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Ernst & Young develops unique business course for FAU

Ernst & Young LLP's Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services group recently assisted Florida Atlantic University in the development of a three-credit insurance accounting course for students of FAU's Barry Kaye College of Business. The Global Insurance Accounting course is a DVD-based, 13-class lecture series, the content for which was written and presented by Ernst & Young professionals. The class is proctored by Dr. Mark Kohlbeck, professor of accounting at FAU.
Education & Careers

Long Island accounting students compete in Accounting Challenge

An audience of hundreds of students and faculty cheered on four teams of accounting majors from prominent Long Island universities as they competed against each other in the first Long Island College Accounting Challenge on March 25th at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University.
Education & Careers

Beta Alpha Psi & AICPA join forces to inspire greatness in students

Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary organization for financial information students and professionals, and the AICPA are teaming up again this year to offer a sponsorship program designed to inspire greatness in future accounting professionals. An advisory board will select up to three winners and each will receive a cash scholarship of $5,000 and a Medal of Inspiration Award.
Education & Careers

Margolin, Winer & Evens sponsors competition for Long Island accounting students

Margolin, Winer & Evens LLP (MWE), a CPA firm with offices in Garden City, New York and Manhattan, will sponsor the first annual "College Accounting Challenge," a quiz-show style event for accounting students from four Long Island Colleges - C.W. Post, Hofstra, Adelphi, and SUNY-Old Westbury - on Wednesday, March 25, at the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University in Brookville, New York. Each college will field a team of four seniors, chosen by their professors. The four-round competition will focus on Ethics, Tax, Financial Accounting, and Auditing.
Education & Careers

Moss Adams and Beta Alpha Psi team up for "Project Run With It"

Moss Adams is once again partnering with Beta Alpha Psi to offer the "Project Run With It" competition which brings together 60 BAP students from multiple chapters to analyze and recommend solutions to problems faced by three real not-for-profit (NFP) organizations. These problems will address accounting, finance and/or information system issues as they relate to real business problems of the participating NFPs. Fifteen student teams will be formed (four students per team).
Community News

Ernst & Young LLP announces annual BAP diversity competition

Up to 10 Beta Alpha Psi chapters can win $1,000 each if they can show they have improved diversity within their chapter, the school, or community.Ernst & Young LLP believes a diverse, inclusive work environment is an important component for successful businesses, as evidenced by the fact that more than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies have launched diversity initiatives.
Community News

KPMG honors 'superior' BAP chapters

The KPMG Foundation will award $2,500 to as many as 15 Beta Alpha Psi Chapters that go above and beyond the requirements to be considered "superior chapters."To win KPMG's Gold Challenge, BAP's superior chapters must not only meet eligibility requirements, but also submit a nomination form and a 10-minute video presentation that explains why the chapter deserves to win.Chapters must have been considered "superior chapter members" for the 2008 and 2009 school years, and have participated in a national and regional meeting.
Community News

E&Y donates $500,000 to Indiana University Kelley School of Business

James S. Turley, chairman and chief executive officer of Ernst & Young LLP, presented Indiana University's Kelley School of Business with a $500,000 gift for a new program that will help the school be more inclusive and attract a more diverse student population. The gift, a combination of a grant from the Ernst & Young Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Big Four firm Ernst & Young, as well as matching gifts from Ernst & Young employees, will create the Ernst & Young Foundations for Leadership Program.
Technology

Financial literacy moves to Second Life

By Spencer Elliott, Ohio University Outlook Ohio University and credit union industry leaders have launched a new educational video game that uses the virtual world Second Life to teach financial skills to young people. The game, Credit Union Island, is designed for high school students. Based in the teen grid of Second Life, a simulated world with millions of users, the game enables players to guide their avatars through real-life financial decisions such as taking out a college loan, making car payments and buying a home.
Community News

