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Chapman University Competition Gives Start-ups a Head Start

This April, Chapman University in Orange, California, became a mecca for "out-of-the-box" thinking when aspiring student entrepreneurs from top university programs put their business plans to the test in the California Dreamin' Investor and Fast Pitch Business Plan Competition.
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Study Reveals Top Nonaccounting Skills Sought in Accountants

Accounting and finance professionals who possess nontraditional accounting traits, such as general business knowledge and good communication skills, are valued not only by CFOs trying to fill open finance department positions at their companies, but also by human resources directors looking to recruit new talent to their accounting firms.
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Five Tips CPAs Should Heed for Continuing Education

Whether it is watching a webinar on their laptop, taking an online self-study course, or attending an educational session at a conference, CPAs have several avenues they can take to accumulate CPE credits.
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Southern Illinois University to Offer Online Accounting Degree

A new program at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL allows off-campus students to complete an accounting degree completely online.
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Hiking, Biking, Rafting CFO Wins "Secret Lives" Contest

If there's one CFO who bucks the stereotype of the nerdy accountant, it's Cathy Shoenfeld, who takes full advantage of the Rocky Mountains where she lives and works. She won a new contest sponsored by CBIZ this year called Behind the Numbers – The Secret Lives of CFOs.
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$53,300: The Average Starting Salary for New Accounting Grads

Accounting students who will graduate in 2013 will be the beneficiaries of an average starting salary that has increased by 7 percent over last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
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Cross-Generational Conversation with the Elephants in the Room

While there's comfort in talking with like-minded individuals and supporters, greater progress is made when being inclusive and inviting to prominent seats at the table those who are unaware of issues or who might have biases.
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Women CPAs to Host Virtual Accounting Conference in May

The Second Annual Ultimate Accounting vCon will be held on May 16-17 in the comfort of participants' own offices. The Cloud-based Ultimate Accounting vCon is the brainchild of Michelle Long and Sandi Smith Leyva, two popular accounting industry speakers.
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Ohio Society of CPAs Seeks Volunteers for First CPA Day of Service

CPAs from Ohio Society of CPAs have been doing selfless, charitable acts of giving across their state for decades. But on Friday, June 21, Ohio CPAs will join forces statewide to volunteer for OSCPA's inaugural CPA Day of Service.
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Hostess Twinkies Set to Return, Union Laborers Won't

UPDATE: Fans of Twinkies won't have to wait much longer before the snack cakes return to grocery store shelves. Hostess Brands LLC – Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management's new incarnation of the baking company that liquidated in Chapter 11 – is reopening four bakeries in the next eight to ten weeks.
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CGA-Canada Reenters Unification Talks with CPA Canada

The Certified General Accountants Association of Canada (CGA-Canada) has returned to talks aimed at unifying the accounting profession in Canada under the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) banner.
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Hein & Associates Celebrates Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day

Hein & Associates LLP will be transformed into a shopping plaza on April 25. That's because visiting school-aged children will be starting their own businesses – one of many activities the firm has organized for Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day.
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Russell G. Golden Named New FASB Chairman

Russell G. Golden has been named the next chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) effective July 1, 2013. Golden will succeed current FASB Chairman Leslie F. Seidman, whose term ends June 30.
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Debunking Dull: OSCPA Student Video Contest Challenges CPA Stereotype

This spring, the Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) is inviting college accounting students to shatter the one-dimensional, bland CPA typecasting by participating in its inaugural Me in a Moment: Future CPA Video Contest.
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Robert Half Survey Reveals Retention Is Executives' Main Staffing Concern

As difficult as it has become to locate top performers, keeping them on board is proving to be an even greater worry for employers. Nearly four in ten CFOs interviewed said retaining valuable employees is their biggest staffing concern for the next twelve months.
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Your To-Do List: Unforeseen Events Will Happen

No matter how well we organize our to-do lists and how productive we are in handling the products and tasks, invariably, unexpected obligations, interruptions, and other developments arise that are going to throw us off.
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Next-Generation Skill Sets We Need Now

Currently, there's a mismatch of skills between many of the unemployed and skills needed now and going forward. This isn't just about technology, as you will see, and it applies to various levels of seniority.
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AICPA Honors Top 2012 CPA Exam Performers

To be named "top of the class" is always an honor. But when you're named one of the top 39 candidates in a pool of 92,000 contenders, that honor is especially impressive. That's exactly what happened for 39 CPA Exam candidates when the AICPA announced the 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners.
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Economic Outlook Still Murky as Job Market Remains Weak

The March US Department of Labor jobs report showed fewer jobs were added than in any month in almost a year, which adds to the uncertainties facing small businesses and accountants.
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Mike Sabbatis Joins Doc.It's Board of Directors

On April 9, 2013, Doc.It, an industry-leading provider of a powerful and scalable full suite of document management products for accounting professionals, announced that Mike Sabbatis was elected to Doc.It's board of directors.

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