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Education & Careers

Survey Finds Career Growth Opportunities Lacking in Accounting

Despite knowing that most employees leave their companies because of a lack of opportunity for career growth, only 14 percent of hiring managers in accounting and finance said they are willing to negotiate employee development opportunities during the hiring process.
Education & Careers

EY Survey Explores Managing the Generational Mix

A new survey released by Big Four professional services organization EY explores generational dynamics in the workplace and reveals a significant movement in Generations Y and X surging into management roles over the last five years.
Practice

Plante Moran Survey: Businesses Made Major Strides in Innovation in 2013

Major gains in innovation within companies have been realized in 2013, as 94 percent of business leaders cited how innovation ties to sustainability and growth as a top organizational priority, up from 79 percent last year.
Education & Careers

Robert Half Survey Finds Career Growth Improving for Women in Accounting

The ability of women in finance and accounting to advance through the ranks is better now than ten years ago, according to financial executives surveyed recently by global staffing firm Robert Half.
Tax

EY Survey Finds Tax Execs Looking for 'Success Under Pressure'

A recent survey from Big Four firm EY explored the combination of external pressures and internal corporate plans for growth that international tax and finance executives are managing.
Technology

NSBA Survey: Cyberattacks Concern Small Business Owners

The overwhelming majority of small business owners recently surveyed by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) are worried about the security of their IT and online properties.
A&A

CFO Survey: Finance Teams Have Firm Grasp of Regulations

A recent survey of more than 2,100 CFOs found that 73 percent of respondents classified their accounting and finance teams' regulatory and compliance knowledge as either "excellent" or "good."
Education & Careers

ADP Report: SMBs Created 102,000 Jobs in September

Small and medium-sized businesses accounted for 102,000 of the 166,000 jobs created from August to September; however, jobs for financial activities declined during that time frame, according to the latest national employment report from ADP.
Education & Careers

Survey Reveals Top Six Strategies to Recruit Skilled Workers

Many employers are pulling out all the stops to attract employees with in-demand skills, including offering better benefits, higher pay, and improved training and development opportunities, according to a new survey of CFOs.
Technology

Survey Finds Execs Worried about Social Media Risks

A recent survey of more than 100 senior-level executives found that while social media use by companies continues to grow, almost three-quarters of respondents are concerned about the potential risks.
Education & Careers

Accounting Managers Cautiously Planning to Hire More in Q4

Managers in accounting, finance, and IT are cautiously optimistic about their hiring plans for the fourth quarter of 2013, according to a new hiring outlook survey from staffing firm Brilliant.
A&A

ACCA/IMA Report Reveals Ten Key Skills for Future CFOs

While many of today's CFOs have taken the usual finance stepping-stones toward their executive roles, they believe tomorrow's CFOs will need new experiences and key skills to meet the evolving needs of business, according to a new report.
Practice

Rosenberg MAP Survey: Firms Saw Spikes in Revenues and Turnover in 2012

CPA firms in 2012 posted their first respectable increases in revenues since before the start of the recession; however, professional staff turnover last year rose approximately 50 percent across the board compared to 2011.
Technology

Survey Provides Insight into Cloud Computing Usage

What are organizations looking for in a Cloud solution? What concerns do they have about using a Cloud-based service? These were among the questions PC Connection asked more than 500 organizations.
Education & Careers

Deloitte Study: US Workers Lack Passion

As competitive pressures within the US workforce continue to mount, businesses are searching for workers who bring passion to their jobs to navigate challenges and accelerate performance improvement.
Practice

NSA Offers Tips for Successful Succession Planning

One of the most complex business decisions an accounting practice will face is putting together a succession plan, but a recent survey conducted by the National Society of Accountants revealed that many firms do not have a plan in place.
Education & Careers

College Student Survey: America's Ideal Employers

The results of Universum's "American Student Survey" reveal how students perceive organizations as employers in the United States.
Education & Careers

KPMG Survey: Higher Education Leaders Worried about Enrollments

The percentage of higher education leaders who are "very concerned" about their ability to maintain current enrollment levels is on the rise, according to the second annual Higher Education Outlook Survey conducted by KPMG LLP.
Technology

Top Ten Trends from Boomer Technology Circles Summit

Last month, 278 people attended the 2013 Boomer Technology Circles Summit, which featured presentations on current technology issues, updates from accounting software vendors, and peer networking.
A&A

Fortune 100 Companies Disclosing More about Auditors

Most Fortune 100 companies disclosed more information about their audit committees and external auditors than was required during the 2013 proxy season, according to a new report by Big Four firm EY.

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