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  1. Making Ethical Decisions - Part Five of Five
  2. E&Y Has New Definition For a "Clean Audit"
  3. Record Number of Societies to Participate in MAP Survey
  4. Timeliness of Remitting Employee Contributions to Retirement Plans
  5. Study: Citigroup Board Deemed Weakest of All Large Boards
  6. House Passes Child Tax Credit; Moms and Toddlers Demonstrate
  7. IRS Web Site Offers Identification Numbers For Businesses
  8. Creating Summer Memories, Corporate Style
  9. Reports Blast Corporate Culture That Caused WorldCom Collapse
  10. Book Recommendation: Core Concepts of Consulting for Accountants

 

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  1. Brainstorming Techniques For Business Success
  2. Daily Habits For Developing The Art of Leadership
  3. An Investigator's Checklist of Vital Information Sources
  4. Niche Building in Professional Services Firms
  5. Internet Resource: Dictionary of Sound-Alike Words

 

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1. Making Ethical Decisions - Part Five of Five

Ethical decision-making requires more than a belief in the importance of ethics. It also requires ethical sensitivity to implications of choices, the ability to evaluate complex, ambiguous and incomplete facts, and the skill to implement ethical decisions effectively. Part five of five.

2. E&Y Has New Definition For a "Clean Audit"

A recent report cited that Big Four firm Ernst & Young encouraged audit client HealthSouth Corp. to classify some rather unusual services under the umbrella of audit-related fees. The Securities and Exchange Commission may have a different view of the way in which these services should be described.

 

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3. Record Number of Societies to Participate in MAP Survey

The 2003 National Management of an Accounting Practice Survey was launched last week with the highest number ever of state CPA societies, 44, agreeing to participate. The survey is designed to aid firms in analyzing and comparing their performance and profitability.

4. Timeliness of Remitting Employee Contributions to Retirement Plans

The Employee Benefits Security Administration has clarified and emphasized its position regarding the timeliness of remittances of participant contributions to employee retirement plans.

 

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5. Study: Citigroup Board Deemed Weakest of All Large Boards

6. House Passes Child Tax Credit; Moms and Toddlers Demonstrate

7. IRS Web Site Offers Identification Numbers For Businesses

8. Creating Summer Memories, Corporate Style

9. Reports Blast Corporate Culture That Caused WorldCom Collapse

10. Book Recommendation: Core Concepts of Consulting for Accountants, by Nancy A. Bagranoff Stephanie M. Bryant James E. Hunton

This consulting guide with a strong AIS influence details material for several areas, including organizational behavior, interpersonal skills, and management, to provide a single information source for accountants providing consulting services. Order Your Copy Today!

 

TIME MANAGEMENT TIP

The key to having the time that you need to do what you want to do is simply to schedule time with yourself. If you treat yourself and "your" meetings like you treat your best clients, you shouldn't have a problem "finding" time to complete those hot projects that have been sitting on the back burner. To start, schedule a meeting with yourself every morning so you will have time to review your task list. This will etch out some time for you to focus on what you want to accomplish.

 

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1. Brainstorming Techniques For Business Success

We experience creativity every time a fresh idea pops into our minds. We recognize creative imagination in everything from a pastel painting to a business plan. By trying these ten tips, you will discover some amazing creative abilities that may surprise you.

2. Daily Habits For Developing The Art of Leadership

This list offers some basic steps to consider when moving forward into a business partnership and/or alliance, that can decrease the chances for negative results and increase the chances for establishing a successful partnership.

3. An Investigator's Checklist of Vital Information Sources

The bedrock of any effective fraud investigation is a search pattern that covers the essential steps for information gathering...documentation of the fraud and calculation of the loss, to both the client and to a court of law.

4. Niche Building in Professional Services Firms

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.

5. Internet Resource: Dictionary of Sound-Alike Words

Selecting the right word when you write helps you communicate more clearly. Many words in the English language that business people use can be mixed-up with another word that sounds like it or looks similar,
such as right and write, or affect and effect. Check out over 862 of these words, what they mean, and how to use them correctly in a sentence.

 

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