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Most Workers Unhappy In Jobs

More than four out of five U.S.
Tax

New Student Taxes Web Site Launched

Gail Perry, a CPA and author (and AccountingWEB staff writer) based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has launched a new web site dedicated to helping students file their income tax returns online. Not only does www.campustaxes.com provide inexpensive online tax filing for U.S. income tax returns and all state income tax returns, the site provides a Q&A section where students can ask questions of Ms.
Education & Careers

What Ails Corporate America?

For millions of workers who are no longer satisfied with their current jobs and are looking for new positions, the 2007 employment market will be full of opportunities.
Education & Careers

Number of Management and Executive Positions Rising

More management and executive positions are expected across the country, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), who predict a rise of 13.6 percent within this decade. Based on this information, the creation of more than 5 million of these high-level, new jobs is expected by 2010. These projections for potential career advancement have many professionals wondering how they can land one of these positions.In addition to a rise in high-level positions, more and broader avenues are available to pursue these jobs.
Education & Careers

America's Most Productive Universities

Using measurements based on faculty scholarly productivity, Academic Analytics announced America's most productive research universities. The results demonstrate that the division between private and public institutions continues to grow. The Academic Analytics Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index (FSP Index) is a new, quantitative method used to rank doctoral programs at research universities, and is based on a set of statistical algorithms that were developed by Dr.
Technology

For Sale: One Year

After spending a summer painting homes, an entrepreneurial 19 year-old Grand Valley State University (MI) student has created a promotional Web site that offers a year's worth of web time at the cost of $1 per minute. At the site, http://www.OneYearForSale,com, buyers can now display their messages on the site's home page by selecting as many minutes as they wish to purchase. "Time is money, so why not sell it?" says student Peter Sauer, who is majoring in business at Grand Valley.
Education & Careers

Employers Should Plan Now for Spring Interns

Organizations are being urged to take advantage of opportunities to host college interns during the spring academic term as 2007 approaches. Interns are not only added resources, but they will be the next generation of employee talent and this new workforce needs to develop as the time approaches when a vast number of Baby Boomers reach retirement age. The president of Z University.org, Matthew Zinman says, "There are more students in need of internships than there are employer 'site sponsors' to host them.
Practice Management

It's Not How Good You Are, It's How Much You Want It

To start the New Year off on the right foot, take a look at what David Maister wrote about careers, firms and "wanting it." Advertisement
Community News

2007 Excellence in Project Accounting Philosophy Essay Scholarship Contest Begins

The 2007 Excellence in Project Accounting Philosophy essay scholarship contest launches on January 1, 2007.
Practice Management

2007 Salary Guide for Accounting and Finance Professionals Released

Compliance demands and expansion of businesses will increase the need for skilled workers in the accounting and finance fields and make recruitment even more difficult in the coming year, according to the 2007 Salary Guide released by Robert Half International.Advertisement
Education & Careers

Top accounting programs ranked

The 2006 Public Accounting Report's (PARs) Annual Professor's Study has published its list of the top accounting programs in the country and The Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., was listed in the top 25. William and Mary was one of four schools which made the top undergraduate top 25 list after having been unranked in last year's survey.
Technology

Job-Hopping May Not Be Good for Your Accounting Career

A recent survey from Robert Half Finance & Accounting indicates that the length of time spent by candidates in previous positions is an important factor in the hiring decisions.
Education & Careers

Accounting Team Wins Competition for Third Consecutive Year

The accounting team from the University of Southern Indiana College of Business has a third consecutive win in the annual Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS) Case Study Competition. The USI press release reports that teams from 11 Indiana universities participated in the initial competition. Out of these 11 teams, six teams were selected to give their oral presentations in Indianapolis early on November 3rd, according to the Evansville Courier & Press.
Education & Careers

Firms Need to Attract New CPA’s

Accounting firms need to attract more students into the field to alleviate the severe talent drought, Leslie Murphy, chairwoman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), told an audience Wednesday.“Our profession has to do more to make it inclusive and attractive if we’re going to successfully compete with other career options available,” Murphy said in closing a conference in Boca Raton, Fla.Demand for accountants continues to grow due to trends in business and regulation, she said.“Business complexities mean it takes more time to complete routine acc
Education & Careers

College Grads Earn More; Accountants’ Pay Continues to Climb

The cost of a college education pays off for most people, according to data from the Census Bureau’s 2005 Current Population Survey released last week. The average gap in earnings for all working adults with a bachelor’s degree and those with high school diplomas is about $23,000 a year, the Associated Press reports. College grads earned an average of $51,554 a year in 2004, the most recent figures available, compared with $28,645 for high school graduates and $19,169 for high school dropouts.
Education & Careers

Half of All College Grads End Up Hating Their Job

Survey results suggest that half of the almost 1.5 million 2006 college graduates will end up being miserable and hating their jobs, according to a recent survey from The Conference Board.
Education & Careers

Downgrading Partners Could Cost Firm: EEOC Able to Seek Monetary Relief

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition filed on behalf of international law firm Sidley Austin Brown & Wood (Sidley & Austin) regarding the ability of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to pursue monetary damages and other individual victim-specific relief in the ongoing discrimination suit against the firm. The refusal comes just months after the number of workers age 55 and older reached 24.6 million, the highest level ever recorded, according to a study from Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
Community News

Accounting Students Get $1.2 Million from Anonymous Benefactor

A $1.2 million endowment bequest has been established for undergraduate scholarships and graduate fellowships for students studying accounting at the University at Buffalo School of Management. The donor, who grew up in Buffalo and holds both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the School of Management, wishes to remain anonymous. “This gift from a School of Management graduate,” John M.
Education & Careers

ProQuest Delivers Periodical Content & Professional Standard to Accounting Scholars

ProQuest Information and Learning, the research solutions company, on Monday launched a revolutionary new solution for accounting scholars: ProQuest Accounting & Tax with Standards™. This new model advances traditional aggregation to create a one-step research experience."The new ProQuest Accounting & Tax with Standards product fills a definite void in the need for accounting and tax information for our students and faculty," said Alicia Estes, Head of the Business & Documents Center at New York University's Bobst Library.
A&A

A Columbus Day Celebration of Accounting and Exploration

Once upon a time, an entrepreneur approached the most important and influential venture capitalists in the country in hopes of securing financing for his latest attempt to enter a new market. Having already successfully completed several trade missions and penetrated a variety of markets, he expected his proposal to be well-received. It was not.

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