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Accounting competition raises awareness with Long Island students

Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP of Garden City, New York, created the Long Island College Accounting Challenge as a way to encourage Long Island accounting students to become more aware of the professional opportunities available.
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AccountingWEB scholarship winners embark on life after college

Since graduating college in the past year, the three students who won $500 scholarships from AccountingWEB in 2009 are finding their niche in the accounting profession. Jason Bramwell reports.
A&A

Ohio youngsters FETCH! for financial literacy

At a time when 77 percent of families in the United States are in debt, with 46.1 percent of those families holding credit card debt, the Ohio Society of CPAs is reaching out to educate youngsters about the value of a dollar.
Education & Careers

How to earn those last-minute CPE credits

Professionals nearing the end of their reporting period, who still need to accumulate a few CPE credits or fulfill their state’s requirements, should check their state society Web sites for course listings and discounts.
Community News

Arizona State University students, pwc, Habitat for Humanity build home for family

From crunching numbers to hammering nails, Arizona State University students took a break from their books to lend a hand to Habitat for Humanity.
Education & Careers

Online conferencing is popular, but e-learning is not always the best learning

Think about driving – yes, the theory test is useful, but there is no substitute for lessons. Learning any skill whether it be driving, speaking French, or leadership skills, takes real-world practice and bespoke human support. E-learning often misses these two critical points.
Education & Careers

WICPA names college ambassadors at three Wisconsin universities

Kevin Block, Jill Brown, and Tracy Werner, students at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, respectively, have been named College Ambassadors by the WICPA Educational Foundation, Inc.
Education & Careers

Improving accounting students’ writing skills

All of us who teach or advise students know about their dislike for writing papers. These students are under the false impression that accountants do not have to write, or at least not much.
Education & Careers

Class notes: Accounting education in 2010

Accounting students and recent grads face several important issues including changes to the CPA Exam in 2011, the continuing internationalization of the accounting curriculum and practice, codification of GAAP, and the general health of the accounting profession.
Community News

Big Four firms support participation in science, technology, engineering, math

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ernst & Young, and Deloitte have joined 100 corporations and foundations as participants in Change the Equation, a new CEO-led effort to cultivate widespread literacy in science, technology, engineering, and math.
AccountingWEB Life

Survey: Professional groups, social media best ways to enhance career visibility

In business, it’s not what you know or even who you know, but who knows you that matters, according to results of a survey by Robert Half Management Resources.
Education & Careers

COAP program sees continued growth as it approaches milestone

This year marked another period of increased enrollment in the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession program, a NYSSCPA initiative that recruits minority high school juniors from public and private schools in New York to the CPA profession.
Education & Careers

OSCPA grants scholarships at minority accounting program

Seven Ohio high school students recently were awarded $500 scholarships at the Accounting Careers Awareness Program.
Education & Careers

Accounting associations create commission to study higher education in accounting

The American Accounting Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants have formed the Pathways Commission to study possible future paths of higher education for those seeking entry into the accounting profession.
Community News

KPMG Foundation awards $470,000 in scholarships

The KPMG Foundation this week announced it has awarded a total of $470,000 in scholarships to 47 minority accounting doctoral students for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Education & Careers

Online MSA programs allow students flexibility to earn degree

The flexibility of taking classes remotely - whether at home or in a hotel room - has both prospective accountants and CPAs turning to the Internet to complete their master of science degree in accounting (MSA).
A&A

Illinois CPA Society’s Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase Aug. 24-25

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Illinois CPA Society’s event for business and finance professionals, the Midwest Accounting & Finance Showcase. The showcase is being held August 24-25, in Rosemont, Illinois.
Education & Careers

Is a college education worth the money?

Rising tuition and an uncertain economy have Americans rethinking the value of a college education. The number of recently-surveyed Americans who think college is a good financial investment plunged to 64 percent, down 16 points from last year and 17 points from 2008.
Community News

PCAOB names Old Dominion University Professor Michael Stein as academic fellow

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Acting Chairman Daniel L. Goelzer recently announced that Professor Michael Stein has been named as PCAOB's inaugural Academic Fellow.
A&A

CPE mid-year 2010 update: Rules, regulations, trends

Mid-year 2010 has arrived and accountants in approximately half the jurisdictions in the United States are facing compliance deadlines. Tax time is well behind us and crunch time for compliance is here.

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