Accounting students and recent grads face several important issues including changes to the CPA Exam in 2011, the continuing internationalization of the accounting curriculum and practice, codification of GAAP, and the general health of the accounting profession.
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte have joined 100 corporations and foundations as participants in Change the Equation, a new CEO-led effort to cultivate widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering, and math.
What would Bill Clinton do if his cell phone rang while he was locked in a conversation with you? Would he check to see if it was Chelsea? Hillary? ("Sorry, she's boarding a plane to the Middle East and I need to catch her.")
Nearly three-quarters of finance professionals revealed that they have a social media account, which primarily is being used to connect with friends and family via Facebook. When using social media to job search, however, LinkedIn was the definitive favorite.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will implement fundamental health care reforms and require most of the 32 million uninsured individuals to obtain health care coverage or pay penalties. The act contains more than $400 billion in revenue raisers and new taxes on employers and individuals.
Enrolled agents must take 72 hours of continuing education every three years specifically designed to enhance their professional proficiency in federal tax matters. With travel time and time away from the office, the requirement can become difficult.
More than 900 members of Beta Alpha Psi, the professional honors organization for financial information students and professionals, supported by 50 employees from KPMG LLP, descended on the Guadalupe River trail last month to undertake a massive clean-up effort.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has engaged the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts to develop a course to help CPAs prepare for the qualifying exam for the Certified in Financial Forensics credential.