Accounting and Business Related Websites

The following sites will introduce you to a wealth of information about the accounting profession and career search related sites.

Current Events
1 Accounting Headlines Sponsored by SmartPros, the site contains news and industry insights in areas of accounting, , A & A, financial planning, human resources, international. legal, corporate finance, students, tax, and technology.
Sites for Accounting Student
1 Accounting Students Scholarships, careers, accounting news, research, and a forum
2 Business Search Engine - Northern Light Combination of a business oriented search engine and document collection. The document collection begins with 1995 documents. Site links and abstracts are accessed free but a charge is assessed for accessing documents.
3 Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Includes the links to internal control related articles in various websites. Article topics include the internal control related provisions of The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, fraud, and COSO's Internal Control-Integrated Framework.
4 New Accountant A free magazine written for accounting students. See your professor in your upper level accounting class for your free copy.
5 Protocal Consultants International Provides business, etiquette, and international protocals.
6 Rutgers Accounting Web (RAW) Includes accounting links to accounting related websites such as the
-Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
-Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
-American Accounting Association (AAA)
Ignore the message provided in the main section of the page and use the contents panel provided on the left side of the site.
7 The electronic accountant (link to be added) Contents include a daily newswire, editorials, Washington updates, discussion groups, and a career center (job hunting!!!!). Links to Accounting Today, Accounting Technology, and the Practical Accountant are also provided.

Job Hunting Related Articles

1 Body-Language Tactics That Sway Interviewers, by E. Raudsepp, CareerJournal, 1/30/2004 Suggestions on body-language during an interview. Article was included in one of CFO.com's electronic newsletters.
2 Test Drive Your Vocation, by Stacy Perman, Business Week, 4/25/2006 Businessweek article about Brian Kurth's Vocation Vacation business. The business gives individuals the opportunity to "test Drive" their dream jobs.
Job Hunting

1

Accountemps

A division of Robert Half International. Hires accountants for temporary and permanent positions. Some temporary positions lead to permanent employment. Fees are paid by the employer.

2 Aerotek Job searches for business positions, many are with financial institutions.
3 CareerOneStop Provides wage and employment trends, occupational requirements, state-by-state labor market conditions, national employer contacts, and a career resource library online.
4 Career Jet An employment search engine for the United States. The site includes listings on company sites and jobsites.
5 College Grad Job Hunt Information for job hunting.
6 College Job Board Includes resume posting, job searches, scholarships, government grants and loans, and education and career tips.
7 CoolWorks Job listings for ski resorts, ranches, and theme parks
8 Monster.com Job searches and advice
9 ProvenResumes Quiz for rating resumes, resume writing strategies, electronic resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and more
11 Resume Doctor Provides a for-fee resume service. Site also includes free additional resume related information and interviewing tips.
12 Robert Half International Recruits accounting professionals. Fees paid by the employer.
13 Salary.com's Salary Wizard Provides salary information by job title and major metropolitan areas. Resumes may also be posted. Service is provided by Salary.com.
14 SmartPros Job hunting and career related information by area of interest (accounting and auditing, tax, financial planning, etc.)..
15 Thingamajob On-line resume preparation, job searches, and job search related information
16 US Treasury/IRS Job opportunities with the IRS and The US Treasury
17 Wall Street Journal's Career Page Career search related questions and information
CPA Exam and CPA Licensing
1 CPA Exam Information Provides information on the computerized exam, including practice simulations. Be sure to work the simulations before you take the exam!
2 National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Information on taking the exam in any state.
3 NC State Board of CPA Examiners Information on obtaining a NC license. Go to "Examinations" for information on taking the exam in NC.
4 SC State Board of Accountancy Information on taking the CPA exam in SC and obtaining a SC license.
Professional Accounting Societies/Organizations
1 American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) The national organization representing CPAs. Contains information of interest to both professionals and students. The Journal of Accountancy is available on line. Check it out!
2 Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
National
Charlotte Chapter
A global organization of CFEs who focus on fighting fraud.
3 Association of Government Accountants (AGA)
Website for an educational organization dedicated to improving the quality and effectiveness of government fiscal administration
4 European Federation of Accountants (FEE) Website for the accountancy profession in the Europe. Includes information on accounting, auditing, tax, and ethics related issues under consideration by the European accounting community.
5 Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
National Organization
Charlotte Chapter

ISACA represents professionals in the areas of information governance, control, security, and audit. Site includes information on IS auditing and IS control standards as well as the CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) certifications.
6 Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
National
Charlotte Chapter
IIA represents the internal audit profession. It sets the internal audit standards, provides professional development, and certifies internal auditors.
7 Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
National
Charlotte Chapter
IMA is for management accountants and financial professionals. It provides professional development, conducts research in the area, certifies management accountants (CMA) and financial managers (CFM), and promotes ethical behavior.

