Education & Careers news August 2012

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CIMA's Research Initiative

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants is looking to fund innovative research that challenges and offers fresh perspectives on a range of topics that are of interest to CIMA members.
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Career Benefits for CPAs Who Obtain Their CITP

For CPAs seeking additional professional versatility, the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) certificate offers many benefits, including increased earning potential.
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National Report on Future of Accounting Education

The future of accounting education is the subject of a study released by the AICPA and the AAA. The University of Rhode Island's Mark Higgins was instrumental in crafting the assessment and recommendations.
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Money Is Low Priority in Parent-Child Talks

Even in today's dire economic environment, a study conducted by the AICPA found that money is among the lowest priorities in conversations between parents and their children.
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AICPA Best Early Career Researcher Award Winner

The AICPA has announced that Jasmijn C. Bol, PhD, associate professor of accounting, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, was awarded the Best Early Career Researcher Award.
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PCAOB Names Jonas Director, Research and Analysis

The PCAOB announced on August 8, 2012, that Gregory J. Jonas will join the organization as Director of the Office of Research and Analysis (ORA).
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Moms Spend More on Kids' Wardrobes than Their Own

According to a survey of 1,000 moms, 60 percent say that clothing will be their biggest expense this year - with 91 percent admitting to spending more on their kids' wardrobes than their own.
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Pathways Report on Accounting Ed Released

The AAA and the AICPA, the founding sponsors of the Pathways Commission on Accounting Higher Education, released its new report - "Charting a National Strategy for the Next Generation of Accountants."
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CalCPA Connecting with Students and Young CPAs

Reaching out to accounting students, CPA candidates, and new licensees is a major priority for Johanna Sweaney Salt, CPA, and the newly elected chair of the CalCPA.
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IAESB Proposes Revised Professional Development Standards

The IAESB has released for public exposure a proposed revision of International Education Standard (IES) 8, Professional Development for Engagement Partners Responsible for Audits of Financial Statements.
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Beta Alpha Psi's Three 2012 Award Winners

Beta Alpha Psi awarded three professionals the Business Information Professional of the Year award, sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®), at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting.
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Beta Alpha Psi's Outstanding Faculty Advisor Awards

The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, sponsored by McGladrey LLP, was presented to five faculty advisors at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 3, 2012.
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UMT Dean Receives Outstanding Dean Award

The Outstanding Dean Award was presented to Larry Gianchetta, PhD, at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 3, 2012.
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E&Y Volunteers Help Environmental Group

When Andrea Torrico of E&Y decides to burn up some of her well-earned vacation time, she wants to make the most of it. For her, that doesn't mean a trip to Vegas. It means giving back to the global community.
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Take the Fast Track to Leadership Success

The current worldwide financial crisis and a shortage of talent have given financial professionals greater opportunities to advance their careers and create broader roles for themselves in their organizations.
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FAE Awards $150,000 in College Scholarships

The NYSSCPA and its Foundation for Accounting Education have announced fifty New York students who will receive Excellence in Accounting Scholarships for the 2012-2013 school year.
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AICPA Honors Student with Medal of Inspiration Award

The AICPA has announced that Paul Wright, a student at Western Washington University, was awarded Beta Alpha Psi's Medal of Inspiration Award at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting in Baltimore.
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Intuit Small Business Indexes Show Mixed Signals

US small businesses are seeing weak employment and compensation growth, while hours worked and revenue rates decreased. These are among the results of the monthly Intuit Small Business Revenue and Employment indexes.
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SNHU Offers Online Accelerated Accounting Degree

SNHU's new online accelerated BS to MS accounting degree gives students wider berth in the marketplace, with valuable credentials and an increased pace in meeting the 150-hour CPA certification and reciprocity requirements.
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Focus on the Future - ICPAS Hosts Showcase

The ICPAS' premier event for business and finance professionals, the Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase, offers firms and companies tangible business solutions and best practices to help propel profitability.