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Focus on the Future - ICPAS Hosts Showcase

The ICPAS' premier event for business and finance professionals, the Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase, offers firms and companies tangible business solutions and best practices to help propel profitability.
Education & Careers

Donny Shimamoto Wins AICPA's Maximo Mukelabai Award

Donny Shimamoto will receive the first Maximo Mukelabai award at the AICPA E.D.G.E. Conference. He is being recognized for his volunteer work with the AICPA, where he has dedicated his efforts to building the CPA pipeline.
Education & Careers

Exit Interviews: Too Little, Too Late

"We need to talk." Those words typically signal the end of a romantic relationship. But the same holds true when an employee - usually one of the "stars" - wants to leave his or her current firm or company.
Technology

Mike Sabbatis to Leave CCH, Karen Abramson To Be New President, CEO

Mike Sabbatis is leaving the position of CCH President and CEO, and Karen Abramson will succeed him, effective September 2012.
Practice

Improve Upside-Down Reporting Relationships

A workplace reporting relationship that used to be fairly rare is older workers reporting to younger managers. This is a growing phenomenon and will become more prevalent, at least until boomers stop working.
Practice

Juice Up Your Partner Goal-Setting Process

If done well, setting partner goals will raise the bar for each partner, which in turn will raise the bar for the firm.
A&A

Internal Auditors Play Greater Role in Business

Internal audit leaders from top organizations share how they've reshaped the internal audit function to meet new risk and compliance needs.
Practice

The Ideal Client and Referrals You Don't Want

CPAs often ask me for advice on how they can build their firms. More specifically, they want to know how to find prospects and convert them into highly profitable clients who will be with them for the long term.
Education & Careers

First-Ever Financial Planning Handbook

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) announced July 10, 2012, that John Wiley & Sons, Inc. will publish a first-of-its-kind competency handbook for financial planning.
Education & Careers

Resumes: From the Bizarre to Impactful

CareerBuilder's study of 2,298 hiring managers nationwide provides real-life examples of resumes that stood out for the right - and wrong - reasons, and explores common pitfalls to avoid.
Education & Careers

Jackson Hewitt Launches Its Tax Schools

On July 9, 2012, Jackson Hewitt Tax Service announced the nationwide launch of its Tax Schools in preparation for the 2013 tax season.
Community News

Fred Timmons Elected Chair of TSCPA

The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) has announced that Fred Timmons, CPA, was elected the new TSCPA Chairman for the 2012 to 2013 year.
Education & Careers

Scott Price to Lead Florida CPA Association

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) announces that effective July 1, 2012, Scott G. Price, CPA, PFS, CFF, CFE, of Odessa, Florida, will serve as the 2012-2013 FICPA Chair.
Education & Careers

Fellowship Program Backs Minority PhDs

The AICPA Foundation, through its Fellowship for Minority Doctoral Students, awards annual fellowships of $12,000 to full-time minority accounting scholars who demonstrate significant potential to become accounting educators.
A&A

ACCA and IMA Partnership Announced

The ACCA and the IMA have announced their global strategic partnership. The signing of the agreement took place at IMA's Annual Meeting of Members, during IMA's Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas.
Education & Careers

Rules of Engagement - View on Jobs Outlook

Findings from the latest Randstad Engagement Index show finance and accounting employees believe the job market is going to pick up, and when it does, many plan to leave their current positions for a better job.
Education & Careers

'Financial Fitness' and Accounting Firm Improvement

Jennifer Katrulya, CPA, will kick off her second year of the BMRG Group Advisory Program on July 1 with a revised four-tier program structure.
Practice

President Pushes Small Biz Tax Credits

June 8, President Obama hosted a White House press conference to urge Congress to pass “in full” the “bipartisan” jobs plan he introduced in September 2011 and the tax credits listed in his “job creating To-Do List for Congress.”
Education & Careers

Build Your Practice - Give Clients Personal Attention

The never-ending challenge for accountants is not only to acquire new clients, but also to keep their existing ones. To achieve this, you need to get personal.
Education & Careers

Optimize Your Marketing Efforts Using SEO

SEO techniques can be confusing at first, but once you understand how to implement them, you'll benefit from more potential clients finding you online.

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