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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.
Tax

Study Offers Insight into Nonprofit Governance

A new benchmarking study, "A Snapshot of Key Data Extracted from 2008-2010 Form 990s," assesses the governance practices of nonprofits. It is a follow-up piece to a similar study released in 2010.
A&A

Personal Financial Plans: Saving for the Future

The 2012 Household Financial Planning Survey shows that those who have prepared a personal financial plan feel more confident and report more success managing their money, savings, and investments than those who haven’t.
Practice

More CFOs 'Unplugging' while on Vacation

Good news! A significant number (51 percent) of CFOs will leave the office completely behind during their summer vacations, up from 26 percent in 2010.
Practice

Mixed Reviews for Employee Performance Reviews

How useful are performance reviews? It depends on who you ask. A recent survey conducted by Accountemps reveals some interesting results.
Practice

CGMA Global Economic Forecast Results Are In

Worldwide, CEOs, CFOs, and senior management accountants have an increasingly negative outlook for the global economy, according to the CGMA Global Economic Forecast released by the AICPA and the CIMA.
Education & Careers

Resumes: From the Bizarre to Impactful

CareerBuilder's study of 2,298 hiring managers nationwide provides real-life examples of resumes that stood out for the right - and wrong - reasons, and explores common pitfalls to avoid.
Education & Careers

Student Loans + Credit Card Debt = Stress

Rising tuition costs and excessive borrowing have left many recent graduates struggling to afford basic living necessities, according to findings from Accounting Principals' latest Workonomix survey.
A&A

NFCC Poll Reveals Top Financial Regrets

The recent National Foundation for Credit Counseling online poll allowed consumers to select their greatest financial regret. Of more than 2,200 respondents, 53 percent indicated that habitually overspending was what they most regret.
Education & Careers

Rules of Engagement - View on Jobs Outlook

Findings from the latest Randstad Engagement Index show finance and accounting employees believe the job market is going to pick up, and when it does, many plan to leave their current positions for a better job.
A&A

Experts Say Financial Abuse of Elderly Getting Worse

Results of the IPT's Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Survey reveal that 84 percent of respondents who deal with investment fraud/financial exploitation of senior citizens agree that the problem is getting worse.

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