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A&A

Nearly half of executives anticipate SEC decision on IFRS in 2011

Most executives responsible for corporate financial reporting said their firms will be ready, but likely will not move to IFRS until mandated, even if an "early adoption" option is allowed, according to an IFRS convergence survey.
Practice

Economic confidence rises in Q3; CFOs plan to hire

Chief financial officers are slowly but surely easing from the recession, and are finding new opportunities to hire, despite unemployment levels remaining historically high.
Education & Careers

Women in accounting feel dissatisfied with career, not equally compensated

Forty-seven percent of women in accounting and finance are satisfied with their careers and only 19 percent believe they are equally compensated for their work as compared with their male counterparts.
Practice Management

Survey: Finance executives would delegate administrative duties first

If financial executives could get one thing off their plates, it would be administrative tasks, according to a recent survey by Robert Half Management Resources.
Technology

Seven features to consider when purchasing a laptop

What would make the perfect laptop computer for an accountant? Sure, you would want a device that has the best performance at a reasonable price. But what about other important features like battery life, keyboard quality, and portability? AccountingWEB’s Jason Bramwell reports.
Technology

Survey: Executives' organizations moving to Cloud-based services within two years

Business and government executives expect their organizations to use Cloud computing within the next two years, according to results of a recent survey.
Practice

More accounting and finance workers confident in ability to find new job

The Accounting and Finance Employee Confidence Index increased 0.6 points to 53.9 in the third quarter of 2010, according to a recent survey. The index is a measure of overall confidence among U.S. accounting and finance workers.
A&A

Rosenberg MAP Survey: CPA firms weather recession nicely

The recession hit the CPA industry with full force in 2009, and the results were quite different than in years past. Growth for CPA firms has been steady for 20 years or more, so firms had to rapidly adapt to the reality that the gravy days are gone for the time being.
Practice

Slightly higher salaries projected as key roles prove challenging to fill

With some signs pointing to a slight uptick in financial hiring, compensation for accounting and finance professionals should see commensurate gains. Starting salaries in these fields are expected to rise an average of 3.1 percent in the coming year.
Community News

Big Four dominate student ranking of top global employers

Students around the world have placed the Big Four accounting firms atop a ranking of the world’s top 50 most attractive employers, bested only by Google in the coveted No. 1 spot.
Education & Careers

CFOs cite integrity as most important trait for future leaders

A strong moral compass can give high-potential managers a leg up the career ladder, according to the results of a recent survey.
A&A

Survey: Most finance executives confident in business growth

Financial executives are more optimistic today than they were this time last year. More than 80 percent of financial leaders surveyed worldwide are at least somewhat confident in their companies' growth prospects.
Practice

Afternoon not so delightful for many workers

If you're constantly battling the afternoon slowdown at work, take heart because you're not alone. A recent survey of senior managers confirms the late afternoon is the most common time for workers to hit the proverbial wall.
AccountingWEB Life

Survey: Professional groups, social media best ways to enhance career visibility

In business, it’s not what you know or even who you know, but who knows you that matters, according to results of a survey by Robert Half Management Resources.
A&A

Survey: Consulting work enables CFOs to stay active

They may be ready to hand over the keys to the company car, but chief financial officers aren’t ready to hit the golf course full time. For this segment of the workforce, a career in consulting holds some appeal.
Practice

Study: Recession affects workers of all generations

Workers of all ages have a new appreciation for company stability when making career decisions, according to a study recently released by Robert Half International.
A&A

Finance execs: Many candidates lack critical thinking, problem solving abilities

Skill sets beyond technical knowledge are critical when it comes to employing experienced accounting professionals most effectively, according to a recent report by Grant Thornton LLP.
A&A

Businesses worry about financial statement fraud, "double dip" in economy

Financial statement fraud was the most commonly expressed type of fraud risk that respondents said their company would be most concerned about in the next 12 months, according to a survey of business professionals during a recent Deloitte Webcast.
A&A

AICPA national MAP survey is underway

The AICPA Private Companies Practice Section, in partnership with the Texas Society of CPAs, is gathering data for its much-anticipated benchmarking survey, which enables firms to compare management policies and financial results against other firms.
Practice

Pay freeze continues for majority of finance execs

Reflective of the past year’s economic woes, a majority of financial professionals still are not receiving salary increases, according to a recent survey conducted by Financial Executives Research Foundation.

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