AccountingWEB Life news September 2010

AccountingWEB Life

Converting to a Roth IRA easier in 2010

A provision within the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 passed by the House Thursday will allow participants in 401(k), 403(b), and 457 tax deferred plans to convert those savings into a Roth IRA account if employers sponsor a Roth IRA in their plan.
Tax

Small accounting firms could see large benefits from new tax legislation

A small-business jobs bill awaiting approval from President Obama that aims to boost billions of dollars of lending and investment to entrepreneurs and provides $12 billion in tax cuts to small businesses is getting mostly positive reviews from two small accounting firms.
Technology

Facebook founder is subject of new movie; donates $100 million to Newark schools

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, is expected to announce today his $100 million donation to the Newark public school system, which has been described as one of the country's weakest.
Practice Development

Growing your business

Selling doesn't work. The customers are in control. They decide what they want to buy. It's not about us or even our goods and services. It's about them, our customers, and how they buy.
Education & Careers

Finance pros most active on Facebook with family; use LinkedIn to job search

Nearly three-quarters of finance professionals revealed that they have a social media account, which primarily is being used to connect with friends and family via Facebook. When using social media to job search, however, LinkedIn was the definitive favorite.
AccountingWEB Life

Focus on positive leadership when things go wrong

Are you appreciated by company managers? Do you have the opportunity to do your best work? Are you clear about what is expected of you at work? Does your manager provide employees focus? People at work who are fully engaged can answer these questions with a clear yes and sense of gratitude.
Practice Management

It's about time: Successfully managing a to-do list

You probably have hundreds of things that needed to be done yesterday. These items might be listed on your current to-do list, inside an e-mail in your inbox, or scrunched up in the back of your brain. Maybe it’s a combination of all three.
Practice Management

The role of accountants in social media, by Ross Drapalski

AccountingWEB accounting student scholarship winner Ross Drapalski explores the interaction of social media with everyday work life.
Practice Development

Social media: The new frontier, by Christi Hillegass

AccountingWEB accounting student scholarship winner Christi Hillegass identifies the trifecta of social media uses for accountants.
AccountingWEB Life

The role of accountants in social media, by Jenna El-Khalili

AccountingWEB accounting student scholarship winner Jenna El-Khalili addresses the need for accountants and accounting firms to stay current with the various social media channels.
A&A

IRS form helps small businesses claim new health care tax credit

The Internal Revenue Service has released a draft version of the form that small businesses and tax-exempt organizations will use to calculate the small business health care tax credit when they file income tax returns next year.
AccountingWEB Life

New time management techniques

Time management remains a core focus within leadership, coaching, and mentoring programs.
A&A

IRS explains 2011 changes to flexible spending arrangements

The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance reflecting statutory changes regarding the use of certain tax-favored arrangements, such as flexible spending arrangements (FSAs), to pay for over-the-counter medicines and drugs.

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