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Tackle Three Small Annoyances Early in the Morning for a More Productive Day

Work-life balance expert Jeff Davidson says that if you can address three small annoyances early in the workday, you often are able to clear away "space" to be at your best more often.
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Mergis Index Finds Accounting Workers Remain Optimistic

Despite having one of the highest worker confidence levels among all industry sectors, overall confidence of accounting and finance professionals declined slightly by 0.8 points in the third quarter of 2013.
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CFPB Study Underscores Need for Financial Literacy

A new report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suggests the amount of money spent on financial marketing greatly outweighs the amount of money spent on financial education.
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Georgia CPAs Take Financial Literacy Lessons to the Schools

Eighth grade students across Georgia got a leg up on basic concepts of financial literacy during the Georgia Society of CPAs' (GSCPA) inaugural Financial Literacy Student Outreach initiative.
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AICPA John Carey Scholars to Bring Unique Perspective to Field

The John L. Carey Scholarship is a one-year, $5,000 scholarship specifically designed to assist students who have decided to make the transition from liberal arts and other nontraditional business backgrounds to pursue graduate accounting degrees and become CPAs.
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Onboarding: Do We Know It All Yet?

You might think there's nothing new to learn about onboarding, but you'd be wrong. Onboarding is currently one of the most important business strategies, and many companies are still trying to perfect the process.
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High Impact Excel

In this exciting presentation Excel expert David H. Ringstrom, CPA shares dozens of tricks that he uses to fly through Excel every day. Remember, either you work Excel, or it works you! This webcast is sponsored by SurePayroll.
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Lateral Hiring Study: Partners Most Sought After by Firms

A recent study of lateral hiring trends in the accounting industry by Koltin Consulting Group found that firms are spending money for recruiting "heavyweight" partners away from their competitors as a way of accelerating growth.
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The Four Faces of Business Developers in CPA Firms

If firms look at the pool of talent and divide their employees based on skills, they will be more likely to succeed in creating a true marketing and business development culture.
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AICPA Service Winner Susan Whitelaw Invests in Community

On October 22, 2013, the AICPA formally recognized Susan Whitelaw's exemplary commitment to public service when it named her the 2012 recipient of the AICPA's Public Service Award for Individuals.
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Indicators You're Living a Saner Life

Several indicators – what you might call moments of truth – let you know you’re on the path to a freer, saner life. For openers, you awake naturally each morning without an alarm clock.
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IRS Offers Fourteen Tax Forum Seminars Online for CPE Credit

Fourteen self-study seminars that were recorded during the 2013 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are now available on the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO) site.
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Veterans Helping Veterans: EY Network Streamlines Transition to Corporate World

Since 2012, EY has advanced its commitment to supporting veterans by joining the 100,000 Jobs Mission, a coalition comprised of leading corporations committed to hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020.
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CPAs Say Working with a Business Coach Gives Them 'Cutting Edge'

There is a strong trend among the up-and-coming generation of CPAs who find it beneficial to use a professional business coach to help grow their practice.
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One-Third of IT Pros Looking for Greener Pastures

A recent survey of CIOs and IT professionals by Robert Half Technology revealed that although a majority of CIOs believe their IT employees are quite happy with their jobs, more than one-third of IT workers reported job dissatisfaction.
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AICPA Honors Annette Nellen with Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award

Annette Nellen is the recipient of the 2013 Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award, the highest honor bestowed by the accounting profession in the area of taxation.
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Ohio Society Unveils New Women's Initiative

When the OSCPA surveyed its membership last year, more than 80 percent of women CPAs indicated they wanted the OSCPA to develop programs and activities specifically geared for female members.
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Five Symptoms of Intergenerational Stressors and Stress Busters

Unresolved intergenerational tensions can cause stress that decreases engagement, productivity, and, ultimately, profitability. The symptoms are likely to strike workers at all levels and management – up to the top.
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New IMA Site Addresses Competency Crisis in Accounting

The IMA recently launched a website that is designed to engage accounting and finance professionals, students, employers, and academics in a dialogue about the talent gap within the accounting profession.
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Robert Half: Accounting Starting Salaries Up Average of 3.4 Percent in 2014

Starting salaries in the accounting and finance profession are projected to increase by an average of 3.4 percent across the board in 2014, with financial and business analysts, internal auditors, and entry-level accountants among the positions that are most in demand.

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