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Are You a Secret Expert?

Do you serve a particular niche especially well? Have you served clients with complex issues that took a great deal of research? Do you have more knowledge than most in a particular area of tax or accounting? If so, congratulations – you're an expert. But are you keeping your hard-earned expert status a secret?
Education & Careers

Krista McMasters, CliftonLarsonAllen Co-CEO, Announces Retirement

Krista McMasters – the first and only female to serve as CEO among the nation's current top fifty CPA firms and currently co-CEO of CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) – has announced she's retiring from the firm as of April 1, 2013.
Education & Careers

Xero Hires Google's Stuart McLean to Lead Global Marketing Efforts

The young online accounting software company Xero announced a recent coup – hiring Stuart McLean away from Google Australia, where he was Cloud business applications development leader. McLean will lead Xero's worldwide sales and marketing team.
Education & Careers

'Fun and Dedicated' Workforce Pays Off for El Paso Firm

One look at the El-Paso, Texas-based public accounting firm Strickler & Prieto, LLP's website, and there's little doubt that happy, healthy employees are considered an integral part of the firm's skill set.
A&A

FASB Appoints New Members to Its Task Force and Advisory Groups

On March 11, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announced the appointment of new members to the Emerging Issues Task Force, the Investors Technical Advisory Committee, and the Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee.
Practice

What You Need to Know Before Recommending a Financial Advisor

Being able to offer sound financial planning advice for clients will require an accountant to gain certification, designation as a financial advisor, or to partner with someone who can be entrusted to serve clients well in this area.
Education & Careers

Accountants Pay Seen Rising an Average 3.3 Percent This Year

Accountants with solid credentials should have no employment worries, because demand and pay throughout the profession are showing strong gains this year, according to reports from the recruitment firm Robert Half International.
Education & Careers

IU's Kelley School of Business Partners with CFA Institute

Indiana University's (IU) Kelley School of Business has achieved CFA Program Partner status with CFA Institute, which offers the premier certification in the investment industry worldwide.
A&A

Accountants' Worries Range from Fuel Costs to Value of US Dollar

A new report, “Drivers of Change in the US,” is an analysis of a 2012 survey of 550 members of the ACCA and the IMA who were asked to rank their concerns about the changes and challenges facing the accounting profession now and in the future.
Education & Careers

American Society of Women Accountants Rebrands to Advance Women in Accounting and Finance

The American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA) has announced the organization officially changed its name to the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance, with the tagline, "Connect. Advance. Lead."
Education & Careers

Tax Professionals Will Continue To Be in Great Demand for Years

Combine an uncertain economic environment, increased government regulations, and the number of Baby Boomers retiring, and you have a sharp increase in demand for seasoned corporate tax professionals.
A&A

PCAOB Announces Investor Advisory Group Members

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) announced March 1, 2013, twenty new and reappointed members of its Investor Advisory Group (IAG). These members will serve three-year terms ending in October 2015.
Practice

Teaming with a Financial Advisor

Recommending a financial advisor to a client is one of the most important recommendations you can make. Customers will trust your recommendation; therefore, there is a potential your future with that customer could be impacted.
Education & Careers

IMA Opens Registration for Annual Conference and Exposition

The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) has opened registration for its ninety-fourth Annual Conference and Exposition to be held June 22-26 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Tax

Colleges Gear Up for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Season

College students, eager to get a taste of the accounting profession, are once again turning out to assist low-income taxpayers file their tax returns through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Education & Careers

CBIZ Looks to the Skies, Oceans, Mountains to Highlight CFOs

Every accountant knows the stereotype: the cautious, change-averse perfectionist more comfortable in the world of numbers than the messy world of people and experiences. CFOs suffer some of the same misperceptions.
Practice

How to Create a No-Equity Partner Position in Your Firm

Most firms are faced with the dilemma of keeping long-term managers who are major contributors to the firm, but for whatever reason, are not ready to be equity partners (or who perhaps never will have what it takes to be equity partners).
Education & Careers

Ernst & Young Supports the CCSS for Education

Ernst & Young recently joined the ranks of seventy top business leaders in proclaiming their support of the Common Core State Standards for education, which are designed to ensure students leave school with the skills needed to succeed in college and careers.
Education & Careers

KPMG Book Donation Program Tied to Pro Golfers' Tournament Wins

KPMG is leveraging its sponsorship of two top professional golfers – Phil Mickelson and Stacy Lewis – by donating 5,000 new books to local schools for each tournament victory the golfers achieve this season.
Education & Careers

Judge Rules KPMG Gender Discrimination Suit Can Proceed

A class-action gender discrimination lawsuit filed by five former KPMG LLP female professional employees against the Big Four accounting firm may go forward, a US district court judge in New York ruled February 7.

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