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A&A

IMA Ready to Compete with AICPA/CIMA Management Accounting Designation

The IMA, which has offered the CMA credential since 1972, is facing "fierce competition" from a new management accounting designation – Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) – that the AICPA and CIMA will launch in January 2012, according to Jeffrey Thomson, IMA President and CEO.
Tax

Repeat Winner Emerges in Deloitte Tax Competition

The College of William & Mary was the winner of the tax case study competition – FanTAXtic – sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation. Nine teams participated. Each student on the winning team received a $2,000 scholarship, while the winning school pocketed an institutional award of $10,000.
A&A

Clowning CPA Gives Back to Community

There's more on Edward Estrin's resume than his thirty-five-year career as a CPA and his tenure as president of the CalCPA. He's also a professional clown, who brings joy and laughter to sick children, senior citizens, and the men and women stationed at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
Tax

CBA Elects Michael Savoy Secretary/Treasurer

Michael Savoy, CPA and the managing director of Santa Monica–based Gumbiner Savett Inc., has been elected the California Board of Accountancy's secretary/treasurer for 2012. In this position, he will help drive the organization forward and keep its finances in sound shape. Savoy has been a CPA for thirty-seven years.
Education & Careers

2011 Bonuses Should Keep Pace with Previous Year

Bonus checks may be a little bigger this year, a recent survey suggests. Thirty percent of executives whose companies awarded bonuses last year said they plan to give higher bonuses this time around.
Education & Careers

Learn to Play Nice: Your Career Advancement Might Depend on It

It still pays to play nice at work, a new survey confirms. Nearly half of workers interviewed said being courteous to others can help an employee rise through the ranks. Another 41 percent said etiquette plays at least some role in career advancement.
Education & Careers

Closing the Gap: Employers and Employees Increasingly Struggle with Mismatching Talent

Employment professionals working on the ground to place talent within the finance and accounting industry say there's a hidden side to the manpower equation being eclipsed by those statistics: the mismatch between the talent pool and the needs of companies looking to hire.
Education & Careers

IMA Conference: Gaining a Competitive Advantage in the Job Market

Students, faculty, and business leaders will come together at the Institute of Management Accountant’s (IMA) Student Leadership Conference for three days of sessions devoted to networking, professional education, and mastering the tools and strategies that will lead to a job in management accounting.
Community News

Greg Anton Elected AICPA Chairman

Gregory J. Anton, CPA, has been elected the new chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for a one-year term ending in October 2012.
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.
Education & Careers

Is it legal to only hire the already-employed? The problems with must-be-employed rules

In their quest to find qualified workers, some employers are explicitly stating that they will only hire those who are already employed and will not consider the unemployed.
Community News

High school students learn firsthand about the accounting profession

Jennifer Dorigo, an accounting teacher at Kenmore East High School in Tonawanda, New York, decided she wanted her students to learn firsthand what the accounting profession is really like. She also wanted her students to strengthen their communication skills and increase their business knowledge.
A&A

Hiring teens to work for a business – don't take shortcuts

If your business clients need extra help, you might suggest they hire their teenage children to pitch in after school or on weekends. This strategy may result in tax savings and other potential benefits if the children are treated as official employees.
Education & Careers

Creative leadership: How organizations can enable leaders to innovate

Forward-thinking leaders learn to harness complexity to their advantage. They take processes with many distinctive parts and integrate each element into a smoothly functioning whole.
Practice Management

Managing and developing young professionals

It's no secret that young professionals (YPs) are the future of our workforce. Engaging YPs now ensures future workforce development needs will be met – despite the retirement of baby boomers.
Education & Careers

AICPA debuts E.D.G.E. conference for future CPA leaders

The newest generation of CPA leaders will have the chance to hone both their professional skills and personal growth this summer when the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) hosts its inaugural E.D.G.E. conference.
Education & Careers

A social life: When employees and applicants take to Facebook

Imagine one of your employees bashes your company or their coworkers on Facebook. You might think that you could fire that employee. But you would probably be wrong.
Education & Careers

Millennials frustrated with weak economy, scarcity of jobs

POLL: Only 31% of young people 18-29 approve of the President’s handling of youth unemployment, 69% say Washington is not addressing concerns of young people.
Education & Careers

IMA survey finds slight increase in salaries for finance and accounting professionals

The Institute of Management Accountants' recent salary survey found that, while salary increases were moderate in 2010, accountants holding professional certification have greater earning power than those with no certification.
Education & Careers

Survey: Most workers are comfortable with negotiating a higher salary

Talking about compensation with a potential employer can be a nerve-racking experience, especially in a tight job market. But most of today's professionals aren't shy about asking companies to show them the money.

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