Here is the doorway to hundreds of resources that, from a professional perspective, practicing accountants will find priceless. Regardless of the area of specialization, this site offers links to technical help, operational guidelines, industry information, breaking news and a toolbox of strategies to make running a business just a bit simpler.
- What you need to know
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.
- 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.
- 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 takes 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.
- Trade Associations
Today’s accounting professional needs to find information efficiently and effectively, what with the ever-changing standards and technology in the accounting field. Whether you are a public or private accountant, a CPA or an auditor, in this section you will find links to some of the best professional membership organizations.
- Licensing/Certification, Training & Continuing Education
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.
- Trade 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 best practices, advocacy, government and industry regulation, certification, professional/social networking groups and much more. Refer to it often.