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Powerful Accounting on the Web

Join David Thomas, President of Intacct Corporation, in a live workshop discussion about powerful accounting on the Web, next Thursday, November 2, at 4:00 Eastern time.Topics for discussion will include: - Introduction to Intacct- Live Demo of the Web- Market Size- Key Features & Benefits of Web Accounting- e-PracticeBring your questions and find out all about how Web accounting is changing the way companies think about keeping the books.Workshop sponsored by Arthur Ander

David Thomas

David C. ThomasCo-founder, Chairman and Chief Executive OfficerIntacct CorporationDavid Thomas brings more than 20 years’ experience in the fields of accounting and Internet architecture to his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intacct Corporation. Thomas first developed accounting solutions in 1980, when he founded Cyma Systems, Inc., a leading provider of PC-accounting software.

CCH Offers Tool for Financial Planning

CONTACT:MARY DALE WALTERS847-267-2038mediahelp@cch.comNEIL ALLEN847-267-2179allenn@cch.comCCH ENTERACT OFFERS REAL-TIME, INTEGRATED SOFTWARE TOOL FOR FINANCIAL PLANNING(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 30, 2000) – CCH INCORPORATED (CCH), a leading provider of tax and business law information and software, has introduced a powerful and valuable personal financial planning software system for those providing financial planning services.

Are You Ready to Vote?

Test your knowledge of where the candidates stand on Social Security, the Economy, Education, and Health Care with this quick quiz. Make sure you understand the positions of the major candidates by taking these four quick pop quizzes. It's always helpful to have a little extra knowledge in your pocket before you head for the polls.And while you're thinking about voting - don't forget - next Tuesday, November 7, is Election Day.
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Insight into the Role of Boards of Directors

This article abstracted with permission from the Financial Management Network.The rapid growth rate of venture-backed companies makes it exceedingly difficult yet increasingly important to build and maintain a company’s team, which includes the board. That team must grow and change as the company matures.
Community News

Elton John has his day in Court with PwC

It's Goodbye Yellowbrick Road and Hello High Court in London, where Sir Elton John is suing both PricewaterhouseCoopers and a former business manager for negligence in managing his money several years ago.Apparently, there is 20 million pounds missing that can be traced to a man named Andrew Haydon, the former managing director of John Reid Enterprises (JREL).

New Rule Divides Wall Street

The Regulation Fair Disclosure rule (Reg FD) went in effect on Monday, October 23, 2000. US markets began a new period of open and fair communication. At least that is what regulators hope! Wall Street met this new rule against selective disclosure leaks with divided opinions.The Regulation Fair Disclosure (Reg FD) rule is intended to level the investment playing field for the small investor. This regulation will aim to eliminate some of the advantages securities analysts and institutional investors have.
Technology

The Tale of the Portal: Who Survives?

If CPAs and accounting professionals are like every other profession, members have sought out the likeness of the 'portal,' or gateway to the Internet, to perform a variety of tasks.According to a new report from MSNBC, the news service believes there are only three viable players left in the portal business: Yahoo!, MSN and America Online. Why?The financial impact, mostly.

FASB Creates Possible Solution to Debt vs. Equity Issue

With venture capitalists still running amok to fund start-ups and other endeavors, the accounting rules applying to debt versus equity have been under scrutiny for some time.Late last week, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) proposed a solution to the rule: it would establish standards for accounting for financial instruments with characteristics of liabilities, equity or both.The new rule also would establish standards for certain issues related to accounting for the non-controlling interest in a consolidated subsidiary.
Technology

Smelly Computers Add Atmosphere to Workplace

Forget to splash on some cologne this morning? No problem - just choose an aromatic scent from the Internet and stay close to your computer. Office getting a little stuffy on a hot summer day? Kick on the cool scent of an evergreen forest and close your eyes. The office may never smell the same again thanks to the efforts of California-based DigiScents, a company that plans to bring smells to computer users via the RealPlayer program.

Retired U. of Arkansas Prof Receives Endowed Chair

Fifty years as a teacher can either make or break a person. 'Make' is certainly the road of choice in the case of Doris Cook, a retired accounting professor at the University of Arkansas, who just received an endowed chair from the Sam M. Walton College of Business Administration.Cook's career began at a time when many women didn't enter the accounting profession, much less teach it for half a century.
Technology

Microsoft's Rent-a-Program Set to Launch

Beginning in November, Microsoft will make its products available on a per use basis in the new easyEverything café set to open in New York City's Times Square.

Grammar 101: Basic Rules of Capitalization - Part I

Below are some basic rules to capitalization. The first word in every sentence.The first word in a direct quotation.Every line in a poem.Each item displayed in a list or outline: 1. Quality Control. 2. Marketing. 3.

Managing Your Workforce!

The U.S. Department of Labor has prepared a new manual for a national system of employment and training services for the America's Workforce Network. Managing Your Workforce is designed to meet the needs of the new economy and bring workers and employers together. The U.S. Department of Labor has prepared a Tool Kit that can assist you in training and mentoring workers you already have or you are planning to recruit.

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 66

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 66October 27, 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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Andersen Consulting to Become Accenture in New Year

Effective January 1, 2001, Andersen Consulting will go by the new name of Accenture, the firm announced on Thursday. The change in name was forced on the firm by the divorce arrangements brokered in August by the International Chambers of Commerce.
Technology

Marketing Your Web Site

AccountingWEB was fortunate to host Glen Christopher, Internet consultant, in a live workshop that focused on techniques for marketing your web site.Mr. Christopher provided many tips for gaining web site visibility, including these six strategies:1. Use e-mail and e-zines2. Participate in chat groups and forums3. Include your web site address on all business cards and correspondence4. Partner and exchanges links with other sites5. Seek out banner ad bargains6.

Advising Your Clients on Section 529 College Savings Plans, with Joe Hurley

Session Moderator: Welcome everyone and thank you all for coming today.Joseph F. Hurley, CPA is a certified public accountant with over 20 years of experience in providing tax-planning services to individuals, corporations, and tax-exempt organizations. As a partner at Bonadio & Co., LLP, a 100-person CPA firm headquartered in Pittsford, New York, Joe has had overall responsibility for the firm's delivery of tax services to its clients. With the support of his firm, Joe founded SavingForCollege.com LLC in May 2000.

Excel Tip: Place Column and Row Titles on Multiple Pages

You can lock in column and row headings so that they repeat page after page and you won't have to reenter them at the top of each page. Follow these steps to set up repeating headings:First, choose file, Page Setup from the menus, and click on the Sheet tab.To assign rows that will repeat at the top of each page:Click in the Print titles area of the Page Setup/Sheet screen.Click on the row number of the row from your worksheet that contains the column titles that should repeat.
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Advising Your Clients on Section 529 College Savings Plans

Joe Hurley, founder of savingforcollege.com, and author of "The Best Way to Save for College - A Complete Guide to Section 529 Plans," presented a live workshop at AccountingWEB on Thursday, October 26.Among other things, Mr.

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