AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-Up - Issue 96

AccountingWEB Weekly News Wrap-Up - Issue 96

May 25, 2001

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THIS WEEK'S NEWS FROM ACCOUNTINGWEB

1. Senate Passes Huge Tax Cut
2. FASB Nears Conclusion of M&A Project
3. Web Hosting For Peachtree and QuickBooks
4. E&Y Terminates Audit Relationship Before Being Fired
5. Treasury Secretary says 'Abolish Corporate Income Tax'
6. Emerging Job Titles for the Accounting Profession
7. Fraud Tales - The Case of the Shrinking Margins
8. New Business Referral System Launched
9. Attracting and Retaining Talent in Your Firm - Helpful Tips
10. It's the End of the Line for eLedger


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IN THE NEWS

1. Senate Passes Huge Tax Cut

Twelve Democrats crossed party lines and voted with the Republicans to pass the largest tax cut in 20 years. The House and Senate must now reach agreement on a final bill that will be sent to the White House.

2. FASB Nears Conclusion of M&A Project

The Financial Accounting Standards Board agreed to agree on final measures for accounting for mergers and acquisitions. The board also set implementation dates for using the purchase accounting method and for non-amortization of goodwill.

3. Web Hosting for Peachtree and QuickBooks

In an AccountingWEB workshop, Monty Dillavou, President of e-Controller presented information about the company's e-WebHosting System for QuickBooks and Peachtree Software.

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4. E&Y Terminates Audit Relationship Before Being Fired

Ernst & Young ended its audit relationship with Health Risk Management, Inc., apparently just before being shown the door.

5. Treasury Secretary says 'Abolish Corporate Income Tax'

Secretary of the Treasury, Paul O'Neill, has diagrammed his vision for major tax reform. Included among the items on his wish list are the abolition of the corporate income tax and the capital gains tax on businesses and some radical reforms to the Social Security system.

6. Emerging Job Titles for the Accounting Profession

What's in a name? As new specialties and roles emerge, the accounting profession is likely to find new names for changing functions. Here are some titles already growing in popularity.

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7. Fraud Tales - The Case of the Shrinking Margins

Once upon a time, there were some mysterious changes made to the company books.... Timothy Anglim of the Fraud Detectives, tells the tale of how he helped one company unravel the Case of the Shrinking Margins.

8. New Business Referral System Launched

AccountingWEB announces the development of the Entrepreneur to Accountant Referral Network (E.A.R.N.) program, matching the accounting and financial needs of thousands of small businesses with the talent of the AccountingWEB community. Find out how your firm can participate and get business leads through this new referral service.

9. Attracting and Retaining Talent in Your Firm - Helpful Tips

Small CPA firms face a challenge in today's competitive employment market. Quality accounting professionals are a hot commodity, and smaller firms often lose candidates to the big starting salaries and name recognition at larger firms. What can smaller firms do to be competitive?

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10. It's the End of the Line for eLedger

Software application service provider (ASP), eLedger, announced this week that, effective May 31, the company will no longer offer software services over the Internet.

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Tuesday, May 29, 4:00-5:00 EDT
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Thursday May 31, 4:00-5:00 EDT
Topic: "The Benefits of a Living Trust From a Financial Planner's Point of View"
Presenter: Tom Palka, CFP, President, 401(k) On-Site Specialists

Have you read the transcripts of last week's workshops?

"Professionalizing the Practice Development Function"

"Web Hosting for Peachtree and QuickBooks"

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