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When Unwanted Events Happen to Good Accountants

If managing a professional practice was easy, anyone could do it. Today, in particular, we are all continually besieged by too many things competing for our time and attention.
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ACE Award Recipient Announced

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.
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IAESB Issues Exposure Draft on Proposed Strategic Plan

The International Accounting Education Standards Board is seeking comments from the public on an exposure draft the board released on July 3 on its proposed "2014-2016 IAESB Strategy and Work Plan."
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Annual Salaries and Total Compensation Increase for IMA Members

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.
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Alaska CPAs Promote Financial Literacy at Summer Bear Paw Festival

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.
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BKR International Increases Scholarship Award to Accounting Students

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.
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A Generation's Worldview from the Campus

An understanding of today's undergraduate college students is vital to the effectiveness of our nation's colleges and universities and to the quality and skills of our future workforce.
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New Ernst & Young Global CEO Ushers In Firm Rebranding

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.
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EY College Summit Stresses Global Mind-set

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.
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Midyear Motivation: Four Tips for Getting Energized

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.
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ICPAS President Seeks to Attract New Generation of Members

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.
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ACCA and IMA Announce New Global Initiative Promoting Financial Leadership and Performance

The ACCA and IMA have announced a new strategic initiative for the global finance profession – Financial Leadership and Performance.
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New CalCPA Chair Urges Stronger Ties to CPA Firms, Outreach to New Members

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.
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Miss USA: Accountants Can Be Beautiful

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.
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CCH Connections: User Conference 2013 Registration Now Open

Connect with industry leaders and get a first-hand look at the latest innovations for tax and accounting professionals at the CCH: Connections: User Conference 2013.
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Moss Adams Pledges $500,000 to Western Washington University

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.
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Surge Continues in Learning and Development Spending

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.
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USU Students Win Regional Beta Alpha Psi Competition

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.
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So You're Thinking of Joining a LinkedIn Group: 10 or so Tips for Getting the Most Out of the LinkedIn Group Experience

Participating in Groups on LinkedIn is a great way to network with your peers and build your client and customer base.
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5 Tips & Tricks for Reviewers

When an audit review is seamless and pain free, the reviewer’s life becomes so much easier! Join the webinar and learn.

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