This page contains links to financial sites that might prove helpful.
Institute of Management Accountants
The national site of the IMA, visit it to learn about all the benefits of membership.
CFO.com provides news and articles on cutting-edge financial practices with the strategic insight and analysisand business tools and resources that help users to quickly find solutions and access the most relevant information on the Web.
This web site is sponsored by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and is designed to be the premier information technology resource for auditors.
College Faculty Manuscripts
Peer reviewed manuscripts by college faculty. Papers for in depth review of accounting topics.
IMA Ethics Center & Helpline www.imanet.org/resources_and_publications/ethics_center_helpline.aspx
Keep the ethics discussion going in your organizations! Professor Rief Kanan, MS,CPA,CFF,CFFA The Business Institute at SUNY New Paltz College Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Securities and Exchange Commision
The SEC web site www.sec.gov/divisions/corpfin/cffinancialreportingmanual.shtml has on it the Corporate Finance Reporting Manual this is a sixteen topic registrants manual about financial reporting requirements including non-GAAP requirements. It includes statutes, rules, and forms, compliance and disclosures interpretations, means of contacting the SEC about various issues, frequently requested material, and EDGAR.
EDGAR (Electronic Data
Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system)
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) requires large US based public companies to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download information from this site and best of all - IT'S FREE. The site includes links to a complete list of filings as well as instructions and a tutorial on how to search the EDGAR database.
Financial Reporting Standards Resources
IFRS has a website www.IFRS.com, which provides a comprehensive look at many of the topics necessary for timely compliance. It includes topics like convergence and training. There are publications, SEC Staff papers, updates, and answers to frequently asked questions.
Company Financial Reporting
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) embarked on a major initiative to improve the FASBs current standard-setting process considering the needs of private companies and their constituents of financial reporting. Part of that initiative involves a new committee whose primary objectives are to provide recommendations to the FASB as the FASB sets accounting standards for privately-held enterprises. You will find the Private Company Financial Reporting Committees recommendations to the FASB issued to date. In addition, you will find information about the PCFRCs meetings and a link to get involved and join their Resource Group.
This page contains links to over 35 sites related to fraud prevention and detection, Internet scams and accounting scandals.
The Investment FAQ
This site has been around for over five years and is a great resource to get answers for Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) in over 20 investment topics including Bonds, Derivatives, Insurance, Real Estate, Software and Trading. The site also includes an index of over 100 investment related books.
Top headlines from around the world related to the global crisis, including financial news, articles, forum, dictionary with every common finance terms.
Small Business Assistance
The SBA is responsible for helping small businesses with financing and winning contracts. The website for help with loans, local resources, achieving business goals, programs and services is www.SBA.gov.
Business Development Center
This is different from the SBA. It is where business go to grow. The organization is under the wings of
For information, to answer questions or get forms and publications or to reach the advocates staff please see their web site www.irs.gov.
Division of Taxation
For information about NJ taxation statutes, rules, regulations, questions, and contacts please see their web site www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/.
Kiplingers web site has a retiree tax map showing a state-by-state guide to help determine the most tax-friendly states for you and your assets in retirement. You can sort the map by such categories as states, which do not tax Social Security benefits and states, which impose their
CMP's Tech Encyclopedia
Don't know your PC from a CPU? Just type in any computer term into this search engine, and an easily understandable definition pops up. This site contains over 20,000 computer terms and concepts. Great resource!
Strategic TechNotes is a free news service provided by the IMA. Published on a periodic basis, recent editions included a review of the PC Expo in New York and links to a free personalized portal from Oracle and a calculator to help figure out your tax rebate.
The Cloud Security Alliance is an organization that deals with security issues when you've migrated your processing to the "cloud." A web site that can help you deal with security issues and certification.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation published a new brochure, A Borrowers Guide to an FDIC-Insured Bank failure. The guide explains what to expect if the bank holding your mortgage or car loan fails and the FDIC acquires its loans. You can read the guide on line at www.fdic.gov/bank/individual/failed/borrowers. There is also depositor information in case of bank failures on their web site at www.fdic.gov/consumers/banking/facts/index.html When a Bank Fails Facts for Depositors, Creditors, and Borrowers.
For help with questions or basic information about this government program please call1-800-772-1213 or visit their web site www.socialsecurity.gov.
For basic information and updates about changes to this government program, please visit www.medicare.gov. You can also call 1-800-633-4227. You can get copies of the official