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Bringing XML Into Mainstream Use

The recent popularity of XBRL or eXtensible Business Reporting Language has fueled the discussion regarding its namesake, XML.The latest news on the XML-front indicates that the reporting language is poised to move from high-end applications into mainstream use through various 'shrink-wrapped' software programs.For example, companies like Adobe Systems, Quark and even Microsoft have announced that XML will be used for various programs.The issue regarding whether high-level training on XML will be required for these off-the-shelf programs is being debated.
A&A

When Friends go Into Business Together ....

One of the more dated clichés is never do business with friends or relatives. However, in today's booming economy, doing business with friends, for example, makes sense in many ways thanks to a shared philosophy and mission.How do successful businesses between friends incubate? Very well, according to experts if timing is right and the friends remain friends.First, both parties must share the same goals, and that means more than just wanting to leave the current job for the other side of the fence.
A&A

PwC may Spin off Corporate Finance Unit

More changes are in store for PricewaterhouseCoopers and their massive restructuring.
Technology

Hackers Beware: EY Begins Online Security Checkpoint

Online security via e-business is serious stuff, and Ernst & Young is capitalizing on this effort through a new venture called 'eSecurityOnline.com.'Key to the effort is the ability for companies to go through a test to see how vulnerable or hacker-friendly their systems really are.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 48

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 48 June 23, 2000 Logon to http://www.accountingweb.comfor more resources. Don't know your membership logon details?

What Do HR Directors Want in a Resume?

Reprinted with permission from Financial Management Network.Though only 17 percent of jobseekers send their resumes electronically, twice that many human resources professionals named email their preferred method for receiving resumes, in a newly-released survey.
A&A

Quick Tips for Reducing Expenses

Smalloffice.com has put together a collection of tips for the savvy small business owner.
Community News

An Analysis of Big 5 Independence Issues

A writer for CFO Europe examines the state of the world's Big 5 firms.Topics covered include auditor independence and quality, and how firms should go about separating audit from consulting practices.Click on the link below for the full commentary.
Community News

H&R Block Co-Founder Retires This Fall

Henry W. Bloch (yes, it's spelled right!) is planning to retire from his namesake firm, H&R Block in September. The departure is notable because it marks the first time a anyone with the last name of Bloch has not been at the firm since it began in 1946.The news also comes just after the company's first quarter earnings were announced April 30; earnings were up 10 percent from the same time in 1999.Named to head the firm will be Frank L. Salizzoni, currently CEO, who will become chairman.
Community News

Moss Adams Strengthens Firm With L.A. Acquisition

Group 'B' firm Moss Adams has announced it will merge the Beverly Hills office of Braverman Codron into its practice.According to the Electronic Accountant, the merger provides Moss Adams a total of 27 offices, more than 140 partners and combined, annual revenues exceeding $140 million.Braverman Codron is a multi-faceted practice with nine partners and 45 employees. Annual revenues exceed $6 million.
Community News

ACCPAC Buys SBT Accounting Systems

Mergers and consolidations in the accounting software arena are commonplace these days. Now, it has just been announced that ACCPAC has purchased SBT Accounting Systems.The purchase adds the database accounting capabilities associated with SBT to ACCPAC's line of enterprise products.

AccountingWEB Begins Month-long Drive To Help Fight Diabetes

Help celebrate AccountingWEB's one-year anniversary as we lead the accounting community in a campaign to help fight DiabetesOn July 22, 2000, AccountingWEB will be celebrating its one-year anniversary.

AccountingWEB Hosts First Ever Live Press Conference!

The firm of SS&G Financial Services chose the AccountingWEB workshop room as its venue for announcing the merger of Greene & Wallace Certified Public Accountants with the SS&G Financial Services Group.

QuickBooks Consulting -- a Hot Topic With Accountants

There is a certain amount of frustration among accountants who provide QuickBooks consulting services for their clients. The program is written for non-accountants, but it is the accountants who must figure out how to explain it to their clients.

QuickBooks-Common Problems and Pitfalls, with Gail Perry

Gail PerryManaging EditorAccountingWEB, Inc.[Session Moderator] Welcome everyone! We have just about five more minutes before we get started.

Courtroom Update on Largest Accounting Fraud EVER!

How often do we get a glimpse into a really juicy trial concerning accounting violations?This update to our story published earlier this week revolves around the courtroom trial for CUC International and the alleged crimes by Cosmo Corigliano who mishandled finances for the company in the 1980s.The prosecutor begins with 'Don't we call that cooking the books?' Click on the link below to see the full conversation.

Black Accountants set up Online Job Center

The National Association of Black Accountants has established on online career center for members and nonmembers to use in their job search.Postings include jobs in accounting and auditing, finance, consulting, MIS and related job functions.In addition to finding a job, NABA has enabled employers to post jobs as well. More information can be found at the Online Career Center's Employer Registration Page.

KPMG Survey Reveals Huge Ethics Violations

A new survey of 2,300 employees found that more than 75 percent felt they had 'observed violations of the law or company standards' over the last year at their places of employment.With an overwhelming response rate of 78 percent, the survey was conducted by KPMG, who found many infractions to ethics practices.They found, for example,, that 56 percent of sales personnel reported that their company had deceived or lied to customers.
Community News

Saltz, Shamis & Goldfarb Press Conference

TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2000 10:00AM EDTContact Kathy SauttersSaltz, Shamis & Goldfarbwww.ssandg.com(440) 248-8787[Session Moderator] Good morning, and welcome to SS&G Financial Services first press conference over the Internet. I would like to start off by thanking AccountingWEB for allowing us to use their workshop room for this meeting.
Technology

Say Good-Bye to an Old Email Friend

Back in the days when email messages were delivered from machine to machine, much like snail mail which goes from person to person, there was a service called the Unix-to-Unix Copy Protocol (UUCP), kind of the Pony Express of email. Although the UUCP still serves a vital function to less-developed parts of the world, much of this service has been replaced by the instant messaging capabilities of the Internet.

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