For the last four years, Edward J. Hannon, partner in charge of tax practice at Freeborn & Peters LLP, says the opportunity to attend the ICPAS Annual Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase has been nothing short of a "game changer."
In 2011, the EEOC received a record-setting number of charges from those claiming employment discrimination: 99,947 in fiscal year 2011, compared to 99,922 in 2010, and an increase from 82,792 in 2008.
The Justice Department has asked a federal court in Chicago to bar Bruce E. Grant from preparing tax returns. The suit alleges that Grant frequently fabricates business income and expenses to maximize EITC.
The ICPAS' premier event for business and finance professionals, the Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase, offers firms and companies tangible business solutions and best practices to help propel profitability.
The ICPAS made the road much smoother for twenty-three accounting students from multiple colleges throughout Illinois when it awarded $47,000 in scholarships to help them pursue their dream of becoming a CPA.
July 1, Baerson Witonski Berkowitz & Rubin LLC (BWBR) will merge its practice into Mowery & Schoenfeld, LLC (M&S), headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois. The merger will create a combined firm in excess of $8 million in annual fees.
From the minute Pawel Szeliski began taking business classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), he says he was instinctually drawn to the "fluidity and creativity" of accounting. He has passionately pursued his dream of becoming a CPA ever since.
In fall 2009, when most young professionals and recent college graduates were struggling to find almost any position in the decimated American job market, Denise Hanes, a successful senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Philadelphia, did what many might consider the unthinkable.
On March 6, the Justice Department announced that a federal court permanently barred Tracy L. Sunderlage, Linda Sunderlage, and four companies from operating an alleged scheme to help high-income individuals attempt to avoid income taxes by funneling money through purported employee benefit plans.
At the inaugural IC Opportunities event in Schaumburg, Illinois, this February, there was a vibrant, envelope-pushing discussion among young and young-thinking accountants about how to move the profession forward and adapt to the needs of an increasingly tech-savvy business world.