Education & Careers news May 2013

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Fearless Future: ICPAS Conference Aims to Develop Authentic Leaders

There's a new paradigm of leadership on the horizon, and, according to the organizers of the Illinois CPA Society's (ICPAS) newest conference for young professionals, it's authentic, distinctive, and decidedly fearless.
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AICPA Announces Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award Winners

Accounting school graduates aren't the only ones receiving accolades this spring. On May 20, the AICPA named Janet L. Colbert and Donald E. Tidrick recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award.
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Hiring Outlook Looks Promising for Accounting Grads

While overall employer expectations for hiring college graduates this fall are likely to remain relatively flat, more than half of companies report they'll be pursuing graduates who majored in accounting, according to a recent study.
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From Insight to Action: Improving Client Service through Digital Firm Management

This one-hour webinar will explore new ways to get the most from your firm management software – from the initial contact with a potential customer through the invoicing process.
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New York Accounting Foundation Awards $183,750 in Scholarships

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants' Foundation for Accounting Education has announced the sixty-seven New York State students who will receive Excellence in Accounting Scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year.
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CPA Firm Sponsors Yearlong Push for Employee Health, Fitness

Healthy living is a year-round commitment at Herbein + Company, a 110-person CPA firm in Pennsylvania where employees are encouraged to participate in the firm's wellness program throughout the year.
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BDO and Ernst & Young Named Top Workplaces for Recent Grads

BDO USA LLP and Ernst & Young LLP were among twenty-five companies that were included in the Best Places to Work for Recent Grads 2013 report from ConnectEDU Inc., a technology company committed to transitioning learners from school to college to career.
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Summer Construction: Rochester CPAs Ramp Up Fundraising to Build Habitat Home

The CPA community in Rochester, New York, is channeling its naturally competitive spirit into a selfless cause this summer. They're trying to see who can raise the most money to break ground on a local Flower City Habitat for Humanity home.
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New MACPA e-Book Focuses on CPA Leadership, Foresight, and Lifelong Learning

The conversation among CPAs today has gone well beyond technical issues. Today's CPAs need to know how to collaborate, connect, innovate, and inspire.
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MACPA Features Innovative Technologies and Social Media at Innovation Summit

Jennifer Warawa, Sage's vice president of partner programs and channel sales, said in a recent press release. "Sage is getting social with the help of the MACPA, and there are several initiatives planned to get ...
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Dickinson State Accounting Club Helps Local People in Need

Thanks to a recent doughnut sale fundraiser and household items drive, the Dickinson State University Accounting Club donated much-needed goods for people in need and nearly $200 to a not-for-profit charitable organization in Dickinson, North Dakota.
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May Day: Retiring Texas Accounting Professor to Give Commencement Speech

After a forty-three-year academic career – the last thirty-four of which were spent as professor, chairman, and dean in the department of accounting at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business – Robert May, PhD, will be addressing 2013 graduating Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) students one last time.
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Chapman University Competition Gives Start-ups a Head Start

This April, Chapman University in Orange, California, became a mecca for "out-of-the-box" thinking when aspiring student entrepreneurs from top university programs put their business plans to the test in the California Dreamin' Investor and Fast Pitch Business Plan Competition.
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Study Reveals Top Nonaccounting Skills Sought in Accountants

Accounting and finance professionals who possess nontraditional accounting traits, such as general business knowledge and good communication skills, are valued not only by CFOs trying to fill open finance department positions at their companies, but also by human resources directors looking to recruit new talent to their accounting firms.
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Five Tips CPAs Should Heed for Continuing Education

Whether it is watching a webinar on their laptop, taking an online self-study course, or attending an educational session at a conference, CPAs have several avenues they can take to accumulate CPE credits.
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Southern Illinois University to Offer Online Accounting Degree

A new program at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL allows off-campus students to complete an accounting degree completely online.
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Hiking, Biking, Rafting CFO Wins "Secret Lives" Contest

If there's one CFO who bucks the stereotype of the nerdy accountant, it's Cathy Shoenfeld, who takes full advantage of the Rocky Mountains where she lives and works. She won a new contest sponsored by CBIZ this year called Behind the Numbers – The Secret Lives of CFOs.
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$53,300: The Average Starting Salary for New Accounting Grads

Accounting students who will graduate in 2013 will be the beneficiaries of an average starting salary that has increased by 7 percent over last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).