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Ten Hottest Jobs For The Next Ten Years

On the occasion of its 10th anniversary, SmartMoney Magazine has compiled a list of the "Ten Hottest Jobs" for the next decade. Not all are high paying, but all will be in great demand in the coming years. What are the jobs and what can you make? Salary potential is rated on a five star rating () with each star representing salary potential of $25,000.Let's take a look. .
Education & Careers

Accounting Majors Obtain Higher Percentage of Job Offers - Survey

Employers may have cut back significantly on college recruiting, but they haven’t abandoned campus altogether, according to the Spring 2002 issue of Salary Survey, a quarterly report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)."Employers have been extending offers to graduating students in select fields," says Marilyn F. Mackes, NACE executive director.
Community News

The Top Accounting Employers for the Class of 2002

Even though the nation's job market may still be in the clutches of the economic recession, The Black Collegian magazine says there are a number of career opportunities awaiting the class of 2002. The magazine contacted major employers in business, industry, and government to learn where the jobs are.
Education & Careers

NJ CPAs Exceed $1M Goal to Support Accounting Students

Despite the restless economy and the resulting challenges for fundraisers, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) not only continued to reach for, but surpassed its $1Million Millennium Scholarship Campaign goal.The campaign, which ran for only 15 months and ended in January, raised more than $1,015,000 to increase the number and dollar amount of scholarships awarded to accounting students and to increase awareness about the benefits associated with a CPA career path.
Education & Careers

Enron Trickles Into Accounting Classrooms

College accounting professors are returning to the podium this semester with a new topic: Accounting practices and Ethics in light of the Enron situation. "Suddenly accounting professors are aware that accounting is no longer accurate and reliable," said Michael Granof, professor of accounting at the University of Texas at Austin.Even before all the facts are known, accounting students are finding Enron is in use as a case study in the classroom.
Education & Careers

Andersen to Address Faculty and Career Center Staff Concerns

With all of the talk about Enron and the role of Andersen as its auditor, students around the world are rightfully confused about whether to accept positions with the Big Five firm.In the first move to answer questions and calm the concerns of the entry level candidates, Joe Berardino, Andersen's CEO, will be hosting a conference call on Friday, February 15 at 2:00pm EST with key faculty & career center personnel of targeted universities around the country to discuss the Enron situation and communicate the firm's message regarding this issue.Several Andersen offices across North America
Education & Careers

'CPA Career Adventure Challenge' Enters The Classroom

Fans of Survivor take note - there's a new adventure challenge coming to a school near you, and it's got "CPA" written all over it.Last October, AccountingWEB reported on an innovative new web based game, created by the Pennsylvania Institute of CPAs, designed to make the accounting profession attractive to high school students.
Education & Careers

Enron Heightens Job Worries for Accounting Students

Job worries and career concerns are uppermost in the minds of today’s accounting students. Tarnished images, low starting salaries, and declining enrollments are symptoms of the times. But help is on the way.College Reactions“Business Students Fret Over Job Prospects” (New York Times, January 26, 2002) describes college reactions to the Enron collapse and ensuing calls for reform of the accounting profession. A few highlights:Job prospects. Most students appear to be worried most about their job prospects.
Education & Careers

Only Three More Paper & Pencil CPA Exams Left

Irvin Gleim, Professor Emeritus at the University of Florida and prolific CPA Review author, recently sat down with AccountingWEB to share his perspective on the coming changes in the CPA Exam.February 4, 2002 is the grade release date for the November 2001 exam. With that date coming up, it is a reminder that only three paper and pencil CPA exam opportunities are left before the conversion to a computerized exam. May 2003 will be the last CPA exam as we currently know it. Mr. Gleim encourages all current CPA candidates to finish up before November 2003.
Education & Careers

Best Degrees and Curriculum for Accounting Grads

In an article in the Winter 2002 issue of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, two accounting professors at Ball State University explore the pros and cons of four types of degrees and curriculum available to accounting students today. MS, Accounting. The master’s in accounting degree provides the best preparation for the CPA examination.
Education & Careers

The Well-Traveled Accountant - The Value of International Experience

Accepting that transfer to your company’s Paris office could have far-reaching career benefits, according to a recent survey. Fifty-six percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) polled said international experience will be at least somewhat necessary for accounting and finance professionals five years from now.
Education & Careers

2002 Accountants Salary Guide Released

Robert Half and Accountemps have released their new 2002 Salary Guide, designed to provide comprehensive data on average starting salaries for accounting and finance professionals.Salary ranges for 2002 are based on actual starting compensation in 2001. the information in the guide is derived from the job searches, negotiations, and placements conducted by Robert Half International's U.S. offices.Salaries projected in the guide reflect salaries at the time of hire and exclude bonuses and other factors that may be included in a starting compensation package.
Education & Careers

New Test For MBA Candidates

Researchers at Yale and the University of Michigan have spent two years developing a new test to assess business school candidates. The Successful Intelligence Assessment (SIA) test is not expected to replace the GMAT any time soon, but may be offered as a supplement to the GMAT. The SIA test assesses an applicant's potential for business success.The SIA is based on the "successful intelligence" theory devised by Robert J. Sternberg, one of the primary researchers on the project. The theory proposes that analytical, creative, and practical abilities are all requirements of success.
Technology

Indiana CPA Society Student Site Wins Award

The Student section of the Indiana CPA Society's (INCPAS) Web site has been awarded first place for excellence in public relations programming by the Public Relations Society of America's (PRSA) East Central District. The site, which is part of the INCPAS ongoing student initiatives program, was commended for its research, planning, execution, and results.
Education & Careers

'Survivor' Game Makes Accounting Look Like Fun

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) has found an innovative way to make the accounting profession look like, well, fun. The organization has launched a Web-based game, CPA Career Adventure, designed to make the accounting profession look attractive to high school students.Participating students will track their scores from launch date through Friday, Nov. 30, and will be eligible to win prizes, including a Macintosh iBook laptop computer.
Education & Careers

Illinois CPA Society Launches New Site for Students

Students interested in a career in accounting can find all the answers they need with just one click of the mouse. The Illinois CPA Society announces the launch of www.FutureCPA.org, the exciting new website that is devoted to providing students of all ages with valuable resources and the latest accounting career information. Students can reference information on scholarships, loans and grants, and review a list of two-and four-year Illinois colleges and universities that offer accounting programs.
Education & Careers

Wall Street Journal Launches New Site for Students

The Wall Street Journal has launched College Journal, a free site for undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students providing job-search and career-guidance information.
Education & Careers

2001 - 2002 CPA Exam Dates and Helpful Information

Examination Dates 2001: November 7-8, 2001Examination Dates 2002: May 8-9, 2002November 6-7, 2002 Examination Schedule:Business Law & Professional ResponsibilitiesWednesday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AuditingWednesday, 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Accounting & Reporting; and Taxation, Managerial, and Governmental and Not-for-profit AccountingThursday, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Financial Accounting & ReportingThursday, 1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Education & Careers

Scholarship Winners Announced

Accountemps, the world's first and largest temporary staffing service for accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) have announced the winners of the 2001-2002 Accountemps/AICPA Student Scholarship.The two first-place recipients -- Kimberlyn Gall of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Marisa Neste of Seattle Pacific University -- each received $2,500 toward their education.
Education & Careers

Tips for Improving GMAT Score

Business Week has published a resource for business school applicants who wish to improve their performance on the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT). You'll find tips for maximizing your performance on the four-hour exam as well as sample questions.How to Conquer the GMAT includes tips on how to take multiple choice questions and how to avoid common pitfalls.

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