AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 49

AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 49

May 20 – May 24, 2002

This Resource Guide Brought to You By:

Association of Government Accountants

MEMBER RESOURCES

  1. The Importance of Succession Planning
  2. Financial Revolution Finds its Way to Women
  3. CGFM – The Preferred Designation - Free Information & Gift
  4. How to Attract and Retain Talent in Your Firm
  5. A Strategy for Business Success in the 21st Century
  6. CPAs Qualify For Elite Dot-Pro Email Addresses
  7. IRS Wants to Collect Payroll Tax on Stock Options
  8. Ten Hottest Jobs For The Next Ten Years
  9. Book Recommendation: Ensuring Leadership Continuity and Building Talent From Within, by William J. Rothwell
  10. From the Archives: Succession Planning - Ensuring the Future of Your Firm
  11. Special Feature: Assess Your Management Style Quiz

Plus: BusinessZONE; The MarketPlace; CareerZONE; PressZONE

QUOTABLE QUOTES

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TOP NEWS

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MEMBER RESOURCES

1. The Importance of Succession Planning

Less than 15 percent of companies address the need for a top leadership succession plan. When disaster strikes, such as a plane crash, an earthquake or violence in the workplace, there is no time for the board of directors to meet and select new top executives or establish a new chain of command.

2. Study - Financial Revolution Finds Its Way to Women

Today, nearly 80% of the women in a recent study indicate they have a greater knowledge of investing than they did just five years ago. More than 50% know how mutual funds work, and 63% are involved in the family finances.

3. CGFM – The Preferred Designation - Free Information & Gift

Do You Require Financial Management Professionals for Your Organization’s Government Division? For those of you who work with federal, state, or local governments and want knowledgeable, confident and experienced staff, turn to individuals who hold the Certified Government Financial manager (CGFM) Certification. CGFM holders are serious about their careers, participate in professional development activities, and meet the rigorous standards endorsed by a national professional body. As a partner of KPMB commented, the CGFM should be the industry standard for government financial management professionals. It demonstrates the type of initiative that will make you successful in this practice. Learn more about the CGFM Program today. Call 1-800-AGA-7211 or request your FREE INFORMATION KIT AND GIFT today.

4. How to Attract and Retain Talent in Your Firm

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? Be creative.

5. A Strategy for Business Success in the 21st Century

Looking for the next new business idea? It is a strategic process that works in a down economy, a stagnant economy and an up economy. The status quo of business today is change.

6. CPAs Qualify For Elite Dot-Pro Email Addresses

RegistryPro has announced that it is gearing up to operate the first professionally restricted top level domain on the Internet by the end of 2002.

FOR THOSE WANTING TO BE AT THE CUTTING EDGE

CGFM THE PREFERRED DESIGNATION

If you are thinking about starting your financial management career by working in the federal, state, or local government, learn more about the Certified Government Financial Management (CGFM) designation. It will allow you flexibility in your career choices. Whether you choose the public sector, or the government division of the private or non-profit sector, knowledge of public financial management will strengthen your opportunities for long term success. In a Robert Half Intl survey of 1400 CFOs, 85% believe that a professional certification helps in career advancement. Learn more about the CGFM Program today. Call 1-800-AGA-7211 for a FREE INFORMATION KIT AND GIFT or visit us at our Web Site.

7. IRS Wants to Collect Payroll Tax on Stock Options

The IRS is about to make history if it is successful with its plan to make incentive stock options (ISOs) and employee stock purchase plans (ESPPs) vulnerable to Social Security, Medicare, and other payroll taxes.

8. Ten Hottest Jobs For The Next Ten Years

SmartMoney Magazine has compiled a list of the "Ten Hottest Jobs" for the next decade. Not all are high paying, or accounting related, but all will be in great demand in the coming years.

9. Book Recommendation: Ensuring Leadership Continuity and Building Talent From Within, by William J. Rothwell

Intended to facilitate the establishment of a successful succession planning program in the contemporary business environment, this guide explains what succession planning is; makes the case for change by assessing current programs and benchmarking the practices of other organizations; and provides instructions for starting up, operating, and evaluating a systematic program. Provides some 60 forms, worksheets, graphs, and other job aids. Purchase it today.

10. From the Archives: Succession Planning - Ensuring the Future of Your Firm

Structuring clear concise career paths for new recruits and staff is a powerful tool to ensure longevity and growth within your firm. By designing and incorporating a succession plan, you are investing in the firm's future leadership.

11. Special Feature: Assess Your Management Style Quiz

Here's a quiz to help you asses your management style and to help you fine-tune your business and management skills.

BUSINESSZONE

  1. Your Client's CIO - That's You!

  2. Stop Looking & Start Listening For Your Next Selling Opportunity

  3. Estate Planning Services on The Rise

  4. Top 10 Stumbling Blocks to Growth of New Businesses

  5. Developing a Business Plan for Success

THE MARKETPLACE

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CAREERZONE

  1. Staff Accountant, Kansas City, KS

  2. Tax Manager, Seattle, WA

  3. CPA, New York City, NY

  4. Corporate Auditor, Decatur, IL

  5. Staff Accountant, Boone, NC

PRESSZONE NEWS

  1. CCH Retirement Planning Guide Presents New Opportunities, Reflects Recent Developments

  2. National Payment Corporation - Small Business Levels Playing Field With Web-based Human Resources

Q&A FORUM

Here is a sample of the questions that have been posted over the past week. Check out the questions below and see if you can lend a hand or visit the Q&A Forum Page for the most recent questions/answers posted by our members.

  1. What are the job possibilities for accountants who want to combine their accounting and technology skills? I don't want to throw away 10+ years of experience and the effort I put into becoming a CPA, but I would also like to focus more on utilizing technology to improve business processes and decision-making.

  2. I am looking for a needs assessment guide to assist clients whom may be using such accounting and bookkeeping software products such as QuickBooks, Peachtree, etc., and have out grown them.

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