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Push-Button Spreadsheets

Your client owns an auto dealership—we’ll call it Cars R Us—and wants to automate some routine business tasks the sales staff performs countless times a day. While the staff has access to computers, no one is very computer-savvy, so you suggest a customized spreadsheet design that lets salespeople click on buttons to perform specialized calculations and access data.

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Time Management or Self-management?

Many of the students taking up the examination of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP) are found complaining that examinations are difficult to pass or I have taken up examinations for three / four times but ICAP don’t like me to pass, so on and so forth.

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The balanced scorecard and the small business

This article illustrates how Balanced Scorecard techniques are being used in small businesses. It is particularly relevant to students who are based in small practices or even small businesses where exposure to business techniques, frequently presented against a framework of large corporations, may be limited. After reading this article, students will be better able to relate what they have learned to their everyday business environment and thus understand the techniques and produce better answers in their examinations.

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10 Key Interview Questions

Most managers are familiar with the standard array of interview questions, such as "What are your strengths/weaknesses?" and "Where do you see yourself in five years?" But it takes a greater effort than this to elicit more than stock answers from savvy candidates. Below are 10 thought-provoking questions to ask and a few suggestions for reading between the lines.

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Five Points to Remember When Looking for an Accounting Position

Within just the past 18 months the accounting profession has changed dramatically. New legislation has altered once-traditional business practices, and some specialty areas are now booming. As a result, students currently entering the profession are facing issues far different from their predecessors. These challenges have also led to new opportunities.

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Covering Cover Letters

Cover letters go hand-in-hand with resumes. While a resume presents a candidate's general skills and qualifications, cover letters go into more detail regarding qualifications for a particular vacancy. Therefore, in most cases a cover letter should accompany a resume mailing, and should be tailored for each job opening whenever possible.

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