AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 14

AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 14

August 20 - 24, 2001


1. E-Business: Increasing Your Value to Your Clients
2. AICPA Open Discussion on the Proposed Global
Business Credential: Should CPAs Lead the Way?
3. Workshop: Generating a Higher Return from Your Web Site
4. Moving to the Paperless Audit Engagement
5. Training the Automated Auditor
6. Favorite Time Management Tips from U.S. Presidents
7. Oracle Now Does Small Business Accounting
8. Avoid Identity Theft
9. Five Strategic Technology Payoffs
10.Effective Employee Incentive Programs
11.Online Sources for Disability Insurance





1. Tuesday, August 21, 2001, 4:00 - 5:00 pm EDT
E-Business: Increasing Your Value to Your Clients
Presented by: Gregory S. Price
Director, Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas (PKF), P.C.

2. Wednesday, August 22, 2001, 11:00 am EDT
AICPA Open Discussion on the Proposed Global Business
Credential: Should CPAs Lead the Way?
Presented by: Kathy G. Eddy, CPA, Chairman of the AICPA
Sponsored by the AICPA

3. Thursday, August 23, 2001, 4:00 - 5:00 pm EDT
Generating a Higher Return from Your Web Site
Presented by: Sandi Smith, President, Sandra L. Smith, P.C.
Sponsored by: National Payment Corporation



4. Moving to the Paperless Audit Engagement
Presented by: Duke Smaroff
Director of Development, Advanced Practice Solutions
Sponsored by: HA&W Innovative Technologies, LLC

5. Training the Automated Auditor
Presented by: Carolyn Newman, CPA, CISA
President of Audimation Services, Inc.



6. Favorite Time Management Tips from U.S. Presidents

Many American Presidents have been fast learners in the areas of time management and perfecting the art of the discipline. Here are five tips practiced by U.S. Presidents of the 20th century who have mastered the skill of time management.

7. Oracle Now Does Small Business Accounting

Oracle now does Small Business Accounting: The Oracle Small
Business Suite offers integrated accounting, payroll, expense Reporting, and more. PC Magazine's 2001 Editor's Choice Award Winner, the Oracle Small Business Suite has a FREE Accountant's Program offering a free Oracle Small Business Suite Account.

8. Avoid Identity Theft

The Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to developing and implementing a
comprehensive program against identity theft. The organization's goals include supporting victims of identity theft, broadening public awareness and understanding of identity theft, and decreasing the potential victim population. Here are several tips from the ITRC on ways in which you can lessen your risk of identity theft.

9. Five Strategic Technology Payoffs

Technology is impacting every aspect of our accounting practices, and leading firms have found that proper implementation and utilization of technology provide a strategic competitive advantage. The difficulty lies in knowing where to spend your technology dollars to get the biggest return on the IT investment. Here are some technology strategies that will get you pointed in the right direction.


Top Reasons for Becoming an Accountant

You feel the need to repay student loans. You couldn't wait to do your first tax return. You don't have to go to law school. Norm Petersen makes a great role model. There are fewer essay questions in accounting courses. You didn't get a football scholarship to college. You get to see all your college friends every six months, at the CPA exam.

10. Effective Employee Incentive Programs

Cash isn't always king, paper shuffling isn't in vogue anymore, and people need to know that their marketing efforts are recognized and appreciated by top level members of the firm. Reinsel & Company LLP has an employee incentive program that consistently has nearly 85% participation and was awarded the AICPA's Innovative User in Technology Award for Public Practices in 1999, and the 1999 AAM Marketing Achievement Award for Incentive Programs. This program pays off with a staff that is
more effective at business development and a marketing culture that is strong.

11. Online Sources for Disability Insurance

Disability insurance is one of those items many people say they don't need--unless something were to go terribly wrong. While many employers provide disability coverage, analysts say this isn't enough coverage (usually only half of a monthly salary, and with a cap of $5,000). Using the Internet, you can compare policies and premiums, and may even get more coverage for much less money. Find the disability insurance that is right for your needs.


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