Education & Careers news October 2012

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Citrin Cooperman Partner Bikes for Cystic Fibrosis

Citrin Cooperman partner Stanley Goldis recently participated in the Aptalis CF Cycle for Life, an annual event held in cities across the United States, to raise funds for CF treatment and research.
Education & Careers

Minority Accounting Students Awarded Scholarships

Ronald Dukes is one of just eighty-four accounting students from across the United States who have been awarded the 2012-2013 AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students by the AICPA Foundation.
Education & Careers

Hurricane Sandy Leads to Postponement of 'Digital CPA' Conference

Because of emergency conditions related to Hurricane Sandy, the AICPA has decided to postpone the Digital CPA: 2012 CPA2Biz Cloud User Conference, which had been scheduled for October 28-30.
Education & Careers

PICPA's Report on Need for Diversity

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants has released "Increasing Talent, Clients, and Revenue at Your Organization: The Business Case and Toolkit for Diversity," which addresses diversity challenges many organizations face.
Education & Careers

Constant Interruptions: The Bane of Accountants

This won't come as news to you: We live in an interruption-oriented society. The ability to sneak off, to find quiet, or to rest is challenging in the age of mobile devices. What's more, the noise level has been increasing steadily.
Education & Careers

25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting Named

AccountingWEB Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Gail Perry, has been named as one of the 25 "Most Powerful Women in Accounting" by CPA Practice Advisor magazine and the American Society of Women Accountants.
Education & Careers

Leslie Murphy Receives AICPA Gold Medal Award

The American Institute of CPAs announced on October 23, 2012, that Leslie Murphy, CPA, is the recipient of the Institute's 2012 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service.
Education & Careers

Richard Caturano Elected Chairman of AICPA

Richard J. Caturano, CPA, CGMA, is the new chairman of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world's largest member organization representing the accounting profession.
Community News

2012 SCACPA 'Women to Watch Award' Winners

The "Women to Watch Award," which is cosponsored by the AICPA and the SCACPA, highlights the accomplishments of women in the CPA profession. This year's three winners were recognized at the Women in Leadership Conference.
Education & Careers

The Next Generation of Leadership

We're headed toward a massive transition at firms across the country as current leaders get closer to retirement. Some firms have successfully transitioned, others are preparing, and there are those that don't have any plans in place.
Education & Careers

AICPA Publishes Consumer Book on Personal Finance

Available in January, "Save Wisely, Spend Happily" - a field guide to personal finance - combines the insight of 125 CPAs under the direction of best-selling author Sharon Lecther.
A&A

New Webinar: 'Skepticism and the External Auditor'

The latest webcast in the NACD-developed Skepticism Series to Combat Fraud has just been released. "Skepticism and the External Auditor" is part two of the five-part series of webcasts.
Education & Careers

Five Steps to Meeting Your CPE Requirements

As you may have learned the hard way, pushing CPE requirements to the back burner and telling yourself that you’ll get around to completing your hours at some point just doesn't cut it. You must be focused and have a plan in place.
Education & Careers

Lights. Camera. Action! AICPA Project Innovation

The AICPA is now accepting entries for the 2012-2013 "Project Innovation: Competition of Creative Excellence." This year's competition challenges high school students to develop a hit TV show focused on the accounting profession.
A&A

Ruling Extends SOX Whistleblowing Protections

Following a recent ruling by the US Department of Labor's Administrative Review Board, accounting firms that do work for public companies may be far more vulnerable to whistleblowing claims under SOX.
Education & Careers

Entrepreneurs - Losing Sleep but Not Losing Hope

Despite financial pressures, stresses, and sleeplessness, the majority of entrepreneurs still have faith in their futures and maintain the determination to succeed, according to results of the "2012 Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur Study."
Education & Careers

MSCPA to Host Partner Retreat November 28-30

At the upcoming Massachusetts Society of CPAs partner retreat, managing partners and firm leaders in attendance will learn how to gain an advantage over their competitors, attract new clients, and increase their profits.
Education & Careers

Tech Dinosaurs: Tape Recorders and Fax Machines Top the List

As part of its "Office Endangered Species" study, LinkedIn surveyed more than 7,000 professionals and asked which office tools and trends will most likely not be seen in offices by the year 2017, and what tools they dream of having.
A&A

Employees Slow to Prepare for Retirement

Statistics from multiple studies paint a dire picture of the number of Americans who think they are prepared for retirement. A new survey found that only 26 percent had run a retirement projection, and only 18 percent felt they were on target.
A&A

New Book Demystifies the 'Language' of Accounting

"Accounting Is Not a Foreign Language: Translating the Basics of Accounting," written by Jeanine Pfeiffer, is a new book designed for non-accountants who have careers in the accounting profession.

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