News

SurePayroll.com 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 SurePayroll.com. Industry leading B2B portals and other industry specific Application Service Providers (ASPs) continue to approach SurePayroll.com 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.
Technology

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.
Community News

JOIN YOUR COLLEAGUES TODAY: OPEN FORUM ON SEC HEARINGS

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, http://www.accountingweb.com/workshop.Leading 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.
Technology

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.
A&A

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.
Community News

Deloitte Counters ConsultingTrend

Big Five firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is to buck the trend for sell-offs by keeping its own consulting arm, the Financial Times reveals.Deloitte chief executive Jim Copeland, who will be speaking at the SEC hearings this week, told the newspaper that there was no internal pressure to get rid of the consulting business - even after the high profile revelation of talks between Hewlett-Packard and the consulting arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.Cop
Community News

Levitt Castigates Big Five

After two days of public hearings, listening to members of the accounting profession voice their concerns about the proposed auditor independence guidelines which would limit the scope of services that can be performed by auditing firms, Levitt seems undaunted in his mission to change the face of public accounting.According to Levitt, the leadership of the Big Five has been "more concerned with expandi
Technology

Finetrics Partners with eOnline, Inc. for Internet Solution

CHICAGO - September 18, 2000 - Just weeks after announcingits relationship with global professional services firmArthur Andersen, FiNetrics Inc., a business service provider (BSP) developing an integrated and comprehensive suite of financial applications and services for the emerging and medium-sized business market, announced today that it has completed its agreement with eOnline, Inc.

Excel Tip: Pivot Tables

David Carter's series of PivotTable tutorials on our AccountingWEB-UK site have become an Internet legend. The first tutorial, Budgeting with PivotTables, has been accessed more than 9,600 times and was highlighted as a particularly valuable resource by the Internet Scout Report on business and finance.This page gives you an overview of what is possible with this relatively unsung feature within Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet program.
Community News

KPMG Chief Points to Global Restructuring

Big Five firm KPMG will reorganise along global lines and transfer powers from national practices, according to Stephen Butler, the firm's chairman.In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr.

Candidates Excel on CPA Exam in 18 States

Based on a report issued from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), candidates in 18 states passed the Spring 2000 CPA Exam in all areas at a rate higher than the national average.The states include Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, Illinois, New Mexico, Iowa, New York, Minnesota, Montana, Oregon, Montana, Nevada, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.An autonomous body from the state boards of accountancy, NASBA serves as a forum for the states that administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license C
A&A

One More Small Business Portal: Netscape

Is there really room for one more small business portal? Established competition from Microsoft, Excite and Dow Jones isn't enough to scare executives at Netscape.The company has created 'Netscape Netbusiness' as a way to reach small businesses with less than 10 employees.One way Netscape plans to support the site is through advertising.

Agencies Overpaid by Almost $21 Billion

The General Accounting Office recently reported that 12 Federal agencies overpaid for a whopping total of $20.7 billion in fiscal 1999.With overpayments up from the previous year's total of $19.1 billion, the reason for the overages is attributed to consistently poor management of funds. Many of the overpayments resulted from Medicare's fee-for-service program."It's astounding that more than $20 billion of taxpayer money was wasted in just a handful of federal programs," said Sen. Fred D.

Collaging - A New Way to 'Think Out of the Box'

We’ve all heard the term "thinking out of the box" and as worn out as those five words are, it really is a good goal to have if you’re trying to incorporate change into your firm. One problem in accomplishing this feat is getting the brain ready to actually go into the realm of the creative.

Glen Christopher

GLEN CHRISTOPHERChristopher & Associates, LtdGlen Christopher is a professional speaker, consultant and Internet trainer.Glen's presentations help businesses focus on the benefits of technology, including:Explaining the benefits and uses of the Internet and its importance in a clear, easy-to-understand and entertaining wayLinking the mystique of the Internet to real business issues to save money and solve problems,

Susan Ireland

SUSAN IRELAND,Susan Ireland's Resume ServiceAs owner of "Susan Ireland's Resume Service" in San Francisco and Berkeley, Susan supervises a team of writers who work with job seekers from all occupations and levels of employment.

Karen Bergh

KAREN BERGH,RainMaker Pro Training & ConsultingKaren Bergh trains and coaches professionals who want to sell more. Early in her career, her creative copy for ad agencies appeared in national campaigns, and helped sell products ranging from gas grills to banking services.

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