Move over "CSI." A team of high school students from Batavia, Illinois, recently came up with a new idea for a prime-time TV drama based on forensic investigation that earned them first place in the American Institute of CPA's Project Innovation: Start Here, Go Places. Competition of Creative Excellence.
The young online accounting software company Xero announced a recent coup – hiring Stuart McLean away from Google Australia, where he was Cloud business applications development leader. McLean will lead Xero's worldwide sales and marketing team.
One look at the El-Paso, Texas-based public accounting firm Strickler & Prieto, LLP's website, and there's little doubt that happy, healthy employees are considered an integral part of the firm's skill set.
This year, minority accounting students who aspire to become CPAs will have three opportunities to explore the possibilities the career can offer when the AICPA holds its Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop in three regional locations throughout the country.
Accountants with solid credentials should have no employment worries, because demand and pay throughout the profession are showing strong gains this year, according to reports from the recruitment firm Robert Half International.
This winter, the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) is offering Illinois college students majoring in accounting the opportunity to alleviate the skyrocketing cost of college while pursuing their dream of becoming a CPA by earning a scholarship.
Every accountant knows the stereotype: the cautious, change-averse perfectionist more comfortable in the world of numbers than the messy world of people and experiences. CFOs suffer some of the same misperceptions.
One publication describes them as a "power couple," but those days may be over for Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Jackson Jr., at least for now. On February 20, both Jacksons entered guilty pleas in the separate charges brought against them.
Ernst & Young recently joined the ranks of seventy top business leaders in proclaiming their support of the Common Core State Standards for education, which are designed to ensure students leave school with the skills needed to succeed in college and careers.
NASBA has announced a call for proposals for its Accounting Education Research Grants Program, which is aimed at advancing research on educational issues impacting CPAs, the public accounting profession, and boards of accountancy.
Two thought leaders in accounting education, IMA® and AAA's Management Accounting Section, are working to bridge the gap between the skills currently provided in accounting education and those required in practice.
KPMG is leveraging its sponsorship of two top professional golfers – Phil Mickelson and Stacy Lewis – by donating 5,000 new books to local schools for each tournament victory the golfers achieve this season.
A class-action gender discrimination lawsuit filed by five former KPMG LLP female professional employees against the Big Four accounting firm may go forward, a US district court judge in New York ruled February 7.
Following up on the success of his popular High Impact Excel session, this time around David H. Ringstrom, CPA turns his attention to pivot tables. In one hour you'll learn how to whip unwieldy data into shape, and then quickly build meaningful reports by dragging and dropping with your mouse. David will also discuss techniques for improving pivot table data integrity. Detailed handouts with numbered steps will be provided for a variety of Excel versions.