Community News news March 2012

Community News

Company Announcements: Week of April 2, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of April 2, 2012.
Community News

Accountants for Social Good Continues to Change Lives

Established less than a year ago, Accountants for Social Good (ASG) has come a long way from its humble roots of only two members. ASG has consistently seen growth in membership and in the amount of social good it does for entrepreneurs worldwide through loans.
Community News

AICPA Announces Creation of the Maximo Mukelabai Award

The AICPA has founded the Maximo Mukelabai Award in memory of Mukelabai. The award will recognize a deserving CPA under the age of forty for his or her passion and contributions toward building the CPA pipeline, serving as an advocate of the accounting profession, and performing outstanding community service.
Community News

KPMG and Phil Mickelson Partner to Kick-off 'Blue for Books' Campaign

KPMG LLP and golf champion Phil Mickelson have paired to launch "Blue for Books," a nationwide charitable initiative designed to put thousands of books into the hands of children in need, through the sale of KPMG blue golf hats, just like the KPMG hat that Mickelson wears on tour.
Community News

NYSSCPA Selects Two Winners for Its Distinguished Service Award

This year, there are two winners of the New York State Society of CPAs' (NYSSCPA) Distinguished Service Award - Stephen Valenti, CPA, and George Foundotos, CPA. The award will be presented to them at the Society's Annual Election Dinner and Meeting on May 10.
Community News

Elliott Davis Named among "Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte"

Elliott Davis, a Charlotte-based accounting, tax, and consulting services firm, has been named one of the "Healthiest Employers of Greater Charlotte." A second annual awards event, which honored the area's most outstanding health and wellness programs, was held at the Charlotte Convention Center March 21.
Community News

Baker Tilly's 2012 Spend a Day Program

Baker Tilly's annual Spend a Day program is designed for college sophomore and junior accounting majors to experience the culture and atmosphere of a successful accounting and advisory firm.
Education & Careers

Accountants Connect with State Legislators at Georgia CPA Day

Members of the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) recently met at the Georgia State Capitol in honor of 2012 CPA Day at the Gold Dome. "CPAs offer a unique and intelligent perspective, and events like this make a very real connection between the profession and Georgia's legislators," said Boyd Search, CEO of GSCPA.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of March 26, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 26, 2012.
Practice

'Cash Mob' Sensation Reviving Local Businesses

In a retail market dominated by generic superstores, pop-up corner pharmacies, and faceless online shopping, it has become increasingly difficult for "main street" businesses - the very businesses that provide the individual stamp and distinctive character of their communities - to survive.
Community News

Somerset CPAs 'Lose Big' During Tax Season

The associates of Somerset CPAs are "losing big" this tax season. This is typically a time when CPAs are too busy to worry about eating right and exercising, but this year, Somerset's Wellness Committee wanted to change that.
Community News

AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Performers with the Elijah Watt Sells Award

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has announced the winners of the 2010 Elijah Watt Sells Award. The award was presented to candidates who obtained the ten highest cumulative scores on all four sections of the computerized Uniform CPA Examination.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of March 19, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 19.
Practice

Deloitte's Maximum Impact Program - A Different Kind of Spring Break

Spring break was about hard work as well as play this year for the eighty-eight students chosen from 1,600 applicants who participated in the fifth annual Maximum Impact: Deloitte's Alternative Spring Break program. Teaming with United Way and Teach for America, Deloitte hosted two spring break programs in March.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of March 12, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 12, 2012.
Community News

Big Win for Accounting Profession in New Jersey Supreme Court

In a unanimous decision, the New Jersey Supreme Court on February 16 reversed an Appellate Court decision in a case brought by a third party that found KPMG LLP guilty of negligence for failing to uncover accounting fraud by a former client, Papel Entities.
Community News

Indiana CPA Society Named One of 2012 Best Places to Work in Indiana

The Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS) was recently named one of the 2012 Best Places to Work in Indiana. Created in 2006, the statewide survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize, and honor the best places of employment in Indiana - those that benefit the state's economy, its workforce, and businesses.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of March 4, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 4, 2012.
AccountingWEB Life

Indiana CPA Society Launches Its New Blog: I Was Just Thinkin'

On February 27, the Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS) announced it launched a new blog titled "I was just thinkin'." The goal of the blog is to provide an engaging and collaborative platform that encourages readers to join in a discussion on timely issues and news.

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