Education & Careers news September 2012

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Is Your Leadership Style Subpar?

A significant gap exists in what characteristics accountants at all levels value in their leaders and what they believe their current leaders actually demonstrate, according research done by members of The CPA Consultants' Alliance.
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Illinois Firm Fosters Culture of Learning

Each month (outside of tax season), Porte Brown brings together its three offices and takes the entire team off-line for a full day of structured training and best practice sessions.
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50-State Report on College and Career Readiness

With all fifty states and DC having adopted college- and career-ready standards in English and mathematics, Achieve's "Closing the Expectations Gap" report shows how states are aligning to those standards.
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Webcast Explores VAT Implications in the Cloud

KPMG LLP will host a webcast focused on the value-added tax implications of doing business in the Cloud. The webcast will be broadcast tomorrow - September 19 - from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET.
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ASWA's Annual Conference: Connect. Advance. Lead.

The American Society of Women Accountants has announced its 2012 Annual Conference for Accounting and Financial Women. This premier conference will be held October 22-24, 2012, in San Diego.
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60 Percent Would Change Jobs If They Had a Do-over

PARADE and Yahoo! Finance recently conducted their "Job Happiness Survey" - and the results are in. More than 26,000 people participated in the survey, and there's good news, bad news, and just plain interesting news.
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Focus of AICPA’s 2012 Accounting Competition

This year's AICPA accounting competition challenges students to solve some of the most pressing financial issues facing the United States while considering what it takes to get politicians elected.
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Top Cities for Best Salary Raises

Workers in a majority of metropolitan areas received substantial raises from 2010 to 2011. Cities with greater concentrations of college graduates did even better, according to data from the Martin Prosperity Institute.
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Looking Back on NYSSCPA Young CPA Conference

Drew Donovan, CPA, had his first experience as a participant at a Young CPA Conference. Sponsored by the NYSSCPA Foundation for Accounting Education, the event welcomed about eighty-five people to the conference.
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Profiting from Payroll 101 - provided by SurePayroll

Gain a basic knowledge of the important role payroll plays in a small business, understand the benefits of using an online payroll service provider, and learn how to profit from payroll by becoming a Reseller.
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ICPAS Showcase Put Practical Focus on the Future

For the last four years, Edward J. Hannon, partner in charge of tax practice at Freeborn & Peters LLP, says the opportunity to attend the ICPAS Annual Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase has been nothing short of a "game changer."
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McGladrey's Bruce Webb Appointed as ASB Chairman

McGladrey Partner Bruce Webb is the new chairman of the AICPA's Auditing Standards Board, the senior technical committee designated to issue auditing, attestation, and quality control standards.