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Accounting
Here is the doorway to hundreds of articles, publications and resources that, from a professional perspective, practicing accountants will find priceless. Regardless of the area of specialization, this site offers up technical help, operational guidelines, industry information, breaking news and a toolbox of strategies to make running a business just a bit simpler.

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Articles
So much information finds its way into print and cyberspace, that busy accounting professionals don't have time to get to it all. This section provides the solution. Consider the articles a handbook on key operational topics, among them Software and Hardware, Vendor Relations, Staff and Employment, Sales and Marketing, Customer Service and Purchasing,Insurance, and Communications.
Trade Associations
Trade organizations often provide the support and resources modern accountants need to thrive in today's temperamental market. Besides acting as member advocates, these associations - many serving specific disciplines - can offer continuing education and credentialing opportunities, financial programs, employment services and a number of other benefits.
Industry Publications
Finding publications that target the accounting industry is no problem - the trick is getting hold of the right ones. In this section, the cited links lead to information about the field's most distinguished print and online periodicals. Besides covering a number of financial sectors, some offer free or discounted subscriptions to qualified professionals and students.
Industry Resources
Information on funding, operations, legislation, licenses and technology isn't always easy to come by, but a solid resource list goes a long way to help accounting professionals stay in control. This section offers valuable links on business development, best practices, government regulation, certification, marketing strategies and much more. Refer to it often.
Trade Shows
Hobnobbing with colleagues and friends can be just as profitable as building a client base - and the accounting industry offers opportunities to network year-round. While an abundance of local and regional events take place nationwide, this section features the most important industry shows and conferences, along with event summaries and when-and-where information.
Industry News
The world revolves around money, so it stands to reason that the accounting industry generates a fair share of news. Visit this site regularly for breaking stories and in-depth features on critical developments in the field, as well socioeconomic articles that directly impact financial professionals and their clientele.
Licensing/Certification, Training & Cont.
The accounting profession presents a wealth of opportunities for members to build on their basic degrees. In addition to describing licensing requirements for designations such as CPA, CFM and CFA, this section explores a range of niche specialties, certified fraud examiner and forensic certified public accountant among them. Other subjects include: meeting licensing requirements and complying with federal and state regulations.


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