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Pluses Versus Minuses

As tax season kicks off, tax preparers are keeping their fingers crossed.



  • Rea & Associates offers tax season interns a more customized experience

    Rea & Associates, a regional accounting and business consulting, recently announced that 16 college interns have joined its ranks just in time for the 2016 tax season. However, in addition to regular tax work, interns program will have the opportunity to assist on assurance and bookkeeping projects. Read more »

  • AICPA Tax VP offers 10 tips for hiring a future CPA

    Edward Karl, vice president of taxation for the AICPA, recently released a number of tips on hiring a future CPA, noting in a statement that, “It’s important to thoroughly vet the person you select to prepare your taxes. Your tax preparer will be handling critical financial and personal information for you. Be wary about who you hire." Read more »

  • NASBA and AICPA to re-issue Exposure Draft on proposed revisions to CPE standards

    The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the AICPA re-issued their Exposure Draft on Tuesday for the proposed revisions to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs (Standards) for public comment. Read more »

  • Minority students gain career insights at Illinois Society of CPAs intern event

    This past January, 25 minority college students were fortunate enough to receive top-notch training and resources in the transition from student to professional at the Illinois CPA Society’s Mary T. Washington Wylie (MTWW) Internship Preparation Program. Read more »

  • EY expands international 'Vantage' program to new countries

    EY recently announced that its internationally-focused Vantage Program, which sends professionals abroad to support entrepreneurs in emerging markets at no fee, is expanding its global reach for 2016. This year, the program will increase its support by working in new countries including Indonesia and Pakistan, along with new cities in South American countries. Read more »

  • Citrin Cooperman boosts maternal leave flexibility with 'Leaning Out' program

    Full-service CPA firm Citrin Cooperman recently announced a new program for women taking a maternal leave from the workforce. The "Leaning Out" program will offer more women flexibility in the workforce by placing an emphasis on "off-ramping" - namely, keeping those taking a career break from raising or having children to still be involved with the firm by keeping them connected to its resources. Read more »


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