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CPA Firm Sponsors Yearlong Push for Employee Health, Fitness

Healthy living is a year-round commitment at Herbein + Company, a 110-person CPA firm in Pennsylvania where employees are encouraged to participate in the firm's wellness program throughout the year.
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BDO and Ernst & Young Named Top Workplaces for Recent Grads

BDO USA LLP and Ernst & Young LLP were among twenty-five companies that were included in the Best Places to Work for Recent Grads 2013 report from ConnectEDU Inc., a technology company committed to transitioning learners from school to college to career.
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Summer Construction: Rochester CPAs Ramp Up Fundraising to Build Habitat Home

The CPA community in Rochester, New York, is channeling its naturally competitive spirit into a selfless cause this summer. They're trying to see who can raise the most money to break ground on a local Flower City Habitat for Humanity home.
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New MACPA e-Book Focuses on CPA Leadership, Foresight, and Lifelong Learning

The conversation among CPAs today has gone well beyond technical issues. Today's CPAs need to know how to collaborate, connect, innovate, and inspire.
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MACPA Features Innovative Technologies and Social Media at Innovation Summit

Jennifer Warawa, Sage's vice president of partner programs and channel sales, said in a recent press release. "Sage is getting social with the help of the MACPA, and there are several initiatives planned to get ...
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Dickinson State Accounting Club Helps Local People in Need

Thanks to a recent doughnut sale fundraiser and household items drive, the Dickinson State University Accounting Club donated much-needed goods for people in need and nearly $200 to a not-for-profit charitable organization in Dickinson, North Dakota.
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May Day: Retiring Texas Accounting Professor to Give Commencement Speech

After a forty-three-year academic career – the last thirty-four of which were spent as professor, chairman, and dean in the department of accounting at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business – Robert May, PhD, will be addressing 2013 graduating Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) students one last time.
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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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