Education & Careers news September 2010

Education & Careers

NAEA announces academic associate membership

The National Association of Enrolled Agents has announced a new level of membership that was developed for students and instructors of accredited colleges and professional schools.
Education & Careers

Improving accounting students’ writing skills

All of us who teach or advise students know about their dislike for writing papers. These students are under the false impression that accountants do not have to write, or at least not much.
Education & Careers

Class notes: Accounting education in 2010

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.
Community News

Big Four firms support participation in science, technology, engineering, math

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.

Facebook founder is subject of new movie; donates $100 million to Newark schools

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, is expected to announce today his $100 million donation to the Newark public school system, which has been described as one of the country's weakest.
Community News

ASU accounting students team with pwc to build Habitat for Humanity house

ASU’s Department of Information Systems Club (DISC) and Beta Alpha Psi, an honor society for accounting students, are joining together with pwc to make home ownership a reality for one Phoenix family.
Practice Management

What would Bill Clinton do?

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.")
Education & Careers

Finance pros most active on Facebook with family; use LinkedIn to job search

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.
Education & Careers

Slight increase in net hiring projected for first time since Q1 2009

Hiring in accounting and finance is expected to increase slightly in the fourth quarter, according to the Robert Half Financial Hiring Index.

CPE Link helping CPAs understand Health Care Act

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.
Education & Careers

Enrolled agents cut continuing education time with CPE Link Web casts

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.
Community News

Beta Alpha Psi student and faculty volunteers clean up San Jose Guadalupe River

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.
Education & Careers

2010 AccountingWEB accounting student scholarship winners announced

AccountingWEB is pleased to announce that three winners have been chosen as the 2010 AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship winners.

AICPA contracts NACVA to develop course for CPA forensic credential exam

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.

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