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Education & Careers

Entrepreneurs - Losing Sleep but Not Losing Hope

Despite financial pressures, stresses, and sleeplessness, the majority of entrepreneurs still have faith in their futures and maintain the determination to succeed, according to results of the "2012 Hiscox DNA of an Entrepreneur Study."
Education & Careers

Tech Dinosaurs: Tape Recorders and Fax Machines Top the List

As part of its "Office Endangered Species" study, LinkedIn surveyed more than 7,000 professionals and asked which office tools and trends will most likely not be seen in offices by the year 2017, and what tools they dream of having.
A&A

Employees Slow to Prepare for Retirement

Statistics from multiple studies paint a dire picture of the number of Americans who think they are prepared for retirement. A new survey found that only 26 percent had run a retirement projection, and only 18 percent felt they were on target.
A&A

Global Economic Outlook - More Pessimists than Optimists

The third quarter CGMA Global Economic Forecast shows that pessimists now outnumber optimists nearly 8:1, as senior finance executives take an increasingly dim view of the global economy.
Technology

Xero Touch App Now Available for Android Users

Seventy-three percent of small businesses say their biggest stressors are managing revenue, expenses, and collecting overdue payments. Xero has made it easier to stay on top of cash flow with its new Xero Touch app for android users.
Education & Careers

Is Your Leadership Style Subpar?

A significant gap exists in what characteristics accountants at all levels value in their leaders and what they believe their current leaders actually demonstrate, according research done by members of The CPA Consultants' Alliance.
Practice

SurveyCPA Launched Specifically for the Accounting Profession

Founding partners, Rita Keller of Keller Advisors and Gary Adamson of Adamson Advisory, have today announced the development of a suite of survey tools designed specifically for the accounting profession.
A&A

Investor Confidence in US Companies Inching Upward

On September 19, the Center for Audit Quality released its sixth annual "Main Street Investor Survey," which shows that investor confidence in capital markets has increased 4 percentage points since 2011.
Education & Careers

50-State Report on College and Career Readiness

With all fifty states and DC having adopted college- and career-ready standards in English and mathematics, Achieve's "Closing the Expectations Gap" report shows how states are aligning to those standards.
Education & Careers

60 Percent Would Change Jobs If They Had a Do-over

PARADE and Yahoo! Finance recently conducted their "Job Happiness Survey" - and the results are in. More than 26,000 people participated in the survey, and there's good news, bad news, and just plain interesting news.
Practice

2012 IQ Survey Reveals Traits of Innovators

Organizations that make a choice to build and nourish innovation can earn a significant payoff for their efforts. Advisers at Plante Moran and NewNorth Center offer a self-improvement guide for innovation.
Technology

Tax Departments and the Cloud

KPMG LLP survey results show that a majority of tax departments are being left out of Cloud decision-making discussions, raising the possibility of tax risks, lost cost-saving opportunities, and decreased ROI for Cloud projects.
A&A

ABS Seeks Feedback Specific to Auditor's Reports

The AICPA's Auditing Standards Board is asking members to complete a survey designed to help inform its response to the IAASB's Invitation to Comment regarding auditor's reports on financial statements.
A&A

Reminder: FAF Seeks Participants for PIR Survey

The FAF, the oversight body of the GASB, is seeking interested stakeholders who would like to be considered to participate in a post-implementation review survey of GASB statements No. 3 and No. 4.
Education & Careers

Money Is Low Priority in Parent-Child Talks

Even in today's dire economic environment, a study conducted by the AICPA found that money is among the lowest priorities in conversations between parents and their children.
Practice

IPA Report on the Largest US Accounting Firms

The Platt Group, publishers of INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), has released the twenty-second annual report on the nation's largest 100 accounting firms.
Education & Careers

Moms Spend More on Kids' Wardrobes than Their Own

According to a survey of 1,000 moms, 60 percent say that clothing will be their biggest expense this year - with 91 percent admitting to spending more on their kids' wardrobes than their own.
Education & Careers

Take the Fast Track to Leadership Success

The current worldwide financial crisis and a shortage of talent have given financial professionals greater opportunities to advance their careers and create broader roles for themselves in their organizations.
Practice

Employee Benefits When Times Are Tough

Heath care continues to grow increasingly expensive. So does the rent. So do the coffee and creamer you offer your staff. While some of these may only seem like pennies, pennies add up after a while.
Education & Careers

Will Rising Costs Make College Unattainable?

More and more Americans are losing confidence in their ability to send their children to college, and student loan debt is now at $1 trillion - a figure that's growing faster than any other kind of debt.

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