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A new way to attract accounting talent? E&Y might be onto something big
With tax season in full swing, Big Four firm Ernst & Young is already checking out the list of hiring possibilities among accounting students and soon-to-be grads. This year, the firm is taking an unconventional approach to reaching the top talent. That is, it is meeting the students where they "live," online.
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Top tech etiquette offenders; guide helps prevent blunders
In the days when tweets were bird sounds and a text was a book, workplace blunders had a limited audience. Now, however, these missteps can receive broad exposure with unhappy consequences. Approximately three out of four human resources (HR) managers polled by Menlo Park, CA-based Robert Half said technology etiquette breaches can affect a person's career prospects.
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Many baby boomers see retirement delayed at least four years
Half of Baby Boomer clients who have postponed retirement due to the economic downturn expect to work at least four years longer than they originally planned, according to CPA financial planners surveyed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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SEC adopts say-on-pay rules for executive compensation
On January 25, 2011, the SEC adopted new rules regarding shareholder approval of executive compensation and the golden parachute compensation arrangements as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
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The voice of Yale hockey: Mild-mannered accountant Mark Ryba
Whoever said accountants are stuffy has not met, or rather heard, Mark Ryba. He's fairly unassuming. He talks numbers by day. But on weekend nights, his exceptional voice booms off the walls at Ingall's Rink as the announcer for Yale's hockey team.
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KPMG expands its global outsourcing advisory services through acquisition of EquaTerra
Big Four firm KPMG has announced the closing of an agreement to acquire the business of advisory firm EquaTerra. According to a company announcement, the acquisition is consistent with the KPMG network's growth strategy, focusing on organic and inorganic opportunities in select high-demand market sectors.
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There's nothing new about accounting firms having a presence on Facebook. All of the big firms have firm pages on Facebook, and many smaller firms are jumping on board as well. What's new this week is that Big Four firm Ernst & Young has added a contest to its Facebook page, with iPads as the prize. Check it out!
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