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AccountingWEB Holiday Quiz

Test your knowledge of events around the profession, and become eligible to win a $500 on-line shopping spree from The Sharper Image!There are only seven questions in this test - it won't take very long to complete!Rules: Simply follow the link below to begin the test. At the end you'll be asked to submit your name to enter the drawing. The drawing will be held on Thursday December 21, 2000, and the winner will be announced in the holiday edition of our weekly newswire, Friday, December 22. Please, only one entry per person.Ready?

Spotlight on Don Scholl

AccountingWEB ProfileDon SchollPresident, D. B. Scholl, Inc.This Consultant Lives by a Simple Motto: "Manage Well Today and Visualize Successes Tomorrow"Few "outsiders" get invited to closed-door meetings with accounting firm owners, what with sensitive and strategic business information in the air. But that's where one outsider -- Don Scholl -- is most often welcomed.While not a CPA or trained in the technical standards or practices of the accounting profession, Scholl, president of D.B. Scholl, Inc.

The Importance of Advanced Degrees, with Rob Chabot

AccountingWEB Workshop: November 29, 2000Presenter: Rob Chabot, M.Acc., Academic Program Coordinator, Master of Accounting programThe Max M. Fisher College of Business, Ohio State UniversitySession Moderator: Thank you all for joining us! Today we are fortunate enough to have Rob Chabot as our guest presenter. Rob Chabot is a native of Whittier, CA, a suburb of Los Angeles. He has a B.S.

FTC Gearing Up For Holiday Complaints

The Federal Trade Commission has issued a warning to retailers who will ship merchandise during the holiday season: Keep your promises or else!Many retailers make quick-shipment promises, such as "Product normally ships within 24-48 hours." A merchant is required to notify customers of any delay in the originally-promised shipping time and provide a revised shipment date.

Digital Secretaries May Not be Ready for Prime Time

With 'e' a part of just about 'e'verything these days, this is a story that speaks to the heart of not jumping completely into the digital age just yet.You have your Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) like Palm and the Pocket PC, but the technology can be taken one step further with digital secretarial services like those provided by Quixi.Quixi is a is a personal assistant service, no farther away than the speed-dial on your cell phone.
Technology

Business Model Key to E-Commerce Survival

As anyone knows who follows the demise of Internet-based businesses, more often then not, these failed companies did not have a solid infrastructure, hired too many people too quickly or generally lacked customer service skills to get the job done right.A solid business model should be the number one objective, according to CFO Paul Williams of Cyberian Outpost, a vendor of software, hardware and electronics.

Ten Million People Worth More Than $1 Million - EACH!

The sheer numbers are staggering. A new report from Arthur Andersen finds that there are approximately 10 million individuals across the world with assets worth more than $1 million, each.This and other findings are part of a new study conducted by Andersen called the High-Net Worth (HNW) report.

The Importance of Advanced Degrees

The Importance of Advanced DegreesAccountingWEB Workshop Presented by: Rob Chabot, M.Acc., Academic Program Coordinator, Master of Accounting program, The Max M. Fisher College of Business, Ohio State UniversityOn Wednesday, November 29, Rob Chabot presented an interactive workshop on advanced degrees in accounting. Workshop topics included: The vast majority of states in the U.S.

Deltek Announces Deltek Costpoint 4 For The Web

McLean, VA – October 30, 2000 – Deltek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTK) (www.deltek.com). Deltek today announced plans to deliver the next generation of Deltek® Costpoint® that will enable customers to leverage the full power of the Internet. Deltek Costpoint 4 will introduce a browser-based, n-tier technology that is the basis for a myriad of new applications being written for the Web, using Java™ and Enterprise JavaBeans™ ¾ industry standard technology for building enterprise Internet solutions.

Brogan Van Kleef

Brogan Van Kleef,Director and Independent Associate with Pre-Paid Legal ServicesWorkshop Presenter: Thursday, November 30, 2000Workshop Topic: Providing Benefits That Can Really Help Your EmployeesBrogan Van Kleef has been on the professional staff of two of Dallas's largest CPA firms as a tax accountant. She has also been the Director of Human Resources for a top Dallas CPA firm.

