AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 37
February 18 – February 22, 2002
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RESOURCES FOR ACCOUNTINGWEB MEMBERS
- Workshop: NCCPAP Leaders Speak Out On Enron & Accounting Issues
- Come Together Cooperatively to Serve Your Clients
- PPC's Personal Financial Center
- Desktop Yoga For Tax Season
- Share Your Work Documents & Files From Anywhere
- The Inside Track to Profitability
- Three Ways to Grow Your Practice in 2002
- Niche-Building in Professional Services Firms
- Selling When You Are Not in Sales
- Book Recommendation: C.A.R.E. Packages for the Workplace
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RESOURCES FOR ACCOUNTINGWEB MEMBERS
1. Workshop: NCCPAP Leaders Speak Out On Enron & Accounting Issues
Please join us on Wednesday, February 20 at 3:00 pm EST for an online discussion sponsored and hosted by the National Conference of CPA Practitioners. The leadership of NCCPAP announced their concerns regarding the fallout from the events surrounding Enron. The leadership of NCCPAP pledges to continue to speak out about issues that adversely affect the public and the accounting profession. Mark your calendars and join us for this informative open session live on AccountingWEB.
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When you combine the words cooperation and competition, a new word emerges: Coopetition. Coopetition works when competing organizations come together cooperatively to serve a client.
PPC's Personal Financial Center is the only online solution of it's kind for both advisors and clients! PPC, the CPA engagement guidance leader since 1979, now offers the next generation of e-solutions for financial planning online, 24/7. Retirement planner with Monte Carlo simulation, and account aggregation is now available! Get state-of-the-art advisory tools and reports, with user-friendly client access and information - all available for your firm's Web site! World-class data lockbox, security and back up! Take a FREE quick tour today
For more information please contact us at 800-323-8724, option 6, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org - Mention code AW0202 for a 5% discount. Don't forget you can now order your PPC tax season solutions online 24/7
Does working under tight deadlines and pressure increase your productivity? We all know that during tax season we are all under pressure. Humans by nature are meant to have high and low stress periods and if you prolong those highs you can actually decrease your productivity. Try these simple tips.
"Mangomind" enables you to access and share files such as Microsoft Office for Windows, accounting software files such as QuickBooks, Peachtree and more with your staff and clients. Instantly access up-to-date documents from your home, remote offices, or that vacation hideaway from a secure, central Internet workspace and share them with multiple people in real time. Only authorized users can access files. This easy-to-use and affordable solution starts at just $29.95 per month for up to five unique users. AccountingWEB Members can try it Free for 30 days!, just click on the Free 30-Day Trial button or call toll free 888-886-2646 and mention Code AWEB for your Free 30-Day Trial.
BUSY SEASON STRESS BUSTERS
Looking for ways to ease your firm through the next two weeks of busy season with minimal stress? AccountingWEB invited members to share their ideas in an online workshop on busy season stress busters, and got some pretty good ideas! Check them out!
Hear it straight from customers and analysts, how Oracle E-Business Suite offers business process improvements for better information and increased efficiencies. A new Oracle video series provides the inside track to profitability. Get the facts. Watch the video series now!
A new year means new opportunities for accountants to grow their practice. Here are some words of wisdom that will help you succeed in 2002.
Many professional service firms are creating specialty areas within their practices and in some cases whole new “offspring” companies to respond to the changing demands of clients and to create growth opportunities for associates and younger staff.
If you think you're not in sales, think again. Whether you sell a product or service or yourself or your ideas, you’re in sales. If a customer calls you with a billing question, you’re in sales because your work will influence whether a customer chooses to buy again.
10. Book Recommendation: C.A.R.E. Packages for the Workplace
Morale is down--spirits are low--the workload is mounting. Today's hard-working employees need a break! And nothing feels better than Care Packages for the Workplace from internationally known, lift-your-spirits author Barbara Glanz. This timely gift-book format provides the hard at work with dozens of simple "brighten-your-day" ideas. Great for Tax Season.
THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS
Here is a sample of the questions that have been posted this week. Check out all the questions below at our Q&A Forum and see if you can lend a hand.
1. A member would like to know if they should spend the money to have their CPA Exam grades reviewed by the AICPA and would also like to know if there is there a chance to have the appeal go in their favor? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
2. Our 2001 bonus was accrued at year-end but paid in 2002. Should our 2001 pension, which is calculated on PAID wages, include an accrual for 2001 bonus? If so is this a timing difference for deferred taxes?
3. Is there a Schedule A deduction that a part-time firefighter can take for the time that he/she is on duty and away from their regular job?
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