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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.
A&A

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.
Education & Careers

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?
Education & Careers

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.
Education & Careers

Boosting Women Accountants Boosts the Bottom Line

A new report makes it clear that a good women's initiative will not only grow the next generation of leaders, but increase firm revenue. Some firms have already shown it works.
Education & Careers

CPE May Now Come in 10-Minute Increments

If Ohio and Maryland have their way, CPAs later this year will be able to get their CPE just 10 minutes at a time. Short bursts of education may be the way the profession keeps up to date. Read about the details of these cutting-edge proposals.
A&A

Companies Shelling Out More Money to Finance Executives

Salaries for finance leaders in private and public companies in 2014 have increased 3.3 percent and 3.4 percent, respectively, according to a new survey released by Grant Thornton and the Financial Executives Research Foundation.
Education & Careers

AICPA Task Force May Turn CPE on Its Head

An AICPA task force report challenges CPAs to think about learning in new ways. From 10-minute for-credit webinars to the use of game elements, tomorrow's CPE may look very different.
Education & Careers

Working in Management: The Other Accounting Profession

An interview with IMA CEO Jeffrey Thomson reveals how different management accounting is from working in a firm. And why there are so few capable of stepping up.
Education & Careers

What an Experienced Accountant Can Tell a Newbie

There are seven things I would tell my younger self. We can't go back in time, but we can pass our wisdom on to the next generation of accountants. Reflect on what's important.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Who Better Really to Talk About Ethics Than Scott London?

The menu for May 22 features specials on Senate tax break bill still stalled, watchdog panel thinks private debt collector proposal is a bad idea, Credit Suisse punishment not big enough, and more.
A&A

Thomson Reuters Checkpoint Learning Launches Online Continuing Education Subscription Package for Corporate Tax and Accounting Professionals

Thomson Reuters on May 21 announced the launch of a new annual CPE subscription package that provides a complete training and continuing education solution for corporate tax and accounting professionals.
Education & Careers

Louisiana CPA Reaches Out to Youngest Students

Do you make sure your clients are financially responsible when they get out of college? Get their first job? Get married? One CPA thinks second grade is the right time.
Education & Careers

Jeopardy-Style Game Show Helps Accounting Students

A novel way of studying for the Uniform CPA Exam combines a game show atmosphere with rigorous questions. "I'll take FASB 133 for $200, Alex."
A&A

Starting Salary for 2014 Accounting Grads Is $52,900: Report

The average starting salary for students graduating this year with a business major – including accounting – has declined slightly over the last year, according to the latest salary survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Education & Careers

AICPA Works to Make CGMA More than Just Four Letters

The AICPA has taken some heat over its CGMA designation—is it really worth it? A new set of standards shows an attempt to put some meat on its bones.
A&A

Earn CPE Credits at 2014 IRS Tax Forums

Enrolled agents and CPAs can earn as much as 18 credits by attending one of five IRS Nationwide Tax Forums this summer. The three-day events feature seminars, workshops, and a two-day expo.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lawmakers Weigh In on IRS Bonuses Issue

The menu for April 24 features specials on Russia scrambling on FATCA, arrests in ID theft and fake tax return scheme, could the US implement a tax lottery like Slovakia, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS May Want to Fix Its Bonus Policy

The menu for April 23 features specials on the London Stock Exchange changing audit firms, IRS heading to US Supreme Court, co-signers causing surprise defaults on student loans, and more.
Education & Careers

Management Accountants Get an Edge at Penn State

One college has started a program especially for management accountants: There are other jobs besides tax prep and auditing. Recruiters can now step up and take notice.

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