AccountingWEB Weekly Resource Guide - Issue 78
At this time of the year, the staff of AccountingWEB would like to gratefully thank all of those who have made our progress possible. To our advertisers, customers, contributors and members we express our graditude. It is in this spirit that we say, "Thank you and Happy Holidays."
- 'Tis the Season for Job Hunting - Prepare For Tax Season
- Compensation 2003 - Making it Work For Your Firm!
- Sun Still Shines on Main Street For America's CPAs
- AICPA and ACFE Offer Free Training on Fraud Detection
- 2002 National MAP Survey Results Are Available
- Free Report - News And Views Abound On 401(k)s
- IRS Awards Grants to Low Income Tax Clinics
- Legal And Practical Suggestions For Bonuses, Perks, And Other Benefits
- IRS Drops Interest Rates
- Policies to Help Accountants Avoid Risks of Conspiracies
- Book Recommendation: The Art and Science of 360 Degree Feedback
- Tips to Strengthen Your Reputation as an Accountant
- People Problems Perplex Supervisors -Guest Article
- Three Ways to Boost Morale Despite Low Pay Raises
- The Value Of Trust, A Clients Perspective
- 12 Mistakes Professional Service Providers Make in Marketing
- Factors to Consider When Buying Business Software
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To prepare for the busy season, the prime hiring season for
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You have to look at compensation strategies that make sense for your firm and continue to motivate your staff at the same time. So, what are some ways to deal with the compensation challenges you are facing in your firm? Here are some control methods that you might want to consider.
Believe it or not, while the accounting industry news from Wall Street has run the gamut from bad to horrible this year, the news from Main Street, USA is actually very encouraging.
AccountingWEB's Industry Profiles, developed by First Research, Inc., will assist you in developing and keeping up-to-date in industry niches. Reports are just $99.00 each and are invaluable in your arsenal of knowledge. View the entire list of over 130 profiles today.
The AICPA and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners have jointly developed a one-hour training course that can be used by businesses and given to clients. The course is entitled "How Fraud Hurts You and Your Organization."
The annual Management of an Accounting Practice survey results are in and there are a few surprises. Making their appearance on the list of important issues facing accounting firms are two issues that didn't make the top five list last year: seasonality/workload compression and the effect of the new regulatory environment on local and regional firms.
We all know the daily routines during tax season, eat and work, eat and work, eat and sleep - enough said. AccountingWEB will again sponsor one firm during the upcoming tax season (March 1st through April 15th). We will provide free pizza during the tax crunch. Watch for contest rules and information in the upcoming editions of the weekly news wrap- up and weekly resource guides.
With recent cost-of-living adjustments released by the IRS,
and the approval of legislation such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOA), 401(k) plans are poised to once again become a red-hot employee benefit. The free report gets employers all caught up on the latest issues surrounding these hot-button benefits programs, plus tips on how to get the ball rolling if employers think that 401(k)s should be a part of their future benefits offerings.
The Internal Revenue Service has announced that it has awarded $7 million in matching-fund grants to 138 tax-exempt organizations and academic institutions under the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic program.
The free report - "Seasonal Tidings: Legal And Practical
Suggestions For Bonuses, Perks, And Other Benefits" - covers a potpourri of ideas and strategies for dealing with benefits issues around the holidays, including taxation, ethics, and bonus dilemmas.
This year, be proactive and provide your constituents with ideas and tidbits that show you are thinking of them. Beginning early January through April 15, 2003, the IRS will provide Tax Tips for individual taxpayers. AccountingWEB has created a unique scrolling "Tax Tips Ticker" for your firm to place on its Web site, which will display these tips. This ticker will offer you dynamic content and a valuable client service with little time or effort on your part. Find out more today.
Effective January 1, 2003, the Internal Revenue Service will drop interest rates by one percentage point. The new rates are the lowest rates since 1975.
Given all the recent criticism of accountants, the last thing in the world they would want is to be viewed as "walking conspiracies." Read how one association is protecting itself and its members.
11. Book Recommendation: The Art and Science of 360 Degree Feedback
In this comprehensive handbook, human resource professionals and managers learn the best ways to gain commitment to the 360 degrees process, choose appropriate methods, administer the process, present feedback, and implement follow-up. Case studies of organizations including the New York Stock Exchange show 360 degrees feedback in action. Order your copy today.
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The accounting industry is focusing on rebuilding its reputation with the public, but it's also crucial that every professional do the same. Here, we offer five tips that can help.
One of two employees believes that their immediate supervisor does a poor job of solving problems such as motivational, emotional, and personal issues. Here are some reasons why.
A recent survey shows employee morale is suffering as pay
increases and bonuses are kept low. Here are three ways
companies can boost morale in this, the third straight year of modest pay increases.
Today, trust is truly the pivotal point of building a successful business relationship. A recent study found that selling competences for professional service firms are explicitly focused on defining the element of trust from their client's perspective. Here are some building blocks.
According to survey/interview by Allan Boress, less than 15% of the firms interviewed were doing anything different regarding their marketing programs, being proactive in their personal marketing efforts, or even changing the way they did business with their clients from the year before. Here are some helpful ideas to help you get on track for 2003.
Technology for technology's sake is out. Businesses are done playing with computers and are now demanding solutions and results. Here are eight "Key Factors" to consider before moving forward with a new software implementation.
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