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Flowcharting Made Simple

As accountants advance into higher managerial positions and take on more strategic responsibilities, many find that flowcharts and similar graphic representations enhance their efforts and enable them to better communicate complex plans.

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IAS 36 – Impairment of Assets

International Accounting Standard IAS 36, Impairment of Assets, is the first accounting standard that deals comprehensively with the impact of a decline in value in assets. IAS 36 became operative for annual financial statements covering periods beginning on or after 1 July 1999.

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A New Exam for a Changing Profession

Say goodbye to the pencil-and-paper CPA exam. The last such exam is set for November. Come spring 2004, a new computer-based exam will be launched in its place that tests candidates on both their technical proficiency and their ability to integrate business knowledge.

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Build Rapport Within Your Network

Chances are you're constantly hearing about the importance of networking when you're looking for a job or planning a career move. But establishing a connection to someone in a position to help you is often easier said than done.

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Interpretation of accounts

Interpreting financial statements usually includes comparison — that of one company with another or for the same company over a period of years to examine performance and trend. Other comparisons may include those on an interim basis, with published industry average figures.

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Gearing

Gearing, or leverage, describes the mix of long-term corporate funding provided internally (by shareholders) to that contributed externally (by lenders). Interpreting financial statements using ratio analysis demands considerably more than just the ability to calculate key gearing ratios.

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Building Your Communication Skills

Accountants are taking an increasingly visible role within their organizations, working on cross-departmental projects from strategic planning to information technology initiatives. They are also sending and presenting data to a number of diverse audiences. As a result, employers look for accounting professionals who not only possess financial expertise but also strong communication skills.

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Setting the Stage for a Successful Interview

If you've been invited for a job interview, you've already impressed the prospective employer with the accomplishments and skills listed on your resume. But while the resume is important, the one-on-one meeting with the hiring manager can make or break your chances of receiving a job offer. You must now win him or her over with your professionalism and enthusiasm for the position.

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Responsibility accounting

This article considers organisational structures and measures of divisional performance. Candidates need to develop competence in this vital area of financial management so they can advise senior management on an analysis of divisional performance measurement.

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