The majority of Australian accounting students are now international, The Australian Financial Review reports. 79% of Australian graduate accounting students hailed from overseas in 2013, with 55% of international students comprising undergraduate scholars in the field as well. Accounting was only behind business and management enrollment for international students in the Australian collegiate system last year.
Alloitt Group recently completed the Deloitte Ride Across Britain challenge - a nine-day (Sept. 6th - 14th), 969 mile "end to end" ride through the UK that benefits a charity of the participants' choosing.
Congratulations - you're a new parent! But how will work respond? It's no secret that maternal or parental leave differs from company to company, with benefits ranging from exceptional to unremarkable. Thankfully, Working Mother Magazine has compiled a handy list of 100 companies that treat recent parents with the best programs and support. Notably, a number of tax and accounting firms have been recognized for their work/life balance.
Working in conjunction with the Flower City Habitat for Humanity, a committee of young Rochester CPAs will break ground on an eight-week building project this Thursday - constructing a new home for a local family in need.
Cleveland-based firm Meaden & Moore LLP has announced a partnership with Canadian-based LBC International, Ltd., creating the new partnership Meaden & Moore International LLP (MMI), which will combine LBC's London office with Meaden & Moore's UK subsidiary.
Representing a creative alternative to charitable donations, the Connecticut Society of CPAs (CTCPA) New and Young Professionals Group held their fifth annual charity kickball tournament at Norton Park on August 16th Featuring more than 130 players on 13 teams, the tournament was able to raise $2,600 for local student Lexi Charbonneau, a 12-year-old from Plainville diagnosed with Osteogenesis Imperfecta - a genetic bone disorder.
In an effort to maintain the cash method over the accrual method as the standard means of accounting for tax purposes, a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives--comprised of 233 members--issued a letter to House leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) and other House leaders on Tuesday, stating that the accrual method "will have a severely detrimental impact on thousands of businesses in our districts."
With the holiday season just around the bend, generosity in the forms of various donations and food drives are sure to follow in the coming months. In the spirit of this, The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants Young CPAs Council is sponsoring its fifth annual food drive through November 21st, benefitting the Community Foodbank of New Jersey.
What qualities do you look for in a dream job? Is it high pay, low stress, and ease of breaking into the profession? If so, the field of accounting certainly fits the bill - so much so that job search portal CareerCast.com has deemed accounting the most underrated profession today.
Accounting Degree Review, an independent publication providing resources for current and prospective accounting and finance students, has released its 2014/2015 list of the top 50 graduate schools for accounting.