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Andersen Plans Move to Times Square

PRESS RELEASEWhat will the New York Times, MTV, and global professional services firm, Andersen, have in common? In 2004, they will all be neighbors in Times Square. Last week, Andersen officials, along with New York Governor Pataki and representatives of Boston Properties, officially broke ground for what will become the firm's new home in New York – Times Square Tower. What better way for Andersen to show its commitment to excelling in today's fast-paced business environment than to set up shop in the most exciting, dynamic spot in the world?

AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 17

AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 17September 10 - 14, 2001ACCOUNTINGWEB'S WEEKLY FEATURED RESOURCES1. Workshop: Discover the Key to Managing the Sales Process in CPA Firms2. Workshop: Online Outsourced Accounting Services3. Mentoring Process for CPAs4. Performance Evaluations That Work! The Power of Communication5. Excel Tip: Save Customized Chart Styles6. Fear of Filing: IRS Deterrents to Filing Late Returns7. CareerZONE: Search For Jobs/Employees at AccountingWEB8.
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PwC Continues Job Cut Trend

Our sister site, AccountingWEB-UK, reports that Big Five firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has laid off nearly 300 members of its consultancy staff as worldwide cutbacks continue throughout the consultancy sector.The firm is reportedly offering attractive severance packages to those who voluntarily agree to resign.PwC human resources partner Liz Brown said: "This decision has not been taken lightly and is in line with our need to constantly review our skills b
Education & Careers

College Recruitment Down as Job Fair Participation Wanes

Inducements such as signing bonuses and free cars are but a dim memory as students compete for a smaller number of jobs at this fall's college job fair recruitment events."We're seeing quite a drop in the number of companies who have traditionally come to recruit through our on-campus recruiting program," said Patricia Macken, director of employer relations at Columbia University in New York.

Nebraska CPAs Vote 'No' to Proposed 'XYZ' Credential

Members of the Nebraska Society of CPAs were polled this summer regarding the AICPA's proposed global business credential, and the results are resoundingly negative.The Nebraska membership received a one-question survey that asked, "Should the Nebraska Society use its resources to support the AICPA's efforts to establish a new global interdisciplinary credential?" Over 25 percent of the membership returned the questionnaire and of those, 94.2% voted "No." In addition, nearly 250 of the 650 members who responded to the survey included written comments.As a result of the survey, the Board

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-Up - Issue 111

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-Up - Issue 111September 7, 2001This Newswire Sponsored by:IntacctTHIS WEEK'S NEWS FROM ACCOUNTINGWEB1. IRS Launches New Online Tax Payment Service 2. McGladrey Expands with Northwest Acquisition3. Deloitte Counts Blooms for World Record4. Ernst & Young Launches Investment Banking Division5. Senator Daschle Denounces Cut in Capital Gain Tax6.

Save Customized Excel Chart Styles

If you create charts in Excel, chances are good that you adjust the formatting of the standard chart style each time you create a new chart. You may change the size of the font, perhaps you add some background color, you might include your company logo on the chart, you may prefer the currency format for your numbers, or you may prefer a line graph to the default column style.
Tax

Fear of Filing: IRS Deterrents to Filing Late Returns

By Julian Block, attorney and former IRS investigatorThe law empowers and encourages the Internal Revenue Service to make life decidedly disagreeable for persons who intentionally fail to file their returns at tax time. The key federal statute is the Internal Revenue Code, which authorizes the imposition of severe sanctions, both criminal and civil, on those who fail to comply with our "voluntary" system.First, consider the provisions for criminal offenses.
Technology

Plug In - To a Marketing Discussion List for Accountants

By Terri M. Sommella, President, Sommella Market StrategiesUntil now, no vehicle existed to afford accounting marketers ongoing information exchanges, resources and training. With the launch of the Association for Accounting Marketing’s Members Discussion List (AMDL) it’s here, and it’s free. The launch of the AMDL is the most immediately beneficial resource offered to accounting marketers since AAM was formed eleven years ago.OverviewThe AMDL is an on-line discussion list.
Technology

IRS Launches New Online Tax Payment Service

The IRS will unveil a new Web site today where individuals and companies can make payments of all federal taxes. The program is part of the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS), and has been used by businesses for the past year. Now individuals may also take advantage of this opportunity to pay taxes online.Any type of federal tax can be paid online at the IRS site, and there is no fee for using the service.
Tax

Mellon Bank Employees Hid, Shredded Tax Returns

It has been discovered that Mellon Bank employees hid and in some cases destroyed by shredding at least 40,000 federal tax returns and accompanying payments that were received at the IRS's Pittsburgh, PA lockbox this past spring.The Pittsburgh center handled tax returns for much of the northeast United States, including Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, and parts of New York.Approximately 1,800 tax returns were

Your Client's CIO - That's You!

This article is contributed by Kenneth M. McCall, MBA, of Boomer ConsultingIf you are a CPA in public practice with a mix of small business clients, you are probably finding a greater portion of your work shifting to consulting services of various kinds. Clients are probably asking you for strategic business planning, succession planning, tax strategy planning, and many other services. Some may have even asked you about information technology issues.

Performance Evaluations That Work!

Performance Evaluations That Work! The Power of CommunicationPresented by Mark KozielManager, Dopkins Placement ServicesContact mkoziel@dopkins.comThursday, September 6, 2001Visit the AccountingWEB Workshop Calendar for upcoming sessions.SummaryPerformance evaluations seem to be a stressful event for both the evaluatee and evaluator, but they don’t have to be.
Tax

Senator Daschle Denounces Cut in Capital Gain Tax

Rivals in Washington are lining up on both sides of an issue that has been smoldering for years.

Social Security Administration Pays Millions to Deceased

Auditors in the Social Security Administration's inspector general's office have discovered that the Social Security Administration (SSA) has paid at least $31 million to deceased people who were listed as deceased in the SSA's own records.The auditors determined the $31 million figure by examining a sample of 200 auxiliary beneficiaries - people who can receive Social Security benefits as a result of their relationship to a deceased person - and found that 33 of the people in the sample who were rec
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McGladrey Expands with Northwest Acquisition

Minneapolis-based RSM McGladrey, the 10th largest accounting firm in the U.S., has expanded its presence in the Pacific Northwest with the acquisition of Knight Vale & Gregory (KVG), one of the largest firms in the area. KVG is ranked as the 79th largest U.S.
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Ernst & Young Launches Investment Banking Division

Big Five firm Ernst & Young has launched a new corporate finance division, called Ernst & Young Corporate Finance LLC. Staffed by more than 200 bankers, the division is spread over 14 offices nationwide with headquarters in New York.

Ltd Company Losses

Ltd Co made a loss of £24k - Bank interest rec'd £2k - is it correct that loss can be a) utilised against interst rec'd and b)carried back to offset against last years profit of £114k Margaret Platt

Mentoring Process for CPA's with Rex Gatto

Mentoring Process for CPA'sPresented by Rex GattoFounder and President of Gatto Training Associates (GTA)Contact gatto@telerama.lm.comThursday, September 6, 2001Visit the AccountingWEB Workshop Calendar for upcoming sessions.SummaryThis workshop covered the following topics:How to create an environment that retains peopleM
Community News

Students Expect to Have it All by Age 40

This article is reprinted from our sister site, AccountingWEB-UK.A million in the bank, a quality home life, and work satisfaction are just par for the course for today's students, according to a recent survey.Almost two-thirds of those asked to take part in a poll say that they aim to become millionaires. Three out of ten hope to achieve this goal by age 40.But it's not all work, work, work.

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