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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

NY Society Adds Six New Chapters

Effective June 1, 2001, the New York State Society of CPAs will add six chapters to the organization, bringing the total number of chapters to 11.Forming the new chapters resulted from a recommendation provided by the Society's Task Force on Chapters.

Muy Bueno! PwC Lures Recruits with Tacos

In a story published Oct. 8 in The Dallas Morning News, Big 5 firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has found a novel way to get the attention of college students it wants to recruit. Lure them to interviews with breakfast tacos!In September, the company's consulting arm brought 200 breakfast tacos from Taco Cabana to a recruiting stop at Southern Methodist University. Students swarmed to the PwC booth, which quickly ran out of the tacos.

Top Ten Techs: Will Smart Cards Be a Reality?

For the past several years, the Top Ten Technologies presented by the AICPA have featured Smart Cards as an emerging technology, but will these wonder gizmos ever have their day in the sun?According to a report published on ZDNet's Smart Partner, the answer is yes.
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How to Choose the Best Credit Card

This time of year, our mailboxes are overflowing with seemingly attractive credit card offers, and while many state CPA societies and the AICPA also offer credit card affinity programs, how do you begin to determine which card to choose and with which bank to affiliate?According to Smart Money magazine, the way to determine the best deal is to figure out how much a card really costs you.
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Denver Economics Spurred by DT Impact Survey

Every other year, the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts engages Deloitte & Touche to conduct a survey regarding the economic impact the arts organizations of Denver have on the local economy.After this year's survey was completed, officials were amazed at the results.
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AICPA Response to SEC Proposed Guidelines

In an article this month in the Journal of Accountancy, AICPA President Barry Melancon discusses the possible repercussions throughout the entire accounting profession should the SEC's proposed guidelines to limit the scope of services provided by auditors be adopted.The AICPA position is that proposed ruling is not in the public interest and sites the following concerns:The proposed ruling would handicap accounting firms as they try to grapple with issues in the New Economy.Audit quality will suffer if firms a
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Andersen Revenue up 15%

With a record $8.4 billion in revenue for the fiscal year ending August 31, Arthur Andersen is reporting an increase in revenue over last year of 15%.

Dark Horse, Browne, Leads MSNBC Presidential Poll

In an unofficial straw poll being conducted at the MSNBC web site, Libertarian candidate Harry Browne has garnered an astounding 64% of the vote, compared to George Bush at a distant 26% and Al Gore, trailing at a dismal 7%. The MSNBC poll, which involves online voting, is currently providing results from over 7000 voters. Keep in mind, however, that an email campaign contacting registered Libertarian voters has called attention to the poll, which may account for the skewed vote. Or not.

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