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Accountant's guide to the Internet
Cohen, Eric E.
Personal Author:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
New York : J. Wiley, 2000.
Physical Description:
xx, 364 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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HF5625.7 .C64 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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The Internet is an extremely valuable information resource for accountants providing access to IRS forms, FASB pronouncements, CPA society information, CPE courses, competitor information, and much more. This edition is a complete revision of the first edition. It addresses the specific interests of accountants, auditors, and financial professionals, while directing them to the areas on the Internet that will save research time and allow them to spend more time on billable hours.

Author Notes

ERIC E. COHEN, CPA, is the Technology Coach of Cohen Computer Consulting, an accounting software and Internet consultancy in Rochester, New York. He speaks and writes regularly on technology and accounting issues on behalf of the AICPA, the CICA, and many state societies and professional organizations. He has written hundreds of articles as a computer columnist for the Rochester Business Journal for over a decade, as well as for the Journal of Accountancy, CPA Journal, and most of the accounting press.

Reviews 1

Choice Review

Cohen, a CPA with extensive Internet experience with a CPA firm and its clients, as well as an Internet consultant and educator, has written a practical introductory guide to accessing, understanding, and using the Internet for accounting practitioners. Ten clearly written and extensively illustrated chapters focus on the basics of getting connected to the Internet, Internet services, search tools, business and accounting-oriented resources, CPA marketing and productivity ideas, and electronic commerce and international issues. Each chapter begins with an outline of the chapter contents and ends with brief interviews with representatives from many Internet service providers. Chapters 6 through 8, covering establishing a marketing presence on the Internet, productivity ideas, and a "yellow" pages of finance and accounting Internet resources, are the strength of the guide. The absence of a discussion of legal issues and a weak chapter on electronic commerce are the guide's shortcomings. In summary, highly recommended for finance and accounting practitioners wanting a practical introduction to the Internet. Graduate and professional collections. D. C. Daly; Metropolitan State University

Table of Contents

The Internet: What It Is and Why It Is Important
What You Can Do on the Internet
Accessing the Internet: Getting Connected
Software for the Internet
Marketing Tips for Accountants: Establishing a Marketing Presence
Research and Search Tools
Electronic Commerce
Security and Privacy
Productivity Ideas for Professionals
Accounting-Oriented Electronic Resources
International Issues