Education & Careers news May 2010

Technology

Employment tool designed for accountants: Intuit’s Accountant Work Exchange

Accountants with specialized skills, who may be looking for additional work or a new job, and firms looking for highly qualified help, now can connect through Intuit’s employment tool, the Accountant Work Exchange.
Education & Careers

Accounting, finance professionals seek career growth

Nearly 80 percent of accounting and finance professionals prefer work that provides an opportunity for growth or advancement, even if it means a more stressful work day.
Education & Careers

Economic crisis could impact banking/finance industry’s recruiting efforts

Just 24 percent of students who graduated from a college or university last year have been working in a role that requires a degree, according to the study, “The Emerging Talent Index.”
Education & Careers

Peggy Wood, the NYSSCPA, and the 21st Century

Change may be the new norm for accountants. Confronted with issues of an unprecedented scale that affect clients and the day-to-day practice of accounting in firms and industry, they must engage and find solutions.
Education & Careers

More than half of American workers unprepared for retirement

Fifty-two percent of American workers feel they are behind in their retirement savings goals, according to the recently released "MetLife Retirement Readiness Index: Are Americans Prepared for the Transition?"
Tax

Unemployed can use tax laws to secure a job

Both unemployed (including some recent graduates) and certain currently employed Individuals looking for work can dramatically increase their attractiveness to prospective employers by highlighting certain tax breaks that employers can secure by hiring them.
Education & Careers

Tips for working with a younger boss

With the Boomers generally in no hurry to leave the workforce for both personal and economic reasons, and the younger generations positioning for greater responsibility, the occurrence of older workers reporting to younger ones is proliferating.
Education & Careers

One-third of U.S. workforce feels need to always stay connected

The recent economic downturn has American workers stressed, overworked, and anxious, but many are turning to technology to help them cope. Workers are using technology to stay connected, work harder, and maintain job security to survive the economic recovery.
Practice

CFOs to graduates: Don’t think big, start career at smaller firm

Today’s accounting graduates might have more success cutting their teeth at smaller companies than at public accounting firms or big corporations, according to recently surveyed financial executives.
AccountingWEB Life

AICPA launches Web site

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants this week launched its Web site AICPA.org. Designed to be comprehensive and user friendly, the site was developed to provide members with an easier-to-navigate online resource to meet their intensive information needs.

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