Education & Careers news June 2010

Practice

Small businesses add 18,000 new jobs in June

Small business employment grew by 0.09 percent in June, equating to a 1.1 percent annual growth rate, according to the Small Business Employment Index by Intuit Inc. The growth in percentage of small business employment translates to approximately 18,000 new jobs in June.
Technology

Technology motivates younger generation

Prospective employers looking to recruit students need to be aware of their technology preferences and provide the tools and equipment they are accustomed to using in their personal lives, according to a study by Accenture.
Education & Careers

Identifying, understanding (and marketing to) the generations

For years, marketers have made it their business to study different age groups for ways to best reach out to, and communicate with, the various generations. But who are we referring to when we break down the generations?
Practice Development

Firms failing to recruit, engage, retain Generation Y

Members of Generation Y are our leaders of the future. But a clash in attitudes and outlook between older age groups and this upcoming generation has created a divide in the workplace, making it difficult for organizations to connect with, inspire, and motivate younger workers.
A&A

Most financial officers keep in touch with office during vacation

Nearly 70 percent of chief financial officers said they check in with the office at least once a week during their vacation. However, it appears they're trying to remain less in-touch.
A&A

Father celebrates 50 years at firm with son as partner

Bill Rush Mosby, of Natchez, MS-based Silas Simmons LLP, is celebrating his 50th anniversary as a CPA. For 20 of those years, he worked with his son.
A&A

Accountant, first female vendor at Shea Stadium feted by Mets

Susan Rich, the first woman vendor at Shea Stadium in the 1970s, recently was saluted by the New York Mets.
Practice Management

Employees working off-site becoming more attractive to employers

A growing number of employees are working from home, either on a full-time or part-time basis, an arrangement that can have significant advantages for employers.
Practice

Pay freeze continues for majority of finance execs

Reflective of the past year’s economic woes, a majority of financial professionals still are not receiving salary increases, according to a recent survey conducted by Financial Executives Research Foundation.
Practice

Most executives remain confident about business growth

Six percent of chief financial officers said they plan to hire full-time accounting and finance employees during the third quarter of 2010, while 9 percent anticipate staff reductions. Despite those numbers, CFOs remain optimistic about the outlook for their businesses.
Education & Careers

Passing CPA exam in 2010 becomes top priority as exam changes loom

The AICPA will be rolling out a new Uniform CPA Examination in January 2011, sending many candidates racing to pass the CPA exam as soon as possible. Industry experts concur with this strategy.
A&A

NASBA Chief David Costello moving on to an even brighter future

David Costello is ready for new horizons. In April, he announced that he will step down from the top spot at the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. When he goes, he’ll leave the organization much better than he found it.