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Global Trade Drying Up, Says Economic Survey of Finance Professionals

Finance professionals believe there will be a renewed global economic downturn in 2012, as the largest-ever quarterly survey of professional accountants shows that international trade continued to dry up at the end of last year.
Practice

New CSC Survey of More Than 3,500 Cloud Computing Users

A survey of IT decision makers found that the shift to cloud computing is driven primarily by a desire to connect employees through a multitude of computing devices. Thirty-three percent cited accessibility to information through multiple devices as their top reason for adopting cloud computing.
Community News

Sensiba San Filippo: Winner of Fittest Accounting Firm 51+ Members

Tax season is the ultimate deadline. Most CPAs agree that the unrelenting hours spent glued to their computers, slugging coffee, and downing microwave meals in the company break room take a toll on their physical and emotional balance sheet.
Tax

Most Say It's Wrong to Cheat on Taxes; Some Say It's Okay

Most taxpayers – the vast majority, in fact – say they would never cheat on their taxes and that it's wrong to do so. However, to 8 percent of taxpayers polled, it's okay to cheat "as much as possible."
Education & Careers

2011 Accounting Graduates Earning Average Salaries of $50,000

Accounting grads in 2011, earned starting salaries that exceeded those in nearly every other field except engineering and computer science. Overall, the average salary was $41,701, but accounting majors earned an average of $50,500, which is up 3.7 percent from 2010, according to the 2012 NACE survey.
A&A

The Economy – Americans Feeling Better, CEOs Feeling Gloomy

Is the economy getting better or worse? It depends on who you ask. Two recent polls show that Americans are beginning to feel a bit better about the economy, but CEOs are feeling gloomy. For the first time in almost a year, more Americans say the economy is getting better than those who say it’s getting worse.
Practice Management

KPMG Repair Regulations Survey - Tax Execs Unsure of Business Impact

Tax executives are unsure what impact the IRS’s recently released “Repair Regulations” might have on their businesses, but they expect the new rules to be more difficult to administer or comply with in practice, according to results of a survey conducted by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm.
Practice Management

Small Firms Can Capitalize on Their Size to Compete with Big Regionals

A survey conducted by the Public Affairs Council shows that 90 percent of the 1,753 adult participants have a "somewhat or very favorable view" of small businesses, versus 61 percent who feel that way about major companies.
Practice

AICPA Panelists Examine Economic Outlook Survey Findings

AICPA Business and Industry Economic Outlook Survey measured nine components All nine components showed modest improvement in the fourth quarter Survey revealed increased optimism that the US economy will improve in 2012 AICPA Webcast, "Looking Ahead to 2012: Progress of Paralysis?" covering the survey to be made available
A&A

CFOs Expect to Increase Hiring for Accounting and Finance Employees in Fourth Quarter

Chief financial officers surveyed recently forecast an increase in hiring during the fourth quarter of 2011.
Community News

Results of 2011 Rosenberg MAP Survey released

The Rosenberg Survey team is pleased to announce that results are in for the 2011 MAP Survey. Overall, the survey reveals a trend that many firms are reinvesting in the future.
Education & Careers

IMA survey finds slight increase in salaries for finance and accounting professionals

The Institute of Management Accountants' recent salary survey found that, while salary increases were moderate in 2010, accountants holding professional certification have greater earning power than those with no certification.
A&A

Accounting and finance professionals seem glum about the economy

Recent survey results show accounting and finance pros paint a depressing picture of the U.S. economy including 70 percent who lack confidence in the strength of the economy.
Tax

CFOs speak out on economy, health care, wages, and benefits

In a national biannual survey of U.S. Chief Financial Officers and senior comptrollers conducted by Grant Thornton LLP, 54% of respondents say the best way to reduce the U.S. federal deficit is to reduce spending.
Tax

Survey results: Heightened call for transparency is biggest challenge for multinationals

A majority of multinational company tax executives predict that a broadened international regulatory focus on increased transparency will be the most significant change their company can expect in international taxation over the next year.
A&A

Positive outlook for economy, particularly manufacturing

After a dip in confidence four months ago which raised doubts over the sustainability of the global economic recovery, optimism again appears to be back in fashion across virtually all key markets.
AccountingWEB Life

Top tech etiquette offenders; guide helps prevent blunders

In the days when tweets were bird sounds and a text was a book, workplace blunders had a limited audience. Now, however, these missteps can receive broad exposure with unhappy consequences.
A&A

Many baby boomers see retirement delayed at least four years

Half of Baby Boomer clients who have postponed retirement due to the economic downturn expect to work at least four years longer than they originally planned, according to CPA financial planners surveyed by the AICPA.
Tax

CFO survey: U.S. leads Europe in economic, business confidence

Chief Financial Officers in the United States lead CFOs in Europe in optimism, access to credit, and plans for hiring new workers, according to a recent survey. Despite their differences, U.S. and European CFOs share some of the same business challenges and economic worries as they kick off 2011.
Practice

Small business employment index indicates job growth in January

Small business employment continued to show encouraging growth in January, with hours worked showing a strong increase as wages grew slightly, according to a recent survey.

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