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The Legal Audit: A How To Manual For Internal Auditors

Written by Annette S. Biesecker, Executive Vice President, Accountability Services, Inc., reprinted with permission by The Financial Management Network.No one can dispute that law firms sometimes engage in outright billing fraud. Consider: Webster Hubbell, once third in command at the United States Justice Department, plead guilty to charges that he had billed his legal clients fraudulently.
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Save Thousands on Conference Calls

Written by Bruce Judson - The Judson Group and reprinted with permission from The Financial Management Network.Last week I needed to set-up a conference call. To me, the process seemed unnecessarily difficult and costly: the conference call was expensive, needed to be scheduled with a telephone service operator in advance, and participants needed a special phone number and code to join the call. As I was setting all of this up, I kept thinking there must be a better service...

E-mail Tips & Tricks

E-mail is an opportunity for you to extend an impression to your recipient. Keep in mind that the protocol that accompanies a written letter also follows e-mail messages. Don’t lose your chance to market yourself with your signature line. With most e-mail software packages, an auto signature option is available. Use it to include, at a minimum, your name, your company’s name, your full mailing address, contact phone numbers, and company’s web site address.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 41

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 41May 5, 2000Logon to http://www.accountingweb.comfor more resources.Don't know your membership logon details?
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Crowe Chizek Forms Investment Banking Subsidiary

Crowe, Chizek and Company LLP, a leading accounting and consulting firm, today announced the formation of Crowe Chizek Capital Markets LLC. The wholly-owned subsidiary will provide investment banking services with a focus on sales and divestitures of closely held businesses with transaction sizes less than $100 million.
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Final Big 5 Holdout may Need to Restructure

Less than three months ago, the Public Accounting Report published an article indicating that Big 5 accounting firm Deloitte & Touche was "bucking the trend" of restructuring and insisted that it would keep its "full service" image available to clients.However, in an article in the Financial Times this week, Jim Copeland, CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has indicated that increasing pressure from regulators might force the Big 5 firm to consider restructuring, eliminating the ability to offer both
Technology

Don't get Bitten by the 'Love' Bug

It seems that love is in the air today. And it is infecting computers from Asia to Europe and now the United States in one of the worst outbreaks of computer viruses ever to hit the Internet.First of all, before you read any further, if you see an email with "I Love You" in the subject line, BE SURE TO DELETE IT COMPLETELY FROM YOUR SYSTEM.Now, the story.

Deltek Wins Financial Management Software Shootout Second Year in a Row

Deltek's Advantage and ET Enterprise Products Rated Number 1 for Professional Services Firms McLean, Virgina - May 4, 2000 - Deltek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTK). For the second consecutive year, leading professional services organizations from the architecture, engineering (A&E) and design industry overwhelmingly voted Deltek's Advantage with ET Enterprise™ the clear winner of PSMJ Resource's 2000 Financial Management Software Shootout.
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Playboy Gains Capital & 'Spins' Web Division

Playboy Enterprises, Inc. is a huge, international company with many concerns besides its publishing business. Today, when building capital is everything and losses are sky-high in certain cases, a company like Playboy has no other option than to get rid of its most draining businesses.In this case, it's the Web division. The larger question, though, rests with the way Playboy is handling the loss.
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DT Ad Campaign Really 'Great'

On television, print advertising and other venues, it takes only seconds to capture the attention of leaders, decision makers and the business marketplace.A new advertising campaign for Deloitte & Touche is banking on the fact that featuring 'great' people who work for D&T will attract attention to the international accounting and consulting firm's services.The $15 million campaign is produced by Keiler & Co.
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How Pokemon is Like the Stock Market

Do your kids collect Pokemon cards? Do you have a favorite niece or nephew who just can't get enough of the craze?In many ways, Pokemon is like the stock market. In its most basic form, a Pokemon card--one that is rare--is just like a non-profitmaking, non-dividend paying asset. Rare cards are parallel to a tiny free float.

Paul Dunn

Paul DunnFounder, Results Accountants' SystemsPaul Dunn is the Founder and Founding Chairman of Results Accountants’ Systems (RAS), the Accountants' Boot Camp process and the Results Accountants’ Network.He first started working with the Accountancy Profession in 1970 when he was one of just ten people in the Australian start up of Hewlett Packard.
Technology

Great Plains to Acquire Rival Software Company

Great Plains, an accounting software industry leader, announced yesterday plans to acquire rival software company, Solomon Software.The new company will have more than 130,000 customers, 2,200 team members and a worldwide network of 2,000 channel partners. Great Plains will acquire Solomon through the issuance of approximately 2,600,000 shares of Great Plains common stock and $35 million in cash.

AICPA Begins New CPE Program

The AICPA has developed a new CPE program designed to award ‘fellow’ status to practitioners who gain 64 credits over a three-year time period, including 16 hours of personal and leadership development courses.The announcement was made during a meeting in Dallas of CPE instructors.The program is expected to begin in September, and was created so that the Institute could increase sales in its training products area.
Technology

The Future of Financial Reporting Mapped Out

AccountingWEB was honored to host an onlike workshop this week featuring Mike Willis, Chairman of the AICPA led XBRL Steering Committee, to talk about this new language of electronic financial reporting.
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Budgeting With Pivot Tables - The Sequel

Over 1,200 AccountingWEB members read David Carter's first tutorial on budgeting with pivot tables. In the eagerly awaited sequel, Carter goes beyond setting up initial budgets to explain how to add the actuals each month and use Excel pivot tables to report on Monthly and Year-to-Date Actuals versus Budget, plus Variances – both at company and departmental level.The Formulas function is used to calculate variances between budget and actual.

Budgeting With Pivot Tables - Part II

This is one in a series of Excel Pivot Table Tutorials developed by AccountingWEB software consultant David Carter.
Technology

Microsoft Split-up: The Gloves Are Off

In an open letter to customers, partners and shareholders, Microsoft's Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer explain how and why the government's proposal to break up Microsoft would harm consumers and other companies in the high-tech industry.
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Andersen Divorce Delayed 90 Days

The arbitrator ruling on the separation of Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting has delayed releasing his findings until July 31. A decision on the split was due by the end of April.A quick end to the proceedings seemed likely after Consulting chief Joe Forehand said he was prepared to enter round-table discussions with Arthur Andersen.But a spokesperson for Andersen said that nothing further had been pursued down this path. He also warned that the profession may well hear more about the divorce from the arbitrator before the end of July.

The Future of Financial Reporting - with Mike Willis

Session Moderator: Good afternoon everyone! Thanks for joining us today. We are thrilled that Mike Willis is leading our workshop today. Before we get started with the introductions, please allow me to remind you that this is your workshop. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. If we miss your question, I'll be sure to "collect" it and ask Mike to answer it at the end of the session. Mike Willis: Here is what I thought we would cover today. Why do we need/want XBRL?What does XBRL enable users to do? What is XBRL?

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