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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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Gaining Perspective – Ernst & Young Hosts Diversity Events

More than 150 high-achieving, ethnically diverse college students gathered in New York City this January to attend Ernst & Young LLP's seventh annual Discover Ernst & Young event.
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Rochester CPAs Raising Funds to Build Habitat Home

Most people kicked off the New Year vowing to get fit or eat healthy. But members of the Rochester NYSSCPA started off the year with a much more altruistic goal – to raise $75,000 for a Flower City Habitat for Humanity home.
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Beyond Borders – Ernst & Young Assists Global Entrepreneurs

When Angela Gomez had the chance to push her passion for entrepreneurship and her professional skill set to the max by volunteering to assist global entrepreneurs, she jumped at the chance.
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Shining STARS - Indiana CPA Society Honored

INCPAS ended 2012 on a high note when it was recognized at the eleventh annual STAR Awards Banquet for the efforts of individual staff and for its creative and innovative accomplishments in new programming.
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CPA Exam 2013 Q1/Q2 Score Release Timetables

CPA Exam score release timetables have been such a hot topic among candidates that we [AICPA] have decided to post regular updates. Updated score release timelines will be announced twice annually on AICPA Insights® and on the CPA Exam website.
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AICPA Names Winners of 2012 Student Competition

Four accounting students from the University of Texas at Dallas joined forces to craft an innovative proposal on tax reform that earned them first place in the 2012 AICPA Accounting Competition.
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CBIZ Rakes in Food Donations with Flare

Accountants love data, and the number crunchers at CBIZ are especially pleased with their level of charitable giving this year: 648,034 pounds of food donated to community food banks across the country.

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