Education & Careers news July 2009

Education & Careers

Failing the exam no more! Support for CPA candidates breaks down barriers to success

Over the past three years, participation in the CPA exam has increased as both firms and candidates became more familiar with a revised process. This escalation is a positive trend, and it is necessary to sustain the profession.
Education & Careers

Accounting degrees continue historic upward trend

The number of students who graduated with accounting degrees in the 2007-08 school year surpassed the previous year's record level, according to a new report by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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Top business and accounting graduate schools ranked

For everything, there is a ranking. Accounting and business schools are no exception.
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Help wanted: Accounting PhDs

The accounting profession is facing yet another challenge: a severe shortage of doctorally qualified faculty to teach the next generation of accountants.
Education & Careers

AICPA announces 2008 Elijah Watt Sells awards

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has announced winners of the 2008 Elijah Watt Sells Awards.
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Free IFRS CPE Webcasts for CPAs

As companies that participate in the global economy adopt International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) will need to demonstrate that they have the IFRS skills increasingly demanded by employers and clients.
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Computerized CPA exam reaches one million mark

The computerized Uniform CPA Examination has achieved one million administrations, according to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and Prometric, the three parties in charge of the exam."The significance of the one millionth exam section transcends the milestone itself," said Barry Melancon, AICPA president and CEO. "More people are sitting for the CPA exam because the CPA profession has enjoyed unprecedented growth as an attractive career choice.

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