December 14 probably started like any other workday in the life of a young accountant. Ryan Lanza was at his desk when the horrifying news came that a man had burst into Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire on children and adults.
Students in nearly 500 fifth and sixth grade classrooms across Ohio turned an imaginary trip to a dog park into an important lesson in financial education when they participated in the financial literacy board game FETCH!.
Christopher Street Financial, a New York-based wealth management firm, was founded in 1981 when Bob Casaletto, a gay man who worked at Merrill Lynch, realized that the financial needs of people in his community weren't being met.
Maria Prestigiacomo is one of more than 200 Ernst & Young employees in the United States helping low-income high school students see college as a reality by participating in the firm's College MAP initiative.
In almost every group discussion I've participated in with college students and young alums as a mentor, cross-generational networker, coach, or friend, the question of following or having a passion in one's work comes up.
On December 6, KPMG's Tax Governance Institute will host a webcast featuring insight and perspective from key Washington insiders on what may result from negotiations on the "fiscal cliff" and business tax reform.
The mood around the office water cooler is generally positive, new research suggests. In an Accountemps survey, nearly four in ten workers (39 percent) described the morale at their companies as very good.
The Mergis Group Finance and Accounting Employee Confidence Index decreased this quarter to 50.4. This was a 2.2 point decline over the second quarter of 2012, although 5.3 points higher than this time last year.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board hosted nearly eighty representatives of auditor oversight bodies from thirty-seven foreign jurisdictions last week during its sixth annual International Auditor Regulatory Institute.
The AICPA Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service is presented annually to a CPA who has made major contributions to the profession. This year's recipient is Leslie Murphy, CPA, president and CEO of Murphy Consulting Inc.
The third annual "Alternative Investment Fund Pro Forma Financial Statements Reference Manual" is a comprehensive guidebook for completing financial statements for hedge and hybrid funds, fund of funds, and master-feeder structures.
My male boss wanted me to coordinate a "women's initiatives" panel for a group of managing partners across the United States, Canada, and Mexico who are part of our association. I rolled my eyes. I couldn't help it.
For many CPAs, the act of giving back is much more than a passing gesture of goodwill that grips them once or twice a year. Rather, it is a true spirit of generosity and compassion that is integral to their lives.
While employees may not see much improvement in base pay next year, the prevalence and size of short-term incentives has increased substantially, according to the sixth annual "Compensation Planning Survey."