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First-Ever Financial Planning Handbook

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced July 10, 2012, that John Wiley & Sons, Inc. will publish a first-of-its-kind competency handbook for financial planning.
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Resumes: From the Bizarre to Impactful

CareerBuilder's study of 2,298 hiring managers nationwide provides real-life examples of resumes that stood out for the right - and wrong - reasons, and explores common pitfalls to avoid.
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Jackson Hewitt Launches Its Tax Schools

On July 9, 2012, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service announced the nationwide launch of its Tax Schools in preparation for the 2013 tax season.
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Student Loans + Credit Card Debt = Stress

Rising tuition costs and excessive borrowing have left many recent graduates struggling to afford basic living necessities, according to findings from Accounting Principals' latest Workonomix survey.
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AICPA Website to Assist International Students

The AICPA has recently expanded its ThisWaytoCPA.com website to help international students understand the process of registering for the CPA exam and becoming a US CPA while living overseas.
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ICPAS Scholarships Support Future CPAs

The ICPAS made the road much smoother for twenty-three accounting students from multiple colleges throughout Illinois when it awarded $47,000 in scholarships to help them pursue their dream of becoming a CPA.
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Scott Price to Lead Florida CPA Association

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) announces that effective July 1, 2012, Scott G. Price, CPA, PFS, CFF, CFE, of Odessa, Florida, will serve as the 2012-2013 FICPA Chair.
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Fellowship Program Backs Minority PhDs

The AICPA Foundation, through its Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students, awards annual fellowships of $12,000 to full-time minority accounting scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educators.
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Eight Ways to Reignite Your Leadership Mojo

The old ways of leadership, the old rules, might as well be hieroglyphics on a cave wall. Since our brave new world is dominated by "unknown unknowns" ‒ and powered by serving rather than winning ‒ organizations have to change the way they lead their people.
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J.H. Cohn Donates $150,000 to Kids' Charities

J.H. Cohn LLP donated a total of $150,000 to two Cohn for Kids‒supported charities at its twenty-first Annual Charity Golf Invitational held June 11.
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Rules of Engagement - View on Jobs Outlook

Findings from the latest Randstad Engagement Index show finance and accounting employees believe the job market is going to pick up, and when it does, many plan to leave their current positions for a better job.
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'Financial Fitness' and Accounting Firm Improvement

Jennifer Katrulya, CPA, will kick off her second year of the BMRG Group Advisory Program on July 1 with a revised four-tier program structure.
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Build Your Practice - Give Clients Personal Attention

The never-ending challenge for accountants is not only to acquire new clients, but also to keep their existing ones. To achieve this, you need to get personal.
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PCAOB's 2012-2013 Academic Year Scholarship Program

The PCAOB announced the colleges and universities that will be participating in the PCAOB Scholarship Program for the 2012‒2013 academic year. Forty-three merit-based scholarships of $10,000 each are to be awarded.
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Optimize Your Marketing Efforts Using SEO

SEO techniques can be confusing at first, but once you understand how to implement them, you'll benefit from more potential clients finding you online.
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Consultant Group Unifies - Now The Rainmaker Companies

Troy Waugh, CEO of Five Star 3, LLC, has announced that the three service lines of the Nashville-based accounting consulting firm will now be unified under one name - The Rainmaker Companies, LLC.
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IMA Survey: Accountants' Salaries Hold Steady

According to the twenty-third IMA Annual Salary Survey, the average total compensation rose for IMA members.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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