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March 30, 2015

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.

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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.

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March 27, 2015

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

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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.

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March 26, 2015

'Accounting Services' tops list of top 9 industries for 2015 graduates

At the forefront of IBISWorld's list was Accounting Services, with a projected revenue growth of 3.4% per year (on average), 3% employment growth per year (on average), and an average industry wage of $67,474.

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March 25, 2015

Free summer program for H.S. juniors interested in accounting careers nearing registration

The Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) program, designed to teach students more about college life and a career in accounting, announced that their application deadlines are approaching quickly. High school students interested in accounting careers are highly encouraged to apply.

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Grant Thornton wins "Best Leadership Development' award

The Managing Partners' Forum, an organization that promotes the value of leadership and management excellence, has named Grant Thornton as having the "Best Programme for Leadership Development" at its 2015 awards.

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March 24, 2015

Former congressman addresses Yeshiva University accounting society on national debt

During his talk, DioGuardi focused on the subject of national debt, the basis of his life’s work. DioGuardi served in Congress for two terms for a total four years; his most significant legislative accomplishment was authoring the Chief Financial Officers Act, which reformed the way the federal government manages its money.

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March 23, 2015

College accounting programs face off in NASBA 'March Madness' brackets

As schools continue to face each other on the court in the men’s and women’s March Madness tournaments, one has to wonder: How did these schools’ students do on the CPA Exam?

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AICPA sends tax reform suggestions concerning individuals to Senate Finance Committee Working Group

The AICPA submitted suggestions to the Senate Finance Committee Working Group last Thursday concerning Individual Income Tax that would simplify some areas of the tax code that individual taxpayers find the most difficult to understand and recommended provisions to combat identity theft and tax fraud.

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