by Terri Eyden on May 13, 2013
This April, Chapman University in Orange, California, became a mecca for "out-of-the-box" thinking when aspiring student entrepreneurs from top university programs put their business plans to the test in the California Dreamin' Investor and Fast Pitch Business Plan Competition.
by gailperry on May 10, 2013
Accounting and finance professionals who possess nontraditional accounting traits, such as general business knowledge and good communication skills, are valued not only by CFOs trying to fill open finance department positions at their companies, but also by human resources directors looking to recruit new talent to their accounting firms.
by gailperry on May 07, 2013
Whether it is watching a webinar on their laptop, taking an online self-study course, or attending an educational session at a conference, CPAs have several avenues they can take to accumulate CPE credits.
by gailperry on May 06, 2013
A new program at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL allows off-campus students to complete an accounting degree completely online.
by Terri Eyden on May 03, 2013
If there's one CFO who bucks the stereotype of the nerdy accountant, it's Cathy Shoenfeld, who takes full advantage of the Rocky Mountains where she lives and works. She won a new contest sponsored by CBIZ this year called Behind the Numbers – The Secret Lives of CFOs.
by Jason Bramwell on May 01, 2013
Accounting students who will graduate in 2013 will be the beneficiaries of an average starting salary that has increased by 7 percent over last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
While there's comfort in talking with like-minded individuals and supporters, greater progress is made when being inclusive and inviting to prominent seats at the table those who are unaware of issues or who might have biases.
The Second Annual Ultimate Accounting vCon will be held on May 16-17 in the comfort of participants' own offices. The Cloud-based Ultimate Accounting vCon is the brainchild of Michelle Long and Sandi Smith Leyva, two popular accounting industry speakers.
CPAs from Ohio Society of CPAs have been doing selfless, charitable acts of giving across their state for decades. But on Friday, June 21, Ohio CPAs will join forces statewide to volunteer for OSCPA's inaugural CPA Day of Service.
by Terri Eyden on Apr 26, 2013
UPDATE: Fans of Twinkies won't have to wait much longer before the snack cakes return to grocery store shelves. Hostess Brands LLC – Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management's new incarnation of the baking company that liquidated in Chapter 11 – is reopening four bakeries in the next eight to ten weeks.
by Terri Eyden on Apr 24, 2013
The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) has returned to talks aimed at unifying the accounting profession in Canada under the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) banner.
by Terri Eyden on Apr 24, 2013
Hein & Associates LLP will be transformed into a shopping plaza on April 25. That's because visiting school-aged children will be starting their own businesses – one of many activities the firm has organized for Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day.
by Terri Eyden on Apr 23, 2013
Russell G. Golden has been named the next chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) effective July 1, 2013. Golden will succeed current FASB Chairman Leslie F. Seidman, whose term ends June 30.
by Terri Eyden on Apr 22, 2013
This spring, the Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is inviting college accounting students to shatter the one-dimensional, bland CPA typecasting by participating in its inaugural Me in a Moment: Future CPA Video Contest.
by Terri Eyden on Apr 19, 2013
As difficult as it has become to locate top performers, keeping them on board is proving to be an even greater worry for employers. Nearly four in ten CFOs interviewed said retaining valuable employees is their biggest staffing concern for the next twelve months.