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  • ICPAS honors top CPA Exam test-takers with 2016 'Excel Awards'

    The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) announced on Thursday the winners of the Society's annual Excel Awards, recognizing young CPAs and their notable achievement on the 2015 CPA Exam. Established in 1984 by the ICPAS Board of Directors, the Excel Awards are presented each year to new CPAs for outstanding performance on the Uniform CPA Examination. Read more »

  • St. Mary's University, Texas receives $750K donation towards accounting professorship

    St. Mary’s University, Texas announced this week that the school has received a $750,000 gift from the Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation to fund the newly-minted Ed Boyle Accounting Professorship. The donation will be exclusively devoted to recruiting or retaining a full-time, tenured faculty member who will "promote the study of accounting principles, business knowledge and more, at a time when accounting professors are in high demand," per a school statement. Read more »

  • Mid-morning the best time for job interviews, Accountemps survey finds

    According to a recent Accountemps survey, 61 percent of interviewed CFOs said that they believe the most productive time for conducting hiring interviews is between 9 and 11 a.m. The survey also found that the very first minutes of a job interview can are the most important. Some 60 percent of polled CFOs said they form their opinion of a candidate within the first 15 minutes of their meeting. Read more »

  • Majority of young adults find "money management" the most useful high school course, survey finds

    According to a new poll from the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC), DreamCatcher Wealth Management, and The Minerva Foundation, a majority of young adults aged 18-24 answered "money management" when asked, "What high school-level course would benefit your life the most?" Read more »

  • College Choice ranks top 50 master's in accounting degrees for 2016

    College Choice, an online resource for college search and rankings, recently published their ranking of the top fifty online master's degrees in accounting in the United States for 2016. The University of Virginia, University of Texas at Austin, University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan, and New York University top the list. Read more »

  • BlumShapiro to host 3rd Annual JA Career Walk in West Hartford, Conn.

    Thirty students from West Hartford’s Hall High School, Conard High School and Kingswood-Oxford will be exploring various career opportunities at local businesses during the 3rd Annual JA Career Walk, set for May 11. Founded by BlumShapiro and Junior Achievement of Southwest New England in 2014, the JA Career Walk looks to prepare students on choosing their career paths by giving them a better understanding of the job opportunities in their local community. Read more »