• Radical, defined: What the new accounting firm needs to look like

    CPAs must be “radicalized” so they will not be lulled into complacency and driven by reactions in their current firm or lives. The changes that are happening in today’s fast-paced world need to be addressed. Most likely, you and your team have already felt the changes. Read more »

  • Sons create memorial scholarship at Ole Miss for first female accountancy grad

    Louise Avent, the first female accountancy graduate of the University of Mississippi (Class of 1947), who also became the first female inducted into the Hall of Fame at the university’s Patterson School of Accountancy, will be commemorated with a scholarship bearing her name. Her sons, Tom and Murray Avent, have committed $250,000 to establish an endowment, which will fund four annual accountancy scholarships at the University, according to HottyToddy.com. Read more »

  • AICPA recognizes top 2014 CPA Exam performers with Elijah Watt Sells Award

    On Monday, the AICPA announced the winners of the 2014 Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, passed all four sections of the Examination on their first attempt and completed testing in 2014. Read more »

  • Firm aims for 10M steps as part of healthy 'Charity Step Challenge'

    With their Charity Step Challenge, Smith, Miller and Buff has provided pedometers to each professional in order to keep track of the number of steps they take on a weekly basis. The firm is aiming for 10,000,000 total steps by April 15 and plans to contribute to charity upon completion. Read more »

  • University of Iowa students collab. with Iowa City's Finance Department

    Thirty-eight students, part of the the University of Iowa's College of Business' Master of Accounting program, are taking part in a unique collaboration are examining financial policies and procedures with the city of Iowa City's Finance Department Read more »

  • Registration open for 2015 AICPA Leadership Academy

    Over the course of four days, Academy candidates will participate in interactive sessions designed to teach strategic planning techniques and develop personal success skills – including communication and delegation - for handling complex management challenges. Leadership Academy attendees will essentially train to become leaders within their organization, community, and the CPA profession. Read more »


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