Education & Careers news October 2010

Technology

CCH releases eBooks for accountants

CCH, a provider of tax, accounting, and audit information, software, and services, this week announced the availability of the company's most used titles in eBook form, including its U.S. Master Tax Guide and multi-volume publications.
Education & Careers

AICPA competition to introduce high school students to CPA profession

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has launched the Clearly Pretty Awesome Competition for high school students to introduce them to the CPA profession.
Practice

Job seekers: Five tough interview questions

You’re getting ready for a job interview today and you’re nervous as ever. What would make the experience worse are tough interview questions that leave you feeling tongue-tied. Here are some tips for answering five common interview questions.
Practice

More accounting and finance workers confident in ability to find new job

The Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index increased 0.6 points to 53.9 in the third quarter of 2010, according to a recent survey. The index is a measure of overall confidence among U.S. accounting and finance workers.
Education & Careers

How to earn those last-minute CPE credits

Professionals nearing the end of their reporting period, who still need to accumulate a few CPE credits or fulfill their state’s requirements, should check their state society Web sites for course listings and discounts.
Education & Careers

Tips for managing time, energy

It seems like no one has enough time these days. I don't know one person who has less to do than five years ago. Therefore, time management is about managing energy, attention, and commitments.
AccountingWEB Life

A guide to being a better learner

As a late baby-boomer in the 1970s and 1980s, I knew only two studying techniques: read and memorize. Before highlighter pens, the reading was laborious, often boring and thwarted by a wandering mind.
A&A

CPA exam to be administered outside U.S. for first time

In 2011, the Uniform CPA Examination will be offered outside the 55 U.S. jurisdictions for the first time. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, and Prometric reached an agreement to administer the exam in international locations.
Community News

Arizona State University students, pwc, Habitat for Humanity build home for family

From crunching numbers to hammering nails, Arizona State University students took a break from their books to lend a hand to Habitat for Humanity.
Education & Careers

Myth: Your boss is too busy to meet with you

Don't fall for the myth that some bosses are just too busy to meet with you. The truth is your boss does not have time not to meet with you on a regular basis no matter how busy your boss might be.
Education & Careers

Colleges and universities must be ethical

The actions of colleges and universities provide examples to their students of how to act with – or without – a high level of ethical standards. From grading practices to sustainability, these institutions need to be cognizant of the message they send.
Education & Careers

Online conferencing is popular, but e-learning is not always the best learning

Think about driving – yes, the theory test is useful, but there is no substitute for lessons. Learning any skill whether it be driving, speaking French, or leadership skills, takes real-world practice and bespoke human support. E-learning often misses these two critical points.
Practice

Slightly higher salaries projected as key roles prove challenging to fill

With some signs pointing to a slight uptick in financial hiring, compensation for accounting and finance professionals should see commensurate gains. Starting salaries in these fields are expected to rise an average of 3.1 percent in the coming year.
Education & Careers

WICPA names college ambassadors at three Wisconsin universities

Kevin Block, Jill Brown, and Tracy Werner, students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, respectively, have been named College Ambassadors by the WICPA Educational Foundation, Inc.
Education & Careers

CFOs cite integrity as most important trait for future leaders

A strong moral compass can give high-potential managers a leg up the career ladder, according to the results of a recent survey.

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