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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.
Education & Careers

Surge Continues in Learning and Development Spending

In a recent study, Bersin by Deloitte found that overall spending on training rose 12 percent on average in 2012 – a sign that amidst greater financial stability, organizations are focused on reskilling their workforces.
Education & Careers

Hiring Outlook Looks Promising for Accounting Grads

While overall employer expectations for hiring college graduates this fall are likely to remain relatively flat, more than half of companies report they'll be pursuing graduates who majored in accounting, according to a recent study.
Education & Careers

New York Accounting Foundation Awards $183,750 in Scholarships

The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants' Foundation for Accounting Education has announced the sixty-seven New York State students who will receive Excellence in Accounting Scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year.
Education & Careers

May Day: Retiring Texas Accounting Professor to Give Commencement Speech

After a forty-three-year academic career – the last thirty-four of which were spent as professor, chairman, and dean in the department of accounting at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business – Robert May, PhD, will be addressing 2013 graduating Master in Professional Accounting (MPA) students one last time.
Education & Careers

$53,300: The Average Starting Salary for New Accounting Grads

Accounting students who will graduate in 2013 will be the beneficiaries of an average starting salary that has increased by 7 percent over last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
Education & Careers

Women CPAs to Host Virtual Accounting Conference in May

The Second Annual Ultimate Accounting vCon will be held on May 16-17 in the comfort of participants' own offices. The Cloud-based Ultimate Accounting vCon is the brainchild of Michelle Long and Sandi Smith Leyva, two popular accounting industry speakers.
A&A

CEE Details New Standards for Financial Literacy

On April 16, the Council for Economic Education (CEE) released its National Standards for Financial Literacy. The standards are a framework for the content and skills the CEE believes should be contained in a K-12 personal finance curriculum.
Education & Careers

Next-Generation Skill Sets We Need Now

Currently, there's a mismatch of skills between many of the unemployed and skills needed now and going forward. This isn't just about technology, as you will see, and it applies to various levels of seniority.
Education & Careers

AICPA Honors Top 2012 CPA Exam Performers

To be named "top of the class" is always an honor. But when you're named one of the top 39 candidates in a pool of 92,000 contenders, that honor is especially impressive. That's exactly what happened for 39 CPA Exam candidates when the AICPA announced the 2012 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners.
Education & Careers

Feed the Pig for Tweens Teaches Children Money Management Skills

With so many vital lessons to instill in their preteen children in just a few short years, it's no surprise many parents often overlook teaching their children one of the most basic and practical skills – how to handle their money.
Education & Careers

100 Percent Inspiration – INCPAS' Ali Paul Honored for Her Role in Scholars Program

There's little doubt that Ali Paul, leadership and outreach manager at the Indiana CPA Society, is truly "inspiring" people. For the second time in less than four months, Paul has been honored for her efforts to increase diversity in the accounting profession.
A&A

Cutting-Edge Case Study Zeroes in on Financial Reporting Fraud

In the fight against financial reporting fraud, members of the financial reporting supply chain have a new tool to advance their fraud deterrence and detection capabilities. The Anti-Fraud Collaboration has published the "Hollate Manufacturing Case Study" to raise awareness of environments in which fraud might flourish.
Education & Careers

Students Score Prime-Time Win in AICPA Competition

Move over "CSI." A team of high school students from Batavia, Illinois, recently came up with a new idea for a prime-time TV drama based on forensic investigation that earned them first place in the American Institute of CPA's Project Innovation: Start Here, Go Places. Competition of Creative Excellence.
Education & Careers

AICPA and CPA Societies Expand Minority Student Workshop

This year, minority accounting students who aspire to become CPAs will have three opportunities to explore the possibilities the career can offer when the AICPA holds its Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop in three regional locations throughout the country.
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.
Education & Careers

Scholarship Applications Available for Illinois Students

This winter, the Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) is offering Illinois college students majoring in accounting the opportunity to alleviate the skyrocketing cost of college while pursuing their dream of becoming a CPA by earning a scholarship.
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

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.

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