When Margaret Fiorentino takes office as the new executive director of the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) international honor organization this August, she will face a daunting yet exciting challenge. Those who know her say Fiorentino is more than up to the job.
Sarah Galley, firm administrator with Pohlman & Talmage CPAs, received the Association for Accounting Administration's Achievement, Commitment, Excellence (ACE) Award at its June 2013 National Practice Management Conference in Detroit.
For the first time in twenty-four years, the average annual total compensation for members of the IMA has topped $130,000, while average annual salaries for IMA members increased 3.3 percent, from $109,001 in 2011 to $112,625 in 2012.
On July 12 through July 14, volunteers from the Alaska Society of CPAs (AKCPA) will turn out to promote financial literacy at the 2013 Bear Paw Festival – Roundup at the Bear Paw Corral, in Eagle River, Alaska.
BKR International, one of the world's leading accounting associations, has increased the size of its annual international scholarship awarded to accounting students in 2013 in a program the association initiated last year.
Mark Weinberger was named global chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young (EY) on July 1, the same day the Big Four firm announced the adoption of EY as its global brand name, unveiled a new logo, and adopted "Building a better working world" as its purpose and tagline.
This summer, college student Skylar Cox participated in a new activity that will truly separate her from the crowd. She learned how to jumpstart her global mind-set at Ernst & Young LLP's Emerging Leaders Summit in Baltimore, Maryland.
We have reached the midyear point when people may not be feeling as motivated as they were months ago when New Year's resolutions were being made. The good news is that there is still time to make the most of the remaining year.
If you're trying to find the Illinois CPA Society's (ICPAS) new President and CEO Todd Shapiro, chances are you won't catch him in his downtown Chicago office. That's because he's busy conducting his own ICPAS whistle-stop tour of sorts.
As chair of the CalCPA for 2013-2014, Richard Simitian, CPA, will seek to strengthen relationships between CalCPA and California accounting firms. He also wants to focus on retaining new members and developing their leadership potential.
In one fell swoop, a beautiful bombshell knocked some wind out of two long-held stereotypes. The new Miss USA is an accountant. That's right, Erin Brady works as a financial accountant at Prudential Retirement in Hartford. Or at least she did.
Moss Adams has pledged to donate $500,000 over the next five years to the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University to help fund student scholarships and enhance faculty development opportunities.
In a recent study, Bersin by Deloitte found that overall spending on training rose 12 percent on average in 2012 – a sign that amidst greater financial stability, organizations are focused on reskilling their workforces.
As any CPA knows, trying to explain accounting, the "language of business," to clients can sometimes be a difficult task. Now try to imagine explaining complex financial topics to a troop of Boy Scouts.