Education & Careers news September 2011

Education & Careers

AICPA sponsors second annual case competition for accounting students

The 2011 AICPA Accounting Competition, which launched on August 29, 2011, will test students' fraud and forensic accounting skills in a complex scenario focused on a fictional Texas company looking to expand its business into Nigerian oil fields.
Education & Careers

Best tips for maximizing your e-learning experience

The economic pain during the past few years, coupled with the need to maximize value from training budget spend while ensuring staff remain productive, has without doubt helped to solidify e-learning’s position alongside other key learning and development delivery methods.
Education & Careers

How to save money on the first year of college

Parents of freshmen are often very surprised by the price of books, travel, dorm accessories and other college necessities. The Texas Society of CPAs offers six tips on how to save on these and other expenses.
Education & Careers

AGA announces annual Government Finance Case Challenge

The best undergraduate accounting, finance, and business students in the country are invited to compete in the fifth annual Government Finance Case Challenge, sponsored by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).
Education & Careers

Is it legal to only hire the already-employed? The problems with must-be-employed rules

In their quest to find qualified workers, some employers are explicitly stating that they will only hire those who are already employed and will not consider the unemployed.
Community News

High school students learn firsthand about the accounting profession

Jennifer Dorigo, an accounting teacher at Kenmore East High School in Tonawanda, New York, decided she wanted her students to learn firsthand what the accounting profession is really like. She also wanted her students to strengthen their communication skills and increase their business knowledge.
A&A

Ernst & Young LLP launches academic case study on sustainability reporting

As a professor of business administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, a college widely regarded for its ability to prepare students to meet the social, ethical, and environmental stewardship issues of tomorrow, Dr. Richard Brownlee II is well versed in teaching sustainability topics to future business professionals.