AccountingWEB Resource Guide - Issue 119

This Resource Guide Brought To You By

PolicySoft Accounting Department Templates

The Marketing Director CD!

THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES

  1. KPMG Sells DAS, Focuses on Forensic Practice
  2. Voynich Elected as New AICPA Chairman; Stresses Integrity
  3. Estate Tax Debate May Reach Compromise
  4. PCAOB Reveals Plans For Regional Office Development
  5. Microsoft Launches "Office" Upgrade
  6. AICPA Council Votes to Retain Credentials
  7. Offers in Compromise Application Fee Begins November 1
  8. Social Security Beneficiaries Get Increase
  9. PCAOB Final Registration: Pool of Firms Shrinks by 45%
  10. Study: Audit Firms Still Bend Rules to Benefit Big Clients
  11. Book Recommendation: The Trusted Leader

PREMIUM CONTENT

  1. Tips on Conducting a Successful Firm Summit
  2. Who Should Bear the Risk of Client Retention?
  3. Seven Barriers to Becoming Customer Focused
  4. Ten Personal Goals Worth Pursuing

"QUOTABLE QUOTES"

"Management works in the system. Leadership works on the system." - - Stephen R. Covey

SPONSOR OFFER

AccountingWEB is pleased to bring you tools that can help
systematize the accounting department of a small company,
corporate business or a public accounting firm. Over 200 accounting department policy templates, written in Microsoft Word format by PolicySoft, are available individually or in groups for immediate download.

If you have forgotten your login information, we'll remind you!

THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES

1. KPMG Sells Dispute Advisory Services, Focuses on Forensic Practice

KPMG LLP, announced last week that it has entered a definitive agreement to sell its Dispute Advisory Services (DAS) unit to FTI Consulting, Inc., a multi-disciplined consulting organization. The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter of 2003.

2. Voynich Elected as New AICPA Chairman; Stresses Integrity

Scott Voynich, managing partner of the Georgia firm of Robinson, Grimes & Co., has assumed the chairmanship of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, succeeding William F. Ezzell Jr. His term as Chairman, a volunteer position, is one year.

SPONSOR OFFER

Discover a new interactive resource to help you and your Marketing Director market your firm successfully. Learn practical ways to: gain more leads from referral sources, turn prospects into clients, ensure your best clients stay with the firm, sell added-value services, extend your own skills and more. Find out more today!

3. Estate Tax Debate May Reach Compromise

Acknowledging that they may never be able to totally do away with the always-controversial "death tax", Senate Republicans have been secretly considering a compromise. They are anxious to push the bill forward while they maintain control of Congress and the White House.

4. PCAOB Reveals Plans For Regional Office Development

Chairman, William McDonough of The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board said they will be setting up regional offices around the country to be closer to the "action" in pursuing its oversight responsibilities.

MORE RESOURCES...

5. Microsoft Launches "Office" Upgrade

6. AICPA Council Votes to Retain Credentials

7. IRS Reminds, Offers in Compromise Application Fee Begins

8. PCAOB Final Registration: Pool of Firms Shrinks by 45%

10. Study: Audit Firms Still Bend Rules to Benefit Big Clients

11. Book Recommendation: The Trusted Leader, by Robert Galford, Anne Seibold Drapeau

Based on research and experience that covers a wide spectrum of managers and organizations, The Trusted Leader identifies three critical types of trust that leaders need to master: strategic trust, organizational trust, and personal trust. Perhaps most timely is the book's series of diagnostic tools and skills that help executives rebuild trust that has been broken or betrayed. Order your copy today.

PREMIUM CONTENT

Expert insight on managing an accounting practice, growing your business, professional development and personal improvement is just a click away for AccountingWEB Premium subscribers. See a sampling below. Subscribe today for only $49/year.

1. Tips on Conducting a Successful Firm Summit

The purpose of a firm summit is to bring leaders and members of a firm together along with outside expertise and facilitation in order to create strategies for improving the firm. Outlined suggestions will help improve the results of your next summit as well as make it an enjoyable experience for the participants.

2. Who Should Bear the Risk of Client Retention?

As a practice owner, you should stop feeling the necessity to guarantee client retention. In reality, the buyer has all of the control over client retention.

3. Seven Barriers to Becoming Customer Focused

Successful companies today are the ones that revolve their
business around their customers. They focus on adding value by designing processes such as technology, training and employee compensation systems to support a strategy of customer-centricity that penetrates all areas of the organization, resulting in a concerted effort towards providing superior value.

4. Ten Personal Goals Worth Pursuing

The single best investment any of us can ever make is in our own personal growth and development. The accumulation of knowledge means everything to your future. Find out how you can tackle the challenge of meeting your goals.

HOT TOPICS ON ACCOUNTINGWEB

NOTE: If you are trying to access archived materials on the
AccountingWEB site, you may need to log into the site, if you have not already done so in the past few months. If you have forgotten your login information, we'll remind you!

1. Deloitte Entangled in Nation's Worst Insurance Failure

2. SEC Exempts Two Reports From CEO & CFO Certification

3. PCAOB Adopts Final Rules For Inspections of Accounting Firms

4. Ex-Enron Accountant Cooperates, Settles With Feds

5. It's Not Too Soon to Start Planning For 2004 Income Taxes

Click here for more Hot Topics on AccountingWEB

MORE ON ACCOUNTINGWEB...

Top News and Archives

Member Tools and Resources

Premium Content Archives

Marketplace

Newswire Archives

2003 Tax Calendar

Top Selling Books

AccountingWEB Marketing Solutions

ACCOUNTINGWEB Q & A Forum

SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION

Your Personal Membership Information - Take a moment today to ensure that we have accurate, up-to-date information in our records. Just go to your Profile Page and login to update your information today!

Login and Password Information - If you've forgotten your AccountingWEB.com login details, we'll send you a reminder.

Premium Subscriber Information - Expert insight on managing an accounting practice, growing your business, professional development and personal improvement is just a click away for AccountingWEB Premium subscribers. Access to the growing library of the latest insights, ideas and tools is available for only $49 a year, just $4 a month.

Copyright (C) 2003 AccountingWEB, Inc.
All rights reserved.
"To inform, to enrich, to enlighten, to entertain."

You may like these other stories...

Which of America’s major cities offer the most favorable tax structures for businesses? According to a study released on Tuesday by KPMG International, the top five in the United States are Cincinnati, Cleveland,...
Federal film credits are not new, but they are becoming big business in more ways than one. Approximately forty states receive federal film credits they can use to entice moviemakers to make motion pictures within their...
Bay Area Woman Guilty in Investment Scam That Caused Over $9 Million in Losses A San Jose, California, woman was convicted December 18 of a federal fraud charge for running a Ponzi scheme that bilked more than 250...

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Jul 31
In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom helps beginners get up to speed in Microsoft Excel. However, even experienced Excel users will learn some new tricks, particularly when David discusses under-utilized aspects of Excel.
Aug 5
This webcast will focus on accounting and disclosure policies for various types of consolidations and business combinations.
Aug 20
In this session we'll review best practices for how to generate interest in your firm’s services.