Useful Links

Below you will find links to some useful accounting, finance and business-related Web sites. Some sites are geared towards practitioners, while others are geared more towards a student audience. Many of these sites make scholarships available to students.

Accounting and Finance sites
Students:

Business-related sites
Students:

Accounting Terminology Guide- prepared by the New York State Society of CPAs

AccountingEduOrg - a site to help you navigate the CPA exam and certification requirements in each state

AICPA's Career Paths- a Web site designed for the AICPA's Student Affiliate Members

Amortization Tables - create loan amortization tables quickly and easily

Finance Career Information - a site with tips about various career paths in the field of finance

Finance Major Tips - a site with information about job options for finance majors and links to finance associations and journals

Minnesota Society of CPAs - click on Becoming a CPA in the menu to the left

Association of Certified Fraud Examiners - an organization dedicated to fighting fraud and white collar crime

Accounting Careers - a site with a wealth of information about a variety of career paths for accountants

How to Read the Wall Street Journal

Hypertextual Finance Glossary - Campbell R. Harvey's glossary of Finance terms

Making Sense of the Federal Reserve - An introduction to the Federal Reserve using easy-to-understand text and interactive illustrations.

StudyFinance.com - This web site for students of introductory finance at the University of Arizona also has general information about introductory finance for students everywhere

All Accounting Careers - a web site with information about career options and resources

Accounting sites
Practitioners:

Business-related sites
Practitioners:

The Accountant's Ledger - an online magazine for accountants

AGA - Association of Government Accountants

AIA - Association of International Accountants

AICPA - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

AuditNet - Online audit resources, including career links

AuditNet-KARL- James Kaplan's Audit and Accounting Resource List

CCH - Commerce Clearing House, Inc. (Tax and Business Law Publications)

CPAnet

CPA WebTrust- AICPA's Official WebTrust Web Pages

EDGAR - Database of Public Companies' SEC Filings

FASB and GASB - Financial Accounting Standards Board & Governmental Accounting Standards Board

GAO - General Accounting Office (US Congress' Auditor)

IFAC - International Federation of Accountants

IFRS - the website of the IFRS Foundation and the IASB

IIA - Institute of Internal Auditors

IRS - Internal Revenue Service

MN Department of Revenue

RAW - Rutger's Accounting Web (part of the International Accounting Network)

SmartPros Accounting - formerly Pro2Net

U.S. Tax Code Online

Yahoo's List of Accounting Firms

bankrate.com - strives to provide online consumers with up-to-date information on "financial data, research, and editorial information on non-investment financial products," including mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, etc.

Dun & Bradstreet

Economagic - Economic time series data collections

FT.com - Financial Times online

Moody's - Corporate finance and other information from this organization

Inflation Calculator - a simple inflation calculator that uses the Consumer Price Index to adjust any given amount of money from 1800 through 2010

MagPortal - search engine that helps people find free online magazine articles

NASDAQ Stock Market

NYSE - New York Stock Exchange

Salary.com - Offers information about salaries and benefits for various areas of the country. Also contains advice and hints about understanding and negotiating wage and benefit packages.

SEC - Securities and Exchange Commission

Universal Currency ConverterTM

Wall Street Journal

The Women's Business Center - "Interactive Business Training for Entrepreneurial Women," created in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration

The World Bank

ZDNet - News and views on computer and other technological developments from the publisher of PC Week