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Survey: Finance and Accounting Worker Confidence Up in Q2

Confidence among US finance and accounting employees hit a high in the second quarter of 2013, spiking nearly ten points from the previous quarter and reaching levels not seen since before the recession, according to a new survey from The Mergis Group.
Education & Careers

Survey: US CFOs Expected to Ramp Up Hiring By Year's End

Despite concerns about the risks and costs associated with health care, US CFOs maintain a more positive perspective as they enter the second half of 2013, especially toward hiring and employment opportunities, according to a new survey.
Education & Careers

Leading by Example: AICPA Summit Promotes Skillbuilding, Sponsorship for Women

The Women's Global Leadership Summit, which will be held October 24 and October 25 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington D.C., will attempt to close the gap in women's leadership by offering both aspiring and established women leaders access to the two resources that can solidify their path to success: authentic role models and solid skillbuilding.
Education & Careers

AICPA Presents Jeremy Dillard with Maximo Mukelabai Award

From the moment he decided to become a CPA, Jeremy Dillard knew he wanted his career to be about more than billable hours and client service. He also had a calling to serve - the desire to give back to his community and his profession.
Education & Careers

AICPA Presents Outstanding CPA Career Contribution Award and Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Award

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) announced that Marcia Buchanan, CPA, of Washington, DC, is the institute's recipient of the Outstanding CPA in Government Career Contribution Award.
Education & Careers

Study Finds Fortune 500 CFOs Staying in Roles One Year Longer

Fortune 500 CFOs are staying at their jobs longer, as the average tenure among top corporate financial executives is 5.9 years, up from 4.9 years since 2008, according to new research.
Education & Careers

AICPA Selects 'Rising Stars' for 2013 Leadership Academy Class

Some of the most promising young minds in the CPA profession will have the chance to learn about their own personal leadership style and critical issues facing their field when they participate in the AICPA 2013 Leadership Academy Class.
Education & Careers

House Passes Bill to Lower Federal Student Loan Rates

UDPATE: President Obama has signed the student loan rates bill into law. The bill that will lower interest rates on federal subsidized Stafford student loans was approved by the House of Representatives on July 31.
Education & Careers

US Accountants Being Asked to Think More Globally

Having expertise in such topics as international tax laws and global regulatory requirements will be somewhat or very necessary for accounting and finance professionals five years from now, according to 69 percent of CFOs who were recently surveyed.
Education & Careers

Assistant Professor at USC Awarded AICPA-CIMA Best Early Career Researcher Award

David Erkens, an assistant professor of accounting at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, was awarded the 2013 Best Early Career Researcher Award.
Education & Careers

New AICPA Online Community Dedicated to Young CPAs

As a way of giving young members an opportunity to connect with their peers beyond the traditional social networking platforms, the AICPA on August 1 launched an online community for young CPAs – the Young CPA Network.
Education & Careers

Career Wisdom to Pass On Early

Wouldn't we all like a jump-start in the fast-paced and competitive work world? When facilitating discussions within groups of students and alumni or other multigenerational groups, I often ask: "What do you wish you knew sooner in your career?"
Education & Careers

Coaching Clients on the Rising Cost of College

Only the cost of fuel oil and gasoline has risen more than the cost of college tuition over the past 10 years, rising a staggering 88 percent since 2003.As higher education tuition costs continue to rise, saving for college is becoming increasingly difficult for many American families.
Education & Careers

ICPAS Shines Spotlight on the Future at Annual Midwest Showcase

This summer, CPAs who want to stay ahead of the rapid-fire change and constant evolution that are intrinsic of their profession will head to the Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase, hosted by the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS).
Education & Careers

Sage Transforms Accounting Professionals into Trusted Advisors with New Curriculum

On July 23, Sage North America announced the launch of the Competitive Edge for Accounting Professionals: Value Beyond Tax and Compliance Services, a new CPE program for accounting professionals.
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Darrell Thaw Takes the Helm of Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Darrell Thaw, CPA, begins his term as the 2013-2014 chair of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), leading a membership of over 13,000 CPAs across the state of Georgia.
Education & Careers

Kellogg School of Management Takes Top Spot in EMBA Ranking

The executive master's degree in business administration (EMBA) programs at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management in Evanston, Illinois, took top honors in the inaugural EMBA ranking.
Education & Careers

Lawmakers Reach Tentative Deal on Student Loan Rates

A little more than two weeks after the interest rates on federal subsidized Stafford student loans jumped from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent, a tri-partisan group of senators reached a compromise that would lower interest rates.
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Making Dreams a Reality: Beta Alpha Psi Hosts Annual Meeting

What better place to encourage people to make dreams a reality than at the very doorstep of Disneyland Park in Anaheim, California. That's where BAP will host its 2013 Annual Meeting.
Education & Careers

Survey: Small Business Owners Working More, Vacationing Less

Small business owners are working more hours, extending their workweeks, and taking less vacation than they were five years ago, according to the 2013 "Sage Reinvention of Small Business Study."

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