Education & Careers news March 2013

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100 Percent Inspiration – INCPAS' Ali Paul Honored for Her Role in Scholars Program

There's little doubt that Ali Paul, leadership and outreach manager at the Indiana CPA Society, is truly "inspiring" people. For the second time in less than four months, Paul has been honored for her efforts to increase diversity in the accounting profession.
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Yoga Keeps Indiana CPA Firm Fit, Flexible, Focused

Jennifer Miller is one of Somerset CPAs' employees who participates in the firm's on-site corporate yoga program. The program offers the firm's 150 employees the chance to untether themselves from their desks twice a month during tax season to participate in a forty-five-minute yoga session led by a registered yoga therapist hired by the firm.
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Krista McMasters, CliftonLarsonAllen Co-CEO, Announces Retirement

Krista McMasters – the first and only female to serve as CEO among the nation's current top fifty CPA firms and currently co-CEO of CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) – has announced she's retiring from the firm as of April 1, 2013.
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Students Score Prime-Time Win in AICPA Competition

Move over "CSI." A team of high school students from Batavia, Illinois, recently came up with a new idea for a prime-time TV drama based on forensic investigation that earned them first place in the American Institute of CPA's Project Innovation: Start Here, Go Places. Competition of Creative Excellence.
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Xero Hires Google's Stuart McLean to Lead Global Marketing Efforts

The young online accounting software company Xero announced a recent coup – hiring Stuart McLean away from Google Australia, where he was Cloud business applications development leader. McLean will lead Xero's worldwide sales and marketing team.
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'Fun and Dedicated' Workforce Pays Off for El Paso Firm

One look at the El-Paso, Texas-based public accounting firm Strickler & Prieto, LLP's website, and there's little doubt that happy, healthy employees are considered an integral part of the firm's skill set.
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AICPA and CPA Societies Expand Minority Student Workshop

This year, minority accounting students who aspire to become CPAs will have three opportunities to explore the possibilities the career can offer when the AICPA holds its Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop in three regional locations throughout the country.
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Accountants Pay Seen Rising an Average 3.3 Percent This Year

Accountants with solid credentials should have no employment worries, because demand and pay throughout the profession are showing strong gains this year, according to reports from the recruitment firm Robert Half International.
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Noel Canning Decision Holds President Obama's NLRB Appointments Unconstitutional

On Friday, January 25, 2013, a unanimous panel of the D.C. Circuit ruled that President Obama had unconstitutionally appointed three board members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
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IU's Kelley School of Business Partners with CFA Institute

Indiana University's (IU) Kelley School of Business has achieved CFA Program Partner status with CFA Institute, which offers the premier certification in the investment industry worldwide.
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American Society of Women Accountants Rebrands to Advance Women in Accounting and Finance

The American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA) has announced the organization officially changed its name to the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance, with the tagline, "Connect. Advance. Lead."
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Tax Professionals Will Continue To Be in Great Demand for Years

Combine an uncertain economic environment, increased government regulations, and the number of Baby Boomers retiring, and you have a sharp increase in demand for seasoned corporate tax professionals.
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Scholarship Applications Available for Illinois Students

This winter, the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) is offering Illinois college students majoring in accounting the opportunity to alleviate the skyrocketing cost of college while pursuing their dream of becoming a CPA by earning a scholarship.

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