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WICPA names college ambassadors at three Wisconsin universities

Kevin Block, Jill Brown, and Tracy Werner, students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, respectively, have been named College Ambassadors by the WICPA Educational Foundation, Inc.

NYSSCPA's Barry appointed to AICPA Board of Trustees

Joanne S. Barry, CAE, executive director of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, has been appointed as a member to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Foundation Board of Trustees.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of September 7, 2010

Following is the latest roundup of firm news for the week of September 7, 2010.
Community News

Beta Alpha Psi student and faculty volunteers clean up San Jose Guadalupe River

More than 900 members of Beta Alpha Psi, the professional honors organization for financial information students and professionals, supported by 50 employees from KPMG LLP, descended on the Guadalupe River trail last month to undertake a massive clean-up effort.

CPAs sponsor Webinar on BP oil spill reimbursement process

CPA societies from Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, in cooperation with the Accounting CPE Network and BizVision, are sponsoring a Webinar designed for CPAs whose clients are filing claims through the BP reimbursement process.
Education & Careers

COAP program sees continued growth as it approaches milestone

This year marked another period of increased enrollment in the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession program, a NYSSCPA initiative that recruits minority high school juniors from public and private schools in New York to the CPA profession.

Conrad Davis: Creating a mentoring climate at CalCPA

Realizing the full benefits and rewards of being a Certified Public Accountant comes when the CPA is involved with the profession and its future, said Conrad Davis, newly appointed chairman of the California Society of CPAs.
Education & Careers

OSCPA grants scholarships at minority accounting program

Seven Ohio high school students recently were awarded $500 scholarships at the Accounting Careers Awareness Program.
Education & Careers

Accounting associations create commission to study higher education in accounting

The American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants have formed the Pathways Commission to study possible future paths of higher education for those seeking entry into the accounting profession.
Community News

Financial Accounting Foundation names Schroeder to lead review of accounting standards

The Financial Accounting Foundation has announced that Mark Schroeder, a recently retired senior partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP, has been named post-implementation review leader.
Community News

Beckwith, Bodine, Lords named to Private Company Financial Reporting Committee

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Accounting Standards Board jointly announced that George Beckwith, National Gypsum Company, Charlotte, N.C.; Stephen Bodine, audit and accounting principal, LarsonAllen, LLP, Minneapolis; and Steven D. Lords, Martin-Harris Construction, Las Vegas, were named to the Private Company Financial Reporting Committee.

Exclusive interview: Joanne Barry, executive director of NYSSCPA

The voice of CPAs in New York has just become stronger because of the broadened scope of practice established by the Accountancy Reform Act of 2009, according to Joanne Barry, the newly appointed executive director of the New York State Society of CPAs.

AICPA publishes guide to help CPAs comply with engagement letter requirement

The AICPA has developed a new guide, Compilation and Review Engagements, for CPAs at smaller firms who perform financial audits. The guide is designed to help them comply with a new engagement letter requirement.

AICPA national MAP survey is underway

The AICPA Private Companies Practice Section, in partnership with the Texas Society of CPAs, is gathering data for its much-anticipated benchmarking survey, which enables firms to compare management policies and financial results against other firms.
Community News

Connecticut Society of CPAs elects 2010-2011 leadership

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants (CSCPA) has elected its board of directors for the 2010-2011 activity year.

Madoff whistleblower to speak at MNCPA conference

The lineup of keynote speakers at the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Management & Business Advisers Conference includes a Bernie Madoff whistleblower, a former Medtronic CEO, and the subject of a major Hollywood motion picture.

AICPA, SHRM recognize successful financial literacy programs

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Society for Human Resource Management are creating a national award that recognizes employers for financial education programs for staff.

NASBA Chief David Costello moving on to an even brighter future

David Costello is ready for new horizons. In April, he announced that he will step down from the top spot at the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy. When he goes, he’ll leave the organization much better than he found it.
Education & Careers

Peggy Wood, the NYSSCPA, and the 21st Century

Change may be the new norm for accountants. Confronted with issues of an unprecedented scale that affect clients and the day-to-day practice of accounting in firms and industry, they must engage and find solutions.
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New Jersey CPA Society gives members new way to connect online

The New Jersey Society of CPAs has added a social networking site so its members can meet online, seek out colleagues, and form discussion groups.


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