Articles by Deanna C. White

Education & Careers

The 'CSI Niche': AICPA Boosts Forensic Accounting

AICPA launches forensic accounting mentorship program to meet growing need.
Education & Careers

How VITA Builds Tax Skills While Helping Communities

Put away your cynicism; we actually have a warm and fuzzy story that involves the IRS.
Practice Management

How Yoga Brings Balance to CPAs

One CPA shows that yoga is not a fringe activity for hippies, but a terrific way for busy CPAs to recharge themselves during tax season – or anytime.
Practice Management

Wristbands Get Indiana CPA Firm Moving at Tax Time

On any normal day Katie Bailey, audit manager at CPA firm Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC (DOZ) in Carmel, Indiana, would definitely consider herself an active person. But during tax season, Bailey, who like most CPAs logs 12- to 13-hour days from January to April, it’s no longer a matter of how much she moves in a given day, but if she moves—at all. Now, that's changing.
Technology

Accounting’s Got ‘Game’: Bank On It Designed to Engage High Schoolers

A new accounting game launched this month by the American Institute of CPAs, Bank On It, challenges high school students on accounting fundamentals and real-world workplace scenarios in the context of an online board game.
Practice

AICPA Issues Practice Standards for CPAs on Personal Financial Planning Services

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) earlier this month released additional guidance, "Statement on Standards in Personal Financial Planning Services," that ensures the profession’s “rigorous code of professional conduct” applies to all CPA financial planners.
Practice

For CPAs, Workplace Wellness Programs Transcend the Fiscal Bottom Line

A recent study by RAND Corporation revealed that when it comes to workplace wellness programs, there may be a distinct difference in the type of programs that reduce costs and lower net savings. However, many accounting firm leaders say their workplace wellness programs do not have costs or savings in mind. Instead, they are designed to keep employees engaged, healthy, and happy.
Education & Careers

AICPA Offers New Scholarship for Transfer Students

Created for the 2014-15 academic year, the American Institute of CPAs Foundation Two-Year Transfer Scholarship provides $1,000 to recipients who have earned an associate’s degree in business, accounting, finance, or economics and declared their intent to major in accounting at a four-year college or university.
Practice

Reciprocal Giving: EY Program Assists Startup Companies, Motivates Employees

Fifteen corporate volunteers recently spent seven weeks in Latin America helping local businesses as part of the EY Americas Corporate Responsibility Fellows program. The initiative helps global entrepreneurs expand employment, generate wealth, and inspire others to innovate in their communities.
Education & Careers

AICPA Competition: Portland Students’ Creative Financial Plan Nets Top Honors

A team of accounting students from the University of Portland turned into personal financial planners – and devised an award-winning plan to help a fictional young entrepreneur take control of his finances and pay off his debt.
Community News

Retiring MSCPA CEO Reflects on Past and Future of the Profession

Just days before his retirement from the MSCPA, AccountingWEB sat down with Theodore J. Flynn to discuss the major changes that have impacted the profession over the last four decades, the current state of the CPA industry, and where things are headed in the future.
A&A

Demand for 'CPA Sleuths' on the Rise

In today's increasingly litigious society, there's certainly no shortage of lawsuits or the lawyers needed to negotiate those proceedings. There's a new player emerging as an indispensable part of many attorneys' legal teams: the forensic accountant.
Education & Careers

Deloitte Program Bridges Gap from Barracks to Boardroom

America's business community has instituted many wonderful programs to help veterans transition from the military to the corporate world. Deloitte officials say they're proud to add their own innovative CORE Program to the mix.
Education & Careers

Accounting PhDs Teach First College Classes

Tammie Schaefer, CPA, is just one of the twelve "newly minted" PhDs, and the first wave of ADS Program graduates, who are currently teaching their first classes this fall semester on college campuses across the country.
A&A

AICPA Survey Reveals Split Decision on Economic Outlook

The fourth quarter "AICPA Business and Industry US Economic Outlook Survey" reveals business executives view the economic prospects for the coming year through a split screen.
Education & Careers

CFPB Study Underscores Need for Financial Literacy

A new report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suggests the amount of money spent on financial marketing greatly outweighs the amount of money spent on financial education.
Education & Careers

Georgia CPAs Take Financial Literacy Lessons to the Schools

Eighth grade students across Georgia got a leg up on basic concepts of financial literacy during the Georgia Society of CPAs' (GSCPA) inaugural Financial Literacy Student Outreach initiative.
Education & Careers

AICPA John Carey Scholars to Bring Unique Perspective to Field

The John L. Carey Scholarship is a one-year, $5,000 scholarship specifically designed to assist students who have decided to make the transition from liberal arts and other nontraditional business backgrounds to pursue graduate accounting degrees and become CPAs.