Careers

Career watch: CPA profession provides job opportunities

"The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks accounting and auditing as one of the leading professions in terms of job openings," said Sara Portner, MNCPA Chair. "Accountants and auditors who have a professional certification, especially CPAs, have the best prospects."
Education & Careers

Strong hiring demand forecast for accounting grads

Newly minted accountants have some of the brightest job prospects in the nation, with nearly 90 percent of accounting firms forecasting the same or increased hiring of graduates this year compared with 2010.
Education & Careers

Do for-profit colleges deserve taxpayer support?

The for-profit college industry has come under a firestorm of controversy from a number of sources for allegedly using misleading, possibly fraudulent, marketing, and student recruiting practices.
Technology

Emily Post for the tech generation: How to behave online

School's almost out, but class is always in session when it comes to the job search. As new graduates prepare to enter the work world, they should pay as much attention to technology "etiquette" as they do promoting their mastery of technology.
Education & Careers

World of Accounting introduces profession to Rochester, NY high school students

The World of Accounting showcase, hosted by the Rochester chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) on April 29, provided nearly 200 New York high school students with an opportunity to explore career options in accounting.
Education & Careers

Social networking provides new playing field for U.S. job seekers

Almost one-in-five people surveyed from the United States are going online in their hunt for work, however many are growing nervous about the potential career fallout from personal content on social networking sites.
Education & Careers

Favorite interview questions of potential employers

The resume helps land the interview, but when it comes to making hiring decisions, employers are looking for less-obvious clues that an applicant is right for the job.
Practice

Is this dress code professionalism overkill?

If you are thinking about branding or flexibility for your firm’s people, the 43-page new dress code from Swiss bank UBS AG should get your attention.
Practice Development

Accountants as business advisors

Mark Lee, consultant practice editor of our sister site, AccountingWEB.co.uk, and chairman of the Tax Advice Network, offers accountants some food for thought.
Education & Careers

More bad news for job searchers

Chief financial officers are markedly shifting their focus from cost cutting to revenue growth, but they remain wary of increased hiring at home, according to the results of the Deloitte CFO Signals quarterly survey for the first quarter of 2011.
Education & Careers

Globalsym: International accounting students lock business horns in this fierce competition

It's not often you find a heated contest between Texans and… the Irish. No, it's not sports, dancing celebrities, a weight-loss challenge, or politics. This competition involves bean counting and business know-how.
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

Students and professionals join to make a difference in Deloitte's Alternative Spring Break program

Students with a passion for community service, who really want to give back, will experience a different kind of spring break when they join Deloitte professionals as volunteers in underserved communities.
Practice Management

Going through the motions: Only 1/3 of workers are engaged in their jobs

Remember mood rings – those unstylish color-changing rings that would give you away if you were embarrassed, in love, or just having a hot flash? Now Globoforce has announced the 21st Century version of the mood ring – the Globoforce Workforce Mood Tracker.
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.
A&A

Buck and Schroeder join Financial Accounting Standards Board

The Financial Accounting Foundation has announced the appointments of Daryl E. Buck and R. Harold (Hal) Schroeder to the FASB. Buck and Schroeder will fill two additional seats on the FASB that were announced in August, bringing the size of the FASB board to seven members.
Practice Management

Employers offer training, flexible schedules, mentoring to attract, retain staff

Companies concerned about keeping top performers and attracting new ones might be sweetening the pot with non-monetary benefits, according to a recent survey. Subsidized training and education topped the list of perks.
Practice

Small business employment index indicates job growth in January

Small business employment continued to show encouraging growth in January, with hours worked showing a strong increase as wages grew slightly, according to a recent survey.
Community News

UT-Austin sweeps annual professors survey; PwC takes top ranking of firms

Public Accounting Report, CCH's independent newsletter of the accounting profession, has published results of its annual survey of accounting professors. UT-Austin swept the college rankings, while PwC took first place in the firm rankings.
Education & Careers

Job Outlook survey shows positive trends for accounting graduates

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conducted its annual Job Outlook 2011 survey and found that hiring trends for 2011 graduates are looking positive.

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