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Chicago CPAs Offer Distinctive Internship Program

From the minute Pawel Szeliski began taking business classes at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), he says he was instinctually drawn to the "fluidity and creativity" of accounting. He has passionately pursued his dream of becoming a CPA ever since.
Education & Careers

Rev Up for Next Year's Busy Season at a Conference

Now that busy season is over, it's a good time to consider attending a conference.
A&A

New GASB User Guide Helps Taxpayers Understand School District Finances

How can taxpayers follow how their money is being spent on public education? What is the difference between a school district's budget and its financial statements? Answers to these questions, and many others, can be found in GASB's new user guide, What You Should Know about Your School District's Finances.
Education & Careers

College Grads Share Goals, Concerns as They Prepare to Enter Workforce

Job search engine Simply Hired has published the results of its survey of college students who are graduating this spring. The results show the mindset of many of the students who are about to join (or try to join) the workforce.
Education & Careers

Three Quarters of Private Sector CPAs Pay for Their Own Continuing Education

Seventy-three percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) interviewed for a recent survey said their organizations do not reimburse staff for any of the continuing education units required to maintain their professional certifications.
AccountingWEB Life

Texas CPAs Promote Financial Literacy through Social Media

Members of Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants used a variety of social media channels to spread a message of personal financial management and to promote Financial Literacy Social Media Outreach Day.
Community News

New Jersey CPAs Provide Students with $425,000 in Scholarships

For more than five decades, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) has supported the study of accounting at the high school and college levels. The NJSCPA Scholarship Fund has become the largest professional scholarship program in New Jersey. This year, it will award more than $425,000 in scholarships.
Practice

AICPA Scholars Program Aims to Increase Accounting PhD Faculty

In fall 2009, when most young professionals and recent college graduates were struggling to find almost any position in the decimated American job market, Denise Hanes, a successful senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Philadelphia, did what many might consider the unthinkable.
Education & Careers

AICPA's 'Start Here, Go Places' Competition Winners Announced

On April 2, the AICPA crowned the Hoover High School team - Carter, Middleton, and their faculty advisor Madge Gregg - winners of Project Innovation: The Start Here, Go Places® Competition of Creative Excellence.
Education & Careers

Tax Tip: Spell Out Tax Rules for Business Education

This is the seventh article in our tax return tips for 2011 returns. Did any of your clients go "back to school" in 2011? They may be entitled to a tax deduction for their unreimbursed education costs as employee business expenses. But the tax rules aren't exactly back and white - there's plenty of "gray area."
Community News

Baker Tilly's 2012 Spend a Day Program

Baker Tilly's annual Spend a Day program is designed for college sophomore and junior accounting majors to experience the culture and atmosphere of a successful accounting and advisory firm.
Education & Careers

Nine in Ten CFOs Say Work Experience Important for College Grads

College students take note: Prior work experience may be a requisite for getting your foot in the door with employers, a new Accountemps survey suggests. Nine in ten (91 percent) CFOs interviewed said it is important for entry-level accounting and finance professionals to gain practical experience while in college.
AccountingWEB Life

AICPA Creates Social Networking Site for Aspiring Accountants

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has partnered with Telligent to create a social networking site - This Way to CPA - for college students aspiring to become accountants. This Way to CPA is designed to increase awareness of AICPA and to drive its recruitment efforts.
Community News

Free Career Exploration Program for Ohio Minority Students

The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) and the Ohio CPA Foundation, in partnership with the Ohio chapters of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), are seeking Ohio minority high school students to participate in the nationally recognized Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP-Ohio).
Education & Careers

Ernst & Young Hosts Events to Enhance Diversity and Inclusiveness

Nearly 150 ethnically diverse students from 73 US campuses traveled to NYC to attend E&Y's sixth annual Discover Ernst & Young event. Accounting and business majors interacted with firm leaders and E&Y personnel, who were eager to present the challenges and exciting potential of an accounting career at E&Y.
Education & Careers

2011 Accounting Graduates Earning Average Salaries of $50,000

Accounting grads in 2011, earned starting salaries that exceeded those in nearly every other field except engineering and computer science. Overall, the average salary was $41,701, but accounting majors earned an average of $50,500, which is up 3.7 percent from 2010, according to the 2012 NACE survey.
Tax

Teaching How to Cheat

Concerns about cheating in school are nothing new, but they usually don't include teachers. The widespread scandals of teachers cheating on standardized tests provide the wrong ethical guidance to those who will later staff and lead business organizations.
Education & Careers

Calling All Future CPAs! AICPA's 'Start Here, Go Places' Website

When the AICPA decided to enhance its Start Here, Go Places website – a platform for high school and community college students interested in exploring a career in accounting – they didn't hire an outside web consulting firm or float the idea in a marketing team meeting. They took it right to the source.
Community News

The GSCPA Graduates the Ninth Class from Its Leadership Academy

The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) recently sponsored and completed its ninth Leadership Academy class, graduating twenty new CPA leaders into the community.
AccountingWEB Life

Society of Louisiana CPAs Puts Kids on Path to Financial Success

Volunteers from the LCPA and accounting students from Nicholls State University visited Schriever Elementary to teach second grade students about money management. Their efforts were part of the LCPA's scholastic literacy book program, a statewide collaboration between the LCPA, Scholastic, and Gilsbar, Inc.

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