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Accountemps Survey: Most Professionals Would Job Hunt while Employed

According to a recent survey from Accountemps, 73 percent of workers polled indicated they would have no problem looking for new employment before leaving their current firm.
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Illinois Internship Program Provides Access, Mentorship for Minority Students

The Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program, created in 2012, represents the ICPAS' ongoing commitment to increase diversity in the accounting profession by providing underrepresented minority students with access and exposure to the profession.
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IMA Has High Hopes for Higher Education Endorsement Program

After reviewing the undergraduate accounting curriculum of many universities and colleges and finding that management accounting content was dwindling, the IMA launched a new initiative, the Higher Education Endorsement Program.
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Seven Steps to Great Relationships with Intergenerational Clients

Given the significant danger of losing clients or not attracting new ones because of intergenerational issues, Phyllis Weiss Haserot offers seven ways to achieve rapport with clients of different generations.
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AICPA Announces 2013 Accounting Competition

This fall, teams of undergraduate business/accounting students from across the country will be able to test their personal financial planning skills when they participate in the 2013 AICPA Accounting Competition.
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Accounting Principals Names Top Ten Cities for Finance Jobs

For the third straight year, Accounting Principals has identified the top ten cities to find a job in finance. For 2013, Dallas takes the top spot on the list, followed by Houston and San Francisco.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?"
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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.
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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).

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