Education & Careers news November 2006

Education & Careers

Top accounting programs ranked

The 2006 Public Accounting Report's (PARs) Annual Professor's Study has published its list of the top accounting programs in the country and The Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., was listed in the top 25. William and Mary was one of four schools which made the top undergraduate top 25 list after having been unranked in last year's survey.
Technology

Job-Hopping May Not Be Good for Your Accounting Career

A recent survey from Robert Half Finance & Accounting indicates that the length of time spent by candidates in previous positions is an important factor in the hiring decisions.
Education & Careers

Accounting Team Wins Competition for Third Consecutive Year

The accounting team from the University of Southern Indiana College of Business has a third consecutive win in the annual Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS) Case Study Competition. The USI press release reports that teams from 11 Indiana universities participated in the initial competition. Out of these 11 teams, six teams were selected to give their oral presentations in Indianapolis early on November 3rd, according to the Evansville Courier & Press.
Education & Careers

Firms Need to Attract New CPA’s

Accounting firms need to attract more students into the field to alleviate the severe talent drought, Leslie Murphy, chairwoman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), told an audience Wednesday.“Our profession has to do more to make it inclusive and attractive if we’re going to successfully compete with other career options available,” Murphy said in closing a conference in Boca Raton, Fla.Demand for accountants continues to grow due to trends in business and regulation, she said.“Business complexities mean it takes more time to complete routine acc
Education & Careers

College Grads Earn More; Accountants’ Pay Continues to Climb

The cost of a college education pays off for most people, according to data from the Census Bureau’s 2005 Current Population Survey released last week. The average gap in earnings for all working adults with a bachelor’s degree and those with high school diplomas is about $23,000 a year, the Associated Press reports. College grads earned an average of $51,554 a year in 2004, the most recent figures available, compared with $28,645 for high school graduates and $19,169 for high school dropouts.

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