Resource Guide - Issue 136

THIS WEEK'S RESOURCES
  1. Companies Failing to Address Retention of E-mail, Electronic Media
  2. Small Businesses Ripe for Insurance Fraud: What You Need to Know
  3. "The Future of the Accounting Profession" Special Report
  4. E&Y Named Outstanding Training Organization Third Straight Year
  5. CPA Examination Registration Begins; Tutorial & Sample Tests Online
  6. Adobe Launches Bar-Code System to Simplify Forms Processing
  7. CBIZ Announces Tender Offer to Repurchase Stock
  8. Poor Controls Over "Self-Reporting" Businesses Cost Cos. Millions
  9. AMEX Offers Rocket into Orbit Rewards; A Trip to Mars Next?
  10. Many Consumers Do Nothing to Protect Themselves From Fraudulent Tax Preparers
  11. Book Recommendation: Show Me QuickBooks 2004

Don’t miss the Hot Topics, Q&A Forum, IRS NEWS and TAX TIPS and more in this week’s Resource Guide.

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  1. Don't Sabotage Your Job Search with False Assumptions
  2. How Do We Do That Around Here? A Question of Policies & Procedures
  3. How to Manage Change in Your Organization Effectively
  4. How to Handle Difficult People

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  1. Companies Failing to Address Retention of E-mail, Electronic Media

Nearly half of American companies haven't adopted records retention policies for e-mail and other electronic documents, despite the serious issues raised about corporate records keeping over the past two years.

  1. Small Businesses Ripe for Insurance Fraud: What You Need to Know

Health insurance scams are a real threat for small business employers and employees. Insurance failures hurt real people – workers and their families – who are seldom equipped to absorb large dollar losses. Small business owners are often the targets of such scams, which resulted in at least $252 million in unpaid medical claims from 2000 through 2002, says the GAO, an investigative arm of Congress.

  1. "The Future of the Accounting Profession" Special Report

On November 13, 2003, fifty-seven men and women, including leaders from the worlds of accounting, finance, law, academia, investment banking, journalism, non-governmental organizations, as well as the current and former regulatory officials, gathered together for the 103rd American Assembly entitled, "The Future of the Accounting Profession."

  1. E&Y Named Outstanding Training Organization Third Straight Year

Ernst & Young announced this week that is has been named to Training Magazine's Training Top 100 list for the third year in a row, taking the number 8 spot among significant competition from a field of over 550.

  1. CPA Examination Registration Begins; Tutorial & Sample Tests Online

The Uniform CPA Examination has been revised and is now delivered by computer. The revised examination consists of multiple-choice questions and condensed case studies called simulations. On March 1 scheduling for all four (4) exam sections can now be done through the Internet.

MORE RESOURCES...

  1. Adobe Launches Bar-Code System to Simplify Forms Processing
  2. Stapler-Wielding Tax Preparer Scares off Would-be Robber
  3. CBIZ Announces Tender Offer to Repurchase Stock
  4. AMEX Offers Rocket into Orbit Rewards; A Trip to Mars Next?
  5. Poor Controls Over "Self-Reporting" Businesses Cost Cos. Millions

  6. Many Consumers Do Nothing to Protect Themselves From Fraudulent Tax Preparers
  7. Book Recommendation: Show Me QuickBooks 2004, by Gail Perry

Show Me QuickBooks helps readers learn visually how to perform tasks using the leading accounting software for small businesses. Find quick answers to your questions with this user-friendly method of training. Each task includes a screen-by-screen visual accompanied by a concise text description that makes performing everyday tasks quick and simple.

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  1. Don't Sabotage Your Job Search with False Assumptions

Most job seekers understand that the job market has changed radically over the last few years. Sadly, however, many still hold to job search assumptions that do not apply to our current market conditions. Cut your job search time by knowing the truth about the job market and learning how to combat these assumptions.

  1. How Do We Do That Around Here? A Question of Policies & Procedures

Put yourself in the position of a newly hired staff accountant in your firm. You’ve just completed the Human Resources orientation, received network login credentials from the computer department, and even had a little orientation training on the software that the firm uses for various job functions. Now it’s time to go to work!

  1. How to Manage Change in Your Organization Effectively

Organizational stressors which surface during a major change process have been found to cause chronic health conditions in people, and negatively affect perceived work effectiveness, satisfactions, and growth. Many leaders have little or no training in the process. Most organizations rise or fall based on how well they manage the introduction of change and the control of uninvited changes in their environment.

  1. How to Handle Difficult People

Difficult situations are part of everyone's life. Employers and
employees can't get along. Partners clash over money. Spouses cannot resolve disagreements. If you ignore these situations, they always get worse. Find out what you can do to combat this problem.

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IRS NEWS and TAX TIPS
  1. Child Tax Credit: IRS Tax Tip
  2. Industry Issue Resolution Program Seeks New Applicants
  3. Are You Eligible for Any of These Tax Credits?

HOT TOPICS

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  1. KPMG Tax Shelter Probe Widens, Another Firm Enters the Picture
  2. IRS Updates "Dirty Dozen" Scams for 2004
  3. Child Tax Credit Could Cause Confusion

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