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9 in 10 US Internal Auditors Received Pay Raises in 2014: Report

2014 has marked the fifth consecutive year in which the percentage of US-based internal auditors who earned bigger paychecks increased, according to a new study from the Institute of Internal Auditors.
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Study: CFO Pay Up 7 Percent for S&P 500 in 2013

A new report from financial services consulting firm Mercer LLC found that the median total direct compensation for CFOs at S&P 500 companies increased by 7 percent last year to $3.13 million.
Education & Careers

How Corporate Finance Got Its Groove Back

Take a step back from GAAP. For senior managers in corporate finance, the word of the day is "agile." Today's finance leaders are no longer in the back office, but are helping companies grow. Companies that embrace financial best practices lead in other areas as well.
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Nonprofit Accounting: It's Not for Wimps

If you're a CPA with a bent for do-gooding, consider nonprofit accounting. It's a growing area with a lot of variety, but be prepared to roll up your sleeves: nonprofit doesn't mean non-stress.
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Why You're Completely Wrong about How You Hire

For accounting majors, fall means recruiting season. They will probably be interviewed and evaluated—and these interviews and valuations will probably fail to achieve their purposes.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Accounting Is an Underrated Job

The menu for Sept. 12 features specials on House majority wants to save cash method of accounting, Buffett called Hatch to gauge US inversion policy, M&T Bank unit reaches $18.5 million settlement in SEC accounting case, and more.
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Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: S&P Weighs In on Inversion Craze

The menu for Sept. 10 features specials on REITs swell under new IRS rules, Breitbart News claims IRS harassment, 10 new AICPA/Accountemps scholarship winners announced, and more.
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CMA Holders’ Average Salary Increased Slightly in 2013

Accounting and finance professionals with a CMA credential reported an average annual salary of $115,952 in 2013, up from $115,290 reported in 2012, according to a survey released on Thursday by the Institute of Management Accountants.
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CPA Executives Have a Positive Outlook on Hiring: AICPA Study

According to the AICPA's third quarter 2014 "Business and Industry US Economic Outlook Survey," released on Thursday, hiring is expected to increase by 20 percent in the coming year, up from 17 percent last quarter and 13 percent at the end of 2013.
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Revised CPA Exam Is Expected to Launch in 2017

The AICPA is asking the accounting profession for its feedback on potential changes to the exam that are being considered as part of a practice analysis. The comment period began on Tuesday and runs through December 2.
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Top Female Exec Suggests Rethinking Work-Life Success

The work-life balance myth may be hopelessly flawed, but its most insidious deception is its implication that work and family are separate lives. There are other approaches.
Education & Careers

Developing Successful Associates and Managers

Transfer your knowledge and experience to prepare your team for the challenges and opportunities of an accounting career.
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Study Highlights Corporate Compliance Issues

When it comes to regulatory compliance and other key issues, the vast majority of companies are not operating at their highest financial planning and analysis potential, according to new report.
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What are the 'Adaptive Challenges' for CPE?

According to "The Work of Leadership," adaptive work is required when “our deeply held beliefs are challenged, when the values that made us successful become less relevant, and when legitimate yet competing perspectives emerge.” All of these are true for CPE.
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CPAs Call for More Financial Literacy Education After U.S. Students Disappoint on OECD Test

Your teen may be tech-savvy enough to help you stream episodes of “Game of Thrones,” but chances are you can’t expect them to display the same level of sophistication when it comes to understanding even the most basic financial concepts, according to a recent financial literacy survey.
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Hiring Forecast Has Good News for Accountants

Despite the economy's steady, albeit somewhat unhurried, recovery, businesses in accounting, finance, and IT are reporting a significant increase in unfilled staff positions, says forecast.
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Kentucky Students Attend CPA Summer Camp

The Kentucky CPA Society has been running a summer camp for teens interested in becoming accountants, immersing the students in everything from auditing to business etiquette.
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FRF for SMEs Series--Statement of Cash Flows, Subsequent Events, Related Party Issues, Accounting for Investments including Consolidations, Part 4A

This webcast will cover the preparation of the statement of cash flows and focus on accounting and disclosure policies for other important issues described below.
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Why You May Want the CFE Designation

According to a 2014 global fraud study, the typical organization loses 5 percent of annual revenues to fraud. Anybody who has an asset that's available to steal has a need for a CFE. What's it all about?
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EY Mentors Help Students Map Route to College

About one-third of EY employees are the first in their families to go to college. And thanks to firm's college mentoring program, other students will get a chance to be college pioneers.

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