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AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Performers with the Elijah Watt Sells Award

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has announced the winners of the 2010 Elijah Watt Sells Award. The award was presented to candidates who obtained the ten highest cumulative scores on all four sections of the computerized Uniform CPA Examination.
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Cross-Generational Issues: How to Develop and Deliver Perspective

In a previous article, I discussed how the four generations in today's workplace often don't understand each other's underlying perspectives and formational influences. As a follow-up, here I'll make some suggestions on what you can to do about it.
AccountingWEB Life

Accounting Jobs Are Safe in Current Economy

More than 90 percent of CFOs say they expect to maintain current levels of staff accounting positions for the second quarter of 2012. Here are the questions controllers should be asking themselves to make sure their staffing decisions are correct.
AccountingWEB Life

Feed the Pig - Feed the Future

A recent survey conducted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Ad Council indicates that today's difficult economic times have dramatically altered the way people between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-four think about the importance of savings.
A&A

IC Opportunities Event – A Forum for Industry Innovation and Change

Jason Blumer, of Blumer and Associates CPAs, has no problem admitting to the conservative nature of the accounting profession. Its reverence of tradition and legacy, its hierarchical leadership style, and its reliance on "tried-and-true" business practices, are what once made the profession great.
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KPMG to Offer Tax Offsets to LGBT Employees

KPMG LLP announced it now offers its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender (LGBT) partners and employees offsets for the additional federal and state tax costs incurred when they pay for same-sex domestic partner medical benefits. The tax equalization benefits will cover the 2012 tax year.
Tax

Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Might Face $2 Billion Tax Bill

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg may face a tax bill of $2 billion by taking his company public. Why so high? Tax experts say it's because of his plan to exercise stock options. According to CNNMoney, he owns 414 million shares of Facebook but also holds options to buy another 120 million shares at 6 cents apiece.
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CPAs Give Business Advice to Veterans through Partnership with SCORE

CPAs now have an opportunity to volunteer and provide up to five hours of free financial advice to veterans about how to start or grow their business. The program was launched through the AICPA's participation the Veteran Fast Launch Initiative sponsored by the Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE).
AccountingWEB Life

AICPA Creates Social Networking Site for Aspiring Accountants

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has partnered with Telligent to create a social networking site - This Way to CPA - for college students aspiring to become accountants. This Way to CPA is designed to increase awareness of AICPA and to drive its recruitment efforts.
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Intuit Small Business Employment Index Results

Small businesses created 50,000 new jobs in January but paid employees less and gave them fewer hours. The East Coast, especially New York, showed more weakness in employment than in other parts of the country. These are some of the results of Intuit's latest Small Business Employment Index.
Education & Careers

Ernst & Young Hosts Events to Enhance Diversity and Inclusiveness

Nearly 150 ethnically diverse students from 73 US campuses traveled to NYC to attend E&Y's sixth annual Discover Ernst & Young event. Accounting and business majors interacted with firm leaders and E&Y personnel, who were eager to present the challenges and exciting potential of an accounting career at E&Y.
Tax

Lessons from Lehman: It's All about Confidence

The entire financial crisis of 2008 was about credit and confidence, and the same holds true today. That was the message delivered by the former general counsel of Lehman Brothers, Kevin Genirs, during his keynote address February 1, 2012, at the LegalTech® conference in New York City.
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How to Ask for a Raise

One of the most challenging areas of work life that most professionals face is asking for a raise. It just feels uncomfortable to most people on so many different levels. They are concerned that bringing up the topic puts a target on their back, and the whole conversation might lead to a dismissal.
A&A

CGMA: Global Management Accounting Designation Launched by AICPA and CIMA

In a joint venture, the AICPA and the CIMA have launched a new global accounting designation – Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) – that recognizes the unique skills of professional management accountants working in business.
AccountingWEB Life

The Accountant Is In

Sometimes when I pass a small local business, I'll see a sign on the door that reads something like, "Gone for Lunch, Be Back at 1" or "On Vacation, Will Return Monday." It must be nice to dictate your own schedule and not be tied to your office working around the clock.
AccountingWEB Life

Karen Goodfriend Receives AICPA's 2011 PFP Distinguished Service Award

On January 17, the AICPA recognized Karen Goodfriend's long history of service when it named her the recipient of its 2011 Personal Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award. The award is given annually to an AICPA volunteer who significantly contributes to the advancement of personal financial planning.
AccountingWEB Life

Cluttered Desk, Cluttered Mind

A cluttered desk is not a sign of genius. It's a big flashing indicator of messiness. "Desk space is the highest value real estate in your office and should not be used as a storage station," says Paul Burton, who frequently speaks to accountants and lawyers about the productivity challenges they face.
Community News

The Edge of Glory – CPA Auditions for 'The Glee Project'

Last October, Nick DeSanto, aspiring singer, CPA, and senior auditor with Ernst & Young, tested his singing skills in Oxygen's "The Glee Project" competition. Participants selected after the auditions won a spot on the competition series, with the ultimate prize being a guest appearance on "Glee."
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.
Education & Careers

It's a New Year – Time to Jumpstart Your Career!

Make 2012 the year you take steps – even if they're baby steps – to boost your career! We've put together ten ideas for you to consider.

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