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Education & Careers

Ohio Society Unveils New Women's Initiative

When the OSCPA surveyed its membership last year, more than 80 percent of women CPAs indicated they wanted the OSCPA to develop programs and activities specifically geared for female members.
Education & Careers

Robert Half: Accounting Starting Salaries Up Average of 3.4 Percent in 2014

Starting salaries in the accounting and finance profession are projected to increase by an average of 3.4 percent across the board in 2014, with financial and business analysts, internal auditors, and entry-level accountants among the positions that are most in demand.
Education & Careers

Survey Finds Career Growth Opportunities Lacking in Accounting

Despite knowing that most employees leave their companies because of a lack of opportunity for career growth, only 14 percent of hiring managers in accounting and finance said they are willing to negotiate employee development opportunities during the hiring process.
Education & Careers

EY Survey Explores Managing the Generational Mix

A new survey released by Big Four professional services organization EY explores generational dynamics in the workplace and reveals a significant movement in Generations Y and X surging into management roles over the last five years.
Practice

Plante Moran Survey: Businesses Made Major Strides in Innovation in 2013

Major gains in innovation within companies have been realized in 2013, as 94 percent of business leaders cited how innovation ties to sustainability and growth as a top organizational priority, up from 79 percent last year.
A&A

Anti-Fraud Collaboration Report: Expectation Gaps Exist within Financial Reporting

A recent report revealed that financial executives, internal auditors, external auditors, and board/audit committee members differ as to who is responsible for detecting and preventing financial statement fraud.
Education & Careers

Robert Half Survey Finds Career Growth Improving for Women in Accounting

The ability of women in finance and accounting to advance through the ranks is better now than ten years ago, according to financial executives surveyed recently by global staffing firm Robert Half.
Tax

EY Survey Finds Tax Execs Looking for 'Success Under Pressure'

A recent survey from Big Four firm EY explored the combination of external pressures and internal corporate plans for growth that international tax and finance executives are managing.
Technology

NSBA Survey: Cyberattacks Concern Small Business Owners

The overwhelming majority of small business owners recently surveyed by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) are worried about the security of their IT and online properties.
A&A

Public Company Boards Skeptical of PCAOB Auditor's Report Proposal

Almost half of public company board members surveyed do not think the PCAOB's proposed changes to enhance the auditor's reporting model will improve its usefulness, according to a new survey from BDO USA, LLP.
A&A

CFO Survey: Finance Teams Have Firm Grasp of Regulations

A recent survey of more than 2,100 CFOs found that 73 percent of respondents classified their accounting and finance teams' regulatory and compliance knowledge as either "excellent" or "good."
Education & Careers

ADP Report: SMBs Created 102,000 Jobs in September

Small and medium-sized businesses accounted for 102,000 of the 166,000 jobs created from August to September; however, jobs for financial activities declined during that time frame, according to the latest national employment report from ADP.
Education & Careers

Survey Reveals Top Six Strategies to Recruit Skilled Workers

Many employers are pulling out all the stops to attract employees with in-demand skills, including offering better benefits, higher pay, and improved training and development opportunities, according to a new survey of CFOs.
Technology

Survey Finds Execs Worried about Social Media Risks

A recent survey of more than 100 senior-level executives found that while social media use by companies continues to grow, almost three-quarters of respondents are concerned about the potential risks.
Education & Careers

Accounting Managers Cautiously Planning to Hire More in Q4

Managers in accounting, finance, and IT are cautiously optimistic about their hiring plans for the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a new hiring outlook survey from staffing firm Brilliant.
A&A

ACCA/IMA Report Reveals Ten Key Skills for Future CFOs

While many of today's CFOs have taken the usual finance stepping-stones toward their executive roles, they believe tomorrow's CFOs will need new experiences and key skills to meet the evolving needs of business, according to a new report.
Practice

Rosenberg MAP Survey: Firms Saw Spikes in Revenues and Turnover in 2012

CPA firms in 2012 posted their first respectable increases in revenues since before the start of the recession; however, professional staff turnover last year rose approximately 50 percent across the board compared to 2011.
Technology

Survey Provides Insight into Cloud Computing Usage

What are organizations looking for in a Cloud solution? What concerns do they have about using a Cloud-based service? These were among the questions PC Connection asked more than 500 organizations.
Education & Careers

Deloitte Study: US Workers Lack Passion

As competitive pressures within the US workforce continue to mount, businesses are searching for workers who bring passion to their jobs to navigate challenges and accelerate performance improvement.
Practice

NSA Offers Tips for Successful Succession Planning

One of the most complex business decisions an accounting practice will face is putting together a succession plan, but a recent survey conducted by the National Society of Accountants revealed that many firms do not have a plan in place.

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