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AICPA Requires Mandatory Quality Control Systems

Today, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) announced that it is establishing requirements for mandatory quality control systems for the five largest auditing firms to enhance compliance with existing independence rules.
Practice Management

Focus Your Firm With Client Advisory Boards

Ryan Travis, a a professional development consultant with Results Accountants Systems, led an online workshop today focusing on the benefits of a client advisory board in helping to steer your organization to success.A Client Advisory Board, or CAB, is a focus group of sorts, made up of 6-12 of your "A" list clients, whom you invite for 2-3 hours to a session, facilitated by someone outside your firm, in which they are asked to comment
A&A

FEI Finds Audit Should Focus on Business Risks

A new survey by the Financial Executives Institute (FEI) calls for audit committees of company boards to focus on key business risks by challenging management's assumptions even more than they do today, and ensuring the tough questions are asked -- and answered.On a scale of 1-5, with five being "very effective", survey respondents reported the effectiveness of audit committees at a somewhat unfavorable 2.1 rating.

Syspro Makes the Grade

Syspro Software has announced that The Accounting Library has certified the company's IMPACT Encore, v. 4.0/5.0. In plain speak, this means that the acocunting package has received the nod from an organization that measures software programs for the accounting profession against a standard set of deliverables.Syspro is based in Irvine, CA, and has has software in modular formats or full-package programs.

Utilizing Client Advisory Boards - with Ryan Travis

Ryan TravisResults Accountants Systems1-800-800-5601In addition to these transcripts, be sure to see the supplementary materials and frequently asked questions about CAB's contributed by Results Accountants Systems.Scott Cytron: Hello, my name is Scott Cytron and I will be your workshop facilitator today.The AW Workshop Ser
Community News

Andersen's VC Effort Fleshes Itself Out

Last week, AccountingWeb reported a story about how Arthur Andersen is repositioning its practice and conducting business through a new venture capital practice for Internet start-ups. Now that the dust has settled on the announcement, the firm has made public additional details regarding the VC component.Because everyone--these days--also is in the funding of Internet start-ups, experts are beginning to doubt the sincerity of Andersen's foray into the business.

Beginner's Guide To AccountingWEB

Where will AccountingWEB take you today? We're adding features all the time, and knowing where to go and what to do might seem intimidating at times. That's why we've added a Beginner's Guide to AccountingWEB, so you can explore for yourself what you can do in AccountingWEB today.

CCH Offers Tax Return Processing For Just $7.50

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Survey Shows Workers Want To Change Jobs

A national Job Satisfaction survey conducted by SurveySite for CareerPath.com indicates that 44 percent of Americans want new jobs. Four in 10 people want to change jobs in the next year – half of them want to make the switch within six months.With record high employment figures, people are taking advantage of a strong economy and the high demand for quality candidates.

Deltek Introduces MyProjectWorkplace.com™-- Offering B2B e-Commerce for Customer & Project Communication

McLEAN, VA, January 31, 2000 -- Deltek® Systems, Inc. (DLTK) Deltek Systems today introduced MyProjectWorkplace.com™, an Internet-based solution designed to help project businesses strengthen their customer relationships through better project communication and teamwork. MyProjectWorkplace.com (MyPWP.com) is the first component of Deltek's strategic e-business initiative that will translate "project e-business" into "project business success." Ken deLaski, Deltek's President and CEO, states that "Today's e-commerce activities focus primarily on selling products over the Web.
Tax

Measure Your Own Tax Advice Against These Tips

At this time of year, the Internet, newspapers and magazines are filled with sage advice on how to help reduce a tax liability.As a tax practitioner or accountant, see if you agree or disagree with the following recommendations provide by H&R Block: minimize personal income by converting income into non-taxable income, such as investing in tax-free instead of taxed investments; convert personal spending to qualified deductions, like the new home office rules that affect working at home on a part-time basis; take advantage of the various tax credits, including the ch
Technology

Treadway Commission Committee Unveils Web site

The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) of the Treadway Commission has just opened its new Web site at www.coso.org.The site is designed to assist internal auditors by running articles and information on topics of interest, including the new report, Internal Control - Integrated Framework.COSO is a 15-year-old organization dedicated to improving the quality of internal controls and related systems by the National Commission on Fraudulent Financial Reporting, otherwise known as the Treadway Commission.

Georgia Society Names New ED

The Georgia Society of CPAs has named Arizona Society Executive Director Gary Julian as their new executive director to succeed Jim Martin, who is retiring this year.Julian is extremely familiar with the ins and outs of running a state society, based on his participation in many profession-wide activities since his beginnings with the Arizona Society in 1983.Martin retires after holding the ED position for 35 years. Beginning Feb. 1, he will work closely with Julian for the transition period.

Uniting Managers to Grow Your Vision

Ever wonder if all your managers are on the same page? Well, now you can find out – and for very little money. Capability Snapshot Inc. (CSI) has just launched their new service, Management Snapshot. The service is only $300.00 and allows allows companies to compare managers’ view of the company's strengths and weaknesses without revealing their identities. CSI utilizes the power of the Internet to allow the management group to provide their views confidentially from any location, with the resulting reports issued within a day or two.
Technology

Internet Surfing: Coming To A Gas Pump Near You?

Did you ever find yourself mindlessly wandering, wondering what to do during the long three minutes it takes to fill your car up with gas? Well, idle no more. Starting soon, you'll be able to surf Internet-enabled gas pumps at BP/Amoco and check your email, your stocks or your news online while inhaling those fumes. And these days it might make sense to also go on the Web and search for a gas station whose prices haven't risen 20% in the past week...

People "Accounting" Improves Billable Hours

When you are in a professional services industry such as accounting, your people are your firm. Properly implemented, human resource solutions can increase profits, decrease turnover and improve a company’s culture.According to The Sagacity Group, a human resources systems and workforce improvement company, people "accounting" focuses on a very valuable asset – the people who interact with a company's customers.

TSCPA Begins Lone Star Pathfinder Project

Deep in the heart of Texas is a very industrious project related to the national CPA Vision: each of the 20 chapters within the Texas Society of CPAs has been asked to nominate one of more volunteers who are worth of being named "Lone Star Pathfinders."At the Society's Mid-year Board of Directors' meeting, pathfinders were recognized for their accomplishments.San Antonio CPA and TSCPA chair Bob McAdams said, "We want to recognize the first group of our members who have been identified by their chapters as CPAs that aren't just wondering about the re

Top Online Recruiting Site Named

If you are looking for the right online presence for your recruiting activities, look no further. JobDirect.com was recently ranked the No. 1 student-oriented job-search Web site in an independent study by PC Data Online.JobDirect.com is an online job search and match site devoted to connecting college and graduate-level students with prospective employers. The site is the fourth most-visited college-oriented Internet site according to U.S. rankings.JobDirect.com must give visitors what they are looking for.
Technology

Great Plains Expands Into Europe

Popular back-end office solution provider Great Plains has expanded its operations overseas with the acquisition of BTK Software and Consulting.Although Great Plains already has been in the European market for several years, the expansion greatly enhances its operations in Germany.BTK already provides front and back-end office solutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Great Plains will market BTK's product called APERTUM to the lower-tier sector, and will accomplish this by adding 80 staff and support functions.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 27

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 27January 28, 2000http://www.accountingweb.comIn the news this week:1. E&Y Launches IT Consultants' Clearinghouse2. Chicago Board of Trade Proposes Split3. Consultants Take Note: The Seven Key Risk Factors In Mergers4. Home Based Office Definition Widened By The IRS5. Business Cards That Sing, Dance and Sell For You6.

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