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Students Clueless on What a CPA Does

How well do you think high school and college students know what a CPA does? Here are some alarming statistics! More than one-third of high school and college students don't know what CPAs do for a living, according to a recent study conducted by the Taylor Research and Consulting Group.The students weren't told that CPA stands for Certified Public Accountant.

Deloitte Offers Survey of Pension and Retiree Medical Assumptions

All publicly held companies that sponsor defined benefit pension plans and retiree medical programs must include information regarding these plans in their annual report.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 71

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 71 December 1, 2000 Members Logon to http://www.accountingweb.com for full access to all our resources. Don't know your Logon Membership Details?

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Opera Goes Head-to-Head in Browser Monopolies

Ever heard of Opera? No, it's not the latest version of Wagner's Ring Cycle or a Mozart romance ...

Providing Benefits That Can Really Help Your Employees, with Brogan Van Kleef

AccountingWEB Workshop: November 30, 2000Presenter: Brogan Van Kleef, Director of Pre-Paid Legal ServicesSession Moderator: Today we're happy to welcome Brogan Van Kleef. Brogan has been on the professional staff of two of Dallas's largest CPA firms as a tax accountant. She has also been the Director of Human Resources for a top Dallas CPA firm.

Survey Finds Women Working During Retirement

Based on a survey sponsored by the General Financial Group/VALIC, more than 65 percent of respondents indicate that women will continue working while enjoying retirement.Known as the 2000 Women's Retirement Confidence Survey, the 65 percent increase also reflects a eight percent increase over 1998 figures.Why the continued desire to work?

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Question 1: The SEC has spent the last year challenging auditor independence rules. In November a final agreement was reached. Which of the following groups is directly affected by the final rules?All CPA firmsBig 5 FirmsTop 100 firmsNo firms are affected

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No, that's not correct.The final rules directly affect the Big 5 Firms only. For the full story, see SEC Issues Final Rules on Auditor Independence.Continue to Question 2.

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That's correct!For additional details on this big story, don’t miss SEC Issues Final Rules on Auditor Independence.Proceed to Question 2.

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Question 2: First Research Corp. publishes industry profiles to help you with everything from business valuations to audits to sales and marketing call preparation. How many industries are currently profiled by First Research and available through AccountingWEB?5103080

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No, that's not correct. For information on how many industries are profiled by First Research and are available through AccountingWEB, follow this link. Proceed to Question 3.

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Yes, that's correct!Currently, 80 industry profiles are available on a pay-per-view basis at http://www.accountingweb.com/firstres. Be sure to take a look at a sample profile and consider taking advantage of the current 20% discount on full subscriptions to the service.Proceed to Question 3.

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Question 3: Recently the IRS announced new mileage rates for 2001. What will the rate be for business mileage, effective 1/1/01?31.5 ¢ per mile32.5 ¢ per mile33.5 ¢ per mile34.5 ¢ per mile

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No, that's not correct. The new mileage rate for business mileage, effective 1/1/01, is 34.5¢ per mile. You can read about all the new mileage rates.Proceed to Question 4.

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That's correct! The new mileage rate for business mileage is 34.5 ¢ per mile, effective January 1, 2001. There are other changes to mileage rates that are also effective in January.Proceed to Question 4.

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Question 4: Members of the AICPA have been meeting with professional accounting organizations from around the world to discuss a new, global designation for financial professionals. What is this designation called?1. Cogitator2. Cognomen3. Cognitor4. Stegosaurus

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No, that's not correct. Members of the AICPA have been discussing the possibility of calling the new designation, Cognitor. You can read all about cognitors and learn how this new designation may affect you.Proceed to Question 5.

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That's correct! Members of the AICPA have been discussing the possibility of calling the new designation, Cognitor. You can read all about cognitors and learn how this new designation may affect you.Proceed to Question 5.

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Question 5: What is one of the 8 steps for successfully implementing change within your company?1. Communicate your vision of the change with others in the firm. 2. Act now, ask later.3. Experiment with client companies before trying change in your own environment.4.

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