June 16, 2011
New Baby Boomer budget item: Taking care of the parents
It is estimated that nearly 10 million adult children over the age of 50 care for their aging parents. These Baby Boomers should be finalizing plans for their own retirement, but they are putting their parents first. Read More »»
New QuickBooks Assessment Exams for bookkeepers, controllers, consultants
The only tests of their type in the industry, The Sleeter Group's QuickBooks Assessment Exams enable accounting professionals or employers to test prospective employees for the bookkeeping, controller, and consultant roles, for work in an accounting firm or a small- to medium-sized business (SMB). Read More »»
Forensic accountants are increasingly becoming part of the legal team
In the aftermath of accounting scandals, financial crimes, and business collapses, the rapidly growing specialty of forensic accounting continues to define itself. There is an incredible need within law firms for the specialized skills of FAs. Read More »»
According to a recent survey by Listserv, from 2009 to 2010, e-mail use by seniors rose 28%. During the same period, e-mail use by teenagers declined 59%. I think it's great that so many seniors are now active this way. I'm 45 years old and my grandfather uses e-mail every day! Of course, regardless of your age, escaping e-mail during the accounting workday is virtually impossible.

Please comment about your own e-mail usage (you don't have to use your real name if you don't want to). We're especially interested in your opinions about how you handle e-mail on the job, including billing for e-mail time, dealing with work e-mails on smart phones after hours and anything else you care to say.

Rob Nance
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