AccountingWEB Resource Guide - Issue 107
- More Delays in IRS Modernization Program
- PCAOB Proposes New Rules For Auditors
- New Report on CPA Firms Details Consolidation, Barriers
- FEI Launches Financial Services Registry For Sarbanes Compliance
- Regulatory Agencies Earn Improving Grades From SBA
- SEC Chairman Sees Progress One Year After Sarbanes-Oxley
- Microsoft Flaw Could Affect Homeland Security
- Offshore Amnesty Program Reports Success Despite Bad Press
- One Year Later: Execs Less Favorable Towards Sarbanes-Oxley
- Book Recommendation: Making Rain: The Secrets of Building Lifelong Client Loyalty
- Outlook Tip: Color Code Incoming E-Mail Messages
- Words, Words, Words, Diluting Value - One Cliche at a Time
- Networking Made Simple - Develop New Business Opportunities
- What to Avoid in Your Business Plan
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The Internal Revenue Service announced last week that a major milestone in the agency's massive modernization project will not be met.
Last week, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board proposed new rules for auditors as the organization created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act continues its mission to oversee the audits of public companies and protect the interests of investors.
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The U.S. General Accounting Office has released a report warning regulators of the risk of sanctions against the remaining Big Four public accounting firms, while also pointing out that they should not feel that they are "too few to fail."
To help with compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley, the Financial
Executives Institute (FEI) has created a registry of financial executives with extensive experience available to serve as independent directors on the audit committees of public companies.
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With the huge quantity of e-mail messages that arrive in the average businessperson's mailbox each day, this tip for
e-mailbox organization should really come in handy.
Marketing -- particularly professional services marketing -
seems to cherish words and phrases that originally had
substantive value and meaning, but have now been diluted and turned to mush. Their value as describers of sound marketing practice has been completely diminished.
Networking is an important way to develop new business
opportunities, yet for many professionals it's their least
favorite marketing activity. These pointers can help you
network better and get results.
Here are ten areas to avoid when preparing a business plan or your next proposal.
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1. Unconditional receivable to be treated as financial asset. Can unconditional receivables (capacity charges) under Power / electricity sales agreement of an Independent Power producer be treated as a Financial asset?
2. I have a partial FS (Jan 2003 and 2002 year-end FS). I need to conduct a comparative analysis and am wondering what is the best way to do it. One thought that came to my mind was to extrapolate the data. Are there any other methods?
3. I am having a hard time remembering how Cost of Sales is treated in the Cash Flow. In looking at operational costs, it seems to me that you can discount that part of the Cost of Sales that is depreciation to get your true Cash After Operations figure...but does it ever actually get "added back" down the line or does it still come out as a real cash expense?
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