AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-up - Issue 56

The AccountingWEB Friday Wrap-Up Newswire - Issue 56

August 18, 2000

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IN THIS WEEK'S NEWSWIRE:

1. AICPA Chair Discloses Plans for Accountants of Tomorrow
2. And it’s PwC and AA, by a Nose!
3. Alliott Group Announces Israeloff, Trattner Leadership
4. Warning to Olympic Winners: The Taxman Cometh
5. Business Casual: What Exactly IS it?
6. Word Tip: Displaying the Filepath on a Word Document
7. Businesses Will Save Billions by e-Filing Taxes
8. Accounting Jokes: The Worst of the Web
9. Andersen Consulting-PwC Merger Rumors Quashed
10. Counting Beans in the New Economy

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Editorial
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Comments we heard this week from Bob Elliott, Chairman of the AICPA, are enough to set the imagination on fire. The accounting profession as we know it is about to be turned on its ear as firms redefine themselves as providers of financial and management services to the New Economy! The opportunities for accounting students and existing accountants as we look to the future are enormous. The days of the stereotypical accountant with a great ledger book before him and a bare light bulb dangling over his head are behind us for sure. Tomorrow’s accountant will be a sought-after professional providing necessary services to a future that looks bright and promising.

Gail A. Perry
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1. AICPA Chair Discloses Plans for Accountants of Tomorrow
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Speaking before the annual meeting of Beta Alpha Psi, Bob Elliott, Chairman of the AICPA, told of changes to the profession that are about to affect every accountant.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/24468/101

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2. And it’s PwC and AA by a Nose!
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College students notoriously use the Annual Survey of College Professors poll results to help make decisions about which firms are the most desirable. This year’s results included a new face in first place.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/24458/101

3. Alliott Group Announces Israeloff, Trattner Leadership
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Leaders have been chosen for the newest team on the block. Alliott Group announces New York firm to head up association of 118 firms destined to transform the traditional role of accountants.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/24450/101

4. Warning to Olympic Winners: The Taxman Cometh
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Aussie authorities aren’t missing a step when it comes to positioning themselves to collect taxes. Sign here, please, before you accept that gold medal.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/24452/101

5. Business Casual: What Exactly IS it?
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Business casual is a fashion statement in itself. What’s a woman to do when the boss says to dress casually? Several professional clothiers give their opinions and some advice for finding the solution to a knit-picking problem...
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/24462/101

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6. Word Tip: Displaying the Filepath on a Word Document
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Have you ever needed to include the path and file name in a Word document? Here’s a quick method for performing this task.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/24470/101

7. Businesses Will Save Billions by e-Filing Taxes
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Do away with unnecessary paperwork, save time on clerical work, end miscalculations, ensure the latest tax rates are in use, and never worry about writing a check for the wrong amount. These are a few of the advantages to filing business taxes electronically.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/24302/101

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8. Accounting Jokes: The Worst of the Web
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Need some new material for those conversations around the water cooler? Here are some jokes sure to make your colleagues run in the other direction!
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/24253/101

9. Andersen Consulting-PwC Merger Rumors Quashed
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Either nobody’s talking, or the rumors are just that. In any case, the word is that AC and PwC will remain two separate companies.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/24252/101

10. Counting Beans in the New Economy
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Bean counter Bruce VanHorn presented some interesting options for those with an accounting background who want to go beyond the traditional role of performing auditing services.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/24208/101

Q&A Forum
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Chantel Green has posted a question about the statute of limitations on recognizing overpayments as income and reclaiming uncashed checks.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/24463/101

Thanks to Aileen Olson who provided information regarding an Internet site that enables you to search by Cusip to determine the historical basis of inherited stock.
http://www.accountingweb.com/item/23358/101

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