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Professional Trends in Accounting For 2003

By Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International Inc.A number of important developments will affect accounting professionals in 2003. New regulations, changing job responsibilities, emerging technologies and specialties, and a more moderate hiring climate are a few of the key issues. Individuals who adapt quickly to these trends will be in the strongest position for career advancement this year. WANTED: A DIVERSIFIED SKILL SET Accountants continue to assume broader responsibilities, undertaking more of an advisory role with their clients.
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Financial Testing Giant Kaplan, Inc. Expands to UK, Asia

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When Financial Aid Isn't Enough

By, FeatureSourceStudents who fill out financial aid forms - a frustrating and disappointing undertaking - know all too well that loan options and financial aid packages still result in unmet need. Books, tuition, and living expenses add up quickly and using a credit card as a life preserver can be a recipe for long-term trouble. An alarmingly high number of students use, and max out, the credit limit on multiple, high-interest credit cards.
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Loyola Marymount Receives Endowment For Accounting Ethics Courses

Loyola Marymount University alumnus, R. Chad Dreier, and his wife, Ginni, have pledged $3.5 million to LMU for purposes of endowing a program of accounting ethics courses. Mr. Drier is chairman of the LMU board of trustees as well as president, chairman, and chief executive officer of the California-based Ryland Group, one of the nation's largest homebuilders and mortgage lenders."We are at a crossroads in the accounting profession from an ethical standpoint," Mr. Drier said.
A&A

Colleges Train Hopeful Entrepreneurs

The dot-com boom may be over but the entrepreneurial zeal that fueled it is alive and well on college campuses across the country. With the country in a hiring slump, a growing number of students are preparing to be employers rather than employees.About 1,500 colleges offer some form of entrepreneurship training, up from a handful in the mid-1980s, according to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, an organization that works in partnership with colleges and universities to promote entrepreneurial studies.
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Massachusetts CPA Society Reaches Out to Students

The Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA) has launched its newest student recruitment initiative, CPATrack.com.
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Computerized CPA Exam Slated to Begin April 5, 2004

The long-awaited timetable for the launch of the new CPA exam was made available today, with the announcement that the new computerized CPA exam will be made available beginning April 5, 2004. The last opportunity to take the paper exam will be November 5 and 6, 2003. Unlike the current exam, which is only offered twice a year, the new computerized exam will be available six days a week for two out of every three months of the year, allowing more flexibility to accommodate user's schedules.
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Student Cheating Goes High Tech

Cheating on exams is nothing new, but the tools that students are using are much more sophisticated. Instead of writing answers on their palms, today’s students employ an arsenal of state-of-the-art gadgetry. On January 25, the Washington Post reported that 12 University of Maryland students had been caught cheating on exams when friends relayed the correct answers using the text messaging system on cell phones.
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2003 CPA Exam Dates And Information

DATES & TIMESMay 7 & 8, 2003Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Business LAW and Professional Responsibilities Wednesday 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. AUDITING Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon ARE (Accounting & Reporting - Taxation, Managerial, and Governmental and Not-for-profit Organizations) Thursday 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. FARE (Financial Accounting & Reporting - Business Enterprises) November 5 & 6, 2003 Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Business LAW and Professional Responsibilities Wednesday 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tax

Deloitte & Touche Announces Winners of Tax Challenge

The competition began with 60 graduate and undergraduate teams from 40 colleges and universities across the nation. Each team of up to four students was given five hours to complete a comprehensive case study and provide a written solution that included an analysis of information, identification of data issues, and alternative tax treatments for a fictitious client.The field was whittled down to six graduate and six undergraduate teams who moved onto the final competition which was held in Orlando, Florida in November.
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Accounting Professor Among 2002 Professors of The Year

Accounting Professor Sherry K. Mills was named as one of 46 state winners of the 2002 Professor of the Year awards granted by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This award recognizes her dedication to teaching, commitment to students and creative approach to higher education. Key to Professor Mills' teaching style at New Mexico State University (NSMU) is her belief that accounting is the language of business.
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Elementary School Students Get Accounting Blitz in Michigan

On Thursday and Friday of last week, over 50 volunteers took to the elementary schools in Grand Rapids, Michigan to take part in the ongoing "Accounting Blitz" across the state. To date, over 13,000 elementary school children have learned the basics of economics and have been exposed to the world of accounting in Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Detroit, Lansing and Flint, Michigan.The "Accounting Blitz" is sponsored by the Michigan CPA Society and the Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes.
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Deloitte & Touche Sponsors Tax Challenge

The Deloitte Foundation, a non-profit arm of Big Four firm Deloitte & Touche, is sponsoring its first annual Tax Challenge for undergraduate and graduate tax students.On Saturday, October 19, eight regional groups of 10-15 teams of up to four students were given five hours to complete a case study that incorporated information analyses, data issues, and alternative tax treatments for a fictitious client. The teams submitted a written solution to a panel of D&T judges.
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AICPA Readies Web-based Competency Assessment Tool

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has developed a competency model to help guide students and CPAs through their career and continuous learning plans.
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Bring More Than Your Resume to Your Next Job Interview

By Sarah Self It's the night before an important job interview. You've researched the company, thought through every possible question and picked up your best suit from the drycleaners. What else can you do to make the interview a successful experience? Prepare a few more valuable tools to bring with you. The following items can keep you focused and organized, and help prove that you are an excellent candidate for the position.PortfolioAlways bring a collection of your past work to an interview.
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Want an Edge in the Job Market? Get Yourself a 'CMBA'

Job candidates have traditionally gotten paid a premium for getting a CPA or an MBA. But, if you get them both, your resume can begin to sound a bit pretentious, e.g., Jonathan H. Doe, CPA, MBA.
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All The Right Questions – Smart Tips For Employers

By Robert G. Epstein, Career Bank There are certain questions in an interview that make sense. And then there are the questions that make a difference.When an employer sits down to talk with a potential employee, there are critical pieces of information that they should walk away with from that meeting. Asking the basic questions—past employers, professional goals, accomplishments—is a given.
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NJ CPA Society Creates Career Development Program For Accounting Students

Along with obtaining a good education, success comes from being a strong leader, a creative and critical thinker, and an effective communicator. Such skills, however, don't always come naturally.
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Student Perspectives on The Accounting Profession

Order The Complete Survey TodayMany significant conclusions were drawn from the survey, and complete analysis is included in the final report.
Tax

Federal Income Tax Tips for the Class of 2002

Students graduating this year will find the tax laws ease some of their post-graduation expenses. Here is a run-down published by CNNMoney of laws likely to affect the class of 2002:Student loans. You can get a higher starting salary and still qualify to write off up to $2,500 in interest paid on college loans this year.

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