Education & Careers news February 2007

Technology

The Accountant’s Guide to a Career in Technology

By John StokdykWhen he recently asked in an AccountingWEB opinion article, Why aren't there more accountants in IT?, Microsoft's Tim Lennard began by suggesting there was a potential surplus of talent within the profession that could be more gainfully employed in the technology business. One of the reasons Lennard's article was so popular was that it managed to provoke reactions from both sides of the fence. Several IT industry veterans dropped into the conversation to describe their front-line experiences, while technophobes highlighted some of the reasons not to go into IT.
Education & Careers

AICPA Urges Students To 'Feed The Pig'

With the ringing in of the Chinese Year of the Pig this week, Benjamin Bankes is urging 25 to 34 year-olds to “feed the pig.” Benjamin Bankes, a pig in a pink suit, is the official icon of Feed the Pig™ (www.feedthepig.org), a national public service campaign of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ad Council. The campaign delivers a strong message to career builders – those 25 to 34 years of age – about the importance and benefits of saving to build a solid financial future.
Community News

IFAC Seeks 2008 Board & Committee Nominations

The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organization for the accountancy profession, is seeking nominations for members of its boards and committees for 2008. IFAC member bodies, members of the Forum of Firms and, in some instances, members of the public may nominate candidates by April 15, 2007.
Tax

ABA Tax Law Challenge Winners Announced

The taxation section of the American Bar Association recently announced winners in the 2006 Law Student Tax Challenge, an annual event drawing law student participants from around the country. On average, approximately 40 two-person teams enter the competition each year. Both J.D. and LL.M. degree candidates are eligible to enter, and winners are chosen from both divisions of candidates.
Education & Careers

H&R Block Canada Offers Student Savings, Concert Trip

H&R Block Canada Inc. and SPC Card announced a new partnership to deliver free SPC Cards to students choosing H&R Block for their tax preparation and the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to a Fall Out Boy concert somewhere in Canada or the U.S.Participating students will activate their free SPC Card at rockwithblock.ca and immediately be entered to win a trip to see multi-platinum artist Fall Out Boy in a secret destination.
Education & Careers

Most Workers Unhappy In Jobs

More than four out of five U.S.
Tax

New Student Taxes Web Site Launched

Gail Perry, a CPA and author (and AccountingWEB staff writer) based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has launched a new web site dedicated to helping students file their income tax returns online. Not only does www.campustaxes.com provide inexpensive online tax filing for U.S. income tax returns and all state income tax returns, the site provides a Q&A section where students can ask questions of Ms.

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