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Deloitte's Maximum Impact gives student recruits a chance to volunteer

Deloitte's Maximum Impact: Alternative Spring Break gives students a chance to see a different side of the Big Four and work with accounting professionals in community service projects.

Basketball and income tax: An unlikely pair? Not necessarily

What does it take to get spectators in the seats at a New Jersey Nets basketball game? The latest promotion is to give away free state tax preparation by well-known tax professional Roni Deutch.
Education & Careers

Accounting Scholarship Programs

AccountingWEB has compiled a list of scholarship opportunities for accounting students.
Education & Careers

Accounting student scholarship fund receives record-breaking donations

Thanks to a $50,000 donation from the Monmouth/Ocean Chapter of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, New Jersey students interested in accounting can attend college.
Community News

New Jersey accountants teach financial independence to young people

According to Dawn Schwartz, vice president of development for Junior Achievement of New Jersey, who better to teach financial literacy education and bring financial programs to kids than accountants?
Tax

2009 Recap of celebrities with tax woes

Television and movie stars, politicians, athletes, musicians - it seems that no one is above the law, particularly when there are taxes involved. Here is a recap of those notables who faced off with the IRS in 2009.
Community News

Two South Florida firms merge; Friedman expands NJ base

Two South Florida firms have become one, and New York City-based Friedman LLP and Bagell, Josephs, Levine and Co. LLC of Marlton, NJ, will join forces.

ADP is all about business solutions

When it began in 1949 as Automatic Payrolls, Inc., it was a small manual payroll processing service for businesses located in northern New Jersey.
Community News

Crowe Horwath interns collect thousands of items for charities

Oakbrook, IL-based Crowe Horwath LLP has announced that its summer interns collected more than 3,500 books, toys and shoes to benefit charitable organizations across 15 communities in eight states.
Community News

Mid-Atlantic region sees merger of Beard Miller and Parente Randolph

ParenteBeard LLC has been created from the merger of two large Mid-Atlantic accounting firms - Parente Randolph and Beard Miller Company.
Tax

A "true gentleman," a generous donor, and a possible tax evader

He was well known as a philanthropist, blessing numerous charities with tens of millions of dollars. What he had not done, however, was pay his federal taxes.
Tax

Val Kilmer: It’s Batman vs. the Taxman

Who will win in a showdown between Batman and the Taxman? Action star Val Kilmer, who starred in "Batman Forever," may have learned recently that his superpowers are no match for the IRS.
A&A

Parente Randolph and Beard Miller Company announce intent to merge

Two of the top 40 accounting and consulting firms in the United States – Parente Randolph LLC and Beard Miller Company LLP – announce their intent to merge.
A&A

Large money laundering schemes often go undetected

Identifying and then unraveling money laundering schemes in a global financial network amounts to “finding a needle in a haystack of needles.”
Community News

Five new partners, five new directors named at Citrin Cooperman

Citrin Cooperman & Company, LLP, an accounting and business consulting firm based in the Northeast, announced that Anthony DeJesus, Jeffrey Gittler, Elliot Lavietes, Mark Mindick, and Joseph Monaco were admitted to the firm partnership, effective July 1, 2009.
Education & Careers

Stay current in your profession while looking for a job

Managing your own professional development while looking for a job can be a real challenge, but with a certain amount of planning, it can help to burnish the resume and open some doors. With the luxury of time, a rare commodity in the careers of most accountants, you can update your business and computer skills while expanding their technical expertise. Ideally, your continuing education program will encompass interests as well as needs, and will be enjoyable.Take Advantage of What's Free

Bullying in the workplace is an international issue

If you thought you left bullying behind along with jump ropes and gym uniforms, think again. The Workplace Bullying Institute, yes there is such a thing, reported last year that 37 percent of the U.S workforce or 54 million employees are being bullied now or have been bullied at the workplace at some point during their careers.

Lenders shutting the door to home equity lines of credit

Your home equity line of credit may no longer be the safety net you've grown accustomed to, whether you use it for large-scale home renovations or as an emergency fund when unexpected expenses pop up.Lenders are putting on the brakes - cutting off existing home equity lines of credit and limiting new lines. The Wall Street Journal reports major lenders, including Bank of America, Citibank, Countrywide Financial, Washington Mutual Bank, and USAA, have informed hundreds of thousands of customers that their lines of credit have been frozen this year.

Debit cards are new option for Social Security recipients

People who receive Social Security can now get their monthly payments on a prepaid debit card, a new alternative to checks or direct deposit. The U.S. Treasury is offering the Direct Express Debit MasterCard card as a safe, convenient way to receive money, according to wickedlocal.com.

Don't let your online community turn off an employer

By Jeff Kaplan, University of Pittsburgh Everywhere you look, a new online community seems to be taking the world by storm. As these online communities ingrain themselves in our lives, so, too, does the complexity of how they can affect us professionally. Online communities can be amazing tools to help us connect with our friends and family and express ourselves in ways never before possible. However, online communities do have a darker side, and they sometimes derail even the most promising employment opportunities.

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