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2012 SCACPA 'Women to Watch Award' Winners

The "Women to Watch Award," which is cosponsored by the AICPA and the SCACPA, highlights the accomplishments of women in the CPA profession. This year's three winners were recognized at the Women in Leadership Conference.
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AICPA Publishes Consumer Book on Personal Finance

Available in January, "Save Wisely, Spend Happily" - a field guide to personal finance - combines the insight of 125 CPAs under the direction of best-selling author Sharon Lecther.
Education & Careers

Lights. Camera. Action! AICPA Project Innovation

The AICPA is now accepting entries for the 2012-2013 "Project Innovation: Competition of Creative Excellence." This year's competition challenges high school students to develop a hit TV show focused on the accounting profession.

Proposed Whistleblower Standard Presents Challenges

The IESBA has issued an exposure draft intended to encourage accountants to blow the whistle on unethical companies or individuals; some of the changes may conflict with other ethical responsibilities.

Global Economic Outlook - More Pessimists than Optimists

The third quarter CGMA Global Economic Forecast shows that pessimists now outnumber optimists nearly 8:1, as senior finance executives take an increasingly dim view of the global economy.

AICPA Names Outstanding CPA in Government Award Winners

John H. Fisher and Roger A. Norman are the 2012 recipients of the AICPA Outstanding CPA in Government Award. Fisher posthumously received the federal government award, and Norman received the award for state government.

CPA Mobility Becomes Law in California

CPAs from outside California will now be able to serve clients in the state without obtaining a license or paying a fee to the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) under a new law signed on September 20 by Governor Jerry Brown.

FASB Update on Private Company Framework

A recent webcast presented by the FASB reviewed key areas of the “Private Company Decision-Making Framework – A Framework for Evaluating Financial Accounting and Reporting Guidance for Private Companies” staff paper.
Education & Careers

Focus of AICPA’s 2012 Accounting Competition

This year's AICPA accounting competition challenges students to solve some of the most pressing financial issues facing the United States while considering what it takes to get politicians elected.
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McGladrey's Bruce Webb Appointed as ASB Chairman

McGladrey Partner Bruce Webb is the new chairman of the AICPA's Auditing Standards Board, the senior technical committee designated to issue auditing, attestation, and quality control standards.

AICPA Extends Comment Deadlines

The Professional Ethics Executive Committee and the Accounting and Review Services Committee have extended deadlines on exposure drafts of proposed revisions for nonattest services and of requirements for compilation services.

ABS Seeks Feedback Specific to Auditor's Reports

The AICPA's Auditing Standards Board is asking members to complete a survey designed to help inform its response to the IAASB's Invitation to Comment regarding auditor's reports on financial statements.

AICPA Recommends Changes to IRS Form 990

The AICPA has recommended changes be made to IRS Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax. Some observers say the once-straightforward form has become too complex.
Education & Careers

CIMA's Research Initiative

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants is looking to fund innovative research that challenges and offers fresh perspectives on a range of topics that are of interest to CIMA members.
Education & Careers

National Report on Future of Accounting Education

The future of accounting education is the subject of a study released by the AICPA and the AAA. The University of Rhode Island's Mark Higgins was instrumental in crafting the assessment and recommendations.
Education & Careers

Money Is Low Priority in Parent-Child Talks

Even in today's dire economic environment, a study conducted by the AICPA found that money is among the lowest priorities in conversations between parents and their children.
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AICPA Best Early Career Researcher Award Winner

The AICPA has announced that Jasmijn C. Bol, PhD, associate professor of accounting, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, was awarded the Best Early Career Researcher Award.
Education & Careers

Pathways Report on Accounting Ed Released

The AAA and the AICPA, the founding sponsors of the Pathways Commission on Accounting Higher Education, released its new report - "Charting a National Strategy for the Next Generation of Accountants."
Education & Careers

Take the Fast Track to Leadership Success

The current worldwide financial crisis and a shortage of talent have given financial professionals greater opportunities to advance their careers and create broader roles for themselves in their organizations.
Education & Careers

AICPA Honors Student with Medal of Inspiration Award

The AICPA has announced that Paul Wright, a student at Western Washington University, was awarded Beta Alpha Psi's Medal of Inspiration Award at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting in Baltimore.


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