Community News news February 2011

Education & Careers

A new way to attract accounting talent? E&Y might be onto something big

This year, Big Four firm Ernst & Young is taking an unconventional approach to reaching the top talent. That is, it is meeting the students where they "live," online.
Community News

Accounting firm loses Super Bowl wager; charity wins

A Pittsburgh-based accounting firm lost bragging rights and its president and CEO, perhaps, lost a bit of dignity following the Green Bay Packers' victory in Super Bowl XLV.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of February 14

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of February 14, 2011.
Workplace Fitness

FreshBooks employees develop fresh ways to stay fit

FreshBooks this year has taken its fitness activities to a new level. While always an active group, something inspired company employees to come up with more fitness activities.
Community News

Co-workers find romance in the hallways and break rooms

Looking for love in all the wrong places? Many workers turn to the once taboo office pool in search of companionship, and the search appears to be paying off.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of February 7

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of February 7, 2011.
Community News

New resource designed to connect accountants with taxpayers

Some taxpayers might need more than a do-it-yourself tax program but can’t find – or fear they can’t afford – an accountant. A new alternative for taxpayers this year is Teaspiller, a database of more than 20,000 accountants nationwide.
Community News

Colorado tax preparer permanently barred from practice

A federal court in Denver has permanently barred Curtis L. Morris of Elizabeth, CO, from preparing federal tax returns for others, the Justice Department announced this week.
Workplace Fitness

Accounting firm's relocation produces healthy opportunities

Holthouse Carlin & Van Trigt LLP recently relocated its Santa Monica office to Los Angeles, and the firm used the move as an opportunity to increase its support of employee wellness and fitness.
A&A

Buck and Schroeder join Financial Accounting Standards Board

The Financial Accounting Foundation has announced the appointments of Daryl E. Buck and R. Harold (Hal) Schroeder to the FASB. Buck and Schroeder will fill two additional seats on the FASB that were announced in August, bringing the size of the FASB board to seven members.