Education & Careers news December 2013

Community News

Retiring MSCPA CEO Reflects on Past and Future of the Profession

Just days before his retirement from the MSCPA, AccountingWEB sat down with Theodore J. Flynn to discuss the major changes that have impacted the profession over the last four decades, the current state of the CPA industry, and where things are headed in the future.
Community News

Accountant Caught with Hand in the Pearl Jam Jar

Accountant Rickey Charles Goodrich had it a little too good. Many bean counters would kill to serve as financial guru to the likes of Pearl Jam.
Education & Careers

Plan for How You Will Involve Mom and Dad

For the last few years, in many of my presentations to the CPA profession, I have been warning firm leaders that they need to be prepared for involving the parents of new college graduates as they participate in the college recruiting adventure.
Education & Careers

Lessons for 2014 from Three Renowned and Successful Businessmen

One of the most important things you can do for your firm is to continue learning. The people who help their businesses achieve new heights are the ones who are continually learning how to get better.
A&A

Demand for 'CPA Sleuths' on the Rise

In today's increasingly litigious society, there's certainly no shortage of lawsuits or the lawyers needed to negotiate those proceedings. There's a new player emerging as an indispensable part of many attorneys' legal teams: the forensic accountant.
Education & Careers

What Day Is the Most Productive? Tuesday!

According to a recent survey of human resources (HR) managers by Accountemps, the most productive day of the week to tackle work-related projects is Tuesday.
Education & Careers

Resigning a Client: Four Years Later, It Was the Right Decision

No matter what type of business you're in, it's never easy to resign a client. Yet, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. We resign clients based on a number of reasons.
Education & Careers

Deloitte Program Bridges Gap from Barracks to Boardroom

America's business community has instituted many wonderful programs to help veterans transition from the military to the corporate world. Deloitte officials say they're proud to add their own innovative CORE Program to the mix.
Education & Careers

A New Era in Talent Development and Learning

The days of listening to stodgy diatribes about technical accounting standards are over, or at least they should be, according to Tom Hood, executive director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute.
Education & Careers

Reduce Stress Through Daily Reflection

Reflection is something I do a lot of – I have for many years quite regularly in my daily or weekly goings on. At certain holiday times and other milestones every year, I reflect on my year and perspectives at that snapshot in time.
Education & Careers

Accounting PhDs Teach First College Classes

Tammie Schaefer, CPA, is just one of the twelve "newly minted" PhDs, and the first wave of ADS Program graduates, who are currently teaching their first classes this fall semester on college campuses across the country.
A&A

CAQ Issues RFPs on Auditing Research

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) has sent out a request for proposals (RFPs) to fund independent academic research on several key auditing policy issues.
A&A

Bramwell's Lunch Beat: How Twitter Masks Its Losses

Here are "Bramwell's Lunch Beat" menu items for December 5.
Education & Careers

Tackle Three Small Annoyances Early in the Morning for a More Productive Day

Work-life balance expert Jeff Davidson says that if you can address three small annoyances early in the workday, you often are able to clear away "space" to be at your best more often.
Education & Careers

Mergis Index Finds Accounting Workers Remain Optimistic

Despite having one of the highest worker confidence levels among all industry sectors, overall confidence of accounting and finance professionals declined slightly by 0.8 points in the third quarter of 2013.
Education & Careers

CFPB Study Underscores Need for Financial Literacy

A new report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suggests the amount of money spent on financial marketing greatly outweighs the amount of money spent on financial education.