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Education & Careers

Why You're Completely Wrong about How You Hire

For accounting majors, fall means recruiting season. They will probably be interviewed and evaluations—and these interviews and valuations will probably fail to achieve their purposes.
Education & Careers

PwC Takes Top Spot in Vault Accounting 50 for 2015

For the second-straight year, the Big Four firm was named the No. 1 accounting employer in North America, according to Vault.com's latest rankings that were released on Tuesday.
Practice

Mix of Old and New Comprise 2014 Vault Accounting 50

Vault.com released its 2014 Vault Accounting 50, a ranking of the fifty best accounting firms in the nation to work for. The survey asked more than 7,900 accountants to assess their peer accounting firms on a scale of one to ten based on prestige and quality of life factors.
A&A

UK Competition Commission Says Big Four Audit Dominance Not Best for Investors

The United Kingdom's Competition Commission (UKCC) says that the nation's audit market is dominated by the Big Four accounting firms, which has stanched competition for audit work from public companies to the detriment of their shareholders.
Practice

Big Four Firms' Growth Led by Advisory Services

The Big Four accounting firms posted solid revenue growth in 2012 thanks to an improving global economy, increased business deal activity, and, in particular, rising demand for their advisory services.
Practice

Ernst and Young Offers New Tax Offsets on Benefits to LGBT Employees

Ernst & Young LLP has joined an increasing number of employers to reimburse lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees for additional federal and state taxes they incur for their same-sex domestic partners' medical benefits. The mandated taxes average $1,500 annually.
Technology

Deloitte Buys Boutique Mobile App Firm

Big 4 accounting firm Deloitte started the new year by purchasing Seattle-based Ubermind. The 200-person firm develops mobile apps, e-commerce, and content management solutions for such companies as Apple, Target, Alaska Airlines, TruTV, Amtrak, and REI.
Community News

Finding His Voice – New York CPA Auditions for 'The Glee Project'

Move over Clark Kent. You're no longer the only seemingly button-down urban professional who's decided to shed his conservative suit and tie to pursue his true identity.
Technology

Technology and Environment Were Top Themes at KPMG Iberoamerica Tax Summit

At the latest KPMG Iberoamerica Tax Summit, where the environment and technology were key themes, over 50 percent of the audience said that the green agenda is a top strategic priority for their organizations, and 35 percent felt the cloud will be the greatest transformation from a technological point of view.
Community News

KPMG Service in Remembrance commemorated tenth anniversary of September 11

KPMG's Service in Remembrance nationwide employee volunteer campaign – commemorating the tenth anniversary of 9/11 – included thousands of KPMG firm members participating at 227 nonprofit organizations.
Community News

Call to Service: State CPA Societies Spearhead Day of Volunteerism

CPA Societies in Illinois, Virginia and Indiana are providing the impetus for firms and individuals nationwide to take part in the CPA Day of Service Friday, September 23, 2011. Individual CPAs and firms can choose their own service opportunity for an organization of their choice, and state CPA societies are promoting the event.
A&A

Ernst & Young LLP launches academic case study on sustainability reporting

As a professor of business administration at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business, a college widely regarded for its ability to prepare students to meet the social, ethical, and environmental stewardship issues of tomorrow, Dr. Richard Brownlee II is well versed in teaching sustainability topics to future business professionals.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of August 8, 2011

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of August 8, 2011.
Education & Careers

Ernst & Young mentoring program helps unlikely students navigate the road to college

College MAP (Mentoring for Access and Persistence), co-sponsored by College for Every Student and Ernst & Young, encourages and helps students who might not otherwise attend college.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of June 27, 2011

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of June 27, 2011.
Education & Careers

UCBerkeley accounting students win Deloitte Student Case Study Seminar competition

A team of accounting students from the University of California, Berkeley took top honors at the 16th annual National Student Case Study Seminar against five other national finalist schools from across the country,
A&A

Did Ernst & Young really assist financial fraud?

As the auditor of Lehman Brothers, Ernst & Young approved the use of Repo 105 transactions. These transactions were characterized as sales of assets and created a misleading picture of Lehman's financial position during the financial meltdown.
Education & Careers

E&Y's Keys to Campus prepares students for transition to college

Ernst & Young's New York headquarters in Times Square was the setting for the firm's inaugural Keys to the Campus program, helping to prepare high school students from diverse communities for the realities of college life.
Community News

KPMG teams with National Academy Foundation to strengthen high school accounting education

The National Academy Foundation (NAF) has teamed with Big Four firm KPMG LLP and the KPMG Foundation in a move to strengthen high school accounting education at its Academies of Finance (AOF) nationwide.
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.

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