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Survey: Accounting Jobs Can Take as Long as a Month to Fill

CFOs reported that vacant staff-level accounting or finance jobs take an average of four weeks to fill, while open management-level positions take five weeks on average to fill, according to a new Robert Half poll.
Education & Careers

PwC Takes Top Spot in Vault Accounting 50 for 2015

For the second-straight year, the Big Four firm was named the No. 1 accounting employer in North America, according to Vault.com's latest rankings that were released on Tuesday.
Education & Careers

The 'CSI Niche': AICPA Boosts Forensic Accounting

AICPA launches forensic accounting mentorship program to meet growing need.
Education & Careers

How VITA Builds Tax Skills While Helping Communities

Put away your cynicism; we actually have a warm and fuzzy story that involves the IRS.
Education & Careers

Online Learning: Is NASBA Listening?

Online learning can be a boon for busy CPAs, but it has to be done right.
Education & Careers

Summer Programs Increase Diversity for CPA Students

This summer, leaders in the CPA profession will once again join forces with colleges and universities to further their diversity goals when they host two summer leadership programs for accounting and business students from diverse backgrounds.
Education & Careers

NJSCPA Unveils New Compensation Study

The New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJSCPA) just released its "2013/14 NJSCPA Compensation & Benefits Study of Public Accounting Firms in New Jersey." Not limited to just salary, the report also covers such topics as incentive plans, health insurance, and training/development.
Education & Careers

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Accounting Jobs Cut by 25,000 in January?!

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 7.
Education & Careers

Can the Philanthropic Ambitions of Baby Boomers Meet Those of Gen X and Y?

As professionals and executives become more senior, there’s often a desire or expectation that they will want to devote themselves to "good works" as a legacy.
Education & Careers

AICPA Offers New Scholarship for Transfer Students

Created for the 2014-15 academic year, the American Institute of CPAs Foundation Two-Year Transfer Scholarship provides $1,000 to recipients who have earned an associate’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or economics and declared their intent to major in accounting at a four-year college or university.
Education & Careers

Becker Education Now Accepting Applications for CPA Scholarships

February 5, 2014, is the deadline for CPA candidates who are planning on submitting an application for the Becker Professional Education second annual Newton D. Becker Scholarship Program.
Education & Careers

AICPA Competition: Portland Students’ Creative Financial Plan Nets Top Honors

A team of accounting students from the University of Portland turned into personal financial planners – and devised an award-winning plan to help a fictional young entrepreneur take control of his finances and pay off his debt.
Education & Careers

Two More University Accounting Programs Endorsed by IMA

The undergraduate accounting programs at Michigan State University and Brigham Young University received the endorsement of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) as higher education programs that provide management accounting curriculum and skills for students.
Education & Careers

How to Overcome Attachment in the New Year

A new year beckons and I harken back to when my daughter was four years old. Her mother and I bought her an old, upright piano. It was a little beat up, a little banged up, and was missing a few keys, but hey, for a 4-year old, it was fine.
Community News

Retiring MSCPA CEO Reflects on Past and Future of the Profession

Just days before his retirement from the MSCPA, AccountingWEB sat down with Theodore J. Flynn to discuss the major changes that have impacted the profession over the last four decades, the current state of the CPA industry, and where things are headed in the future.
Community News

Accountant Caught with Hand in the Pearl Jam Jar

Accountant Rickey Charles Goodrich had it a little too good. Many bean counters would kill to serve as financial guru to the likes of Pearl Jam.
Education & Careers

Plan for How You Will Involve Mom and Dad

For the last few years, in many of my presentations to the CPA profession, I have been warning firm leaders that they need to be prepared for involving the parents of new college graduates as they participate in the college recruiting adventure.
Education & Careers

Lessons for 2014 from Three Renowned and Successful Businessmen

One of the most important things you can do for your firm is to continue learning. The people who help their businesses achieve new heights are the ones who are continually learning how to get better.
A&A

Demand for 'CPA Sleuths' on the Rise

In today's increasingly litigious society, there's certainly no shortage of lawsuits or the lawyers needed to negotiate those proceedings. There's a new player emerging as an indispensable part of many attorneys' legal teams: the forensic accountant.
Education & Careers

What Day Is the Most Productive? Tuesday!

According to a recent survey of human resources (HR) managers by Accountemps, the most productive day of the week to tackle work-related projects is Tuesday.

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