Education & Careers news December 2011

A&A

IMA Ready to Compete with AICPA/CIMA Management Accounting Designation

The IMA, which has offered the CMA credential since 1972, is facing "fierce competition" from a new management accounting designation – Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) – that the AICPA and CIMA will launch in January 2012, according to Jeffrey Thomson, IMA President and CEO.
AccountingWEB Life

Society of Louisiana CPAs Puts Kids on Path to Financial Success

Volunteers from the LCPA and accounting students from Nicholls State University visited Schriever Elementary to teach second grade students about money management. Their efforts were part of the LCPA's scholastic literacy book program, a statewide collaboration between the LCPA, Scholastic, and Gilsbar, Inc.
A&A

NC State University Students Win AICPA National Accounting Competition

On December 17, the AICPA named seventeen students from North Carolina State University winners of the AICPA National Accounting Competition. The case competition focused on a fictional Texas company looking to expand its business into the Nigerian oil fields. The team received a $10,000 award.
Tax

Repeat Winner Emerges in Deloitte Tax Competition

The College of William & Mary was the winner of the tax case study competition – FanTAXtic – sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation. Nine teams participated. Each student on the winning team received a $2,000 scholarship, while the winning school pocketed an institutional award of $10,000.
A&A

Clowning CPA Gives Back to Community

There's more on Edward Estrin's resume than his thirty-five-year career as a CPA and his tenure as president of the CalCPA. He's also a professional clown, who brings joy and laughter to sick children, senior citizens, and the men and women stationed at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
A&A

Updated Statement on Standards for CPE Programs To Be Released

Final recommendations for revisions to the Statement on Standards for CPE Programs – the framework for the development, presentation, measurement, and reporting of CPE programs – will be presented to the NASBA and AICPA joint CPE Standards Committee in January 2012.
A&A

AICPA Awards $233,300 to Seventy-Eight Minority Accounting Students

The AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students program began in 1969, with the aim of increasing ethnic diversity in the CPA profession. Since the program's inception, the AICPA Foundation has awarded more than $14.6 million in scholarships to approximately 8,000 accounting students.
A&A

New Jersey State Board Waives Requirement for CPA Exam

The New Jersey State Board of Accountancy is sorting out confusion over the CPA Uniform Exam requirements in the state.
Practice

Plante Moran’s "Succession Transition: A Roadmap for Seamless Transitions"

Plante Moran, PLLC announces the release of its new book, "Succession Transition: A Roadmap for Seamless Transitions." This insightful resource offers strategies for creating sustainable organizations through leadership development.