Education

A&A

Starting Salary for 2014 Accounting Grads Is $52,900: Report

The average starting salary for students graduating this year with a business major – including accounting – has declined slightly over the last year, according to the latest salary survey from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Education & Careers

Becker Education Now Accepting Applications for CPA Scholarships

February 5, 2014, is the deadline for CPA candidates who are planning on submitting an application for the Becker Professional Education second annual Newton D. Becker Scholarship Program.
Education & Careers

Two More University Accounting Programs Endorsed by IMA

The undergraduate accounting programs at Michigan State University and Brigham Young University received the endorsement of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) as higher education programs that provide management accounting curriculum and skills for students.
Education & Careers

Prepping Future CPAs: AICPA Awards Innovative Teaching

Firm leaders who want to know how the latest generation of CPAs are prepared to enhance their business and meet the demands of a "dynamic marketplace" need to look no further than the college accounting classroom.
Education & Careers

Houston CPAs Continue Tradition of Helping Students Stay in School

For the past twenty-two years, CPAs from the Houston CPA Society have been a consistent presence in Houston-area schools, dedicating their time and resources through the society's CPAs Helping Schools program.
Education & Careers

North Carolina CPAs Help Families 'Make Cents' of Financial Future

This fall, CPAs from the North Carolina Association of CPAs will step up to help families in their state fill the financial literacy gap when the association hosts its fifth annual Making Cents: A Financial Literacy Program.
Practice

Learning Beyond Technical Training

Most accountants possess a similar level of technical training as their peers, but the most successful firms are those creating a true learning culture in which business processes, soft skills, and the art of running a company are all taught and viewed as crucially important.
Education & Careers

CPAs Go 'Back to Class' for Ohio Students

On November 13, over 1,500 CPAs will head into fifth and sixth grade classes across Ohio to teach FETCH!, a fun financial literacy game that teaches students how to budget and spend wisely, avoid debt, and save for a rainy day to ensure a healthy financial future.
Education & Careers

Illinois Internship Program Provides Access, Mentorship for Minority Students

The Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program, created in 2012, represents the ICPAS' ongoing commitment to increase diversity in the accounting profession by providing underrepresented minority students with access and exposure to the profession.
Education & Careers

IMA Has High Hopes for Higher Education Endorsement Program

After reviewing the undergraduate accounting curriculum of many universities and colleges and finding that management accounting content was dwindling, the IMA launched a new initiative, the Higher Education Endorsement Program.
Education & Careers

Coaching Clients on the Rising Cost of College

Only the cost of fuel oil and gasoline has risen more than the cost of college tuition over the past 10 years, rising a staggering 88 percent since 2003.As higher education tuition costs continue to rise, saving for college is becoming increasingly difficult for many American families.
Tax

Many States Offer Back-to-School Sales Tax Holidays in 2013

Did you know there are seventeen states where state sales tax charges are temporarily dropped on back-to-school items, such as clothing, footwear, classroom supplies, computers, and certain other products?
Education & Careers

ICPAS Shines Spotlight on the Future at Annual Midwest Showcase

This summer, CPAs who want to stay ahead of the rapid-fire change and constant evolution that are intrinsic of their profession will head to the Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase, hosted by the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS).
Education & Careers

Alaska CPAs Promote Financial Literacy at Summer Bear Paw Festival

On July 12 through July 14, volunteers from the Alaska Society of CPAs (AKCPA) will turn out to promote financial literacy at the 2013 Bear Paw Festival – Roundup at the Bear Paw Corral, in Eagle River, Alaska.
Education & Careers

BKR International Increases Scholarship Award to Accounting Students

BKR International, one of the world's leading accounting associations, has increased the size of its annual international scholarship awarded to accounting students in 2013 in a program the association initiated last year.
Education & Careers

A Generation's Worldview from the Campus

An understanding of today's undergraduate college students is vital to the effectiveness of our nation's colleges and universities and to the quality and skills of our future workforce.
Education & Careers

EY College Summit Stresses Global Mind-set

This summer, college student Skylar Cox participated in a new activity that will truly separate her from the crowd. She learned how to jumpstart her global mind-set at Ernst & Young LLP's Emerging Leaders Summit in Baltimore, Maryland.
A&A

CAQ and AAA Auditing Section Announce Inaugural Awards

The CAQ and the AAA Auditing Section announced four awards as part of a new program designed to facilitate accounting and auditing academics' ability to obtain access to audit firm personnel to participate in their research projects.
Education & Careers

CCH Connections: User Conference 2013 Registration Now Open

Connect with industry leaders and get a first-hand look at the latest innovations for tax and accounting professionals at the CCH: Connections: User Conference 2013.
Education & Careers

Moss Adams Pledges $500,000 to Western Washington University

Moss Adams has pledged to donate $500,000 over the next five years to the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University to help fund student scholarships and enhance faculty development opportunities.

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