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NCCPAP OFFERS HALF DAY SEMINAR

The National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) is presenting a half day seminar on the "Pros and Cons of CPAs Selling Financial Services" in the New Jersey area on Wednesday, October 24th from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at The Radisson Suite Hotel located at 350 Route 3 West in Secaucus. This 4-credit CPE course, which includes a Grand Luncheon Buffet, is being held as part of NCCPAP's 23rd Annual Conference.
Education & Careers

Free Resume, Career Counseling in Tragedy Aftermath

Professional resume writers and career counselors have banded together to volunteer their services to people who have lost their jobs as an immediate result of the recent national tragedy.People who have been displaced in their work lives as a direct result of the terrorist attacks are encouraged to go to www.volunteersforcareers.org for assistance in resume writing and career counseling.

Technology Trends for 2002

Technology Trends for 2002Presented by Lindy AntonelliAccess Technologies International, Ltd.Contact lantonelli@accesstek.netTuesday, September 25, 2001Visit the AccountingWEB Workshop Calendar for upcoming sessions.SummaryThe ever-expanding role of today’s CPA/Financial Executive often includes that of trusted technology adviser.
Tax

Phase One of Tax Rebate Program Comes to an End

The last of the tax rebate checks that were included in the first phase of the tax rebate program have been mailed. Phase One of the rebate program included sending rebate checks of, at most, $600 for married filing jointly taxpayers, $500 for head of household taxpayers, and $300 for single taxpayers, to taxpayers who had filed their 2000 tax return on a timely basis.

Social Security Claims Get Expedited Treatment

The Social Security Administration has announced emergency procedures for families of victims of the recent terrorist attacks. Survivor claims will be processed expeditiously and such claims may be filed with one of the following pieces of evidence: 

GAAP Rules Will Change as Result of Terrorist Attacks

Editor's Note: On Friday, September 28, the Financial Accounting Standards Board elected not to accept this plan of providing extraordinary treatment for losses stemming from the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Follow this link for the latest information on this topic.

AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 19

AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 19September 24 - 28, 2001ACCOUNTINGWEB'S WEEKLY FEATURED RESOURCES1. Workshop: Technology Trends for 20022. Workshop: XYZ Talk - Open Forum3. Practice Management Technology Issues4. Elements of an Effective Strategic Marketing Plan5. Jump-Starting a Stalled Job Search6. Tips for Improving GMAT Scores7. EPS Releases Prophix, Budgeting and Planning Software8. Positioning Your Company for Debt Financing 9.
Tax

New Charities To Get Speedy Treatment From IRS

In light of recent terrorist attacks and the quantity of new organizations wishing to provide relief to victims, the Internal Revenue Service has announced plans to streamline the process by which organizations can achieve tax-exempt status.
Tax

IRS Provides E-Mail Address to Attack Victims

Recognizing that some confusion may have arisen due to the many rule changes that have been announced recently by the Internal Revenue Service, the IRS has created an e-mail address specifically designed to provide access to quick answers for business taxpayers who were affected by the recent terrorist attacks.Businesses in need of assistance with answers to tax questions relating to the terrorist attacks may address those questions to corp.disaster.relief@irs.gov.
A&A

Entrepreneur Magazine's Best Cities for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Magazine has teamed with business information specialists Dun & Bradstreet to provide a ranking of the nation's best cities for entrepreneurs.The two cities tied for the top berth are Dallas, noted for a well-trained labor force, strong city leadership, and an extensive transportation network, and Orlando, seen as a high-tech hub with a reasonable cost of living and an attractive climate.Other cities filling out the top five include West Palm Beach/Boca Raton, Florida, Washington, D.C., and Austin

AICPA Chair Answers Questions on 'XYZ' Credential

On August 22, 2001, AICPA Chairman Kathy Eddy participated in a live workshop at AccountingWEB, where she presented the AICPA's view of the proposed global credential, currently referred to as "XYZ." Many questions were raised during that workshop, however due to time constraints, not all questions could be answered. Unanswered questions were sent to Ms. Eddy, and Ms. Eddy has graciously prepared written answers to each of the questions raised.

Crowe Chizek Provides New Service to Football Fans

The Indianapolis Colts have teamed with Indiana-based accounting firm Crowe, Chizek and Company LLP to provide a new messaging service for Colts fans whereby they can receive updated team scores on their mobile phones during football games.This is the first such offering in the National Football League, however it is not the first foray into high technology for the Colts.

France Gives Support to 'XYZ' Credential

French accounting organization, Conseil Superieur de l'Ordre des Experts-Comptables, has joined the United States and other international bodies in support of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant's proposed global business credential, currently dubbed "XYZ."The organization represents nearly 18,000 accountants in France. Just recently the accounting organizations of Italy joined the initiative.
Community News

Deloitte Approached by CIA

Big Five firm Deloitte & Touche has been approached by the Central Intelligence Agency to discuss its involvement as liquidator of the collapsed Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI), according to The Times of London.BCCI went into receivership in 1991, and was widely believed to have links with global terrorism.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-Up - Issue 113

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-Up - Issue 113September 21, 2001This Newswire Sponsored by:IntacctTHIS WEEK'S NEWS FROM ACCOUNTINGWEB1. New Rankings: Top 100 Accounting Firms2. Missed Deadline? IRS Issues Reprieve3. Thoughts from Manhattan Part 2 - The Days After4. SEC Eases Auditor Independence Rules5. New York CPAs Offer Help to Disaster Victims6. School Loan Payments Put on Hold7.

School Loan Payments Put on Hold

In light of the terrorist attacks that occurred last week, the nation's banks and the Education Department have announced plans to postpone or reduce required payments on federal college loans.Banks will postpone or reduce payments on school loans until January 31, and borrowers who need an extension beyond that date may request such extension by writing to the bank that hosts the loan.

Intacct Accounting Unveils New Application Suite

LOS GATOS, CA - Intacct Corporation, the leading provider of online professional accounting solutions, today unveiled the latest version of its Professional Time & Billing and Business Development applications, a suite of billing and expense reporting applications fully integrated with Intacct’s online accounting system.

Positioning Your Company For Debt Financing

By Gary W. HonigThere was a time in the old days when going to the bank was the only way to get outside capital for your business. These days with the explosion of raising equity investment, many of the guidelines for running a company have been revolutionized. Unfortunately, this new phenomenon is only true for companies with super "star power," because these companies have potential to create skyrocket return earnings.

SEC Names New Chief Accountant

The Securities and Exchange Commission has named Robert Herdman as the new chief accountant, replacing Lynn Turner who left the job in August.Previously, Mr. Herdman was a senior technical partner with Big Five firm Ernst & Young. Mr. Herdman is a member of the board of directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) as well as a member of the AICPA's SEC practice division.
Community News

RSM McGladrey to Offer New Services to Bank Clients

RSM McGladrey, Inc., a subsidiary of H&R Block, has entered into a strategic alliance with Clark/Bardes Consulting's Banking Practice with the goal of providing recruitment and other human resources services to McGladrey's bank clients."Our agreement with Clark/Bardes Consulting enables us to offer our bank clients additional services designed to help them recruit and retain their best people," said Dan Trigg, executive vice president of RSM McGladrey's national financial institutions practice.

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