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September 30, 2014

IFRS Foundation launches online quiz

The IFRS Foundation announced a free-of-charge online quiz today, available for both students and educators alike. The quiz tests participants on their knowledge of the use of the IFRS, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB), as well as the Standards themselves.

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September 29, 2014

Indian citizens now able to take CPA exam in Middle East

As of October 1st, 2014, Indian citizens and permanent residents wishing to take the Uniform CPA Examination may do so in designated Middle Eastern countries, according to a statement made by the AICPA, NASBA, and Prometric.

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New University of Toledo accounting lab dedicated to '66 grad

The University of Toledo College of Business and Innovation revealed the Alan Barry Accounting Lab last week, in recognition of generous donations made by Class of '66 graduate Alan H. Barry to his alma mater.

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September 26, 2014

St. Mary's offering "big data" degree

As the world starts to rely more and more on digital data, a fertile job market has emerged for those who will analyze and report on those statistics. In response to this, St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, has formed a new bachelor of business administration degree program in accounting and data analytics.

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September 25, 2014

AICPA concerned over electronic signature standards

The AICPA said in its Sept. 24 letter that it “strongly supports” the IRS’s effort to develop standards allowing for electronic signature. However, stricter methods of achieving these means were urged.

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September 24, 2014

G.W. grad students win top honors at Initiative on Rethinking Financial Disclosure

Elizabeth Moehlenbrock (MBA Class of '15) and Liyuan Su (MSF Class of '15) of the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB) recently took home top honors at the Initiative on Rethinking Financial Disclosure - a partnership of the GWSB's Institute for Corporate Responsibility (ICR) and the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ).

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Last chance to register for second President's Advisory Council meeting

The second public meeting of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans (“the Council”) will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2014, from 9:00am - 11:30am EDT, on site at the US Department of the Treasury in Washington, D.C.

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September 23, 2014

Syracuse U.'s Whitman School debuts online MS in Accounting course

Syracuse University's Martin J. Whitman School of Management, in conjunction with 2U, Inc, has announced the Accounting@Syracuse program - an online Master of Science in Professional Accounting course, that acts as an offshoot of the existing MBA@Syracuse program.

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The game of risk: AICPA and CIMA urge businesses to rethink their value chains

Expanding businesses into new markets brings with it a slew of new factors to consider: globalization, digitization, and company culture, to name a few. Recognizing these obstacles, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) have released Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) reports entitled Rethinking the Value Chain, a series designed to help businesses reevaluate opportunities in emerging markets and strengthen their value chains.

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September 22, 2014

Get me to Africa!

This experience truly exemplifies how social media impacts our work today. How we can all be global firms – no matter what size we actually are!

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