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AccountingWEB student scholarship winning essay: Want to see the future of the accounting profession? There's an app for that

Lucas Taylor, AccountingWEB student scholarship winner, shares his ideas on how recent advances in smartphone technology have transformed mobile phones from simple communication devices into complex media centers with capabilities unheard of just a decade ago.
Technology

AccountingWEB student scholarship winning essay: There's an app for that

AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship winner Steven Garner addresses the potential of app technology for handheld devices.
Technology

Everything you need to know about Excel range names

Are you familiar with the range names feature in Excel? It is one of the most powerful tools that even the most basic Excel user can easily master. Name a cell or a block of cells and then work with those cells in formulae and searches throughout the workbook.
A&A

Sage North America announces end of product brand names

"We will be dropping the use of product brand names," said Sage North America CEO Pascal Houillon. Leading Sage brands include Peachtree, Timberline, Accpac and MAS, Simply Accounting, and ACT!.
Technology

Excel Tip: Multiple criteria SUM, MIN, and MAX formulas

Most Excel users are familiar with the SUM, MIN, and MAX functions in Excel. Used in their traditional fashion, you provide a range of cells to the function to derive a result. However, in certain cases you may wish to use this functions based on multiple criteria.
Technology

New QuickBooks Assessment Exams for bookkeepers, controllers, consultants

The only tests of their type in the industry, The Sleeter Group’s QuickBooks Assessment Exams enable accounting professionals or employers to test prospective employees for the bookkeeping, controller, and consultant roles, for work in an accounting firm or a small- to medium-sized business (SMB).
A&A

Joe Woodard's QuickBooks conference attendees are "Scaling New Heights"

Reflecting a 30 percent increase in attendance over last year, Joe Woodard's Scaling New Heights conference attracted just over 500 attendees this week at the JW Marriott Resort and Spa in Las Vegas.
Technology

Stealth Price Increase Awaits QuickBooks 2008 Users

As of May 31, 2011, Intuit will no longer provide live technical support or add-on services for the 2008 version of QuickBooks Pro, Premier, and Simple Start.
Technology

Roundup of tax software reviews

Are you disappointed with the tax software you've been using? Have you outgrown your program? Have your needs changed? For whatever reason, are you in the market for new tax software?
Practice

Four things accountants must do to keep up with technology

With the changing technological landscape, what must accountants do to stay competitive in the future, and how will technology change the future role of the accountant? Here are four tools every accountant should have in the technology toolbox.
Technology

Emily Post for the tech generation: How to behave online

School's almost out, but class is always in session when it comes to the job search. As new graduates prepare to enter the work world, they should pay as much attention to technology "etiquette" as they do promoting their mastery of technology.
Technology

Office 365: Microsoft takes to the Cloud

Where Office Live was more of a personal Cloud that gave you access to the Office tools, Office 365 is a true corporate environment that, within the beta system at least, will let you cater to and collaborate with up to 25 colleagues.
Practice Development

How to make your blog an effective firm marketing tool

The primary – and only – goal your firm’s blog should have is for it to be a worthwhile marketing vehicle. If it is not, then you shouldn’t bother blogging!
A&A

Challenges, best practices for the first XBRL filing

Thousands of small public companies will submit eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) financial reports, for the first time, with their regular June 15, 2011 filings with the SEC.
Technology

Intuit offers $10,000 to innovative entrepreneurs

Do you have Intuit’s next great idea? If so, the company wants to hear from you. Intuit Inc., which created Quicken and QuickBooks, is unveiling a website where innovators can collaborate to solve some of the company’s biggest product challenges. And in the process, someone’s bright idea may be worth up to $10,000.
Practice Management

Could you be breaking the law by not archiving e-mails?

Think about it – almost all of your business communications and negotiations are performed via e-mail, making them important documents to keep for reference.
Technology

AICPA urges IRS to help safeguard electronic accounting records

In a letter this week, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants urged the IRS to work with small business owners to safeguard private data included in electronic accounting software records that the IRS may request as part of an examination.
Technology

New QuickBooks certification will validate small business accounting skills

Certiport, a provider of performance-based certification exams and practice test solutions, has announced the availability of a new Intuit QuickBooks Certified User (QBCU) certification program, designed by Real World Training, which is endorsed by Intuit.
Technology

How your Web site can make you more like James Franco

With everything else you have going on, the last thing you should be worried about is wasting time working on your Web site. In fact, your Web site should actually save you time, especially during tax season, while you are furiously completing tax returns for your clients.
Technology

Business vs. Personal: Controlling What People See on Your Facebook Pages

If you have a Facebook account, you've probably faced the dilemma of whether to accept a friend request from a business associate. Learn how configure your friends list so that different groups see just what you want.

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