AccountingWEB Resource Guide - Issue 121
- Insurance Associations Concerned About IASB Standard
- IRS Launches Online Tools to Help Access Client Information
- PCAOB Solicits Nominations For Advisory Group
- Survey Finds Little Effect From SOX on Not-for-Profits
- Overcharged Investors May Receive Refunds, January Deadline
- Small Businesses Most Vulnerable to Payroll Fraud
- IRS Reminds Some Refinancing Costs May Be Deductible
- Trend Setters: Company to Format, Release Earnings in XBRL
- IRS Expands Locations For Convention Expense Deductions
- Is Your Cash-Value Insurance Policy in Danger?
- Book Recommendation: Leading For Innovation & Organizing For Results
- The Ten Commandments of Goal Setting
- Fraud Challenges: Digital Evidence Management Tip
- Key to Foiling Financial Fraud: Protect Honest Employees
- Seven Barriers to Becoming Customer Focused
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THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
Seven major insurance trade associations have asked the IASB to take another look at its Exposure Draft 5, Insurance Contracts, which is also referred to as Phase I of the Insurance Contract Accounting project. The seven insurance companies are particularly concerned with how insurance assets and liabilities will be valued-fair value or market value-under the proposed rule.
The IRS has launched the first of a suite of Internet-based
business tools that give tax professionals and financial
institutions easier access to client information.
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The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is now soliciting nominations for members of a standing advisory group that will assist the Board in carrying out its standards-setting responsibilities for auditing. The deadline for submissions is December 22, 2003.
A recent national survey of not-for-profit business leaders and Executives, conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, finds that
Sarbanes-Oxley has had little effect on not-for-profit
organizations throughout the United States.
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About 450 securities firms will contact mutual fund investors over the next three months about possible refunds totaling at least $85 million.
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In the wake of an economic downturn which has left those spared from layoffs either working daunting hours under stress or not busy enough to feel secure, firms need to foster a community feeling and sense of purpose as well as facilitate positive communication.
As the "Enron pattern" shows no signs of abating, it is clearer than ever that corporate book-cooking will remain a stubborn blemish on America's corporate image for, well, a very long time. For corporate, regulatory, and law enforcement fraud-fighters, the question therefore is, "How can we at least reduce the number of Enron-type cases?"
Successful companies today are the ones that revolve their
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