Education & Careers news December 2010

Education & Careers

Tattoos, body piercings, and accounting firms

What do tattoos, nose rings, and CPA firms have in common? Millennials are expected to make up more than one third of the country’s workforce by 2014 and, of that segment, 12 percent have a tattoo and 25 percent have a body part pierced other than earlobes.
Education & Careers

Survey: Executives face greater job demands today than five years ago

More than 80 percent of chief financial officers recently interviewed said they believe it’s more difficult to be a company leader today than it was five years ago.
Education & Careers

CPAs might meet experience requirement by working in industry

Michigan became the latest state to accept industry experience for original CPA certification, leaving New Hampshire, Wyoming, and the U.S. Virgin Islands as jurisdictions that still do not accept industry experience.
Education & Careers

Career resolutions and tips for keeping them

Heading into 2011, workers everywhere may be setting and re-evaluating their career goals, but how many of these resolutions will survive past February?
A&A

IMA Foundation announces Emerging Scholar Competitive Manuscript Award

IMA’s Foundation for Applied Research recently announced a new awards program for academics: the IMA FAR Emerging Scholar Competitive Manuscript Award. IMA is accepting entries for the 2010 program through January 31, 2011.
Education & Careers

CPE Link, AccountingWEB cooperate to enrich university accounting curriculum

In a model of academic and professional cooperation, CPE Link and AccountingWEB have agreed to provide accounting students at California State University, San Bernardino, access to webcasts developed by and for practicing CPAs.
Education & Careers

Interns and new graduates face a brighter hiring future

According to a new study, the college segment of the labor market is about to rebound, hiring is poised to increase, and hiring of recent college graduates is expected to improve measurably.
Practice

Accounting, finance HR managers emphasize good cultural fit

More than two-thirds of HR managers or recruiters who have responsibility in recruiting accounting and finance positions have indicated that they are planning to hire in the next six months.
Practice

Business confidence remains high among CFOs; recruiting challenges rise

A net 2 percent of chief financial officers interviewed for the Robert Half Financial Hiring Index said they plan to hire full-time accounting and finance professionals in the first quarter of 2011.
Education & Careers

Benefits of distance education in accounting

Many people would like to further their education or become trained in a professional career such as accounting, but their current commitment to their job with other time allocations to family and so forth keep them from pursuing this.
Practice

Renewed focus on professionalism

A frequently heard criticism is that Millennials/Gen Yers are short on what has been considered professionalism, a very significant attribute for succeeding in business and particularly in a professional service organization and role.