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NC State University Students Win AICPA National Accounting Competition

On December 17, the AICPA named seventeen students from North Carolina State University winners of the AICPA National Accounting Competition. The case competition focused on a fictional Texas company looking to expand its business into the Nigerian oil fields. The team received a $10,000 award.
Tax

Repeat Winner Emerges in Deloitte Tax Competition

The College of William & Mary was the winner of the tax case study competition – FanTAXtic – sponsored by the Deloitte Foundation. Nine teams participated. Each student on the winning team received a $2,000 scholarship, while the winning school pocketed an institutional award of $10,000.
A&A

AICPA Awards $233,300 to Seventy-Eight Minority Accounting Students

The AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students program began in 1969, with the aim of increasing ethnic diversity in the CPA profession. Since the program's inception, the AICPA Foundation has awarded more than $14.6 million in scholarships to approximately 8,000 accounting students.
Education & Careers

New Financial Assessment Tool Helps Consumers with Financial Health

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) has launched a free online financial resource tool for consumers. MyMoneyCheckUp is designed to provide an assessment of a consumer’s overall financial health and behavior.
Education & Careers

AICPA sponsors second annual case competition for accounting students

The 2011 AICPA Accounting Competition, which launched on August 29, 2011, will test students' fraud and forensic accounting skills in a complex scenario focused on a fictional Texas company looking to expand its business into Nigerian oil fields.
Education & Careers

Best tips for maximizing your e-learning experience

The economic pain during the past few years, coupled with the need to maximize value from training budget spend while ensuring staff remain productive, has without doubt helped to solidify e-learning’s position alongside other key learning and development delivery methods.
Education & Careers

How to save money on the first year of college

Parents of freshmen are often very surprised by the price of books, travel, dorm accessories and other college necessities. The Texas Society of CPAs offers six tips on how to save on these and other expenses.
Community News

High school students learn firsthand about the accounting profession

Jennifer Dorigo, an accounting teacher at Kenmore East High School in Tonawanda, New York, decided she wanted her students to learn firsthand what the accounting profession is really like. She also wanted her students to strengthen their communication skills and increase their business knowledge.
Tax

IRS explains dependent care credits for kindergarten costs

As a new school year beckons, parents may be enrolling their young children in kindergarten and various other after-school programs. Can taxpayers claim the dependent care credit for any part of those expenses?
Education & Careers

Hefgine G. Fils-Aime receives Beta Alpha Psi Medal of Inspiration award

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is pleased to announce that Hefgine G. Fils-Aime, a spring 2011 graduate of the University of South Florida, has been awarded the Beta Alpha Psi Medal of Inspiration award.
Education & Careers

Ernst & Young mentoring program helps unlikely students navigate the road to college

College MAP (Mentoring for Access and Persistence), co-sponsored by College for Every Student and Ernst & Young, encourages and helps students who might not otherwise attend college.
Education & Careers

AccountingWEB announces 2011 Accounting Student Scholarship winners

AccountingWEB is pleased to announce that three winners have been chosen as the 2011 AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship winners.
Education & Careers

PCAOB selects academic institutions to receive scholarships for 2011-2012 year

Accounting students from 52 undergraduate and graduate institutions will be the recipients of scholarships awarded by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB).
Education & Careers

AICPA debuts E.D.G.E. conference for future CPA leaders

The newest generation of CPA leaders will have the chance to hone both their professional skills and personal growth this summer when the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) hosts its inaugural E.D.G.E. conference.
A&A

CPA candidates are confronted by significant changes to exam

In January 2011, the CPA exam underwent its largest transformation since it was converted from a paper and pencil exam to computer-based in 2004.

Career watch: CPA profession provides job opportunities

"The Bureau of Labor Statistics ranks accounting and auditing as one of the leading professions in terms of job openings," said Sara Portner, MNCPA Chair. "Accountants and auditors who have a professional certification, especially CPAs, have the best prospects."
Education & Careers

Strong hiring demand forecast for accounting grads

Newly minted accountants have some of the brightest job prospects in the nation, with nearly 90 percent of accounting firms forecasting the same or increased hiring of graduates this year compared with 2010.
Education & Careers

Do for-profit colleges deserve taxpayer support?

The for-profit college industry has come under a firestorm of controversy from a number of sources for allegedly using misleading, possibly fraudulent, marketing, and student recruiting practices.
Education & Careers

World of Accounting introduces profession to Rochester, NY high school students

The World of Accounting showcase, hosted by the Rochester chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) on April 29, provided nearly 200 New York high school students with an opportunity to explore career options in accounting.
Education & Careers

Globalsym: International accounting students lock business horns in this fierce competition

It's not often you find a heated contest between Texans and… the Irish. No, it's not sports, dancing celebrities, a weight-loss challenge, or politics. This competition involves bean counting and business know-how.

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