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Computer Assisted Auditing Using IDEA - With Carolyn Newman

Below is the transcript of the workshop held January 18, 2000 and presented by Carolyn Newman on computer assisted audit techniques. Please review the transcripts, and share them with anyone else in your firm responsible for CAATs.Scott Cytron: Good afternoon. Welcome! We are happy you could be here with us this afternoon. I’m Scott Cytron and I will be facilitating the workshop today. We want to encourage you to take advantage of the interactive nature of the workshop.
Technology

EY Uses Online Testing to Screen Applicants

Testing for skills and aptitude before hiring is nothing new, but doing it over the Internet has become one of the new trends because of the immense savings in time.Ernst & Young has contracted with Virginia-based Brainbench to use the company's skills assessment tests to screen applicants for 500 IT professionals who will work on EY's Sprint contract.According to EY, using online testing sources like Brainbench reduces the hiring time from weeks to a matter of hours.

Netledger's Accounting Package Wins Award

Netledger and its availability as an Application Service Provider (ASP) with Web-based applications has won PC Computing magazine's 1999 Most Valuable Product Award for Outsourcing Accounting.Netledger placed ahead of accounting rivals Andersen Consulting and Deloitte & Touche. In its 11th year, the awards program honors technology and buisness tools for their applications over the Internet and in other high-tech arenas.

Deloitte Consulting Aligns with CFOWeb.com

Deloitte Consulting announced today that it has formed an alliance with CFOWeb.com, the financial services industry's first full-service Internet portal site for CFOs, fund managers, and corporate treasury operations. The strategic alliance is aimed at providing financial institutions with seamless integration to CFOWeb.com.Deloitte Consulting will work with investment banks and financial services providers to develop comprehensive e-commerce strategies to integrate with CFOWeb.com.
Practice Management

Low-Cost Ways to Publicize Your Web site

Almost every firm and organization has some kind of Web site on the Internet, but how are you publicizing the site to build momentum and find visitors?It's been proven that telling others about your site doesn't have to cost a lot of money - in fact, it can be done quite inexpensively depending on your needs.Try these tips: Register the site with well-known search engines, such as Yahoo! and Excite.

Sage Acquires Best Software in Deal Worth $445 Million

The Sage Group, owners of Sage and its popular line of accounting software like Acuity, Peachtree and BusinessWorks, has announced it will buy Best Software. The transaction is expected to be final in February in this cash deal worth $35 per share or $445 million.Best is known throughout accounting circles for its line of human resources, fixed asset and payroll software.

Web-based Corporate Training Now Available from Broadwing

Companies looking to provide training and cut costs may want to look to the web for training options. Broadwing Communications, a subsidiary of Broadwing, Inc., announced today that it will deliver web-based corporate training applications.Broadwing offers a training infrastructure that delivers unsurpassed text, graphics, conferencing, audio and video to customers worldwide.
Technology

Manage Multiple Passwords With This Handy Tool

If you use the Web, chances are you're accumulating many user Ids and passwords that are getting increasingly more difficult to manage. For obvious security reasons, you DON'T want to use the same login information for each site. So what to do? PassKeeper is a free Windows utility that allows you to keep a list of accounts with usernames, passwords, and even notes on the sites you visit -- a handy feature if you frequent multiple locations.
Technology

Big 5 Executives Transition to E-Business Companies

CPAs have always been at the top of the list of advisors in providing value-added knowledge.
Technology

Andersen Virtual Network Provides Business Acumen

Options in continuing professional education abound, and certainly the Internet has become a prime source of educational opportunities through various providers.One of the largest efforts to date is the one produced by Arthur Andersen with its Virtual Learning Network.
Community News

Is CPA/Legal Fee Sharing Wrong?

Independence reigns supreme within CPA and law practices, but what about the issue of sharing fees within a practice that services both industries?Late last year, several Big 5 firms announced the set-up of law practices connected to the CPA practices to provide turn-key services to clients and enhance firm revenues.The issue is a nationwide one, and a Texas lawyer who heads up a State Bar of Texas Task Force to examine the multidisciplinary issue will go public on Jan.

Histograms Can Help Organize Data

Data is all around us. That’s not the problem. The problem is organizing and making sense of that data. When it comes to determining the frequency of specific data, manually grouping and counting data can be a chore. Excel can do the work for you.Between the histogram analysis tool and the array function, you will be sure to get the data you need – in a way you can use it. A histogram, also known as a frequency distribution, is a table or chart that counts the number of times a range of values occurs in a set of data. Histograms work well when you want to measure performance.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 25

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 25January 14, 2000http://www.accountingweb.comIn the headlines this week:1. SEC Calls For Further Accounting Industry Self-Regulation2. M&A Activity To Surpass Last Year's Record3. More Pivot Table Secrets Unveiled4. Accounting Firms Merge Health Care Practices5. AICPA Selects Fidelity To Drive Investment Advisory Services6.
Technology

Database Integration Tips

Thanks to Steve Sanchez for a record-breaking workshop session on Making Database Integration Work For You! As a partner with InfoSolve, Inc., Steve understands the challenge of converting data into useful information.
A&A

AICPA Teams Up With Fidelity Investments

The American Institute of CPAs has announced an exclusive arrangement with financial giant Fidelity Investments Brokerage Group to provide services and support to AICPA members who are building investment advisory practices.Fidelity will be the exclusive provider of custody and clearing services for the AICPA's Center for Investment Advisory Services.Fidelity will provide brokerage services, training, business development assistance, back-office support and ongoing CPA market developme
Community News

Accounting Firms Merge Healthcare Practices

The accounting and consulting firm of Moore Stephens Lovelace, P.A. (MS Lovelace) has merged the healthcare division of Moore Stephens Frost (MS Frost) into its own healthcare practice. MS Frost is a fellow Moore Stephens North America, Inc. accounting network member firm from Little Rock, Arkansas.

Analyze Sales Data With Excel Pivot Tables

This is one in a series of Excel Pivot Table Tutorials developed by AccountingWEB software consultant David Carter.
A&A

M&A Activity to Increase in 2000

Merger & acquisition (M&A) activity hit record levels in 1999. According to a forecast by the Transaction Services group of PricewaterhousCoopers, M&A activity could increase even more dramatically in 2000.Several factors will drive the growth. First, there’s a lot of money out in the market that will make M&As easy. There is an unprecedented supply of capital right now. Second, in business circles, a lack of growth will be punished – growth will become the new indicator of success for companies.
Technology

More pivot table secrets revealed

Pivot tables return by popular demand! Consultant David Carter is back at AccountingWEB with another of his vital guides to using pivot tables in Excel. David's previous tutorial on this invaluable Excel tool was the most visited part of AccountingWEB last year, and this second rundown, on sales analysis, should prove to be just as much of a hit.David's second tutorial lets you analyze complicated sales data quickly and easily from accounting packages such as Sage, Pegasus, SunAccount, Navision etc.

Informix Receives SEC Sanctions; EY Involved

The Securities and Exchange Commission has hit Informix, a database software firm in Menlo Park, CA, with administrative sanctions related to fraud and the performance of previous company executives.Between 1994 and 1997, the SEC discovered that Informix had falsly reported increased revenues of $295 million and earnings of $244 million during the three-year period.Also involved in the case is Ernst & Young, who was the auditor at the time.

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