Education & Careers news July 2013

Education & Careers

Coaching Clients on the Rising Cost of College

Only the cost of fuel oil and gasoline has risen more than the cost of college tuition over the past 10 years, rising a staggering 88 percent since 2003.As higher education tuition costs continue to rise, saving for college is becoming increasingly difficult for many American families.
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ICPAS Shines Spotlight on the Future at Annual Midwest Showcase

This summer, CPAs who want to stay ahead of the rapid-fire change and constant evolution that are intrinsic of their profession will head to the Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase, hosted by the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS).
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Sage Transforms Accounting Professionals into Trusted Advisors with New Curriculum

On July 23, Sage North America announced the launch of the Competitive Edge for Accounting Professionals: Value Beyond Tax and Compliance Services, a new CPE program for accounting professionals.
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Darrell Thaw Takes the Helm of Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Darrell Thaw, CPA, begins his term as the 2013-2014 chair of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), leading a membership of over 13,000 CPAs across the state of Georgia.
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Kellogg School of Management Takes Top Spot in EMBA Ranking

The executive master's degree in business administration (EMBA) programs at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois, took top honors in the inaugural EMBA ranking.
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Lawmakers Reach Tentative Deal on Student Loan Rates

A little more than two weeks after the interest rates on federal subsidized Stafford student loans jumped from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, a tri-partisan group of senators reached a compromise that would lower interest rates.
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Making Dreams a Reality: Beta Alpha Psi Hosts Annual Meeting

What better place to encourage people to make dreams a reality than at the very doorstep of Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. That's where BAP will host its 2013 Annual Meeting.
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Survey: Small Business Owners Working More, Vacationing Less

Small business owners are working more hours, extending their workweeks, and taking less vacation than they were five years ago, according to the 2013 "Sage Reinvention of Small Business Study."
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New Beta Alpha Psi Director to Merge Technology, Tradition

When Margaret Fiorentino takes office as the new executive director of the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) international honor organization this August, she will face a daunting yet exciting challenge. Those who know her say Fiorentino is more than up to the job.
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When Unwanted Events Happen to Good Accountants

If managing a professional practice was easy, anyone could do it. Today, in particular, we are all continually besieged by too many things competing for our time and attention.
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ACE Award Recipient Announced

Sarah Galley, firm administrator with Pohlman & Talmage CPAs, received the Association for Accounting Administration's Achievement, Commitment, Excellence (ACE) Award at its June 2013 National Practice Management Conference in Detroit.
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IAESB Issues Exposure Draft on Proposed Strategic Plan

The International Accounting Education Standards Board is seeking comments from the public on an exposure draft the board released on July 3 on its proposed "2014-2016 IAESB Strategy and Work Plan."
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Annual Salaries and Total Compensation Increase for IMA Members

For the first time in twenty-four years, the average annual total compensation for members of the IMA has topped $130,000, while average annual salaries for IMA members increased 3.3 percent, from $109,001 in 2011 to $112,625 in 2012.
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Alaska CPAs Promote Financial Literacy at Summer Bear Paw Festival

On July 12 through July 14, volunteers from the Alaska Society of CPAs (AKCPA) will turn out to promote financial literacy at the 2013 Bear Paw Festival – Roundup at the Bear Paw Corral, in Eagle River, Alaska.
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BKR International Increases Scholarship Award to Accounting Students

BKR International, one of the world's leading accounting associations, has increased the size of its annual international scholarship awarded to accounting students in 2013 in a program the association initiated last year.
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A Generation's Worldview from the Campus

An understanding of today's undergraduate college students is vital to the effectiveness of our nation's colleges and universities and to the quality and skills of our future workforce.
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New Ernst & Young Global CEO Ushers In Firm Rebranding

Mark Weinberger was named global chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young (EY) on July 1, the same day the Big Four firm announced the adoption of EY as its global brand name, unveiled a new logo, and adopted "Building a better working world" as its purpose and tagline.
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EY College Summit Stresses Global Mind-set

This summer, college student Skylar Cox participated in a new activity that will truly separate her from the crowd. She learned how to jumpstart her global mind-set at Ernst & Young LLP's Emerging Leaders Summit in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Midyear Motivation: Four Tips for Getting Energized

We have reached the midyear point when people may not be feeling as motivated as they were months ago when New Year's resolutions were being made. The good news is that there is still time to make the most of the remaining year.