8 International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) IFAC's purpose is to promote common standards offer guidance to its members. Includes many accounting standards and guidelines on-line and a full-text version of their newletter, IFAC Quarterly. Links are provided to international accounting organizations.
9 NC Association of CPAs (NCACPA)
Includes information related to the profession at the state level, Association sponsored continuing education, job opportunities, and links to accounting related resources. A site geared toward students includes CPA related information, scholarships, and other information of interest.
10 NY State Society of CPAs Extensive site of CPA related information and links. NYSSCPA sponsors the CPA Journal. Except for the current issue, the CPA Journal is provided full-text.
11 SC Association of CPAs (SCACPA) Includes CPA Job Link and accounting related links.
Business Related Resources
1 Accounting Jokes (link to be added) For when you need a chuckle.
2 AccountingMalpractice Provides malpractice prevention resources for accountants.
3 Auditnet Provides links to audit related products, services, and information. The site has all sorts of other interesting links for individuals and businesses.
4 BankRate The site provides current auto loan, mortgage and credit card rates as well as advice on personal debt management.
5 BizStats Business stats for large and small businesses, including sole proprietorships. Stats are edited by a CPA in Washington, DC.
6 Business2.0 CNNMoney.com's Newsmagazine on e-business and dot-com companies. Includes "The 101 Dumbest Moments in Business" and links to archived issues and other business related sites.
7 Business Search Engine - Northern Light Combination of a business oriented search engine and document collection. The document collection begins with 1995 documents. Site links and abstracts are accessed free but a charge is assessed for accessing documents.
8 Idea Café (link to be added) Provides information on starting a business, creative sources of financing, and reviews of books and software
9 General Accounting Office (GAO) Provides downloadable resources and publications of interest to business. Also provides a link to FraudNet, the site for reporting federal funds related waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement.
10 Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 Related
-PCAOB
-AICPA's website on SOX
-SOX-online
A few sites related to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
11

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

Provides searchable databases of SEC filings by publicly traded companies (EDGAR). SEC site also include information about the SEC, regulatory actions, staff interpretations, investor information, news and public statements, and litigation.
12 Tax Resources (link to be added) Provides links to local, state, and federal tax sites for forms. Various tax software packages are also reviewed.
Small Business Resources
1 Blackburn, Childers & Steagall, PLC - New Business Kit Provided by a CPA firm in Johnson City, TN, the site contains a wealth of information for anyone who wants to start a business. The link, "New Business Kit" is provided in the contents panel to the left of the web page through the "Useful Tools" button..
2 Business Week- Starting Out Slide show on the basics of starting a business
3 Business Week- Towns Looking for Entrepreneurs BusinessWeek Online's look at towns that are recruiting entrepreneurs.
4 The Entrepreneur Network Sponsored by TEN, a nonprofit organization, the site is geared toward the entrepreneur and inventor. The site includes articles on topics such as intellectual property law, patents, trade-show marketing, record keeping, operating capital sources, and links to other sites of interest, including SCORE..
5 Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) SCORE, a service organization, is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration. The site provides resources and links of interest to the small business.
6 Small Business Administration (SBA) Includes information on applying for SBA loans and preparing a business plan.
7 White House Conference on Small Business
(link to be added)
Includes information on the conference and links to business associations, news sites, and government resources.
Standard Setting Organizations
1 Auditing Standards Board (link to be added)
2 Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) The FiASB is responsible for setting Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. The site includes the original pronouncements and the organization's current and planned projects.
3 Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) The GASB issues the accounting standards for governmental entities.
4 Private Companies Reporting Board
(link needs to be updated)
Sponsored by the FASB and AICPA, the site provides information on proposal on reporting by private companies.
5 International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Contains information about international accounting practices and country specific accounting regulations. Brief summaries of the IASB Standards and Interpretations are provided.
6 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)

PCAOB's official website.

Certifications
1 Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
-CPA exam
-South Carolina reqmnts
-North Carolina reqmnts
The "CPA exam" is linked to the web site dedicated to the computerized CPA exam (http://www.cpa-exam.org). The site includes links to state boards of accountancy and testing centers. The other two links are for individuals interested in becoming licensed in North or South Carolina. For North Carolina, click on "Examinations" in the content panel provided to the left of the NC page.
2 Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) Offered through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
3 Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
(link needs to be updated)
Offered through the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).
4 Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA)
(link to be added)
Offered through the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
5 Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)
(link needs to be updated)
Certification available to AICPA members involved in IT strategic planning, implementation, management and business strategies.
6 Certified Financial Planner (CFP) (link to be added)
7 Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Offered through the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).
8 Certified Management Accountant (CMA) Offered through the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
CPA Review Programs
1 Becker CPA Review Classes in Charlotte, Columbia, and other major cities across the country. Students may visit invitational classes free.
2 Bisk-CPA Ready A self-study system. You may select from the following approaches (or a combination): on-line, CD-rom for Windows, audio cassettes, video, and texts.
3 Hoyle CPA Success Review Courses Acquired by Kaplan CPA Review
4 Kaplan's CPA Review Kaplan's program has review books, videos, live Q and A sessions, and on-line materials.
5 Exam Matrix Company has review materials for the CPA, CMA/CFM, CIA, and CISA exams.
6 Roger Philip's CPA Review Roger's has live, on-line, and video review programs.
Specialized Search Engines
1 Businesseek Includes listings of various companies
2 CPArunner Provides links to accounting, administrative, and other resources.
3 Google Cited by AICPA's Journal of Accounting for its fast and consistent searches.
4 Money Search Financial information.
5 Northern Light Business Search oriented, including documents.
6 Total News Searches archives of various news sources.


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