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Citigroup Gets Into Online Payment Services Game

Citigroup has decided to jump onto the online cash transfer bandwagon. The company's new service, c2it, will give Citigroup customers the ability to transfer cash online from a bank, brokerage or credit card account to a recipient's designated account through Citibank. The c2it service is available to anyone in the United States with an email address, according to company sources. Using c2it, customers will be able to pay monthly bills and transfer funds to any accounts, reports Anthony Jenkins, a Citigroup executive.

e-Controller's Fall Newsletter

Download e-Controller's Fall Newsletter concerning upcoming taxes and information concerning Peachtree products. Simply select the www.accounting4peachtree.com link and enter your email to download our Fall Newsletter.
Practice Management

RSM McGladrey Announces Insurance Alliance

RSM McGladrey, Inc., a subsidiary of H&R Block, has announced a national alliance with three major insurance companies to provide life insurance solutions for McGladrey clients.Jefferson Pilot Financial, Pacific Life Insurance Company, and National Life Insurance Company will work locally with McGladrey wealth management planning teams through a network of approximately 85 independent agents nationwide to provide insurance services to McGladrey clients.RSM McGladrey's financial planners will not receive commissions based on an individual's life insurance purchases.

Excel Tip: Assign a Macro to a Button on Your Toolbar

If you've created a macro that you plan to use frequently, you can save time by making a button for that macro and adding the button to your Excel toolbar.Follow these steps and you'll be clicking a macro button in no time:1. Choose Tools | Customize, from the menus. The Customize window will appear. Click the Commands tab if it is not already selected.2. Click Macros from the Category list at the left.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 67

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 67November 3, 2000Members Logon to http://www.accountingweb.comfor full access to all our resources.Don't know your Logon Membership Details?Go to

Powerful Accounting on the Web, with David Thomas

Session Moderator: Today we are joined by David Thomas, founder, chairman, and CEO of Intacct CorporationDavid first developed accounting solutions in 1980, when he founded Cyma Systems, Inc., a leading provider of PC-accounting software. While there, he personally engineered the first PC-based accounting system and established a customer base of 45,000 companies. Later, he negotiated Cyma's acquisition by McGraw-Hill. He is also the creator of Capitalist Pig, a business-simulation game that became a top-10 best seller in 1992.

Missouri ED to Head up AICPA State Society Relations

Cynthia Lund, the former executive director of the Missouri Society of CPAs was tapped to take a vice president position at the American Institute of CPAsShe will officially be vice president of State Society Affairs and Strategic Planning, and will function as a liaison between the Institute and state CPA societies on various activities and projects.Previously, she also held positions with the Ohio Society of CPAs, the Ohio Bar Association and the AICPA.
Practice Management

Priceline's Troubles Continue; CFO Resigns

The high-profile Priceline.com, a name-your-own-price Web site for travel, lodging, groceries and other amenities, continues to ride a rough road. News several weeks ago that its price per share had decreased, along with a drop in consumer confidence, has forced the online site to lay off 16 percent of its employees.This equates to 87 of 535 total employees. Also leaving is Heidi Miller, Priceline's CFO, who worked for the company a short eight months.
Technology

E-mail is a Trendy Method to Reach Voters

How many e-mails have you received this election year? If you're like most of us, quite a few. We're on carefully selected databases used by both parties, and as a consumer and/or user of the Internet, you're bound to have made one of these many lists.How effective are these e-mail reminders? Experts say that both parties are hoping for the 'forward' approach.

Senators Head for Home; Reps Still in DC

With tempers still flaring, the nation's senators have voted to go to separate corners and cool off, leaving Clinton and the federal budget to fester in Washington until after the election. Before exiting, the Senate passed two stop-gap measures that will keep the government's lights on until they return on November 14.Both Republicans and Democrats claim their sides will be strengthened by the retreat. Democrats are hopeful that they will pick up seats in both chambers in the upcoming election.
Community News

Dallas Firm Belew Averitt Joins BDO Seidman

Twenty-four-year-old Belew Averitt LLP, a Dallas, Texas CPA firm, has merged its practice with BDO Seidman. Belew Averitt was a member of Horwath International."In twenty-five years of practice, it is not often you find a firm with which you share such a uniquely compatible practice philosophy," said Jim Belew, formerly Managing Partner of Belew Averitt.

Spotlight on Donna Ingram

AccountingWeb SpotlightDonna Ingram, CPA, CFEMay & CompanyVicksburg, MSChange is a Good Thing for This CPADonna Ingram is one CPA who never gets tired of change. In fact, she thrives on seeing her world constantly evolve, grow and thrive.

Banana Bust-Up Beckons for Deloitte & Touche

Deloitte & Touche has stepped into the transatlantic dispute raging between the U.S. and Europe over banana trading.The Big Five firm has agreed to help a packaging company as it tries to fight a 100% increase in import tariffs on goods it exports to the U.S.
Technology

Ratings of Two Top Internet Job Sites

According to a new report by Smart Business magazine, the two largest sites on the Internet to post and find a job are Monster.com and HotJobs.com. In fact, the story states that if you can't find a job at either of these two sites, something is terribly wrong, somewhere.But which one is best? According to the testers, the winner is HotJobs with four stars, vs. Monster with three stars. Why?
A&A

AmEx Offers Small Business an Entree to E-Commerce

If you're a small business or firm, chances are you or your clients may accept American Express for payment.
Community News

HP bid to buy PwC Lowered

According to recent reports, Hewlett-Packard has lowered its bid to buy PricewaterhouseCoopers because the firm isn't worth as much as previously thought.The difference is about $3 billion. Several months ago when talks first began to buy PwC, HP was willing to pay as much as $18 billion because that's how much the firm was valued at given its stock and cash.
Technology

XBRL: An Update on the Future of Financial Reporting

XBRL UpdatePresented by: Mike WillisTuesday October 31, 20004:00pm EDT,The AccountingWEB Workshop RoomExtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) is an open specification that uses XML-based data tags to describe financial statements for both public and private companies.

Jeffrey S. Locketz, CPA, CNE

Jeffrey S. Locketz, CPA, CNELBL Technology Partners, a division of Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co., LLPJeff is a 1980 graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Computer Science and Business Administration. He has also received his certification as a Novell Netware Engineer.Jeff specializes in consulting with business owners needing help with their management information systems and internal control structures.

Pay-Per-View Content Debuts on AccountingWEB

E-commerce doors are open for business as the first of what should be many pay-per-view content selections debuts on AccountingWEB. Working in conjunction with First Research, Inc., AccountingWEB is pleased to offer Industry Profiles on over 80 different industries, providing marketing and business development information, ideas and resources. Look for additional pay-per-view resources to be added regularly.

Geoffrey H. Wold, CPA

Geoffrey H. Wold, CPALBL Technology Partners, a division of Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co.,LLPGeoff Wold is a member of the LBL Technology Partners, a division of Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Co., LLP. Previously, Geoff was employed from 1975 to 1999 at McGladrey & Pullen in the capacity of National Director of Information Technology Consulting and National Director of Integrated Technology Solutions.

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