Chattanooga-based Joseph Decosimo and Company announces scholarship program

Two scholarships bearing the Decosimo name were recently established in the College of Business at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) to reward outstanding accounting students. These student scholarship awards are among the largest provided in the College of Business.The children of Rachel and Joe Decosimo established the Decosimo Family Scholarship and principals at Joseph Decosimo and Company, PLLC, funded Decosimo & Company Awards in Accounting Excellence.
Education & Careers

Preparing students for the realities of the financial world

How do you build a better student? Florida Atlantic University (FAU) knows the answer. Three years ago, they created a Trading Room which is as close to the real world of finance as possible. The Trading Room was the brainchild of the Dean of the College of Business, Dr. Dennis Coates, who realized they needed a better way to prepare students for the realities of the marketplace.
Education & Careers

Economy drives demand, adds glamour to accountant’s role

When disaster strikes a community, the humble laborer steps in to physically rebuild homes, schools, businesses, and roads. When disaster strikes the economy, who will be the indispensable worker that will help rebuild the country's financial system? The humble accountant, of course.
Education & Careers

Internships suffering with economy

By Ashley Corinne KilloughIt's that time of year -- when students tweak their resumes and mail applications by the dozens, all in hopes of landing that perfect summer internship. But with companies laying off employees by the thousands, paid internships often become the first victims of the cost-cutting axe. Dr. John Boyd, director of Career Services at Baylor University, said he hasn't seen internship markets this tough in a long time. "And I think we're going to see this trend continue throughout the year," Boyd said.
Community News

Accounting student wins grand prize in dorm Super Bowl drawing

Aronson & Company (A&C), a nationally ranked top 50 accounting and consulting firm, recently announced the winner of its Team Aronson contest. The prize, a Dorm Room Super Bowl Party, was awarded to Robert Sturgill, a senior Accounting major at the University of Maryland, after he entered a random drawing on campus. The Grand Prize included a 32" flat screen television, a pizza party, a $100 gift certificate and more.
Tax

KPMG case study brings real-world forensic accounting to UNM

University of New Mexico students in Rutledge Professor of Accounting Richard G. Brody's forensic accounting class came face-to-face with the real world last night thanks to a case study presented by KPMG.The case is designed to provide an introduction to the forensic accounting process, challenging student teams to analyze evidence as part of an earnings management investigation.
Tax

Georgia Southern students can concentrate their studies in fraud and forensic accounting

By Anne RosivachDemand for courses in fraud and forensic accounting has been strong and is growing at colleges and universities throughout the country. Georgia Southern University is no exception, and The College of Business Administration's Center for Forensic Studies in Accounting and Business has taken the lead by offering two educational tracks in fraud and forensic accounting to students at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Education & Careers

2009 Accounting Student Scholarship will honor three students

AccountingWEB, the Web site dedicated to providing news and resources for members of the accounting profession, is pleased to announce the creation of a new scholarship that is offered to undergraduate accounting majors throughout the country. Three scholarships will be awarded to students who are declared accounting majors based on the submission of an essay and the subsequent judging thereof. Funding is provided by AccountingWEB with the goal of encouraging accounting as a major and a career choice.
Education & Careers

New CPA Review feature tests skills of students and pros

Are you prepared for the CPA exam? Test your knowledge and keep your skills sharp by taking the weekly CPA Exam Quiz, brought to you by Kaplan Schweser CPA Review and AccountingWEB Student Zone.
Tax

Changes in tax law affect education benefits for 2008

USA Funds, a national education loan guarantor, advises families that paid college expenses during 2008 that they may qualify for deductions or credits when they file their federal income tax returns."In recent years the U.S. Congress has enacted and extended measures to provide federal income tax benefits for families that pay tuition, fees and other higher education expenses," said Carl C. Dalstrom, USA Funds president and CEO.
Education & Careers

Rules for the AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship

The purpose of the AccountingWEB Accounting Student Scholarship is to encourage accounting as a major and a career choice.Rules for Eligibility: 

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