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Assistant Professor at USC Awarded AICPA-CIMA Best Early Career Researcher Award

David Erkens, an assistant professor of accounting at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, was awarded the 2013 Best Early Career Researcher Award.
Education & Careers

New AICPA Online Community Dedicated to Young CPAs

As a way of giving young members an opportunity to connect with their peers beyond the traditional social networking platforms, the AICPA on August 1 launched an online community for young CPAs – the Young CPA Network.
Education & Careers

Career Wisdom to Pass On Early

Wouldn't we all like a jump-start in the fast-paced and competitive work world? When facilitating discussions within groups of students and alumni or other multigenerational groups, I often ask: "What do you wish you knew sooner in your career?"
Education & Careers

Sage Transforms Accounting Professionals into Trusted Advisors with New Curriculum

On July 23, Sage North America announced the launch of the Competitive Edge for Accounting Professionals: Value Beyond Tax and Compliance Services, a new CPE program for accounting professionals.
Community News

PwC Makes Several Changes within US Leadership Team

Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) announced several changes to its US leadership team on July 24, including the creation of two new leadership roles, effective immediately.
Community News

Darrell Thaw Takes the Helm of Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants

Darrell Thaw, CPA, begins his term as the 2013-2014 chair of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), leading a membership of over 13,000 CPAs across the state of Georgia.
A&A

FAF Appoints James Kroeker Vice Chairman of FASB

James Kroeker, a former chief accountant for the SEC who most recently served as a deputy managing partner with Deloitte LLP, was appointed a member and vice chairman of the FASB.
A&A

Study: Women Improve Quality of Corporate Accounting; Mandating Board Gender Quotas Does Not

Are women better equipped than men to oversee corporate finances? Several recent studies in "Accounting Horizons," published by the American Accounting Association, have suggested as much.
Education & Careers

New Beta Alpha Psi Director to Merge Technology, Tradition

When Margaret Fiorentino takes office as the new executive director of the Beta Alpha Psi (BAP) international honor organization this August, she will face a daunting yet exciting challenge. Those who know her say Fiorentino is more than up to the job.
Education & Careers

When Unwanted Events Happen to Good Accountants

If managing a professional practice was easy, anyone could do it. Today, in particular, we are all continually besieged by too many things competing for our time and attention.
Education & Careers

ACE Award Recipient Announced

Sarah Galley, firm administrator with Pohlman & Talmage CPAs, received the Association for Accounting Administration's Achievement, Commitment, Excellence (ACE) Award at its June 2013 National Practice Management Conference in Detroit.
Education & Careers

New Ernst & Young Global CEO Ushers In Firm Rebranding

Mark Weinberger was named global chairman and CEO of Ernst & Young (EY) on July 1, the same day the Big Four firm announced the adoption of EY as its global brand name, unveiled a new logo, and adopted "Building a better working world" as its purpose and tagline.
Education & Careers

Midyear Motivation: Four Tips for Getting Energized

We have reached the midyear point when people may not be feeling as motivated as they were months ago when New Year's resolutions were being made. The good news is that there is still time to make the most of the remaining year.
A&A

Statements Regarding Retirement of FASB's Seidman and GASB's Attmore

The FAF and the AICPA released the following statements regarding the retirement on June 30 of Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Chairman Leslie F. Seidman and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) Chairman Robert H. Attmore.
Education & Careers

ICPAS President Seeks to Attract New Generation of Members

If you're trying to find the Illinois CPA Society's (ICPAS) new President and CEO Todd Shapiro, chances are you won't catch him in his downtown Chicago office. That's because he's busy conducting his own ICPAS whistle-stop tour of sorts.
Education & Careers

ACCA and IMA Announce New Global Initiative Promoting Financial Leadership and Performance

The ACCA and IMA have announced a new strategic initiative for the global finance profession – Financial Leadership and Performance.
Tax

New Legislation Would Make Enrolled Agents Easier to Find

Ohio Senator Rob Portman and Louisiana Congressman Charles Boustany Jr. introduced legislation on June 11 that would allow enrolled agents to be able to identify themselves with their Treasury Department-granted credential in any state in the country.
Education & Careers

Moss Adams Pledges $500,000 to Western Washington University

Moss Adams has pledged to donate $500,000 over the next five years to the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University to help fund student scholarships and enhance faculty development opportunities.
Education & Careers

Committed to the Climb: Plante Moran Launches Women in Leadership Initiative

In April, Plante Moran, a company long known for its groundbreaking approach to attracting and developing top female talent, announced the launch of its new Women in Leadership initiative to ensure aspiring female leaders don't have to travel the path to leadership alone.
Practice

2013 Best Public Accounting Firms for Women Announced

The 2013 Accounting MOVE Project list of Best Public Accounting Firms for Women is drawn from the thirty-seven firms that participated in the project. Firms were ranked on the range, depth, and success of programs and workplace culture proven to remove barriers to women's success.

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