News

Trade Secrets Impede Trading Jobs

We all know that the competition is fierce out there in corporate America. So fierce that many companies are having their employees sign non-compete contracts as soon as they arrive. As an employee you need to make yourself completely clear of what the contract consists of and decide whether it’s for you. Make sure you are comfortable with the length of time you would have to wait before finding new work. You even need to find out if you can take your Rolodex.
A&A

'Super Stock Options' Attractive for Employer/Employee

The best of both worlds can be found in what it termed 'super stock options,' and legislation currently in the House of Representatives to approve such a measure.Super stock options are advantageous both for employer and employee. If it passes, employers can deduct the cost of the options when the employees exercise them.
Community News

Andersen Consulting-PwC Merger Rumors Quashed

Talk of a merger between PricewaterhouseCoopers and the newly-unwed Andersen Consulting has been roundly condemned by the consultancy firm.Consulting was not in merger talks with anyone, a spokesperson confirmed, after reports that the two were holding discussions.Now that Andersen Consulting is free of Arthur Andersen's grasp, the rumor mill has been grinding with a variety of predictions and fantasies.In London, the

Excel Tip: Automating the Presentation of a List

Are there lists that you need to enter over and over again in your Excel worksheets? For example, do you frequently prepare worksheets containing a list of the chart of accounts, your employees' names, your inventory parts, and so on? You might uncover an older worksheet file that contains the list, copy the original list and paste the list into your new file. Or perhaps you retype the list each time you need it to appear in your worksheet.Here's a quick and effective method for saving and recalling lists.
Technology

Chat the Friendly Skies

Companies such at Virgin Atlantic Airways and Boeing have been working diligently to create a flying experience that will allow passengers to conduct business as usual. Since having access to the Internet and a phone is such a huge part of doing business, mobile communication is their main focus.Virgin Atlantic Airways is positioning itself to be the first airline to allow passengers to receive phone calls in-flight on their own personal mobile phones.
Practice

Direct Mail that Grabs the Reader

The name junk mail is just that for a reason; because it’s junk. A company may have many wonderful things to inform you about but unless they grab you and give you a reason to read, you will find yourself dumping it without giving it a second glance. Don’t let this happen to your letter.Start by making sure you know your audience. Sometimes hitting the masses and hoping that your target it nestled somewhere within is not as effective as shaving down your list knowing full-well that these recipients are people who will be interested.

Beta Alpha Psi Gathering attracts Students & Faculty

Beta Alpha Psi's annual meeting featured opportunities for performing community service, attending meetings, getting to know students and faculty from other schools, visiting with exhibitors, and a chance to win $200 from AccountingWEB!The BAP meeting was attended by nearly 1,000 students, many of whom converged on Washington, D.C. on Thursday, August 10, for a day of community service.

Audit Woes at Long Beach Convention Bureau

While accounting problems continue to plague the Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city auditor has decided to work with the Bureau's Audit Oversight committee to rectify the problem.Earlier this summer during an internal audit, the Bureau discovered inaccurate records used by the Bureau to determine the size of financial incentives for the bureau's sales staff.
Practice Management

Best Methods to Recruit New Hires

With low unemployment, finding new hires for financial and technical positions has become an unusually difficult task. How do you determine the best use of time and resources?Newspaper or other media advertising is the traditional route for finding new employees. A downside of this method is that it can result in too many unacceptable applicants ... many of whom are over- or under-qualified.Online resources and job-posting boards are gaining in popularity, particularly for those trying to fill high-tech jobs.
Technology

10-4 Good Buddy! Online Bankers Target Truck Drivers

Online banking isn't new, but one bank has elevated the concept to a new level: online banking has taken to the highway.This week, National InterBank announced that it has adapted its Internet-based banking service for big-rig truck drivers who want to access their accounts while actually sitting in the cab of their trucks (but presumably not while they're driving...).Banks and lending institutions have discovered that truck drivers represent a niche market to which services may be targeted.

Disabled Workers are Often Overlooked and Need Jobs

AccountingWEB has reported several stories over the past several weeks on the strong economy and low unemployment, but how true does this familiar tune ring for the disabled?Not very loudly, according to sources. Disabled persons are referred to as the 'invisible' work force. In an age in which most everyone has a job (unemployment is at four percent), many disabled workers have an extremely difficult time securing employment. Figures are reportedly as high as 75 percent.Now in its 10th year, the Americans With Disabilities Act seemingly has little affect.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 55

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 55August 11, 2000Members Logon to http://www.accountingweb.comfor full access to all our resources.Don't know your Logon Membership Details?Go to http:
A&A

The new CFO: Beyond Salary and Benefits in a Start-Up

Jumping ship to a dotcom is commonplace in today's online marketplace, but in a time when jobs are plentiful, what is the real attraction to go work for one of these start-ups?It's certainly not salary - many salaries are below what typical CFOs and finance professionals have been paid. It's certainly not the stock options either.
Tax

Some new Tax Shelters a No-Go With Treasury

Based on sources, The New York Times reports that several Big 5 firms are proposing unique tax shelters to clients that do not make the grade. The shelters create artificial tax losses by investing in partnerships.The Treasury Department did not release the names of the firms that are suspect, and could not be sure of which firms even proposed the shelters.

Accountants Beware: Potential Lawsuits Ahead

Beware of the potential liability issues that are hanging out there in the world of financial planning, warns, Camico and CNA, both companies specializing in providing liability coverage to the accounting profession.

Deltek® Systems Acquires Semaphore

McLean, Virginia – August 10, 2000 - Deltek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTK) (www.deltek.com). Deltek®, a leading provider of enterprise software to professional services industries, today announced it has acquired Semaphore, Inc., a major developer and distributor of advanced financial and project management software and services for over 2,000 professional services firms. Deltek purchased all of the outstanding stock of Semaphore, Inc. for a price of $10 million in cash pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger.
Technology

FEI Posts PwC PowerPoint on Risk Management

The Financial Executives Institute has published a presentation by PricewaterhouseCoopers addressing issues related to risk management and e-business privacy. The presentation is being offered in conjuction with a teleconference on August 10.The presentation is available for download.
Technology

Microsoft's .NET Strategy Boosts Service Approach

While the Department of Justice waits to deliver its final decision to Microsoft regarding the software giant's fate as one or more companies, the company has unveiled its .NET strategy, a new effort at delivering services through a bundled approach to doing business.A general manager for one of the districts says that the company's number one priority for the .NET strategy is ensuring the privacy of all users is kept strictly confidential.

Economy Slows Down; Rates not Likely to Change

Reports gathered from the Federal Reserve Bank's 12 regional banks indicate that the economy slowed down during the spring and early summer periods.However, analysts predict this, combined with a projected slower pace in the late summer/early fall, will not be enough to convince the Fed to increase the interest rate.During June and July, the Fed specifically recorded slower pace in consumer spending, manufacturing and construction.This report comes on the heels of a story publish
Technology

It’s a Woman’s Web

Jupiter Communications and Media Metrix released the results of a new study and it shows that women have passed men as the dominant users of the web. 50.4 percent of users are female which just edges the men out of the running.It seems that site selection is the same across the board in all the adult age groups. In fact, the list of top sites for women was very similar to the entire population with America Online’s Web properties being the most popular for women over 18. Microsoft Corp and Yahoo Inc.

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