Accounting Blogs Posted on June 20, 2005 in Finance Share Share Tweet Pin Stumble The AICPA has an article about why accounting firms should blog, and it includes a nice list of existing accounting blogs. Share Share Tweet Pin Stumble Previous Post: Outsourcing – GE’s Back Office Next Post: The problemlem With Marketing… John Amos Just wanted to give everyone the heads up on this new site http://www.AccountantCareers.com – Seems like they have a lot of great listings. devesh How to prepare projected Trading, P&L and Balance Sheets based on ratios alone for next financial year? Ratio to Gross Profit: 20%; Stock Turnover Ratio: 5 times; Creditors: 3 months; Average Debt Collection Period: 3months; Current Ratio: 2 Proprietiry Ratio: 75% (Fixed Assets to capital Employed) Capital Gearing Ratio: 30% (Pref Shares & Debuntures to Equity) Net Profit to Issued Equity Capital: 10% General Reserve and P & L to Issued Equity Capital: 2.5% Pref Share Capital to Debuntures: 2 Cost of Sales consists of 50% matrials Gross Profit: 100000 Tahnk you Fred Greenstein, Rogoff, Olsen & Co., LLP (http://www.groco.com) has put up a nice accounting community blog at http://community.groco.com/cs/ with articles from preventing irs audits, short sale, insourcing, ethics rules…etc. Carol We are living in a society that is very technology savvy and it’s important to integrate that technology in your business practices in order to move forward and compete. We need to break that image of being stuffy and create a new cutting edge image that attracts future graduates to the Accounting industry. Business Blog There’s also a business / accountancy blog here: http://www.thebusinesslounge.co.uk Tom Alter This Tom Alter, I am going to starting my own bookkeeping, accounting or tax practice? Please can one guide me for more resource. Thanks, Tom Tom Alter You can find good application and books and business also. Please visit sites, it has complete information about accountancy. http://instantpracticebuilder.com/ I have few more resources, Please send me message, I can send you more details. Thanks, Tom Alter Clint Erickson Excel users should check out the powerful time saving Excel add-ins at http://www.datapresentation.com/ EZ-Format and EZ-Split are great for worksheet formatting and manipulation. Check out EZ-Formats bolded and shaded subtotals that can be modified on-the-fly to include a mix of any Excel’s 11 subtotal types plus Excel formulas for percent and average fields. Also check out EZ-Format’s time saving ability to automatically and identically format new data for the same fields in literally just seconds. Deb Carr With the ridiculous price of paper and increasing cost of postage, it is no longer acceptable to mail your client a full tax organizer only to have them bring it back to you unopened!! I have used our Income Tax Organizer Envelope for over 15 years now. I only receive positive comments from both clients and colleagues and feel it is time to share such an inexpensive, simple tool. All I do is attach a cover letter to the income tax organizer and send at the cost of one stamp. 90 % of my clients at the very least use the envelope to collect their documents as they receive them. They then seal the envelope and deliver at their convenience. It incourages drop off’s which allows for much more time to get actual work done. Visit my website, http://www.incometaxenvelope.com and I promise you will love how simple this is. Andrew Noble If you’re looking for a dedicated accounting blog with a technology and futurist slant, look no further than http://www.accweb.com.au Ishy Nice blog. Mick Young people looking to get into the accounting field often get discouraged because they have to start out at the bottom of the totem pole. Personally speaking, a friend of mine has his masters degree in Accounting and had to start out at a firm doing bookkeeping for $30k/year. Obviously it can be lucrative the longer you are in the profession, but fewer people are willing to wait very long to get to that point…especially considering the student loans that accrue while they learn about the profession. I’ve compiled some good accounting articles on my website for all to review if anyone has interest…http://theaccountingreview.com. mark what are the positive and negative aspects of accounting.. I need five thankyou Adrienne Mark – Do you mean accounting in general? Some pros are reliably high salary, recession-proof industry, prestige associated with working in an industry that is so highly regarded as “protectors” of the public interest, and nearly unlimited opportunities for advancement. Some cons? Long hours, a “pecking order” which can take years to break out of, little recognition… Definitely more pluses than minuses but in the end it is definitely a personal choice. investjw I have a question that has no bearing on the conversation, and no, I do not frequent this site. Are accountants required to keep identity verification on their clients just in case of instances like IRS audits? And if so, does the IRS require this verification to be on file with the accountant? An answer from an accountant would greatly appriciated. asd kmll Atkinson I would have to agree with Adrienne, although I think accountants are seen in a better light than they used to be I would add to that the significant flexibility to career and industry ken How long does it take to become a professional accountant, and what is the totem pole mick speaks of? CPA Courses You can join your CPA course at CPAcampus.They offer certification in public accounting at affordable price. Degrees in Business Professionals looking to pursue a career in accounting should consider going back to school to earn their graduate degree. accountant in Bromsgrove Here on our country,it takes a four-year course in studying an accountant profession.After graduation time for review then board exam as the qualification of being CPA. Stephen Hartfield Hey everybody, if you are looking for a qualified, sincere, committed CPA, go to this site and check it out. