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Test your tax skills with this year's ABA Law Student Tax Challenge

The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation Young Lawyers Forum has released its 2007 Tax Challenge question. An alternative to traditional moot court competitions, the Law Student Tax Challenge asks two-person teams of students to solve a cutting-edge and complex business problem that might arise in everyday tax practice.
Education & Careers

What's a CPA? Accountants take their show to YouTube

Earlier this week we read about the Deloitte Film Festival, wherein members of the firm were encouraged to make video movies depicting life as a Deloitte accountant. The videos are to be used as recruiting tools for the firm. More than 370 films were submitted in the firm-wide promotion.It turns out that Deloitte isn't the only game in town when it comes to finding accountants who want to get in front of the camera.
Community News

Accounting film festival – Deloitte recruiting takes to the screen

Deloitte & Touche USA LLP (Deloitte) recently launched the first-ever Deloitte Film Festival, a new and innovative approach to leveraging employee-generated content to bolster Gen Y recruiting activities and drive workforce engagement.With "What's Your Deloitte?" as the theme of this groundbreaking corporate initiative, all of Deloitte's personnel were encouraged to make short films that express the organization's culture and values.More than 370 short films were submitted by teams of Deloitte personnel (one to seven individuals per team), from offices across the U.S. firms.
Community News

Aronson & Company to award one student a $2,500 professional makeover!

Aronson & Company (A&C), a nationally-ranked top 50 accounting and consulting firm, recently announced its Show Us Your Future video submission contest geared toward college accounting and finance majors entering the job market.In order to win the grand prize, a student-to-professional makeover worth more than $2,500, entrants are asked to submit a three minute video that creatively demonstrates where they see themselves after graduation.
Education & Careers

Women in business are in the spotlight at Texas university

The University of North Texas College of Business Administration hosted Women in Business Week, from September 10-14, 2007.
Education & Careers

Journyx announces Excellence in Project Accounting Philosophy essay scholarship

Journyx - the first company to provide Web-based time tracking and project accounting solutions that guide customers to per-person, per-project profitability – has launched the 2008 Excellence in Project Accounting Philosophy essay scholarship. The scholarship is open to full-time graduate and undergraduate college students at a university in the United States.
Education & Careers

'529 Challenge' offers a year of college tuition as prize

Michigan's 529 plans - the Michigan Education Trust (MET) and the Michigan Education Savings Program (MESP) - are challenging parents to learn about saving for college during September, National College Savings Month.
Education & Careers

KPMG launches Future Diversity Leaders program

As part of its continuing effort to increase and support minority representation in the accounting profession, KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm, has announced the launch of its Future Diversity Leaders (FDL) program, an initiative designed to provide leadership training and financial support for outstanding minority undergraduate business students. Each year, 50 students are chosen for the KPMG's FDL program, which was recently awarded a 2007 "Innovations in Diversity Award" by Profiles in Diversity Magazine.
Education & Careers

Bulking up your resume - what do the firms want to see?

As you get older and gain work experience, the things you did during your college years will become a less-relevant part of your resume, and your experience and accomplishments will take on a higher priority.
Education & Careers

Finding resources to pay for graduate school

For many recent graduates and young professionals, the prospect of paying for the graduate degree they are eager to pursue can be daunting, especially if they incurred large debts as undergraduates. But a surprising number of resources are available to help pay for graduate school education for the student who analyzes the costs carefully and does a thorough search of financial aid options.
Education & Careers

Distance learning: The world of online training for accountants

There was a time, not very long ago, when distance learning for accountants was limited to self-study books, take-home exams, and the occasional closed-circuit broadcast. In fact, the do-it-yourself training was seen by many as a last resort, when all other avenues for getting required training had been exhausted.Today, distance learning has come of age and is providing us with options to study what we want, when we want it, and with whom we want.Take college courses for example.
Education & Careers

Introducing the Student Zone! Back to school with AccountingWEB

AccountingWEB is pleased to present a new area of our web site, the Student Zone, designed with the accounting student and recent graduate in mind. We want our student and recent graduate readers to have a place where they can find news, tools, tips, and resources that will help them with classes, finding jobs and internships, and getting settled into a new workplace.Student Zone will grow and change and become more robust with time.
Education & Careers

Accounting specialists a hot commodity, but generalists in demand too

Graduates with an accounting degree are better poised than most of their peers to land a rewarding, well-paying job, whether they have developed a specialized niche or not.Demand is high and competition is fierce. The U.S. Labor Department predicts that the number of accounting jobs will increase by 18 percent to 26 percent from 2004 to 2014, with some of the growth in finance-related jobs and forensic accounting.
Education & Careers

Killer cover letters - how to get noticed

As you sit down to write your cover letter, do you ever stop and think, “Who the heck is going to read this?” You may believe that just because employers get hundreds of resumes per job posting that they tend to skip the cover letter part. That is simply not true.One Size Doesn’t Fit AllYou’ve written this awesome cover letter and it’s taken you quite a long time to create your masterpiece. You’re tired and spent from all your hard work.
Education & Careers

Yale wins MBA Challenge

Remember the old College Bowl? If you're too young for that, perhaps you remember academic challenges on your high school or college campuses. CNBC News is sponsoring a new kind of contest – the Fast Money MBA Challenge.MBA students from eight of the top 20 business schools, as ranked by U.S.
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AICPA names 2006 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has announced the winners of the 2006 Elijah Watt Sells Awards. The award is presented annually to the 10 candidates earning the highest cumulative scores on the four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination.
Technology

Lights! Camera! Online video is revolutionizing how companies recruit

New Yorkers braved the heat one day last week to take advantage of the opportunity to record free online video resumes, when the world's first career TV-website, CareerTV.com, launched big in Times Square."It felt a bit weird doing it.
Education & Careers

Who's teaching today's kids to balance their bank account?

Summer is almost over and parents should be worried, not about back-to-school shopping, but whether or not their children are learning how to budget, save and invest in their futures. A survey released by Visa showed that only 5 percent of adults learned about the vital life skill of money management in elementary or high school - a surprisingly low number.The Visa survey of 1,000 cardholders also found that less than half of people (48 percent) learned about money management from their parents while 41 percent were self-taught or learned the hard way.
Education & Careers

New online governmental accounting certificate program addresses demand for financial workers

A new online governmental accounting certificate program was developed collaboratively by the University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education and the Carl Vinson Institute of Government. The program was created to address the growing demand and shortage of financial workers.The "demand for accountants has exploded," according to Charles Ingersoll, principal at Korn/Ferry International, a recruiting and staffing firm, in a recent Washington Post article.
Education & Careers

Starting accounting salaries rise 2.3 percent

Employers continue to offer higher starting salaries to new college graduates across many disciplines, according to the Summer 2007 issue of Salary Survey, a quarterly report published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). "This continues the positive trend reported in the Winter and Spring issues of Salary Survey," said Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director. "The increased hiring of new college graduates as reported in the NACE Job Outlook 2007 Spring Update survey is translating into even higher average starting salary offers," she added.

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