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PwC outdoes other big firms on DiversityInc's 2011 Top 50 list

Each year, DiversityInc publishes its Top 50 Companys for Diversity, assessing the diversity management in corporate America and globally. This year, all of the Big Four firms have a presence on the new annual listing.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of February 28

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of February 28, 2011.
A&A

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.
Education & Careers

A new way to attract accounting talent? E&Y might be onto something big

This year, Big Four firm Ernst & Young is taking an unconventional approach to reaching the top talent. That is, it is meeting the students where they "live," online.
Community News

Ernst & Young Gives $1M to UGA School of Accounting

Ernst & Young has pledged $1 million to the Tull School of Accounting in the University of Georgia Terry College of Business.
A&A

AccountingWEB scholarship winners embark on life after college

Since graduating college in the past year, the three students who won $500 scholarships from AccountingWEB in 2009 are finding their niche in the accounting profession. Jason Bramwell reports.
Community News

Arizona State University students, pwc, Habitat for Humanity build home for family

From crunching numbers to hammering nails, Arizona State University students took a break from their books to lend a hand to Habitat for Humanity.
Community News

Big Four firms support participation in science, technology, engineering, math

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte have joined 100 corporations and foundations as participants in Change the Equation, a new CEO-led effort to cultivate widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Community News

New pwc brand puts emphasis on commitment to clients

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) - the Big Four tax, audit and advisory services firm with global headquarters in London and U.S. headquarters in New York - introduced a new visual identity during a relaunch of its Web sites.
Community News

ASU accounting students team with pwc to build Habitat for Humanity house

ASU’s Department of Information Systems Club (DISC) and Beta Alpha Psi, an honor society for accounting students, are joining together with pwc to make home ownership a reality for one Phoenix family.
Community News

Hedge fund investors sue Ernst & Young over fraudulent auditing practices

Five investors who lost millions of dollars following the collapse of a Plano, TX-based hedge fund in 2008 filed a lawsuit against Ernst & Young LLP last week that accuses the Big Four accounting firm of fraud during its time as the fund’s auditor.
A&A

KPMG Living Green program exceeds carbon footprint-reduction goals

KPMG LLP, the Big 4 audit, tax, and advisory firm, this week announced it achieved a 26 percent reduction in its carbon footprint from 2007 through 2009, exceeding the firm’s stated three-year commitment of a 25 percent reduction in just two years.
Education & Careers

Deloitte's Maximum Impact gives student recruits a chance to volunteer

Deloitte's Maximum Impact: Alternative Spring Break gives students a chance to see a different side of the Big Four and work with accounting professionals in community service projects.
Education & Careers

Accounting and xTREME? Rarely found in the same sentence

The xTREME Games include xTAX, short for "Extreme Tax," and xACT, short for “Extreme Accounting.” Both are case competitions that expose students to real tax and accounting situations.
Community News

Fortune reveals its Top 100 List; Big Four make the grade

Fortune magazine has revealed its much-anticipated list of 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2010, with all Big Four accounting firms on the list.
Community News

E&Y firm and six partners charged with accounting violations

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged Ernst & Young LLP and six of its current and former partners, including three who are members of the firm's national office, for their roles relating to an accounting fraud at Bally Total Fitness Holding Corporation.
Tax

Scammers calling themselves Coopers & Lybrand try to sell worthless investments

The value of a reputation associated with a name was made evident recently when individuals claiming to be from an organization called Coopers & Lybrand tried to sell shares in worthless companies to investors.
Community News

Sharp decline reported in number of New York area accounting professionals

The latest Crain’s New York business list of the Top 25 Accounting firms in the New York area shows a significant decline in the number of accounting professionals working at these firms

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