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Chairman of US Securities & Exchange Comission in NY

Arthur Levitt, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to speak at National Conference of CPA Practitioner's Event!Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt will speak on CPA independence and other issues before The National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) on Friday, October 20, 2000 @ 12:00 noon at The Inn at Great Neck in Great Neck, Long Island, NY.Contact Bill Corbett, Jr. at 516-775-0435 or 516-428-9327 for more information.

CPA Exam Shuts Out Indiana Accounting Students

A new rule that went into effect in Indiana this year requires CPA candidates to be graduates of colleges that hold special accounting accreditation.
Technology

You Can't be Without it: Online Sources for Disability Insurance

Disability insurance is one of those items many people say they don't need--unless something were to go terribly wrong. While many people have disability coverage through their employers, analysts say this isn't enough coverage (usually only half of a monthly salary, and with a cap of $5,000) based on what most of us earn.How do you find disability insurance that matches your needs?Finding carriers isn't as easy as it used to be. Two decades ago, there were more than 200 carriers, while today, there are only about 40.
Community News

Big Five Prominent on Forbes Annual List

Leading the pack on the Forbes Magazine annual list of the 500 largest private companies in terms of revenue is Cargill, followed by Koch Industries.
Technology

AOL/Time Warner Deal Given Ultimatum

Lawyers participating in the mega-merger between America Online and Time Warner have until Oct.
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Andersen Consulting Looks at $20 Billion IPO

Ever since Andersen Consuling split from Arthur Andersen, rumors have circulated about how the consulting firm would proceed with financing for the long term.Late last week, the 2,500 partners met in Miami, and agreed to study the possibility of an IPO, or Initial Public Offering, of stock that, if sold, could value the firm at more than $20 billion.The vast consolidation taking place within the accounting profession is good news for Andersen Consulting, who compete against other consulting arms that have, or wil
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SEC Launches Investigation into PwC Independence

A Securities and Exchange Commission inquiry into the independence of Pricewaterhouse accountants working at communications firm Pinnacle Holdings has been made formal.The move follows an 'informal' investigation launched in August, and has been greeted with muted annoyance by the communication site provider.Pinnacle told the press that the firm "has become unfairly embroiled in the policy and political debate over these issues and that, as a result,

Andersen Consulting Considers Partial IPO

Newly-divorced Andersen Consulting is considering a partial initial public offering, according to reports.The firm's partners voted to look into the possibility of an IPO, which could see the entire company valued at $25-30 billion.AC managing partner Joe Forehand told the Wall Street Journal that the firm needed to raise capital so it could fully embrace the demands of the New Economy.
Technology

New Models in Financial Operations

New Models in Financial OperationsAn AccountingWEB WorkshopPresented by: Steven Siegel and Chris Murphy of FiNetricsAn increasing number of businesses are turning to the Internet for solutions that will help them to quickly implement operational infrastructure and

7 Ways to Gather Referrals for Your Business

7 Ways to Gather Referrals for Your Business to Make it More ValuableAn AccountingWEB WorkshopPresented by: Trent Kaeslin and Jennifer DayceResults Accountants' SystemsReferrals are still cited as the best way to gain new clients in professional services businesses today.

Excel Tip: Sorting From Left to Right

You probably already know how to sort a vertical list in Excel (and here's a refresher if you don't), but what can you do if you want to put your column headings in alphabetical or chronological order? Can you sort your data from left to right?Sort Top to BottomTo quickly sort a column of data from top to bottom, you can click anywhere in the column and then click the A-Z button on the standard toolbar (or click Z-A if you want to sort backwards). The column will be sorted in alphabetical or chronological order.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 64

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 64October 13, 2000Members Logon to http://www.accountingweb.com for full access to all our resources.Don't know your Logon Membership Details?Go to htt
Technology

Road Warrior: United Provides Wireless Web

Continuing the trend to provide its customers with the latest technology, United Airlines will soon provide wireless Web and email connections for its passengers in airport terminals.United has partnered with Aerzone to make these services available at the top 50 airports around the world.The fact that United is providing 'wireless' service is the big news.

Time Warner CFO Joins AOL

With the merger of Time Warner and America Online about to become final, the companies already are paving the way for a smooth transition.Named CFO for AOL is Joseph Ripp, who previously served as CFO and executive vice president for Time Warner. Before 1999, he held the positions of CFO and treasurer for Time, Inc.It's only a matter of time, analysts say, before the $129 billion merger is finalized. The new company, named AOL Time Warner, already was approved by the Europeans.
A&A

Subsidiary of Business 2.0 Parent Overstated Sales

Business 2.0, a popular San Francisco-based magazine and technology think tank that has been successful in predicting the next wave to hit the New Economy, may have suffered more than just a temporary setback thanks to a subsidiary of its parent company, The Future Network Plc.Future Network is based in Great Britain, but a subsidiary called Future France SA is the cause of the problem.

New Models in Financial Operations, with Steven Siegel and Chris Murphy

New Models in Financial OperationsAn AccountingWEB WorkshopPresented by: Steven Siegel and Chris Murphy of FiNetricsSession Moderator: Welcome everyone, and thank you for joining us today!

Spotlight on Beverly Stein

AccountingWEB ProfileBeverly SteinPresidentP.O.V. MarketingAction-oriented Business Plans Make the DifferenceWhile possessing the best and most honorable of intentions, many professionals who write business plans miss the point and place their emphasis on the wrong set of objectives.
Technology

EY Survey Provides Insight into Digital Future

Ernst & Young surveyed leaders in the technology industry who were attendees at last week’s Wall Street Journal Technology Summit 2000 and revealed these opinions:Forty-five percent of attendees believe Al Gore is the presidential candidate who will best address the digital future, compared to 28% who believe Bush is the best candidate for the job, and another 28% who either didn’t express a view or felt neither man was equipped for the mission.Sixty-four percent believe Congress will decide to tax the Internet in its next session.More than 70% feel Congress will take
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KPMG-UK Graduate Recruitment goes 100% Online

Big Five firm KPMG has moved its U.K. graduate recruitment process completely online.The website, kpmgcareers.co.uk, is expected to cut administration in half and quadruple the speed of the recruitment process.KPMG-UK receives 8,000 applications a year for the 650 places on its graduate program. Now, users in Great Britain can complete a screen-based application within an hour, and expect feedback on the progress of the application within 24 hours.
Technology

Protect Your Business From Computer Viruses!

Turn on the news and there it is, another computer virus. While we are sure you have taken the basic precautions to ensure your computer integrity, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. With a little common sense and a dose of protection, you can fend off even the most wicked troubles and sinister Internet viruses. Updating your software regularly is critical.An anti-virus software program will scan your existing files and folders, check new documents and programs, and perform periodic checks of your system for viruses.

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