AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 55

AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 55

July 8 – July 12, 2002

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  1. Strategic Thinking Versus Strategic Planning – "PS"
  2. Upgrade Your Accounting Research Library With Comperio
  3. Ten Employer-Employee Rules for Successfully Running A Small Business – "PS"
  4. Three Reasons to Expect More Earnings Restatements
  5. IRS Issues New Life-Expectancy Tables
  6. FASB Proposes Accounting Treatment For SPEs
  7. IRS Issues New Guide For Religious Organizations
  8. Ideas to Improve The Quality of Your Firm – "PS"
  9. S&P Lists Top 10 Companies With Most "Inflated Profits"
  10. Book Recommendation: Clients for Life: How Great Professionals Develop Breakthrough Relationships
  11. From The Archives: Does Your Firm Monitor Your Employees? – "PS"

Plus: The MarketPlace and Q&A Forum

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1. Strategic Thinking Versus Strategic Planning – "PS"

Many corporations, facing the future with diminishing resources, find that restricted resources exert increasing pressure on management to plan more carefully. Senior management's ability to formulate and articulate a clear vision is a primary determinate of the potential success of an organization. NOTE: This will be a Premium Subscription Article effective 7-15-02.

2. Upgrade Your Accounting Research Library With Comperio

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research library. Backed by the world's largest professional services firm and used by over 1,500 companies around the world, PricewaterhouseCoopers Comperio contains over 150,000 pages of global financial reporting and assurance literature that is accessible from your web browser and searchable by key words, topics, or terms. For your FREE 30-day trial of Comperio, visit us at pwcglobal.com/comperio

3. Ten Employer-Employee Rules for Successfully Running A Small Business – "PS"

The information provided in this article, if put into practice, may help reduce your stress, increase your business' productivity, and give you the vacation you so richly deserve. NOTE: This will be a Premium Subscription Article effective 7-15-02

4. Three Reasons to Expect More Earnings Restatements

According to a recent report, the capital markets have good reason to worry about corporate earnings this year. Here are three reasons for companies to drag out the skeletons and wipe the slate clean.

5. IRS Issues New Life-Expectancy Tables

The IRS has just released new life expectancy tables for taxpayers who calculate required withdrawals from Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs).

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6. FASB Proposes Accounting Treatment For SPEs

On July 1, 2002, the Financial Accounting Standards Board released a draft of its proposed rules for consolidation of special purpose entities (SPEs), including the types that kept debt off Enron's balance sheet

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7. IRS Issues New Guide For Religious Organizations

The IRS has issued Publication 1828, "Tax Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations," which describes the favorable tax treatment granted to such organizations. The publication is currently available online and will be available later this summer in a printed form.

8. Ideas to Improve The Quality of Your Firm – "PS"

Here are some great ideas to help you and your firm make some changes to help boost your bottom line. NOTE: This will be a Premium Subscription Article effective 7-15-02.

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AccountingWEB Student Survey 2002

A comprehensive survey concluded in May by AccountingWEB, shows that accounting students are still very optimistic about the accounting profession, but have a lot to say about what motivates them, what influences them, and how your organization can better catch their attention. Order your copy of the survey for just $99.

9. S&P Lists Top 10 Companies With Most "Inflated Profits"

Using its new standard for measuring profitability, Standard & Poor's (S&P) ranked companies in order of highest to lowest gaps between their reported earnings and core earnings for 2001. Those at the top of the list are the "losers" with the most inflated profits.

10. Book Recommendation: Clients for Life: How Great Professionals Develop Breakthrough Relationships

Finally, a book that all professionals frustrated with fleeting client loyalty and relentless price pressure have waited for -- the first in-depth, client-tested guide to developing lasting business relationships. What separates extraordinary professionals from ordinary ones? Why are some professionals always drawn into their clients' inner circle of advisers, while others are employed on a one-shot basis and treated like vendors? Based on groundbreaking research, Clients for Life sets forth a comprehensive framework for how professionals in all fields can develop breakthrough relationships with their clients and enjoy enduring client loyalty. ORDER TODAY!

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11. From The Archives: Does Your Firm Monitor Your Employees? – "PS"
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This survey on workplace monitoring and surveillance found that 78 percent of employers of large U.S. firms are recording and reviewing their employee’s electronic communications. NOTE: This will be a Premium Subscription Article effective 7-15-02.

The MarketPlace

MarketPlace Home Page

Student Survey

Andersen/Enron Survey

Coaching Services

Industry Profiles

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 subscribers.

1. Costs and Expenditures: What is the difference between (a) costs and expenditure (b) expenses and expenditure?

2. Is there a search engine on the Internet only for accounting related topics and definitions?

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