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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).
Education & Careers

Three Quarters of Private Sector CPAs Pay for Their Own Continuing Education

Seventy-three percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed for a recent survey said their organizations do not reimburse staff for any of the continuing education units required to maintain their professional certifications.
Education & Careers

Have You Got What It Takes? Secrets of a Successful Managing Partner

One hundred fifty managing partners from professional service firms in the United States and Europe shared their ideas on what it takes to make a managing partner truly successful.
AccountingWEB Life

Texas CPAs Promote Financial Literacy through Social Media

Members of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants used a variety of social media channels to spread a message of personal financial management and to promote Financial Literacy Social Media Outreach Day.
Education & Careers

AICPA: 2011 Elijah Watt Sells Award Winners Announced

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has announced the winners of the 2011 Elijah Watt Sells Award. Thirty-seven students received this honor.
Community News

New Jersey CPAs Provide Students with $425,000 in Scholarships

For more than five decades, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) has supported the study of accounting at the high school and college levels. The NJSCPA Scholarship Fund has become the largest professional scholarship program in New Jersey. This year, it will award more than $425,000 in scholarships.
Practice

AICPA Scholars Program Aims to Increase Accounting PhD Faculty

In fall 2009, when most young professionals and recent college graduates were struggling to find almost any position in the decimated American job market, Denise Hanes, a successful senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Philadelphia, did what many might consider the unthinkable.
Practice Management

Accountemps Survey: Lack of Communication Is Top Management Mistake

The most common mistake management makes is easy to remedy: Don't keep employees in the dark. In a recent Accountemps survey, 41 percent of CFOs interviewed said the lack of communication is the top mistake companies make in managing their teams.
Community News

ASTPS Offers Pro Bono Representation to Returning Combat Veterans

The American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS) has launched a program to help returning combat veterans (RCVs) with IRS problems. ASTPS members have volunteered to represent RCVs for no fee as a way of expressing appreciation for their service.
Practice

Job Outlook for Bachelor's Degree Students Looks Bleak

A weak labor market has left half of college students (age twenty-five or younger) who graduated with a bachelor's degree either jobless or "underemployed" ? a troubling statistic.
Tax

New Survey of Workplace Ethics Shows Surprising Results

Findings from a survey of ethics in the workplace may portend a future downward shift in business ethics. The percentage of companies with a weak ethical culture is on the rise, as is the number of employees who experienced retaliation for blowing the whistle on observed misconduct.
Practice

Carmichael Named AICPA Senior VP for Strategy, People, and Innovation

The AICPA has named Lawson Carmichael as senior vice president for strategy, people, and innovation. In this role, Carmichael will lead the AICPA's strategic planning activities and oversee the Human Resources and Office of Strategy Management team.
Community News

Beauty and the Boardroom: Deloitte Consultant Named Miss San Francisco

It's easy to assume that when Vivian Wei, tax consultant for Deloitte won the title of Miss San Francisco in March, the judges were wowed by her tap dance routine as well as her regal demeanor in the evening gown competition. But, if you ask Wei, she believes an entirely different skill set helped her lock in the title.
Education & Careers

CCH Names Mackintosh Executive Vice President & General Manager of Tax

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business announced on April 16, 2012, that Teresa Mackintosh has been named Executive Vice President & General Manager of Tax, effective immediately.
Practice Development

Top Ten Ways to Take a Consultative Approach to Client Meetings

When meeting with clients, accountants may be most comfortable getting down to business by crunching numbers and going through reports. This approach may seem logical, but it's not always the best approach for relationship building.
Education & Careers

AICPA's 'Start Here, Go Places' Competition Winners Announced

On April 2, the AICPA crowned the Hoover High School team - Carter, Middleton, and their faculty advisor Madge Gregg - winners of Project Innovation: The Start Here, Go Places® Competition of Creative Excellence.
Practice Management

New Survey Looks at Greatest Barriers to Innovation

The biggest roadblocks to organizational breakthroughs are a shortage of fresh thinking and too much red tape, according to a recent Robert Half survey. Survey results are based on interviews with more than 1,400 CFOs from a stratified random sample of US companies with twenty or more employees.
Community News

CGMA Global Economic Forecast Shows Cautious Optimism for Year Ahead

The world's CEOs, CFOs, and other senior management accountants have a cautious yet increasingly positive outlook for the global economy over the next twelve months, according to the first Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Global Economic Forecast released March 29, 2012.
Practice Development

Accountant's Marketing Checklist: Increase Your ROI on Business Meals

Phyllis Haserot’s book, The Marketer’s Handbook of Tips & Checklists, provides more than 100 checklists covering a range of topics any professional needs to know in order to master building a successful career as both a rainmaker and client-focused service deliverer. This article features one of her checklists.

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