Education & Careers news April 2010

Practice

Confidence among accounting and finance workers drops slightly in Q1

Overall confidence among accounting and finance workers in the United States dipped 0.3 index points to 50.6 in the first quarter of 2010.
Education & Careers

SIFE members' passion for business can be powerful force for change

Students In Free Enterprise, an international non-profit network of students, academics, and business leaders working with businesses and higher education organizations, is in the midst of its regional and national competitions.
Technology

Survey: Majority of workers search online for information about themselves

Although some might dub it "egosurfing," others might call it a wise career move to conduct a Web search to see what information is available online about you.
Education & Careers

Spring accounting grads fare better in hiring than their peers

For the first time since October 2008, employers plan to increase hiring of new college graduates, showing the job market has turned a corner, a new report states.
Practice

Health care bill to impact benefits, recession still hurting wages

The government’s health care bill will have lasting effects on employee benefits programs in companies of all sizes, according to a recent survey conducted by Accountants International.
AccountingWEB Life

Networking trends in a recovering economy

Companies nationwide reduced their workforce or instituted hiring freezes in accounting and finance, as well as in operations during the past year in response to the economic downturn, according to Accountants International.
Education & Careers

Wake Forest students win KPMG’s international competition

Competing against teams from around the world, a group of Wake Forest University students representing the United States won the KPMG Global Case Competition in Athens, Greece, last week.
Education & Careers

Intuit index: Wages, hours worked remain flat, supply of workers remains high

Small businesses continued to hire more employees in March, extending a trend that began in mid-2009, according to the monthly Small Business Employment Index from Intuit Inc.
Tax

HIRE Act affidavit form now available

Employers who hope to take advantage of a tax break signed into law last month must fill out a new form by the Internal Revenue Service to claim the payroll tax exemption.
Community News

Universal Accounting Services expands to serve accounting, bookkeeping, tax prep needs

Universal Accounting graduate Steve Eckman, a 28-year small-business accounting consultant, announced the expansion of his accounting practice, renamed to Universal Accounting Services from Practice Made Perfect.
Practice

Execs: Takes at least a month to fill accounting positions

For already-stretched accounting departments, waiting a month for help might seem like an eternity. Yet, a recent survey found it can take at least that long for employers to hire for open positions.