AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 73

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  1. New Rankings: Top 100 Accounting Firms For 2002
  2. IRS Seeks Fee For Processing Offers-in-Compromise
  3. Managing Through Change, Guest Article
  4. Top 100 Not For Profit Organizations Shed Light on NFP Future
  5. KPMG Offers Tax-Saving Tips For Year-End
  6. Free Accounting Software Being Developed For Non-Profits
  7. The 3Cs of Fraudulent Financial Reporting
  8. Dos And Don'ts For Releasing Records of Deadbeat Clients
  9. Technology Brings Changes to Job Applicant Etiquette
  10. Leadership, by Rudolph W. Giuliani, Ken Kurson

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  1. Developing Entrepreneurs: Emulating The Right Role Models
  2. Four Basic Rules For Growing Your CPA Firm
  3. Excel Tip: Insert Hyperlink Into Your Worksheet
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1. New Rankings: Top 100 Accounting Firms For 2002

Public Accounting Report has published its annual ranking of America's Top 100 Accounting Firms. Check it out today.

2. IRS Seeks Fee For Processing Offers-in-Compromise

The Internal Revenue Service has issued a proposed regulation that, if adopted, will affect the agency's offers-in-compromise (OIC) program.

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3. Managing Through Change, Guest Article

In the business world, a company's survival depends on its ability to keep evolving. The most successful firms understand they must continually adapt to changing circumstances and find new ways to satisfy their customers.

4. Top 100 Not For Profit Organizations Shed Light on NFP Future

The NonProfit Times, in association with accounting firm Grant Thornton, has released the 14th Annual NonProfit Times 100, an in-depth study of the financial positions of the 100 largest not-for-profit organizations in the country.

5. KPMG Offers Tax-Saving Tips For Year-End

Read 12 tax-saving tips prepared by KPMG's Personal Financial Planning unit. All are tips that individuals can use between now and December 31st to reduce their 2002 tax bills.

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6. Free Accounting Software Being Developed For Non-Profits

A unique academic-community collaboration is underway in Chicago that will result in non-profit organizations and small businesses across the country being able to access accounting software for free.

7. The 3Cs of Fraudulent Financial Reporting

Faced with changes in business ethics and environments, auditors are being called upon to step up to a new standard of fraud detection. One way to facilitate discussions and communications in this area is to use the 3Cs model.

8. Dos And Don'ts For Releasing Records of Deadbeat Clients

A slow economy means slow-paying clients and increased client turnover. This can add up to tough ethical questions for accountants who prepare tax returns. One especially tough dilemma arises when a former client, who hasn't paid his bill, demands that copies of all his records be provided to his new accountant. What would you do in that situation?

9. Technology Brings Changes to Job Applicant Etiquette

The question of whether or not to send a thank-you note after a job interview has been an age-old debate for decades. However, with the advent of email in the workplace in the 1990s, another option has been added for job seekers.

10. Book Recommendation: Leadership, by Rudolph W. Giuliani, Ken Kurson

Leadership, Giuliani writes, works both ways: it is a privilege, but it carries responsibilities- from imposing a structure suitable to an organization's purpose, to forming a team of people who bring out the best in each other, to taking the right, unexpected risks. A leader must develop strong beliefs, and be held accountable for the results-principles he illustrates with candor and courage throughout the pages of this important and timely book. He never knew that the qualities he describes would be put to the awful test of September 11, he says; but he never doubted that they would prevail. Order Today!

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1. Developing Entrepreneurs: Emulating The Right Role Models

New business is the lifeblood of every CPA firm. Most firms were started and developed by entrepreneurs. Here are some ideas to guide your staff members to emulate the behavior and thought processes of such top business producers and,thus, become entrepreneurs themselves.

2. Four Basic Rules For Growing Your CPA Firm

In days gone by an accountant never did any marketing. In fact, it wasn't even allowed in most countries until the mid 1980's, and even then, only in a very conservative and restricted manner. Here are some helpful ways to market your firm.

3. Excel Tip: Insert Hyperlink Into Your Worksheet

Do you need to provide quick access from an Excel worksheet to a network file or to a location on the Internet? You can provide a hyperlink right in your Excel worksheet that will connect the user with links to another file on your computer, a network file, or an Internet site.

4. Premium Subscriber Offer: $75 Off The AccountingWEB 2003 Tax Ticker

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1. PeopleSoft in Mexico? Is anyone aware of a U.S. company that uses PeopleSoft Financials software and also does business in Mexico using the same software? We would really like to talk to you if you do.

2. We are considering starting an Employee Relations Committee. Any input, documentation, pros/cons, examples, outlines, formats, etc. that we can add to our information as we research this area would be appreciated.

3. How do you record the income/loss from a partnership on the partner's books? e.g. If partnership AB recorded a loss for the year, how does partner A record the loss on its books? I think for a loss, you debit loss on investment in partnership and credit the asset account called investment in partnership. Am I correct?

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