by Terri Eyden on Apr 01, 2013
When was the last time you checked the firmness of your handshake? That may seem like a ridiculous trait to focus on, but it tells people something about your level of confidence and professionalism in the business world, even if those impressions are inaccurate.
by Terri Eyden on Mar 28, 2013
There's little doubt that Ali Paul, leadership and outreach manager at the Indiana CPA Society, is truly "inspiring" people. For the second time in less than four months, Paul has been honored for her efforts to increase diversity in the accounting profession.
by Terri Eyden on Mar 26, 2013
Jennifer Miller is one of Somerset CPAs' employees who participates in the firm's on-site corporate yoga program. The program offers the firm's 150 employees the chance to untether themselves from their desks twice a month during tax season to participate in a forty-five-minute yoga session led by a registered yoga therapist hired by the firm.
by Terri Eyden on Mar 19, 2013
Krista McMasters – the first and only female to serve as CEO among the nation's current top fifty CPA firms and currently co-CEO of CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) – has announced she's retiring from the firm as of April 1, 2013.
by Terri Eyden on Mar 19, 2013
Move over "CSI." A team of high school students from Batavia, Illinois, recently came up with a new idea for a prime-time TV drama based on forensic investigation that earned them first place in the American Institute of CPA's Project Innovation: Start Here, Go Places. Competition of Creative Excellence.
by Terri Eyden on Mar 14, 2013
The young online accounting software company Xero announced a recent coup – hiring Stuart McLean away from Google Australia, where he was Cloud business applications development leader. McLean will lead Xero's worldwide sales and marketing team.
by Terri Eyden on Mar 14, 2013
One look at the El-Paso, Texas-based public accounting firm Strickler & Prieto, LLP's website, and there's little doubt that happy, healthy employees are considered an integral part of the firm's skill set.
by Terri Eyden on Mar 08, 2013
This year, minority accounting students who aspire to become CPAs will have three opportunities to explore the possibilities the career can offer when the AICPA holds its Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop in three regional locations throughout the country.
by Terri Eyden on Mar 07, 2013
Accountants with solid credentials should have no employment worries, because demand and pay throughout the profession are showing strong gains this year, according to reports from the recruitment firm Robert Half International.
by Terri Eyden on Mar 06, 2013
On Friday, January 25, 2013, a unanimous panel of the D.C. Circuit ruled that President Obama had unconstitutionally appointed three board members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
by Terri Eyden on Mar 06, 2013
Indiana University's (IU) Kelley School of Business has achieved CFA Program Partner status with CFA Institute, which offers the premier certification in the investment industry worldwide.
by Terri Eyden on Mar 04, 2013
The American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA) has announced the organization officially changed its name to the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance, with the tagline, "Connect. Advance. Lead."
by Terri Eyden on Mar 03, 2013
Combine an uncertain economic environment, increased government regulations, and the number of Baby Boomers retiring, and you have a sharp increase in demand for seasoned corporate tax professionals.
by Terri Eyden on Mar 02, 2013
This winter, the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) is offering Illinois college students majoring in accounting the opportunity to alleviate the skyrocketing cost of college while pursuing their dream of becoming a CPA by earning a scholarship.
by Terri Eyden on Feb 28, 2013
According to a recent survey, finance and accounting professionals' confidence in their own job prospects rose late last year, with more than half reporting they're confident they can find a new job.

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