For the first time in twenty-four years, the average annual total compensation for members of the IMA has topped $130,000, while average annual salaries for IMA members increased 3.3 percent, from $109,001 in 2011 to $112,625 in 2012.
In boardrooms across the country, finance executives share a common question: Will he stay or will he go? All eyes are on Ben Bernanke amid speculation that he will cede the top spot at the Federal Reserve.
Staffing is among the top management issues facing CPA firms, according to a recent survey by Sageworks. That's not surprising, considering many firms are experiencing a staffing crisis as they lose significant percentages of top staff.
In a recent study, Bersin by Deloitte found that overall spending on training rose 12 percent on average in 2012 – a sign that amidst greater financial stability, organizations are focused on reskilling their workforces.
With economic conditions improving, CPAs are taking a longer-term, more strategic view of goals to ensure their firms thrive, according to the American Institute of CPAs' 2013 CPA Firm Top Issues Survey.
For the third year in a row, accounting and finance is among the top ten jobs that are the hardest for employers to fill, according to a recent survey from Milwaukee-based workforce solutions firm ManpowerGroup.
The IFRS Foundation has completed the first phase of an important initiative to assess the progress toward global adoption of IFRSs. The G20 has called for global adoption of a single set of high-quality financial reporting standards.
Thirty-four percent of US small businesses and fifty-five percent of midsized businesses say they expect their staffing levels to remain the same in 2013, according to a hiring forecast by Sage North America.
According to Sageworks latest "Private Company Report" released May 28, private companies in the United States continued to grow at a healthy pace and experienced strong profit margins in the most recent period.
While overall employer expectations for hiring college graduates this fall are likely to remain relatively flat, more than half of companies report they'll be pursuing graduates who majored in accounting, according to a recent study.
BDO USA LLP and Ernst & Young LLP were among twenty-five companies that were included in the Best Places to Work for Recent Grads 2013 report from ConnectEDU Inc., a technology company committed to transitioning learners from school to college to career.
Small business owners are showing a willingness to hire more employees amidst signs of expanding business activity, according to the most recent Business Confidence Survey released by Insperity, Inc., a provider of human resources and business performance solutions.
Demand for added attention to high-risk processes, growing costs, and the increasing role of IT controls and testing reports are some of the key changes and challenges companies faced over the last year.
Over the past six years or so, wage and hour lawsuits have become, if not commonplace, extremely prevalent. This trend, fueled by a large number of workers displaced following the financial crisis and stoked by successful settlements and court rulings over the past several years, is unlikely to end anytime soon.
The Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), the primary advisory group for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), has issued a survey to solicit stakeholder views about the FASB’s future agenda. Participants are asked to respond to the survey by May 30, 2013.
According to the 2013 North American Top Technology Initiatives Survey conducted by AICPA and CPA Canada, managing and retaining data topped the list of ten technology initiatives for accounting firms in the United States and Canada.
Feeling a little paunchy around the middle or particularly irritable when you pull into work in the morning? Don't blame it all on processed sugar or your two-hour commute. A recent AICPA survey found money worries are making many Americans impatient, unhealthy, and sleep deprived.