AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 39
March 4 - March 8, 2002
This Resource Guide Brought to You By:
- File 1998 Tax Returns Now or Give Up Refund
- Motivating Your Staff - Questions to Lead By
- Improve Your Productivity - Affordable Solutions
- CFOs Plan Moderate Hiring Activity in Second Quarter
- Oracle E-Business Suite: Watch the Video Series Now
- AICPA Issues Proposed Standard On Fraud Detection
- IRS Adds Protection on Taxpayer Shelter Disclosures
- The World's Billionaires, According to Forbes
- E-mail Management - Part 1 of 2
- Book Recommendation: Excel 2000 Answers, By Gail Perry, CPA
- From the Archives: Basic Computer Maintenance Tips
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The IRS wants to remind taxpayers who have not yet filed 1998 tax returns that they will be ineligible to claim a refund for 1998 if the tax return is not filed by midnight, April 15, 2002.
Motivating employees is often exhausting and time consuming work. Perhaps the real issue is not tapping into what might drive employees to motivate themselves.
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According to a recent poll, Chief financial officers (CFOs foresee a slight increase in financial hiring in the second quarter of 2002, according to the just-released Robert Half International Financial Hiring Index. Eighty-six percent of executives anticipate no change in hiring activity.
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On February 28, 2002, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) released a draft of a revised audit standard on Consideration of Fraud in a Financial Statement Audit. If adopted, this updated standard will replace the current standard with the same name, (Statement on Auditing Standards No. 82).
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Midway through the 120-day window of opportunity for people to disclose tax shelter transactions, the Internal Revenue Service has taken new steps to protect the right for taxpayers to assert attorney-client and work-product privileges when they voluntarily disclose tax shelter transactions.
The 2002 Forbes' 16th annual world's billionaire ranking is out. In 2001, there were 538 billionaires, and in 2002, that number dropped to just 497. Find out who made the 2002 List!
The average e-mail user will receive 1,466 unsolicited e- mails this year. Whether it is 1,400 or 14,000, it is this very argument that makes e-mail management such an important topic in today's business world.
10. Book Recommendation: Excel 2000 Answers, By Gail Perry, CPA
A whole book of Excel 2000 Answers for less than the price of one support call! Get this valuable, reader-friendly book and you'll get hundreds of answers to all of your basic to advanced Excel 2000 questions.
11. From the Archives: Basic Computer Maintenance Tips
Computers have a way of causing frustration previously unknown in the workplace. Little machines that are supposed to make our lives easier frequently end up making projects more complicated and time-consuming. Before you heave your computer out the window, here are a few simple routine maintenance tips and record keeping ideas to help you and your computer -- and your business -- run faster and smoother.
Here is a sample of the questions that have been posted this week. Check out all the questions below at our Q&A Forum and see if you can lend a hand.
1. We are a city government that issued bonds at a premium (something we have not done in the past). I cannot find in any of my references how to book these premiums. It would seem to me that I should amortized the premiums as additional interest income over the time of the bonds like you amortized discounts as additional interest expense. There is nothing in the Miller Government GAAP Guide or the GFOA GAAFR that speaks to this. Please help.
2. A member is designing a one-day course on Human Resource Management for CFOs of Small to Medium Sized Enterprises in a country in transition to a market economy. They are looking for examples of actual job descriptions, postings, evaluation standards for positions in corporate accounting and finance departments (cos. smaller than Fortune 1000) to use as examples. Where can I find these?
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Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.