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February 5, 2016

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.

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February 4, 2016

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."

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February 2, 2016

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.

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February 1, 2016

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.

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January 28, 2016

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.

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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.

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January 27, 2016

Montana State U. students offering free tax return help through April 2nd

Accounting students from Montana State University’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship are offering free help preparing tax returns for MSU students and individuals who made less than $58,000 last year, the University announced on Wednesday.

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Posted by Sean McCabe at 02:11PM | Comments (0)


Food & Taxes: Be Prepared!

I know some of you will be able to relate to this. These last two weeks - between tax season, basketball games, and life, we have had take-out or just grabbed “whatever” for dinner every night of the week. My kids know it’s tax season because the evening texts start with “When are you coming home?” and “What’s for dinner?”

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January 26, 2016

Crowe Horwath implements new flexible dress and mobile-work policies

Crowe Horwath has announced firmwide changes to its dress code (echoing other firm policies), as well as a new mobile working strategy. Rolled out in December, the two policies were designed for attracting and retaining talent both old and new.

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January 25, 2016

St. John Fisher College takes top honors at 15th annual 'Deloitte FanTAXtic' case study competition

A team representing St. John Fisher College claimed 1st place at the Deloitte FanTAXtic case study competition, held Jan. 15-17 at Deloitte University, Deloitte’s campus for learning and leadership development. The winning team presented the best analysis on a complex, issues-driven business tax case.

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