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Google Apps for small managements

Google... it has been innovating every time and I seemed to have fallen in love with their products. I am very keen to try out their 'beta' products and then decide which one is suitable. The latest one that impressed me is Google Apps and it seems to fit the bill for the small enterprises.

The best thing about Google Apps is

"Want simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools for your organization without the usual hassle and cost?"

The initiatives will helps primarily educational institutions, small businesses and personal groups who wants to network amongst themselves. These low cost solutions will help them to perform better.

Small and Medium sized Accounting firms usually rely on yahoo, gmail or hotmail for their internal and external communication. Their spending budget is not quite handsome. With google apps, they can spend Rs 495 to Rs 800 on domain name and then use the free Google Apps for all their employees. Track Meetings, Whereabouts of their …

Job Description Accountants

I got inspired by RV's earlier blog regarding the role of Management Accountants. I searched in monster uk website and cherry picked two roles of accountants.

Financial Controller
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We are a profitable, leading global Internet telephony provider looking for a Financial Controller with responsibility to lead the effective management of financial and legal matters. This is a challenging and exciting rolewith visibility to the Boardand an opportunity to play a significant role in the management and continued growth of the business. The Company is exploring strategic opportunities and M&A activity and/or a stock exchange listing are under consideration.

Responsibilities will include:

Advising the management team/Board on financial and legal matters, providing financial input to help formulate/execute the company’s strategyDay to day responsibility running the finance department and assessing/overseeing the financial impact of business activities (ensuring…

Management Accountant - A fit person in dual role.

Management Accountant plays two vital role in the economy:
1.Internal resource person who can enable re engineer efficiency by real time monitoring and reporting of Information relevant to the Managers(Leaders) while keeping in mind the sustainable growth factors advocated by triple bottmline. He is a bean grower and not just a bean counter.He is an asset for the Government,Industry,business,consumers and citizens at large.
2.Public accountant: He is better person who by his skills can exhibit the protection of interest of extremely opposite groups.He can also be too meticulous and curt to call a spade a spade by his reports.No window dressing it is just oxigenating and rejuvinating in the long run.

Does The Consumers Right All Pervading?Relevance of Cost Accounting in Consumer rights movement.

Letus have a cursory look at the consumer protection act 1986 which addresses mechanism for protection of consumer rights.
(1) This Act may be called the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
Save as otherwise expressly provided by the Central Government by notifications, this Act shall apply to all goods and services.
"complaint" means any allegation in writing made by a complainant that-

1[(i) an unfair trade practice or a restrictive trade practice has been adopted by any trader;]

(ii) 1[the goods bought by him or agreed to be bought by him] suffer from one or more defect;

(iii) 1[the services hired or availed of or agreed to be hired or availed of by him] suffer from deficiency in any respect;

(iv) a trader has charged for the goods mentioned in the complaint a price in excess of the price fixed by or under any law for the time being in force or displayed on the goods or any package containing such goods;

2[(v) goods which will be hazardous to life and safety when used, are being offer…