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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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Finance and Accounting Professionals' Confidence Grew Fourth Quarter

According to a recent survey, finance and accounting professionals' confidence in their own job prospects rose late last year, with more than half reporting they're confident they can find a new job.
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IMA Opens Registration for Annual Conference and Exposition

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has opened registration for its ninety-fourth Annual Conference and Exposition to be held June 22-26 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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CBIZ Looks to the Skies, Oceans, Mountains to Highlight CFOs

Every accountant knows the stereotype: the cautious, change-averse perfectionist more comfortable in the world of numbers than the messy world of people and experiences. CFOs suffer some of the same misperceptions.
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Author Cornwell Wins $50.9 Million Lawsuit against Financial Manager

Best-selling writer Patricia Cornwell won a $50.9 million judgment February 18 after a federal court jury in Boston unanimously found her former accounting and business management firm negligent.
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Jesse Jackson Jr. Guilty of Money Crimes

One publication describes them as a "power couple," but those days may be over for Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Jackson Jr., at least for now. On February 20, both Jacksons entered guilty pleas in the separate charges brought against them.
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Ernst & Young Supports the CCSS for Education

Ernst & Young recently joined the ranks of seventy top business leaders in proclaiming their support of the Common Core State Standards for education, which are designed to ensure students leave school with the skills needed to succeed in college and careers.
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NASBA Seeks Proposals for Accounting Education Research Grants Program

NASBA has announced a call for proposals for its Accounting Education Research Grants Program, which is aimed at advancing research on educational issues impacting CPAs, the public accounting profession, and boards of accountancy.
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IMA/AAA MAS Task Force to Reorient Undergraduate, MBA Accounting Curricula

Two thought leaders in accounting education, IMA® and AAA's Management Accounting Section, are working to bridge the gap between the skills currently provided in accounting education and those required in practice.
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KPMG Book Donation Program Tied to Pro Golfers' Tournament Wins

KPMG is leveraging its sponsorship of two top professional golfers – Phil Mickelson and Stacy Lewis – by donating 5,000 new books to local schools for each tournament victory the golfers achieve this season.
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Judge Rules KPMG Gender Discrimination Suit Can Proceed

A class-action gender discrimination lawsuit filed by five former KPMG LLP female professional employees against the Big Four accounting firm may go forward, a US district court judge in New York ruled February 7.
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Canada's Effort to Unify Accounting Bodies Seeing Mixed Results

Canada's professional accountants' effort to unite its disparate certification bodies under a new national accounting body, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada), is seeing mixed results.
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Call to Duty: Illinois CPAs Support Troops with Free Tax Prep Program

When visitors walk into the offices of David J. Hensley, CPA, Inc., the first thing they see is a folded and framed American flag proudly displayed on the most prominent wall of Hensley's unpretentious office.
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Ohio Students to Explore Accounting Careers

From a young age, Edwin Jones knew he wanted to be an accountant. But it wasn't until he attended ACAP-Ohio that he truly understood the opportunities that come with a degree in accounting or finance.
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Begin Living in Real Time

In your quest to keep pace with all that's thrown at you, do you find yourself frequently preoccupied? It seems as if many accountants are in overdrive today. We don't enjoy the morning because we're always in a rush. We don't enjoy the evening, because it goes by too fast.
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2013-2014 AICPA Scholarship Applications Now Available

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) recently announced its scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 academic year are now open.
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Perfect Pitch: Competition to Spur Student Entrepreneurs

A diverse set of young entrepreneurs from colleges and universities across the United States will be competing in the Eleventh Annual SmartPitch Challenge, hosted by Baruch College and IBM.
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University of Texas Wins Deloitte Tax Competition

A team of five University of Texas at Austin accounting students maintained Longhorn pride when they won a national intercollegiate competition by solving a complex tax problem.
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Scholars Receive American Accounting Association Award

This January, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) announced the recipients of the American Accounting Association's (AAA) Greatest Potential Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award for 2012.
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Leadership Development, Community Service Integral to Deloitte University

Big Four accounting firm Deloitte has taken a unique approach to employee training and leadership development at its huge, cutting-edge educational facility that's been dubbed Deloitte University.

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