Education & Careers news November 2010

Education & Careers

Small business employment index indicates 49,000 new jobs; wages down slightly

Small business employment continued to show growth in November, although wages were down and hours worked remained flat, according to this month's Small Business Employment Index by Intuit Inc.
Education & Careers

AccountingWEB announces 2011 Accounting Student Scholarship Program

AccountingWEB is pleased to announce the 2011 AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship Program, offered to accounting majors throughout North America.
Community News

SUNY wins Long Island College Accounting Challenge

Now that the third Long Island College Accounting Challenge is over, it's time to recognize the competition, celebrate the victors, and start planning for next year. Students of SUNY at Old Westbury emerged victorious for the second time in three competitions.
A&A

Texas CPAs suggest toys that teach children about saving, budgeting, investing

With many people facing challenging financial situations and an economy desperately trying to rebound, the TSCPA believes this holiday season is the perfect time for children to learn the importance of money-mindedness with affordable toys and board games that won’t break the bank.
Tax

Convicted felon hired to teach accounting at university in Missouri

Missouri Southern State University has hired a convicted felon, who embezzled at least $129,000 from a former employer, to teach accounting.
Community News

Ernst & Young Gives $1M to UGA School of Accounting

Ernst & Young has pledged $1 million to the Tull School of Accounting in the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.
Community News

Accounting competition raises awareness with Long Island students

Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP of Garden City, New York, created the Long Island College Accounting Challenge as a way to encourage Long Island accounting students to become more aware of the professional opportunities available.
Practice Management

Embracing change in the accounting profession

I hear it all too often from the old guard who are retiring: "I'm worn out," or "I'm too old for all of these techy changes," or "Developing the next set of partners for our firm is just too time consuming."
Technology

IT employment posts strong gains in October

October saw continued growth in IT employment adding more than 10,000 jobs. Additionally, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' upward revision to September's employment data now reflects growth of 3,600 IT jobs, up from a previously reported incremental loss of 200 jobs.
A&A

AccountingWEB scholarship winners embark on life after college

Since graduating college in the past year, the three students who won $500 scholarships from AccountingWEB in 2009 are finding their niche in the accounting profession. Jason Bramwell reports.
A&A

Ohio youngsters FETCH! for financial literacy

At a time when 77 percent of families in the United States are in debt, with 46.1 percent of those families holding credit card debt, the Ohio Society of CPAs is reaching out to educate youngsters about the value of a dollar.
A&A

Jobjuice releases finance, investment banking app

Jobjuice recently has released the Jobjuice Finance and Investment Banking iPhone App, a MBA-level finance review and investment banking guide.
Education & Careers

Women in accounting feel dissatisfied with career, not equally compensated

Forty-seven percent of women in accounting and finance are satisfied with their careers and only 19 percent believe they are equally compensated for their work as compared with their male counterparts.