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CGA-Canada Reenters Unification Talks with CPA Canada

The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) has returned to talks aimed at unifying the accounting profession in Canada under the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) banner.
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Hein & Associates Celebrates Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day

Hein & Associates LLP will be transformed into a shopping plaza on April 25. That's because visiting school-aged children will be starting their own businesses – one of many activities the firm has organized for Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day.
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Russell G. Golden Named New FASB Chairman

Russell G. Golden has been named the next chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) effective July 1, 2013. Golden will succeed current FASB Chairman Leslie F. Seidman, whose term ends June 30.
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Debunking Dull: OSCPA Student Video Contest Challenges CPA Stereotype

This spring, the Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is inviting college accounting students to shatter the one-dimensional, bland CPA typecasting by participating in its inaugural Me in a Moment: Future CPA Video Contest.
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Robert Half Survey Reveals Retention Is Executives' Main Staffing Concern

As difficult as it has become to locate top performers, keeping them on board is proving to be an even greater worry for employers. Nearly four in ten CFOs interviewed said retaining valuable employees is their biggest staffing concern for the next twelve months.
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Your To-Do List: Unforeseen Events Will Happen

No matter how well we organize our to-do lists and how productive we are in handling the products and tasks, invariably, unexpected obligations, interruptions, and other developments arise that are going to throw us off.
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Next-Generation Skill Sets We Need Now

Currently, there's a mismatch of skills between many of the unemployed and skills needed now and going forward. This isn't just about technology, as you will see, and it applies to various levels of seniority.
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AICPA Honors Top 2012 CPA Exam Performers

To be named "top of the class" is always an honor. But when you're named one of the top 39 candidates in a pool of 92,000 contenders, that honor is especially impressive. That's exactly what happened for 39 CPA Exam candidates when the AICPA announced the 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners.
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Economic Outlook Still Murky as Job Market Remains Weak

The March US Department of Labor jobs report showed fewer jobs were added than in any month in almost a year, which adds to the uncertainties facing small businesses and accountants.
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Mike Sabbatis Joins Doc.It's Board of Directors

On April 9, 2013, Doc.It, an industry-leading provider of a powerful and scalable full suite of document management products for accounting professionals, announced that Mike Sabbatis was elected to Doc.It's board of directors.
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Deloitte Becomes Member of IU Kelley School of Business' Institute for Business Analytics

Deloitte is expanding its relationship with Indiana University's (IU) Kelley School of Business to become the founding member of its Institute for Business Analytics (IBA) program.
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Feed the Pig for Tweens Teaches Children Money Management Skills

With so many vital lessons to instill in their preteen children in just a few short years, it's no surprise many parents often overlook teaching their children one of the most basic and practical skills – how to handle their money.
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From Handshakes to Hair Twirling – What Impression Do You Leave?

When was the last time you checked the firmness of your handshake? That may seem like a ridiculous trait to focus on, but it tells people something about your level of confidence and professionalism in the business world, even if those impressions are inaccurate.
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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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