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Also, when u get to the site, click on “Live Person” and you can speak to the CPA directly. Ria Accounting is everywhere.. Its like oxygen.. Which ever field you choose there will be an accountant to maintain your records. I use online resources for accounting. Its numia – a free online accounting service. accounting mesa CPAs bring a wide variety of experience to the table to help business owners make important decisions. Together, they emphasize the importance of planning for your business, not just meeting filing requirements for your taxes. Mike Good list of accountants can be found at http://financialcentreuk.co.uk/Tag/accountants.aspx Northern Gates Staff Good article. I am an accountant starting an online business and I think blogging is a powerful tool. I write about basic accounting practices and it helps me generate traffic to my website http://accountingmoneyblog.blogspot.com/ Accounting Money Blog William Brighenti, CPA To Whom It May Concern: Please list my accounting blog: http://cpa-connecticut.com/blog/ It features articles on accounting and taxes and allows readers to comment, ask questions, and contribute articles or postings as well. William Brighenti, Certified Public Accountant chartered accountants You are a very smart person! :) There is apparently a lot to know about this. William Brighenti, CPA Thank you so very much. How nice of you to extend the compliment. I’ve been in accounting since 1979, so I absorbed something, at least. How is it being a chartered accountant? Is business good? Need a CPA…LOL! Tracy Anne George Here is a useful resource for the freelancers and the small business. I would like to recommend you this free online tool. Billing Boss is an online invoicing tool mainly designed for the freelancers and small business. This has been launched by the majestic accounting and bookkeeping software providers, “SAGE”. You can access a secured and fast invoice processing and payment collection for free of cost. There is no download or install as this is an online tool. It is very simple and user friendly tool. You can create a precise invoice with the help of this tool. It is integrated with multiple payment solution and multi lingual in order to make you comfort with the trouble free transaction assistance. You can visit http://www.billingboss.com to create invoice in no time. 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We also provide methods for fraud detection and deterrence. We publish a blog at: http://hutsonresourcegroup.com/blog/ accountants in worcester Sharing ideas through blogs create a more exciting topics.And enhance your knowledge about accounting. The Barefoot Accountant Follow the adventures of the Barefoot Accountant through another tax season and laugh about all its craziness: http://www.cpa-connecticut.com/blog/. Mitchell Kissick There are a number of good links and ideas for accountants on this blog. Michelle Golden Hi, just wanted to post that in 2006, I created and still maintain what is the most comprehensive list of accounting blogs. If you are a practicing CPA or Chartered Accountant with a blog for ACCOUNTING business development purposes, I’d like to know so I can add you to my list. http://www.accountingbloglist.com thanks! AHMAD Could someone please let me know the accounting treatment for the following situation. A hairdresser company receives some free training vouchers from one of its suppliers. The hairdresser company has used those free vouchers to train its staff. I need to know that how would the hairdresser company show the above scenario in its year end account. Megan Hello, I’m requesting help with a Business Communication class project. We are composing a report on the effects of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and were wondering if there is the general feeling among accountants regarding this legislation. Is it helpful or a hindrance? None of my classmates are involved with accounting so we would like to hear how this legislation has effected the prefession from people who have to work with in its regulations, not just journalists who speculate on the effects. Any comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank, Megan Accounting Diary If you are looking for an Accounting blog with focus on Accounting software systems then Accounting Diary might just be the right one for you. The blog is focused on Small Business Accounting Software issues and other aspects of Business. Accountants CPA Hartford, LLC Ever wonder why there is not a TV show about CPAs? Certified public accountants are the subject of fiction. Read the article, “why not a TV show about CPAs”, by the Barefoot Accountant at http://www.cpa-connecticut.com/blog/. Accountants CPA Hartford, LLC Are you an accounting nerd? Take the accounting nerdiness test at http://www.cpa-connecticut.com/blob/ and find out now. You may be surprised at the results! Accountants CPA Hartford, LLC Are you an accounting nerd? Take the accounting nerdiness test at http://www.cpa-connecticut.com/blog/ and find out now. You may be surprised at the results! Jose Accounting skills are the best ways to help the companys that function inside and outside our country, lets take a look at all the