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May 29, 2015

BKR members urge better safeguards to protect clients from taxpayer identity theft

As the debate goes on about how to curb the increasing incidence of taxpayer identity theft in the U.S., members of BKR International discussed their experiences during the recent tax filing season, as well as ways to mitigate future risk and help clients respond to fraudulent activity should it occur.

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May 28, 2015

Protiviti, CPA firms among "Best Places to Work for Millennials"

The Center for Generational Kinetics released today its first annual list of The Best Places to Work for Millennials, just in time for this year’s estimated 1.8 million college graduates seeking to launch their careers. The list also offers new insights into what it takes to recruit and retain top Millennial performers.

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May 27, 2015

Charles, Prince of Wales, challenges business schools to provide future leaders

Charles, Prince of Wales, today challenged business schools to do more to prepare MBA students to be effective business leaders in a world facing significant environmental challenges. The Prince made his remarks in a speech delivered today to an audience of Deans and leading academics from business schools from around the world.

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Registration open for Spring 2015 ACAT tax and accounting accreditation exams

Registration is now open for the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT) Spring 2015 exams for accountants, tax preparers and students seeking to earn the Accredited Business Accountant/Advisor (ABA), Accredited Tax Advisor (ATA), Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) and Accredited Retirement Advisor (ARA) credentials.

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May 26, 2015

Illinois CPA Society announces 2015 'Young Professionals Leadership Conference'

The Illinois CPA Society’s announced this year’s events on Tuesday for their Young Professionals Leadership Conference, hosted June 5, and subsequent summer workshop series. The annual Conference, created in 2012, positions the next generation of finance and accounting professionals for future success.

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Stop the data fearmongering!

I woke up one day last week shocked, speechless, and seriously appalled! Across my morning Facebook feed I saw this article stating that one of the top CPA firms in the United States is not accepting credit cards due to security concerns.

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May 22, 2015

Institute of International Education announces first 'Generation Study Abroad Scholarships'

Leading up to its centennial celebration in 2019, the Institute of International Education launched Generation Study Abroad back in 2014 to double the number of students who study abroad each year. On Wednesday, the IIE announced the first round of Generation Study Abroad Scholarships to be awarded to 160 students at 26 commitment partner colleges and universities.

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May 21, 2015

Ashford University launches new online master's degree in accountancy

Ashford University in San Diego, Calif. has launched its new online master's degree in Accountancy, the University announced on Thursday. The Master of Accountancy degree program focuses on preparing students for professional careers in accounting. It was designed to develop technical knowledge while enhancing analytical, communication, and decision-making skills.

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Armanino holds firm-wide day of volunteering, 'The Great Give'

Armanino LLP, the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California, will hold its community outreach program, "The Great Give," by closing its offices and sending employees into their communities to volunteer this Thursday.

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May 20, 2015

AICPA urges permanent tax relief for natural disaster victims in publication distributed to Congress

The AICPA and its members distributed Natural Disasters: The Case for Permanent Tax Relief on Tuesday to members of Congress and their staff. The publication describes the history of disaster relief in the United States and the important role that tax relief plays for individuals and business in recovering from natural disasters.

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