Accountancy Students and Education Articles
Displaying items 121-130 from a total of 135 item(s).
by J.P. Pathak | Published on 12/5/2002
The term 'standards' is defined in any profession irrespective of its nature, as the minimum expected level of performance desired from an individual or an activity relevant to the needs of that particular profession's domain or any of its segments. Information Technology (IT) auditing has been accepted as a distinct profession carved out of two distinctly separate professions of IT-based data communications and Auditing.
by Lorna Muir | Published on 12/3/2002
A work-life balance is by its nature very subjective, and achieving a good balance between work, study and the rest of your life is no easy task. Balance for you will very much depend on your personality, how much study you need to do and the type of job you have.
by Helen Perkins | Published on 11/27/2002
The internet means it is now possible to find the perfect job without leaving your desk. Helen Perkins looks at 21st century job search with a particular emphasis on how new technologies are revolutionising the job market.
by SmartPros.com | Published on 11/23/2002
Looking for a job is rarely easy, especially when there are so many theories on what you should and should not do. Following are five common myths about job hunting and some advice for putting your best foot forward.
by Andy Wynne | Published on 11/18/2002
Each systems audit assignment should concentrate on an assessment of the adequacy and reliability of the controls necessary to ensure that each of the agreed control objectives is achieved. This evaluation should form the core part of the audit work.
by Barry Payne | Published on 11/15/2002
Barry Payne explains why every ACCA student should take work experience as seriously as their studies and shows how to take the strain out of completing ACCA’s Student Training Record.
by Joseph T. Wells | Published on 11/11/2002
It takes a combination of careful observation and inquiry to conduct an effective audit. Although auditors are adequately trained to be alert at a client site, most learn on the job how to ask questions to elicit specific information.This is a matter of no small importance because CPAs frequently have to inquire about operations and procedures, to document internal controls and - on occasion - to question the honesty and integrity of management and employees. For practitioners who want to improve their interviewing skills, this article will emphasize what not to do or say to uncover wrongdoing.
by Marta Russell | Published on 11/10/2002
Ever wondered why ACCA exams cost as much as they do? It’s because each of ACCA’s 112 examination papers undergoes a long and thorough quality check before making it into the exam hall. This process demands input from a large number of individuals, including the Examiner, a panel comprising of an Assessor, an Education Adviser, a Subject Co-ordinator and an Examination Sitter, as well as each member of the marking team.
by SmartPros.com | Published on 11/4/2002
The role of the accountant has evolved into a more visible position within the company. Gone are the days of the stereotypical "bean counter" who sat in a back room compiling financial reports. Today's accounting professionals are front and center, providing information to many different individuals and groups -- often to people outside of their company or field. To distinguish yourself and expand your career opportunities, you'll need to continuously sharpen your presentation skills.
by SmartPros.com | Published on 11/1/2002
While securing a job offer can be difficult in a competitive employment market, it can be equally challenging to determine if that situation is right for you. Generally, the people who know you best are the best ones to turn to for guidance.