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Society of Louisiana CPAs Puts Kids on Path to Financial Success

Volunteers from the LCPA and accounting students from Nicholls State University visited Schriever Elementary to teach second grade students about money management. Their efforts were part of the LCPA's scholastic literacy book program, a statewide collaboration between the LCPA, Scholastic, and Gilsbar, Inc.
Practice Management

Small Firms Can Capitalize on Their Size to Compete with Big Regionals

A survey conducted by the Public Affairs Council shows that 90 percent of the 1,753 adult participants have a "somewhat or very favorable view" of small businesses, versus 61 percent who feel that way about major companies.
Education & Careers

New Financial Assessment Tool Helps Consumers with Financial Health

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) has launched a free online financial resource tool for consumers. MyMoneyCheckUp is designed to provide an assessment of a consumer’s overall financial health and behavior.
Education & Careers

IMA Conference: Gaining a Competitive Advantage in the Job Market

Students, faculty, and business leaders will come together at the Institute of Management Accountant’s (IMA) Student Leadership Conference for three days of sessions devoted to networking, professional education, and mastering the tools and strategies that will lead to a job in management accounting.
A&A

Partisan Divide Over Consumer Protection Agency

Taxes aren't the only contentious issue in our nation's capital. The ultimate fate of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) remains in doubt due to a political deadlock.
Community News

Sidney Kess and S. Scott Voynich Receive AICPA Gold Medal Award

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is pleased to announce that Sidney Kess, CPA, JD, LLM, and S. Scott Voynich, CPA, are the recipients of the AICPA 2011 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service.
Tax

Busted: State tax investigator accused of theft

When will a small minority of tax professionals learn that crime doesn't pay? You would think they would know better.
A&A

NASBA, AICPA announce online mobility tool designed to help CPAs practice across state borders

The NASBA and the AICPA have launched an online tool designed to help CPAs navigate the new practice privilege requirements, commonly referred to as mobility laws, that allow CPAs to practice across state borders.
Practice Management

Managing and developing young professionals

It's no secret that young professionals (YPs) are the future of our workforce. Engaging YPs now ensures future workforce development needs will be met – despite the retirement of baby boomers.
A&A

Private companies, auditors pressure Financial Accounting Foundation for separate standards

Auitors, private company executives, and lenders have submitted comment letters to the Financial Accounting Foundation in support of separate standards for private companies.
Community News

Cincinnati's Barnes Dennig plans community outreach day

Barnes Dennig has done other activities for team building in the past, but a community outreach event like this takes team building to a whole new level.

Ohio accounting students meet fraud expert

The old cliché, "If you want to build a better hen house, ask a fox," rang loud and clear today at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of April 25, 2011

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of April 25, 2011.
A&A

Making the most of the law firm mixer

Many accounting firms regularly network with law firms and host or attend events with a group of attorneys for the purpose of growing each firm’s or individual’s respective practice. The challenge is how to make these very nice events deliver the results we want.
A&A

Jaw-dropping budgeting errors make headlines in Maine and Ohio

Some recent budgeting mistakes have plenty of taxpayers scratching their heads as the issue shines a spotlight on the need for efficient accounting systems.
Tax

IRS filling vacancies on Taxpayer Advocacy Panel

The Internal Revenue Service is seeking civic-minded volunteers to serve on the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee that listens to taxpayers, identifies key issues, and makes recommendations for improving IRS service.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of March 21, 2011

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of March 21, 2011.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of February 28

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of February 28, 2011.
Education & Careers

University of Texas at Dallas team takes top honors in AICPA competition

Can a hotel become more sustainable and reduce its carbon footprint by using LED lighting and installing a rooftop garden? A team of four accounting students from the University of Texas at Dallas thinks so. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a popular luxury hotel think so, too. Jason Bramwell reports.
Community News

UT-Austin sweeps annual professors survey; PwC takes top ranking of firms

Public Accounting Report, CCH's independent newsletter of the accounting profession, has published results of its annual survey of accounting professors. UT-Austin swept the college rankings, while PwC took first place in the firm rankings.

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