Providing Benefits That Can Really Help Your Employees

Providing Benefits That Can Really Help Your EmployeesPresented by: Brogan Van Kleef, Director and Independent Associate with Pre-Paid Legal ServicesAccountingWEB workshop, Thursday, November 30Participants in this workshop learned: How to use legal plans as an employee benefit to enhance employee productivity. How to use legal plans as a recruiting tool and a tool to retain great employees. Explored various ways to finance legal plans at little or no cost

Still Counting: CPA Firm Joins Florida Ballot Count

Judicial Watch, the independent watchdog group, has been authorized by Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Jorge La Barga, to access and count the county's disputed presidential ballots, including oversees absentee ballots. Over 400 citizens from across the country are joining the effort, converging on Palm Beach County to scrutinize the ballots.The non-partisan group, Judicial Watch, will use statistical and accounting techniques, with the aid of members of the local Johnson Lambert & Co.
Tax

IRS Announces New Employment Tax Deposit Rules

Under previous law, businesses with employment taxes of less than $1,000 per quarter could make their tax payments quarterly, while other businesses make more frequent tax deposits. Now, starting January 1, 2001, businesses with employment taxes of less than $2,500 per quarter will be able to make quarterly payments, instead of the monthly payments they were making previously."The new standard will reduce the paperwork and red tape that small businesses face," according to IRS Commissioner Charles O. Rossotti.

New ERISA Update! Patients' Bill of Rights!

The Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) of 1974 has been revised to include a final regulation that will change the minimum requirements for benefits claims. The new regulation is effective 1/20/01 (is it a coincidence that this occurs on Innauguration Day?).The new regulation establishes new standards for processing claims under group health plans and plans providing disability payments.
A&A

Ad Firm Closes After Audit; CFO Kills Himself

The Dallas-based advertising firm of Berry-Brown has suffered more than their share of losses. A story that ran in this week's Dallas Morning News confirmed that the 23-year-old firm has dismissed all 46 employees and has closed its doors, all thanks to an audit that revealed $6.25 million in missing funds.To add to the woes, the audit also uncovered the fact that the CFO, Philip Schieber, had embezzled the money before killing himself last month.
Community News

Name Change, Affiliation Part of BMF's Strategy

The Akron, Ohio-based accounting firm of Bober, Markey, Fedorovich & Company recently changed its name and announced a new affiliation with the Financial Consulting Group, L.C. (FCG).The firm added the name, Fedorovich, last month to reflect the contributions made by Managing Partner, Rick Fedorovich. The affiliation with FCG is a result of the firm having built a strong business valuation and litigation practice during the past few years.
Community News

KPMG Named Leadership Partner to U.N. Initiative

Here’s a feather in the KPMG hat: The accounting firm and its 25,000 partners and employees across the United States was named a Leadership Partner in the International Year of Volunteers celebration in the United States, or IYV 2001 US.KPMG will partner in all activities in IYV 2001, which was decreed by vote of the United Nations General Assembly. IYV 2001 will celebrate the achievements of volunteers worldwide and create thousands of new volunteer opportunities.

Portable Computers Get Health Clearance

Isn't it comforting to know that others are constantly looking out for us to make sure that new work equipment and new methods of working do not bring added health and safety risks? Newly published research, "Health and safety of portable display screen equipment" carried out by System Concepts Ltd.

KPMG Consulting Involved in $50 Million Lawsuit

CarsDirect.com has filed a $50 million lawsuit alleging that KPMG Consulting "knowingly misled" the online auto store about customer-tracking software, the LA Times reports.The Internet firm says that KPMG, which had advised CarsDirect.com to change its customer-tracking software to a more advanced system, caused "significant operating losses" at the firm.KPMG plans to defend itself, the newspaper reports, and demand the online firm pays the outstanding $1.2 million balance on its bill.

Creating Effective Resumes

Robbie Kaplan, author of "Sure-Hire Resumes" and "Resume Shortcuts: How to Quickly Communicate Your Qualifications with Powerful Words and Phrases" presented an online workshop that provided participants with key information on how to craft resumes.Ms. Kaplan pointed out the fact that resumes can do much more than just help you secure a new job.

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