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ASWA's Annual Conference: Connect. Advance. Lead.

The American Society of Women Accountants has announced its 2012 Annual Conference for Accounting and Financial Women. This premier conference will be held October 22-24, 2012, in San Diego.

CFO Accused of Murder-for-Hire on His Employer's Dime

Wealthy Texas CFO Frank Howard is accused of embezzling millions from his employer. This comes on the heels of his arrest in late August for allegedly hiring a teenage hit man to kill his wife.
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60 Percent Would Change Jobs If They Had a Do-over

PARADE and Yahoo! Finance recently conducted their "Job Happiness Survey" - and the results are in. More than 26,000 people participated in the survey, and there's good news, bad news, and just plain interesting news.
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Focus of AICPA’s 2012 Accounting Competition

This year's AICPA accounting competition challenges students to solve some of the most pressing financial issues facing the United States while considering what it takes to get politicians elected.

2012 IQ Survey Reveals Traits of Innovators

Organizations that make a choice to build and nourish innovation can earn a significant payoff for their efforts. Advisers at Plante Moran and NewNorth Center offer a self-improvement guide for innovation.
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Top Cities for Best Salary Raises

Workers in a majority of metropolitan areas received substantial raises from 2010 to 2011. Cities with greater concentrations of college graduates did even better, according to data from the Martin Prosperity Institute.
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Looking Back on NYSSCPA Young CPA Conference

Drew Donovan, CPA, had his first experience as a participant at a Young CPA Conference. Sponsored by the NYSSCPA Foundation for Accounting Education, the event welcomed about eighty-five people to the conference.
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ICPAS Showcase Put Practical Focus on the Future

For the last four years, Edward J. Hannon, partner in charge of tax practice at Freeborn & Peters LLP, says the opportunity to attend the ICPAS Annual Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase has been nothing short of a "game changer."
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CIMA's Research Initiative

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants is looking to fund innovative research that challenges and offers fresh perspectives on a range of topics that are of interest to CIMA members.
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Career Benefits for CPAs Who Obtain Their CITP

For CPAs seeking additional professional versatility, the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) certificate offers many benefits, including increased earning potential.
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National Report on Future of Accounting Education

The future of accounting education is the subject of a study released by the AICPA and the AAA. The University of Rhode Island's Mark Higgins was instrumental in crafting the assessment and recommendations.

Six Rules of Wise Recruiting for Small Businesses

Johnny Laurent, vice president and general manager of the Sage Employer Solutions business unit, offers guidelines that small businesses can implement during the recruiting process.

Guide to Hiring IT Staff (Part 2) - IT Administrator

Does your accounting firm need to create an IT team or expand an existing team? Xcentric Account Manager Jonathan Hull shares his insights on how accountants can make skillful decisions when hiring IT staff.
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AICPA Best Early Career Researcher Award Winner

The AICPA has announced that Jasmijn C. Bol, PhD, associate professor of accounting, Freeman School of Business, Tulane University, New Orleans, was awarded the Best Early Career Researcher Award.
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PCAOB Names Jonas Director, Research and Analysis

The PCAOB announced on August 8, 2012, that Gregory J. Jonas will join the organization as Director of the Office of Research and Analysis (ORA).
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Pathways Report on Accounting Ed Released

The AAA and the AICPA, the founding sponsors of the Pathways Commission on Accounting Higher Education, released its new report - "Charting a National Strategy for the Next Generation of Accountants."
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CalCPA Connecting with Students and Young CPAs

Reaching out to accounting students, CPA candidates, and new licensees is a major priority for Johanna Sweaney Salt, CPA, and the newly elected chair of the CalCPA.
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IAESB Proposes Revised Professional Development Standards

The IAESB has released for public exposure a proposed revision of International Education Standard (IES) 8, Professional Development for Engagement Partners Responsible for Audits of Financial Statements.
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Beta Alpha Psi's Three 2012 Award Winners

Beta Alpha Psi awarded three professionals the Business Information Professional of the Year award, sponsored by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®), at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting.
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Beta Alpha Psi's Outstanding Faculty Advisor Awards

The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award, sponsored by McGladrey LLP, was presented to five faculty advisors at the Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, on August 3, 2012.


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