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IRS agent fired for sending e-mail message about Barack Obama

Cruz Salas, an IRS agent who worked at the IRS office in Manhattan, has been accused of engaging in political activities at her office, a violation of the Hatch Act.
Community News

Will calculate for food

Wilson Lauture, a Stamford, CN accountant, isn't taking his recent layoff standing still.

Mortgage loan fraud increasing

The number of Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) investigations of mortgage fraud and associated financial crimes is on the rise.
Tax

Madoff accountant outlines fraud during guilty plea; judge denies bail

For at least 20 years, Frank DiPascali helped Bernard Madoff pull off what many consider the biggest Ponzi scheme in Wall Street history.
Tax

Nicolas Cage in tax trouble again

When it comes to income taxes, Nicolas Cage can’t catch a break.
Community News

FEI announces 2009 Hall of Fame inductees

Financial Executives International (FEI) has announced today inductees for the 2009 class of the FEI Hall of Fame.
Community News

Henri Dekker earns AICPA Best Early Career Researcher award

Henri Dekker was awarded the Best Early Career Researcher award from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Is peer review all it's cracked up to be?

Some call it “auditing the auditors.” On a regular basis, professionals cross check each other. That sounds like a good thing. But is it?
Community News

New York tightens standards on CPAs

If you’re a New York CPA or you perform accounting services in New York, you should know... the rules have changed.
Community News

BearingPoint: The end of an era

The outlook was not good from the beginning. Now, nearly a decade later, the former KPMG Consulting moves ahead with a leaner practice and new owners.
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

Top business and accounting graduate schools ranked

For everything, there is a ranking. Accounting and business schools are no exception.
Education & Careers

AICPA announces 2008 Elijah Watt Sells awards

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has announced winners of the 2008 Elijah Watt Sells Awards.
Tax

Rappers Foxy Brown and Toni Braxton face tax liens

Singers Foxy Brown and Toni Braxton reportedly face hefty tax liens, ranging from $79,315 for Braxton to $641,558 for Brown.

Mississippi attorney launches Fair Credit Reporting Act blog

Consumer attorney and advocate Christopher E. Kittell, of the firm Merkel & Cocke, P.A., is pleased to announce the launching of a new blog dedicated to explaining the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
A&A

Congress may require small businesses to play or pay for health insurance for employees

At this point in the health care reform debate, both the House and the Senate have put forth proposals for a "play or pay" mandate for employers to provide health insurance...
Education & Careers

Amid recession professionals look to reinvent themselves

"It's never too late to be what you might have been." - George EliotYou've recently been laid off after 25 years in the financial services industry. What now: finance executive turns yoga instructor? The answer to that question is a resounding…maybe? Read on and we'll explain.Undoubtedly, these are challenging times. And right now economic uncertainty is driving an increasing number of experienced professionals to reconsider their careers... and reinvent themselves.
Workplace Fitness

Lawmakers consider employer role in controlling obesity

As American waistlines expand, there's little surprise that this public health issue poses a challenge to the nation's employers. In some states, including New York and California, government regulators are stepping in to urge businesses to take action.

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.

Students help nonprofits during intense BAP competition

Take 50 college students who don't know each other, add several complicated business challenges, give them 12 hours, and what do you get at the end?

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