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Accounting Professionals Speak Out in Online Forum

Members of the accounting profession joined together Tuesday in an Open Forum sponsored by AccountingWEB and voiced their views on the proposed SEC hearings on auditor independence.
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SEC Hearings, Final Day: Schedule of Witnesses

In response to requests for additional time to present views, the SEC has added an additional day of testimony to its Day Three schedule of auditor independence hearings. The final day of testimony will be Thursday, September 21, in Washington, D.C.The following people are scheduled to testify:8:30 am: Panel 1 Robert K. Elliott, ChairmanBarry Melancon, President and Chief Executive OfficerHarold L.

CCH Annual Consumer Taxes Survey

CONTACT:MARY DALE NEIL ALLEN847-267-2179allenn@cch.comSTATES STAY THE COURSE WITH GAS, SALES, CIGARETTE TAXES(RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 11, 2000) – It may be a small consolation, but motorists in a few states will be paying lower gas taxes on their high-priced gas this summer, according to CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law and software.
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SEC Hearings, Day Three: Schedule of Witnesses

Schedule of Witnesses for Public Hearing on Auditor IndependenceSchedule of AppearancesPublic Hearing9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.The Securities & Exchange Commission is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, September 20, in connection with its proposed rule amendments regarding auditor independence.

CCH Incorporated Survey

CONTACT:NEIL ALLEN847-267-2179allenn@cch.comMARY DALE WALTERS847-267-2038mediahelp@cch.comACCOUNTANTS ON THE INTERNET 2000(RIVERWOODS, ILL., August 23, 2000) – Here are some additional findings from the CCH Accountants on the Internet 2000 survey, released today by CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law information and software.85 percent of accountants who use the Internet for business reasons say that they have visited the Internal Revenue Service site and it is, far and away,

CCH Accountants on the Internet 2000 Survey by Harris Interactive

CONTACTS:NEIL MARY DALE WALTERS847-267-2038mediahelp@cch.comACCOUNTING PROFESSIONALS HAVE EMBRACED THE INTERNET, ARE MOVING QUICKLY TO REAP THE BENEFITS, SAYS CCH SURVEYIt’s a regular part of their daily workWeb sites for firms are growing in number, scopePotential to benefit in the new economy is encouraging(RIVERWOODS, ILL, August 23, 2000) – They’ve tried it, they like it and it has become part of their daily business lives.

Internet Monitor: Which Search Engine?

We all have our favorite search engine, but which one is actually the best? Every three months, NPD New Media Services conducts a survey of the major search engines to measure how visitors use those services. The results for the last quarter show Google taking the top place alongside iWon. The latter's popularity is related partly to its free lottery draw.Google claims that its index has broken the one billion page mark, making it the largest web page database.

Germans Can Surf Once Again

German Chancellor Gerhard Shröder rescinded an earlier plan to impose a tax on personal use of the Internet in the workplace.

Employee Training, with Christy Matheson

Session Moderator: Thanks for joining us today for our workshop on employee training. We are excited that Christy Matheson, a human resources specialist with AtWork Solutions could join us today. Christy brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our topic.Christy Matheson: Hello- I’m glad that you are attending today. I hope that this information will helpful to you.

Moms in Demand: Multi-Tasking is <FONT color="red">HOT</FONT>!

Who would have thought that mothers who stay home raising their family would be considered a red hot commodity? Trend or not, more and more companies, especially small businesses, are finding that moms who go back to work are excellent producers, thanks to their ability to multi-task.The other benefit in recruiting moms is loyalty. Companies are finding that if working moms have to leave the office to pick up the children for one reason or another, the employee is very much likely to more than make up for her time off.Take a look at the statistics.

SEC Open Forum - Accountants Voice their Opinions

[Gail Perry] On behalf of AccountingWEB, I'd like to welcome everyone here today to our workshop room, where we hope to provide a forum for questions and answers, debate and ideas regarding the proposed auditor independence rulings under consideration by the SEC. [Gail Perry] I'd like to introduce Gary Shamis, of Saltz, Shamis & Goldfarb, Inc. Mr. Shamis is the chairman of the Leading Edge Alliance and also the chairman of the AICPA Management of an Accounting Practice Committee.[Gail Perry] In his recent remarks to the SEC, Mr.

CA School to be Based in Edmonton

The path for attaining a Chartered Accountant designation in Canada is changing based on a new model representing several of Canada's Institutes of Chartered Accountants.The new Chartered Accountants School of Business (CASB) has settled on Edmonton as its home. The CASB is a joint project between the Institutes in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, B.C., Yukon and N.W.T.Prior to now, these Institutes ran separate CA qualification programs. Selected as Partner Among Leading B2B Portals

HIGHLAND PARK, IL - September 13, 2000 - While their tagline may be "Click-Click. Payroll's Done", lately it has been "Click-Click. Partnership's Done" for Industry leading B2B portals and other industry specific Application Service Providers (ASPs) continue to approach to be their business and/or strategic alliance partner.

Web-Based Costpoint From Deltek Offers New Customer Flexibility

As companies increasingly move their businesses and applications to the Web, the virtual office is quickly becoming reality. Business-to-business (B2B) transacting allows us to conduct business using exciting new features and efficiencies. Web-based applications can be accessed from almost any location, making it extremely easy and convenient for businesses to communicate. Beginning January 2001, users can experience the advantages of web-based computing first-hand by accessing selected Deltek Costpoint applications using nothing more than a browser.

Privacy Seals are a Web Requirement

When programs like AICPA's WebTrust were first announced, many CPAs were skeptical that they could make money ensuring privacy and security among Web site clients. Today, however, times have changed, and more and more Web sites are tapping firms and companies that offer programs like WebTrust, as well as home-grown, yet authoritative brands of privacy seals.Expedia Travel, for example, is an example of such a trend.

Business Wire Changes Release of Information

Business Wire, a website that posts news releases about corporate developments is planning to stop releasing information to the press before the information is accessible by the public. The company claims that by allowing the press a window of 15 minutes before investors receive news, Wall Street was able to get a leg up on important investment information. "Individual investors today are looking for corporate information on the Internet," said Business Wire chief operating officer Cathy Baron Tamraz in a statement.
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Members of the accounting and financial communities and others are invited to attend an Open Forum, Tuesday September 19, 2000 at 11:00 Eastern Time at the AccountingWEB workshop room, the forum will be Gary Shamis, Chairman of the PCPS Management of an Accounting Practice Committee, representing the AICPA. Mr.

Some Body Language Can Send Mixed Signals

Body language is a tool that is often overlooked in communication. As we talk to a person we tend to concentrate more attention on our words and forget what we are saying physically. Most people know that crossing arms is a signal of shutting down. Yet, how many times have you done this because you are shifting your weight and getting comfortable? You may think you are still open to this person, but the person talking to you may get a completely different message. Included in body language is tone of your voice.

Word Tip: Nonbreaking Spaces Really Work

Nonbreaking spaces in Word offer a dependable way to ensure your document doesn't contain unsightly or confusing text break.For example, when you enter a date such as December 15, 2000, you want to make sure Word doesn't place December and 15 on different lines. At the same time, you don't want Word to break the line between a person's first name and middle initial.To enter a nonbreaking space, just press Control, Shift and Spacebar. In contrast to the dots that Word uses to denote normal spaces in Show mode, Word shows a nonbreaking space with a degree symbol.

Eight Tips on Security For the Home Worker

Telecommuting isn't a trend anymore; it's here to stay, and many of us are working from home rather than traveling each day to the office. While planning for other work-at-home requirements like office space, a computer, and plenty of snacks in the fridge, be sure to place protection right at the top of your list.


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