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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).
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.

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