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Recruiting Top Talent Where They "Live"

If you're looking to recruit anyone with a sense of adventure or fun, especially Gen Xers/Yers, the best thing you can do is highlight the personal (read: non-accounting) side of your firm and do it where they "live."
Community News

Leadership Transition at the SEC

US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro, who took the agency's helm in 2009, will depart the SEC on December 14. Elisse Walter has been designated the new chairman.
Education & Careers

Survey Finds Morale High Among Workers

The mood around the office water cooler is generally positive, new research suggests. In an Accountemps survey, nearly four in ten workers (39 percent) described the morale at their companies as very good.
Education & Careers

Employee Confidence Index Decreases, Second Consecutive Quarter

The Mergis Group Finance and Accounting Employee Confidence Index decreased this quarter to 50.4. This was a 2.2 point decline over the second quarter of 2012, although 5.3 points higher than this time last year.
Education & Careers

AICPA Names Murphy Gold Medal Winner

The AICPA Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service is presented annually to a CPA who has made major contributions to the profession. This year's recipient is Leslie Murphy, CPA, president and CEO of Murphy Consulting Inc.
Practice

One Bad Apple: Managing Poor Performers

Managers asking themselves, "Where does the day go?" may now have an answer. CFOs recently surveyed said that, on average, supervisors spend 17 percent of their time overseeing poorly performing employees.
Education & Careers

Women's Initiatives: Lame or Legit?

My male boss wanted me to coordinate a "women's initiatives" panel for a group of managing partners across the United States, Canada, and Mexico who are part of our association. I rolled my eyes. I couldn't help it.
Education & Careers

Firms Extend Helping Hand After Hurricane Sandy

Accounting firms along the East Coast were impacted by Hurricane Sandy and so were their clients. Many are now going the extra mile to help employees and their communities.
Education & Careers

AICPA Announces Public Service Award Winners

For many CPAs, the act of giving back is much more than a passing gesture of goodwill that grips them once or twice a year. Rather, it is a true spirit of generosity and compassion that is integral to their lives.
Education & Careers

Three Percent Salary Increase 'New Normal'

While employees may not see much improvement in base pay next year, the prevalence and size of short-term incentives has increased substantially, according to the sixth annual "Compensation Planning Survey."
Education & Careers

Ohio Society of CPAs Names Scott Wiley President, CEO

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) has announced that Scott D. Wiley, CAE, will become president and CEO in February following the retirement of J. Clarke Price, CAE, who has led OSCPA for twenty-two years.
Education & Careers

AICPA Honors Top Accounting Educators

On October 18, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) honored some the best and brightest forward-thinking educators when it announced the 2012 recipients of three accounting curriculum awards.
Education & Careers

Wiley Launches PasstheTaxExam.com

John Wiley & Sons announced the launch of PasstheTaxExam.com, an online platform that will provide registered tax return preparer (RTRP) candidates with review guides, practice software, study tips, and exam resources.
Community News

Ron Eagle Joins Avalara as Strategic Advisor

Avalara, a provider of sales tax automation services in the Cloud, announced that Ron Eagle, former president of the ITA, will serve as strategic advisor within Avalara's Accounting and Advisory Services Program.
Community News

Jackson Hewitt Names Franchise of the Year

The Jackson Hewitt Franchise of the Year Award is given to the franchise that exhibits the highest level of performance in terms of growth, territory and employee development, customer service, and community involvement.
Education & Careers

Minority Accounting Students Awarded Scholarships

Ronald Dukes is one of just eighty-four accounting students from across the United States who have been awarded the 2012-2013 AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students by the AICPA Foundation.
Education & Careers

PICPA's Report on Need for Diversity

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants has released "Increasing Talent, Clients, and Revenue at Your Organization: The Business Case and Toolkit for Diversity," which addresses diversity challenges many organizations face.
Education & Careers

Constant Interruptions: The Bane of Accountants

This won't come as news to you: We live in an interruption-oriented society. The ability to sneak off, to find quiet, or to rest is challenging in the age of mobile devices. What's more, the noise level has been increasing steadily.
Education & Careers

Leslie Murphy Receives AICPA Gold Medal Award

The American Institute of CPAs announced on October 23, 2012, that Leslie Murphy, CPA, is the recipient of the Institute's 2012 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service.
Education & Careers

Richard Caturano Elected Chairman of AICPA

Richard J. Caturano, CPA, CGMA, is the new chairman of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world's largest member organization representing the accounting profession.

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