outsorcing in the accounting field that is delivered from India. Lets motivate our breed to study accounting and mainting our tradiational accounting culture. MTSIsolutions Accounting has changed the way businesses are handled over the years. As technology advances so as the accounting software. I would like to recommend http://www.mtsisolutions.com/solutions/mas-90.shtml. It is a comprehensive accounting software and ERP system that has proven its effectiveness. Small Business Accountants hey guys, love a few of your blogs what a worl we live in where accountants blog! Still pretty rare over here is Aus. You can see my blog here http://www.ethicaladvice.blogspot.com youtubeblogger My blogs have been making tons of money with adsense so i need an accountant to help me out. Click my name to go to my site and see if you could help me….I will pay you well if you help me out. Thanks Contractor Umbrella I’d be interested in knowing what platforms you recommend for a small practise wanting to start a blog. Will Great article. Keep up the good work. You might also find helpful our company’s article on audit precautions: http://www.solvingtaxes.com/Audit.html CPE Courses For some reason, I tried to read the article but it was a dead link. Does anyone know where else this article may reside? H.Kroon For Tom Alter above, this should maybe help you in your search of some more information. http://www.howtobecome.info/articles/Category/471/0/Accountant.html accountant finder In today’s world, good accountant skills are highly demanded by businesses. Having a good accountant to save a company a lot of money, heartache, and trouble. They are highly sought after because they are the safeguards of a company’s finances. find an accountant wisconsin union theater box office a informative great writeup by the author looking forward to come back more very soon. accountant finder Learning how to choose an accountant for personal or business use is a fairly easy process. 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Although all of these characterizations may indeed “hit the mark” about many CPAs, these stereotypical descriptions do not apply to all CPAs: perhaps 99.9% of them, but certainly not 100% of them. In an attempt to set the record straight, and under the penname of the “Barefoot Accountant”, William Brighenti began writing a blog not only to discuss accounting, taxes, and QuickBooks subjects, but to publicize the CPA’s human side, which was, in fact, uncovered quite by accident by Charles Darwin in the 1830s while he was on the Galapagos Islands looking for fossils, refuting the mistaken belief that CPAs had become an extinct species centuries ago. Hopefully, you may find some of the Barefoot Accountant’s blog postings not only informative but entertaining, since he invariably pokes fun at his colleagues, as well at himself, at every available opportunity. Such publicized irreverence of the accounting profession accounts for much of the disdain expressed towards the Barefoot Accountant throughout the entire Milky Way and beyond by virtually every Certified Public Accountant, who have been applying to the Vatican to reinstate the Spanish Inquisition in order to burn him at the stake. The Barefoot Accountant has appealed to the Pope for intervention, a plenary indulgence, and a charitable donation. Helen The link is as dead as a dodo. Does anyone know where else the article may be? I work for a small business accountants, and it would a useful read. The Barefoot Accountant Certified Public Accountants are often characterized as stiff, lifeless, mechanical, humorless, myopic, anal, compulsive, regimented, geeky, and boring; however, in spite of these relatively complimentary epithets, they have been much maligned as well, particularly by marketing individuals. Although all of these characterizations may indeed “hit the mark” on many CPAs, these stereotypical descriptions do not apply to all CPAs: perhaps 99.9% of them, but certainly not 100% of them. In an attempt to set the record straight, and under the penname of the “Barefoot Accountant”, William Brighenti began writing a blog not only to discuss accounting, taxes, and QuickBooks subjects, but to publicize the CPA’s human side, which was, in fact, uncovered quite by accident by Charles Darwin in the 1830s while he was on the Galapagos Islands looking for fossils, refuting the mistaken belief that CPAs had become an extinct species centuries ago. Hopefully, you may find some of the Barefoot Accountant’s blog postings not only informative but entertaining, since he invariably pokes fun at his colleagues, as well at himself, at every available opportunity. Such publicized irreverence of the accounting profession accounts for much of the disdain expressed towards the Barefoot Accountant throughout the entire Milky Way and beyond by virtually every Certified Public Accountant, who have been applying to the Vatican to reinstate the Spanish Inquisition in order to burn him at the stake. The Barefoot Accountant has appealed to the Pope for intervention, a plenary indulgence, and a charitable donation. While awaiting financial salvation from above, William Brighenti continues to grind out tax returns and financials, pursuing truth, justice, and the American way. Asset Tracing I really want to know how CPA’s get the job done in accounting liabilities and assets. Its a very important to hire an accountant for personal and business purposes these days. Christopher Anderson As an accountant I have found that blogging is a great way to reach out and provide great information to many clients and non clients. It has been a great way to grow my business.