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by AccountingWeb on May 20, 2002
The votes are in and the list is complete. Forbes Magazine and Milken Institute have joined forces to offer their third annual Best Places Ranking, highlighting the top 200 U.S. cities in which to do business or advance a career.The rankings measure salary growth, high tech output growth, and job growth.
by AccountingWeb on May 16, 2002
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, SmartMoney Magazine has compiled a list of the "Ten Hottest Jobs" for the next decade. Not all are high paying, but all will be in great demand in the coming years. What are the jobs and what can you make? Salary potential is rated on a five star rating () with each star representing salary potential of $25,000.Let's take a look. .
by AccountingWeb on May 06, 2002
On May 2, 2002, Baruch College continued its long tradition of accounting reform advocacy by hosting a financial reporting conference that was packed with business executives, as well as students and teachers. The event ended with a standing-room-only question-and-answer session with Paul Volcker, chairman of Andersen's oversight board. Mr.
by AccountingWeb on Apr 30, 2002
Employers may have cut back significantly on college recruiting, but they haven’t abandoned campus altogether, according to the Spring 2002 issue of Salary Survey, a quarterly report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)."Employers have been extending offers to graduating students in select fields," says Marilyn F. Mackes, NACE executive director.
by AccountingWeb on Apr 23, 2002
When it comes to setting goals, start off with what's important to you in life. First, take out a sheet of paper and think about what you want to accomplish between now and the end of your life. Second step, take out another sheet of paper, and this time consider yourself and your personal goals for the next 12-months. Personal goals may include, family, personal growth, finances, health, social, career, hobbies, spiritual, and recreation. Write down the things that you would like to accomplish or achieve or attain during this one-year period?
by AccountingWeb on Apr 15, 2002
The growing number of financial scandals and frauds in recent years have made forensic accounting one of the fastest growing areas of accounting and one of the most secure career paths for accountants. On April 11, 2002, ABC News carried a fanciful item imagining a new TV series named "Fraud Squad" that would dramatize this fast growing field. "You can almost hear the pitch now," writes ABC.
by AccountingWeb on Mar 28, 2002
The Financial Times is reporting that the leadership of Andersen's US operations is considering cutting up to 6,000 US staff as part of its strategy to survive. The final number of cuts has not been finalized, and a formal announcement is expected within a week.If implemented, one out of five Andersen US employees would be let go.
by AccountingWeb on Mar 14, 2002
Even though the nation's job market may still be in the clutches of the economic recession, The Black Collegian magazine says there are a number of career opportunities awaiting the class of 2002. The magazine contacted major employers in business, industry, and government to learn where the jobs are.
by AccountingWeb on Feb 19, 2002
Despite the restless economy and the resulting challenges for fundraisers, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) not only continued to reach for, but surpassed its $1Million Millennium Scholarship Campaign goal.The campaign, which ran for only 15 months and ended in January, raised more than $1,015,000 to increase the number and dollar amount of scholarships awarded to accounting students and to increase awareness about the benefits associated with a CPA career path.
by AccountingWeb on Feb 14, 2002
College accounting professors are returning to the podium this semester with a new topic: Accounting practices and Ethics in light of the Enron situation. "Suddenly accounting professors are aware that accounting is no longer accurate and reliable," said Michael Granof, professor of accounting at the University of Texas at Austin.Even before all the facts are known, accounting students are finding Enron is in use as a case study in the classroom.
by AccountingWeb on Feb 08, 2002
With all of the talk about Enron and the role of Andersen as its auditor, students around the world are rightfully confused about whether to accept positions with the Big Five firm.In the first move to answer questions and calm the concerns of the entry level candidates, Joe Berardino, Andersen's CEO, will be hosting a conference call on Friday, February 15 at 2:00pm EST with key faculty & career center personnel of targeted universities around the country to discuss the Enron situation and communicate the firm's message regarding this issue.Several Andersen offices across North America
by AccountingWeb on Feb 07, 2002
Financial planning practices have developed rapidly in recent years in the U.S. and around the world. The AICPA has already established an accreditation designation for CPAs who specialize in personal financial planning (PFP). Now, an effort is underway to set global standards.
by AccountingWeb on Feb 03, 2002
Tired of putting in 12-hour days, 7 days a week? Think there ought to be a law against mandatory overtime? Well, you’re not alone. The Japanese, known for long work hours, even have a word – karoshi – to describe death from overwork. Now, at last, there are products in the U.S. legislative pipeline that may actually cure this sickness without the expected side effects. The SicknessA study released in January 2002, by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI) confirms there are a few U.S.
by AccountingWeb on Jan 30, 2002
Fans of Survivor take note - there's a new adventure challenge coming to a school near you, and it's got "CPA" written all over it.Last October, AccountingWEB reported on an innovative new web based game, created by the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, designed to make the accounting profession attractive to high school students.
by AccountingWeb on Jan 28, 2002
Job worries and career concerns are uppermost in the minds of today’s accounting students. Tarnished images, low starting salaries, and declining enrollments are symptoms of the times. But help is on the way.College Reactions“Business Students Fret Over Job Prospects” (New York Times, January 26, 2002) describes college reactions to the Enron collapse and ensuing calls for reform of the accounting profession. A few highlights:Job prospects. Most students appear to be worried most about their job prospects.

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