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You're Fired - What Now?

Unfortunately, getting fired can happen to any of us. Even if it's not your fault, it can happen. Experts estimate that at least 250,000 workers are illegally or unjustly fired each year.
Education & Careers

Robert Half Report: Third-Quarter Hiring Plans

Nearly nine in ten (88 percent) executives surveyed for the quarterly Robert Half Professional Employment Report said they anticipate no changes to the size of their teams in the next three months.
Education & Careers

Job Skills Every Recent College Graduate Should Have

The slowly recovering economy has taken a toll on all Americans. But for many recent college graduates, it has made that first step into the "real" world a real doozy.
Education & Careers

Making Social Media Work for Your Business - Sponsored by SurePayroll

Learn more about social media, and how these popular websites can be used to drive business to your company in this 50-minute session. Brought to you by SurePayroll and AccountingWEB's Gail Perry.
Education & Careers

Chicago CPAs Offer Distinctive Internship Program

From the minute Pawel Szeliski began taking business classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), he says he was instinctually drawn to the "fluidity and creativity" of accounting. He has passionately pursued his dream of becoming a CPA ever since.
Education & Careers

Tips for Turning an Internship into a Full-Time Job Offer

At Ernst & Young LLP, which will welcome 2,300 interns in 2013, students can look forward to training in personal and technical skills, forming relationships with mentors, and engaging in hands-on client service work.
Education & Careers

GAO's Recent Study on Unemployed Older Workers - We Need Solutions

A recent study done by the GAO raises concerns about how long-term unemployment will affect older workers’ reemployment prospects and future retirement income.
Education & Careers

Sage Survey: How Small Businesses Deal With an Unpredictable Economy

Sage North America announced the results of its Reinvention of Small Business Study, a survey focused on how small businesses are changing the way they conduct business in an unpredictable economy.
Education & Careers

Rev Up for Next Year's Busy Season at a Conference

Now that busy season is over, it's a good time to consider attending a conference.
Practice

Ted Dickman Named BKD's Next CEO

The CPA and advisory firm BKD, LLP, has tapped Regional Managing Partner Ted Dickman as its next CEO, effective Friday, June 1, 2012.
A&A

New GASB User Guide Helps Taxpayers Understand School District Finances

How can taxpayers follow how their money is being spent on public education? What is the difference between a school district's budget and its financial statements? Answers to these questions, and many others, can be found in GASB's new user guide, What You Should Know about Your School District's Finances.
Education & Careers

Job Hunting? Ten Tips for Nailing Skype Job Interviews

Skype is a software program that allows two people to speak and see one another via the Internet. Many employers are choosing Skype to conduct job interviews, especially when candidates don't live in their area.
Practice Management

10 Tips for Hiring College Graduates

Are you planning on hiring this spring? There are a lot of great reasons to add a new college graduate to your workplace mix. Job search engine company, Simply Hired, has compiled a list of best practices and strategies for targeting this unique group of candidates.
Education & Careers

College Grads Share Goals, Concerns as They Prepare to Enter Workforce

Job search engine Simply Hired has published the results of its survey of college students who are graduating this spring. The results show the mindset of many of the students who are about to join (or try to join) the workforce.
Tax

AICPA 2012 Sidney Kess Award Winner Takes Volunteerism to the Road

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) honored Martin Shenkman, principal at Martin Shenkman P.C., in Paramus, New Jersey, with the 2012 Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education at its Conference on Tax Strategies for the High-Income Individual in Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 1, 2012.
Education & Careers

AICPA Expands Congressional and Political Affairs Team

On May 14, 2012, the AICPA announced it has significantly increased its federal government affairs capabilities with the hiring of Kate Schmucker, director of congressional and political affairs, and Brady King, director of congressional and political affairs, in its Washington, DC, office.
Practice

Getting Social at SXSW

Though it's been over two months since South by Southwest (SXSW) was held, it's an event that keeps on giving. SXSW Interactive, one aspect of the event, is focused on emerging technology. For accounting firms, SXSW Interactive is a way to stay ahead of the curve.
A&A

CAQ's New Report on the Evolving Role of the Public Company Auditor

The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) has released a report summarizing its recent workshop on the evolving role of the public company auditor.
AccountingWEB Life

Smashing the Clock: Conference Focuses on Results-Only Workplace

On April 29, forward-thinking CPAs attended the THRIVEal +CPA Network online conference to explore a revolutionary idea in the accounting world: replacing the profession's conventional billable hours and "presenteeism" work culture with a results-only work environment (ROWE).

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