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Making Ethical Decisions - Part Two: The Six Pillars of Character...

Reprinted from Ethics in Action with permission of the Josephson Institute of Ethics. © 2002 Josephson Institute of Ethics(View Making Ethical Decisions - Part One: Making Sense of Ethics)The Six Pillars of Character...Trustworthiness. Respect. Responsibility. Fairness. Caring. Citizenship. The Six Pillars of Character are ethical values to guide our choices.
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Computerized CPA Exam Tutorial Now Available

Want to know how the new computerized CPA exam will work? Curious what it will look like? Wonder what's included? Now you can find out, thanks to a new online tutorial available at www.cpa-exam.org.The tutorial was created to help familiarize accounting students and CPA Examination candidates with the revised Uniform CPA Examination. The examination will be delivered in a computer-based format beginning April 5, 2004 throughout the United States.
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The Significance of New Employee Orientation Programs

We are all aware of the implications of poor hiring decisions. They can cost the company time and money, and they can result in low employee morale. One basic step to ensuring that new hires get off to a positive start is to conduct an effective employee orientation program. Employees who are properly trained and introduced to the company early feel better about their choice of employer and usually fit in more quickly.
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Accounting Camps Teach Students Real-Life Skills

This summer young people from all over the United States will participate in a variety of programs to help prepare the next generation of accountants for success in the business world. Many high school and college students will forego hanging out at the beach to spend time at accounting camp, where they’ll get a chance to meet accounting professionals and learn about jobs in the accounting field.
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Making Ethical Decisions - Part One: Making Sense of Ethics...

Reprinted from Ethics in Action with permission of the Josephson Institute of Ethics. © 2002 Josephson Institute of EthicsPart One of FiveMaking Sense of Ethics...Should I lie on a job application to spare my children from being thrown in the street? Should I ignore my boss’s hypocrisies to keep my position? Making ethical decisions can be difficult. We make most of them in a world of economic, professional and social pressures, which can obscure moral issues. Often we don’t know or understand crucial facts.
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Job Offers, Salaries up For Accounting Grads

This year’s crop of accounting graduates is faring well in an otherwise lackluster job market. Unlike graduates in information science or engineering, most business administration majors are receiving starting salaries higher than last year, according to a recent salary survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a Bethlehem, PA-based organization that provides information to college career services practitioners and human resource professionals.
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'Certified MBA' Designation Exam Set to Launch May 5

Whether it is "XYZ," "Cognitors" or "Certified Masters of Business Administration," a move is afoot to create a new designation that distinguishes "experts" from the pack of graduate level and professional level business persons.Testing will begin on May 5, 2003 for interested MBA graduates and students wishing to earn a Certified Masters of Business Administration (CMBA) certification.
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Decision to Deep-Six Accounting Journals Causes Quite a Stir

Accounting faculty around the country are taking to the Internet in a grassroots campaign to fight for two educational resources they hold dear - Accounting Horizons and Issues in Accounting Education - educational journals published by the American Accounting Association, whose future is in the crosshairs of the associations' Executive Committee.A letter by American Accounting Association President G.
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Unique Community Effort Brings Accounting Education to Classroom

In a unique collaboration, the Indiana CPA Society, Junior Achievement, college student interns and CPAs will work together to bring accounting education to elementary and middle school students in central Indiana.The internship program will involve Junior Achievement of Central Indiana and its Exchange City program. This JA program was developed to reverse the trend of students' lack of basic understanding of business, economics and the free enterprise system while fostering the job and life skills needed for their future careers and success.
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Career Fairs—Your Shortcut to Job Interviews

By, Deborah Walker, CCMC In many cities and local communities, spring is career fair season. While these events often prove disappointing, job-seekers who understand how “work” career fairs use these events as powerful networking sessions leading to interviews with future employers. If you are considering attending a job fair soon, you’ll get more out of the event by following these three rules.Rule #1: Plan ahead.Know ahead of time which companies will attend the event. Decide which employers you are interested in contacting.
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Sneak Preview of New CPA Exam to be Offered This Weekend

This weekend, Western Michigan University will be one of the few universities in the country where current and future accountants will get a sneak preview of the new computer-based Uniform CPA Examination.More than 60 Western Michigan University accounting majors and accountants from around the state will sit Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, for the pre-test of the new computerized Uniform CPA exam. Participants may choose to take any or all of the exam's four sections.
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Professional Trends in Accounting For 2003

By Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International Inc.A number of important developments will affect accounting professionals in 2003. New regulations, changing job responsibilities, emerging technologies and specialties, and a more moderate hiring climate are a few of the key issues. Individuals who adapt quickly to these trends will be in the strongest position for career advancement this year. WANTED: A DIVERSIFIED SKILL SET Accountants continue to assume broader responsibilities, undertaking more of an advisory role with their clients.
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Financial Testing Giant Kaplan, Inc. Expands to UK, Asia

Kaplan, Inc.
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When Financial Aid Isn't Enough

By, FeatureSourceStudents who fill out financial aid forms - a frustrating and disappointing undertaking - know all too well that loan options and financial aid packages still result in unmet need. Books, tuition, and living expenses add up quickly and using a credit card as a life preserver can be a recipe for long-term trouble. An alarmingly high number of students use, and max out, the credit limit on multiple, high-interest credit cards.
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Loyola Marymount Receives Endowment For Accounting Ethics Courses

Loyola Marymount University alumnus, R. Chad Dreier, and his wife, Ginni, have pledged $3.5 million to LMU for purposes of endowing a program of accounting ethics courses. Mr. Drier is chairman of the LMU board of trustees as well as president, chairman, and chief executive officer of the California-based Ryland Group, one of the nation's largest homebuilders and mortgage lenders."We are at a crossroads in the accounting profession from an ethical standpoint," Mr. Drier said.
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Seven Ways to Inspire Confidence in Your Staff

By Christopher KnightCATCH them doing something right, and immediately praise them. Because they look up to you, you need to set the example, and set the standards in the organization. Confidence happens when folks feel good about themselves. Make sure that you hire a team, free of drugs, such as alcohol, crack, or any other mind-controlling negative drug. BEGIN each morning with physiology exercises, to get everyone's heart pumping, which will raise their self esteem. Guard your discussions.
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Discipline Done Right - Free Report

If an HR department could choose one management function to avoid, it would be disciplining employees. As demonstrated through countless court cases over the past few years, the lack of, or improper implementation of, discipline procedures could result in a whirlpool of fines and lawsuits that will negatively affect your company's bottom line and ultimately hurt your employees. This free report will provide you with the information you need to create an air-tight discipline procedure for protecting your company.
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Colleges Train Hopeful Entrepreneurs

The dot-com boom may be over but the entrepreneurial zeal that fueled it is alive and well on college campuses across the country. With the country in a hiring slump, a growing number of students are preparing to be employers rather than employees.About 1,500 colleges offer some form of entrepreneurship training, up from a handful in the mid-1980s, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, an organization that works in partnership with colleges and universities to promote entrepreneurial studies.
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How to Avoid The Six Traps of Accounting & Finance Careers

By, Bruce Pounder TALENT AND HARD WORK DON'T GUARANTEE SUCCESSMany accounting and finance professionals find themselves frustrated in their career progress. Few of them expect something for nothing - most recognize that hard work and talent are necessary to secure desirable career opportunities and superior compensation. Yet so many smart, hard-working financial professionals find that their intelligence and diligence goes unrewarded while colleagues who exhibit the same talent and effort enjoy much more rewarding careers.
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Massachusetts CPA Society Reaches Out to Students

The Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA) has launched its newest student recruitment initiative, CPATrack.com.

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