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AICPA Annual List of Top Ten Technologies

The only CPAs who don't need to know about technology are those who are retiring in the next 12 months, according to Wayne Harding, director of business development for cpa2biz. "You must use technology to be productive and competitive in the business environment."The American Institute of CPAs has just updated its website containing its annual list of the Top Ten Technologies.

Solicitations at Work Could be Uncomfortable

It happens all the time. Someone's son or daughter is selling fruitcakes, cookies or some other edible to raise money for a school project or organization program. Most of us feel obligated to buy something, but why can't we say 'no?'While charity in the workplace is on the decline--as much as a 12 percent drop over the last 10 years--solicitations at work actually are on the rise.
Tax

On the Move: Barr Leaves IRS for Dell

According to sources, the very high-profile Robert E. Barr who headed up the Internal Revenue Service's Electronic Filing initiative, is leaving the public sector to take a job with Dell Computer in Austin, Texas.The move may take place as soon as the next several weeks. Mr. Barr, the Service's assistant commissioner for Electronic Tax Administration, was with Intuit prior to joining the IRS.He will assume the role of marketing director for Dell.

Professional Services Automation: A New Approach to Business and Knowledge Management for Professional Services Organizations

Table of Contents:NOTE: The full text of the white paper is available on Deltek's Web site, at www.deltek.com.Page 1--Executive SummaryPage 4--The Professional Services OrganizationPage 6--Success Factors for Professional Services OrganizationsPage 8--Current Practices and Existing Business Systems in Professional Services OrganizationsPage 12--Key Components of Professional Services AutomationPage 20--Comparing and Contrasting Professional Services Automation with ERP, CRM, and Project Collaboration SystemsPage 23--Professional Services Automation in ActionPa
Technology

Forgotten Passwords: A Thing of the Past?

Most of us have had to request our password again at some time or other. If you think it’s annoying when you forget, imagine what the help desk is going through. Not only is it time-consuming to hand out passwords again, but it also eats up money.What if you could access a visual graphic instead? Passlogix.com has created software that allows the user’s computer to display a screen containing a drink bar when a password is requested. The user clicks on the correct bottles to create a drink concoction.

Deltek Adds Necho Travel Expense Automation System to ET Enterprise™ Application Suite

McLean, Virginia – April 24, 2000 – Deltek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTK).
Technology

Will it be a Palm Christmas?

As the holiday season approaches palm manufacturers prepare for the already booming market to continue growing. International Data Corp. expects a 55.9% expansion in the world of personal digital assistants (PDA) this year.In the course of this competition, the consumer wins out.

Spotlight on: Susan Waters

AccountingWEB ProfileSusan Waters, CAEExecutive DirectorCalifornia Society of CPAs Susan Waters Tackles the Tough Issues as the new CALCPA Executive DirectorSusan Waters has dealt with doctors, lawyers and the insurance industry during her 27-year professional career.
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Complete Transcripts - all SEC Testimony

Read what all of the witnesses have had to say about the SEC's proposed auditor independence guidelines. The SEC has published all of the transcripts of all testimonies from public hearings held on July 26, September 13, September 20, and September 21.The SEC has suggested guidelines to limit the scope of services that accounting firms conducting audits of publicly held companies can perform.

Resumes for Today's High-Tech Business Environment

The resume produced on paper and sent through the regular mail is quickly becoming a thing of the past.

IMA Names New President

MONTVALE, NJ (September 21, 2000) - Robert E. Bell, Jr., CMA, CPA, the current CEO of Hickory Brands, Inc. (NC) is the new President-Elect, 2000-2001, for the Institute of Management Accountants. He was named at IMA's 81st Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA and assumed office on July 1. In 2001, Mr. Bell will succeed Frank C. Minter, CPA, Executive-in-Residence for the School of Business at Samford University in Birmingham, AL.Mr.

Resumes That Work with Today's Technology, with Susan Ireland

Resumes That Work with Today's TechologyPresented by SUSAN IRELAND, author of "The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Perfect Resume"Session Moderator: I'd like to welcome everyone here today and thank you all for attending. Today's presenter is Susan Ireland.
Technology

The Web's Everywhere ... Even in NYC Taxis

Living in a wired world is great, but are we sometimes too wired for our own good?New York City dwellers and tourists alike can now surf the Web on a Palm VII in certain taxi cabs outfitted for the Web, thanks to a deal between Yahoo! and Medallion Financial Group.Even though there are only 10 cabs with the Palm devices, this is a pilot project set to stay in effect until March 2001, at which time an evaluation will be done to determine if more cabs should be wired.The program is part of the Yahoo Every
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Teaching: A new and Obvious Role for CFOs

CFO magazine reports that CFOs are recognizing the need to educate others in the knowledge they have learned over the course of their careers.Although only a small percentage of CFOs are actually leaving the profession to teach in the classroom, there are a number of other ways to communicate the knowledge learned. Areas of CFO expertise include subjects like Internet financial models, and compensation and benefits. CFOs also can bring value-added questions to shareholder meetings.Why is this a trend now--all of a sudden?
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PwC Enhances CRM With new Partnership

PricewaterhouseCoopers hopes to enhance the way it consults with companies on customer integration work through a new partnership with GE Global Exchange Services (GXS).The first joint activity will provide an opportunity for customers to connect package software applications such as Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relation Management to GXS's enterprise application integration production suite.The goal is to provide a means for clients to turn an activity like a sale into the actual delivery of goods or
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THERE'S STILL TIME ! ! !

Are you concerned about the SEC proposed guidelines to limit the scope of services performed by accounting firms? It's not too late to voice your opinion.The SEC is still accepting written responses to the proposed guidelines, until September 25.
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Accounting Professionals Speak Out in Online Forum

Members of the accounting profession joined together Tuesday in an Open Forum sponsored by AccountingWEB and voiced their views on the proposed SEC hearings on auditor independence.
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SEC Hearings, Final Day: Schedule of Witnesses

In response to requests for additional time to present views, the SEC has added an additional day of testimony to its Day Three schedule of auditor independence hearings. The final day of testimony will be Thursday, September 21, in Washington, D.C.The following people are scheduled to testify:8:30 am: Panel 1 Robert K. Elliott, ChairmanBarry Melancon, President and Chief Executive OfficerHarold L.
Tax

CCH Annual Consumer Taxes Survey

CONTACT:MARY DALE WALTERS847-267-2038mediahelp@cch.com NEIL ALLEN847-267-2179allenn@cch.comSTATES STAY THE COURSE WITH GAS, SALES, CIGARETTE TAXES(RIVERWOODS, ILL., September 11, 2000) – It may be a small consolation, but motorists in a few states will be paying lower gas taxes on their high-priced gas this summer, according to CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law and software.
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SEC Hearings, Day Three: Schedule of Witnesses

Schedule of Witnesses for Public Hearing on Auditor IndependenceSchedule of AppearancesPublic Hearing9:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.The Securities & Exchange Commission is holding a public hearing on Wednesday, September 20, in connection with its proposed rule amendments regarding auditor independence.

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