solutions for businesses. Retirement services from The Principal® will be available to QuickBooks customers in the coming weeks.

New York CPAs Contribute Time to Disaster Victims

Members from the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants have set up an information table at 110 Maiden Lane, part of the downtown New York area disaster relief center. According to Franklin H. Federmann, CPA, head of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) Special Disaster Task Force and a member of the Society’s Board of Directors, CPAs will man the table each day to answer questions regarding insurance, tax returns, pensions, small business start-up, and they will help victims complete Federal forms.
Tax

Online Tax Sessions Offer CPE Credit

The IRS-sponsored Q&A forum, Tax Talk Today, is now offering CPE credit for those who view the archives of previous sessions.Participants may view the archived programs online or may order a video of past sessions. Video tapes of previous sessions sell for $24.95. To earn credit, a test and evaluation form must be completed.Prices for the self-study CPE are $25 per credit hour, however volume discounts are available.
Tax

House Bill Would Allow Disclosure of Taxpayer Information

House Bill H.R. 2975, the Patriot Act of 2001, if made into law, will authorize disclosure of taxpayer information to the Justice and Treasury departments, federal law enforcement, as well as federal intelligence agencies that are investigating terrorist organizations and related activities.Some tax practitioners have voiced a concern that such a bill will weaken important restrictions on disclosing tax information.
Tax

IRS Hires New Transition Manager

The Internal Revenue Service continues its leap into the 21st century with the acquisition of Stan Ratcliffe, a seasoned manager and executive who has worked for Sabre Inc., Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Electronic Data Systems Corp., Sprint, Northern Telecom, and Digital Equipment Corp.Mr.
Technology

Intacct Releases Automated, Customized CCH Tax Software Link

PRESS RELEASEOctober 1, 2001 (Los Gatos, Calif.)-Intacct Corporation, the leading provider of online professional accounting solutions, has announced the public release of its automated, customized link to CCH ProSystem fx Tax business products, the leading tax preparation software solutions among the nation’s 40,000 CPA firms.
Community News

RSM McGladrey Acquires Connecticut Firm

H&R Block-owned RSM McGladrey, Inc. has announced the acquisition of Connecticut-based Messina, Ceci, Archer & Co., a closely-held firm specializing in mid-size business clients, nonprofit organizations, construction, and real estate companies.Messina, Ceci, Archer & Co. has served clients in the Fairfield, CT area for 16 years, and has a staff of 40 professionals.

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