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Accounting Professor Among 2002 Professors of The Year

Accounting Professor Sherry K. Mills was named as one of 46 state winners of the 2002 Professor of the Year awards granted by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This award recognizes her dedication to teaching, commitment to students and creative approach to higher education. Key to Professor Mills' teaching style at New Mexico State University (NSMU) is her belief that accounting is the language of business.
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Career Trends: The Evolution of a Workforce

This year's Salary Survey from CareerBank.com gives an interesting perspective on career decisions and the job market following quite a demanding year for the industry. In addition to questions solely based on salary, we asked respondents about their career histories, the job market and future trends. A number of notable reactions emerged in the shadow of an unstable economy and an evolving industry -the demise of Andersen alone was enough to drastically change the careers of thousands in the industry. What else did we find?Raises are not as common and not as large this year.
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How You Can Overcome Career Boredom

If you've done the same tasks at the same job for a long time, you've probably experienced job burnout. If you're lucky, it occurs infrequently and can be alleviated by a favorite hobby or pastime. However, for many people, career boredom strikes more frequently and lasts longer. What's going on here?Psychologists tell us that the human brain needs constant and ever-changing stimulation. Now don't get me wrong, the human brain learns by repetition.
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2003 Salary Guide For Accounting and Finance Professionals Released

On average, starting salaries for accounting and finance professionals should remain little changed from 2002, according to the just-released 2003 Salary Guide from Robert Half Finance & Accounting and Accountemps. With continued economic uncertainty, demand will remain strong for accounting professionals who can implement cost containment and cash-flow improvement initiatives, research shows. The 2003 Salary Guide is based on an analysis of the thousands of job orders managed by the company's U.S.
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2002 Best Workplaces For Finance Professionals

Press ReleaseThe Association for Financial Professionals (AFP), The Hackett Group, and CFO magazine have announced that the winners of the 2002 Best Workplaces for Finance Professionals are:Kraft Foods North America, Inc.CNA Financial Corporation The Vanguard Group, Inc.
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Elementary School Students Get Accounting Blitz in Michigan

On Thursday and Friday of last week, over 50 volunteers took to the elementary schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan to take part in the ongoing "Accounting Blitz" across the state. To date, over 13,000 elementary school children have learned the basics of economics and have been exposed to the world of accounting in Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Detroit, Lansing and Flint, Michigan.The "Accounting Blitz" is sponsored by the Michigan CPA Society and the Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes.
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Deloitte & Touche Sponsors Tax Challenge

The Deloitte Foundation, a non-profit arm of Big Four firm Deloitte & Touche, is sponsoring its first annual Tax Challenge for undergraduate and graduate tax students.On Saturday, October 19, eight regional groups of 10-15 teams of up to four students were given five hours to complete a case study that incorporated information analyses, data issues, and alternative tax treatments for a fictitious client. The teams submitted a written solution to a panel of D&T judges.
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Become an Explorer - The Power of Questions

By, Keith Rosen The most brilliant thinkers, innovators and explorers of our time emphasized questions more than answers, a characteristic of all highly evolved individuals. Note the root of the word question, Quest; the act of seeking or pursuing something. This desire to search and journey beyond what is already known and seek that which would enhance the quality of our lives or broaden our wisdom is what has enabled humanity to continually evolve over time.
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Eight Tips for Effective Cocktail Conversation

by, Etiquette International"A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; and a brilliant man is one who talks to you about yourself." (Lisa Kirk)Listen before jumping into a conversation.
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Big Four Among Best Companies for Working Mothers

For the 17th year, Working Mother magazine has once again published its 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers list. All members of the Big Four accounting firms were included in this year's list.
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New PMRA Affects Accountants in U.S., Canada And Mexico

Representatives of the U.S., Canada and Mexico are expected to sign a new pact today known as a Professional Mutual Recognition Agreement (PMRA). This agreement will help clear the remaining barriers to cross-border licensing of public accountants in North America.The new PMRA recognizes the substantial equivalency of the U.S.
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AARP Announces Top Employers For Workers Over 50

The companies that made the American Association of Retired Persons' (AARP) list of the top employers for workers over age 50 have some interesting features in common. They recognize a need for flexibility, they offer generous health care and life insurance benefits, and they recognize the value in keeping employees who know their jobs inside out."We have a very seasoned staff that brings a tremendous amount of talent to the company," said Aerospace Corporation spokesperson, Linda Brill.
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AICPA Readies Web-based Competency Assessment Tool

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has developed a competency model to help guide students and CPAs through their career and continuous learning plans.
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New Accounting Salary Survey Shows Gender Disparities

CareerBank.com has released its 2002 Salary Survey Report for accounting, finance, and banking professionals. The survey, based on online responses from 2,575 participants, shows some striking disparities between genders. The results are based on 52% male and 48% female respondents. The average overall salary for all survey participants is $55,762, with $65,135 for male participants and $45,687 for females.The majority of respondents, 56%, hold bachelor's degrees, 22% hold masters degrees.
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IBM May Slash as Many as 4,000 PwC Consulting Positions

IBM, which recently agreed to acquire the consulting segment of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for $3.5 billion, has indicated plans to cut as many as 4,000 employees, according to a report this week in The Wall Street Journal.Both companies have endured sizable layoffs already this year, with IBM cutting over 15,000 or about 5% of its workforce during the second quarter and PwC Consulting cutting 2,400 jobs in the nine months prior to March 31, 2002.
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Bring More Than Your Resume to Your Next Job Interview

By Sarah Self It's the night before an important job interview. You've researched the company, thought through every possible question and picked up your best suit from the drycleaners. What else can you do to make the interview a successful experience? Prepare a few more valuable tools to bring with you. The following items can keep you focused and organized, and help prove that you are an excellent candidate for the position.PortfolioAlways bring a collection of your past work to an interview.
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Want an Edge in the Job Market? Get Yourself a 'CMBA'

Job candidates have traditionally gotten paid a premium for getting a CPA or an MBA. But, if you get them both, your resume can begin to sound a bit pretentious, e.g., Jonathan H. Doe, CPA, MBA.
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Innovative Selling Audiotape Program

"Professional selling is the ability to attract and build mutually beneficial partnerships with your customers." - Keith Rosen Used by top selling professionals worldwide, the Innovative SellingTM audio tape program is the most innovative selling system that delivers step by step, the skills, tools, techniques and actions which build sales champions from the inside out. This is accomplished by uncovering and building upon each person's natural strengths and talents that complement and enhance their personal style of selling. The selling community is evolving.
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Wanted: 5,000 Spanish-Speaking Tax Professionals

H&R Block has announced plans to hire more than 5,000 Spanish speaking tax professionals for the upcoming tax season.
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Forensic Accounting - A Basic Guide to The Profession

By, Alan Zysman, B.Comm, CA·IFA, CFEForensic accounting has existed for many years. With the growing complexities of the business environment and the growing number of business related investigations, forensic accounting professionals are increasingly asked to assist in the investigation of financial and business related issues.What is Forensic Accounting? The integration of accounting, auditing and investigative skills yields the specialty known as forensic accounting.

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