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The National Society of Accountants (NSA) announced on Monday that 32 students have earned scholarships via the Society's Scholarship Foundation for 2016, totaling $35,300 overall. Since the Foundation's inception in 1969, over $1 million in scholarships have been awarded to undergrad and graduate students pursuing an accounting career.
AffordableSchools.net, an online resource focusing on affordable higher education institutes and academic programs, recently announced their ranking of the 25 Most Affordable Online Masters of Accounting Degrees. American Public University System (Charles Town, W. Va.) was placed first, with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell (Lowell, Mass.) and Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, Utah) taking second and third, respectively.
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) announced on Monday the election of Angela Witzany as chairman of the organizationís 2016-2017 Global Board of Directors. The election of Witzany, as well as the rest of the Global Board, was held at the IIAís annual business meeting following the organizationís 75th International Conference in New York City.
The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) announced today the 72 recipients of their 2016-2017 Academic Year PCAOB Scholarship - $10,000 merit scholarships used to encourage undergrad and graduate students to pursue careers in audit.
According to a new survey from Accountemps, 30 percent of surveyed CFOs cited a motivation to learn new skills as the most necessary trait for professionals to succeed in today's business landscape. Interpersonal skills (27 percent) and the ability to "adapt easily to change" (24 percent) followed closely behind.
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) donated $10,000 to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum during its annual International Conference in Manhattan. Josh Cherwin, director of Institutional Advancement for the Memorial and Museum, accepted the donation from IA International Conference co-chairs Nick DiMola and Paul Flora.
90% of 2015 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners prepared with Becker Professional Education, company announces
Becker Professional Education announced on Wednesday that 68 of the 75 Elijah Watt Sells Award recipients for 2015 were students of Beckerís CPA Exam Review course. Becker further claims that more than 90 percent of Elijah Watt winners since 2005 have prepared for the exam using their review course.
York University's School of Continuing Studies to offer post-grad accounting programs this September
York University in Toronto announced on Tuesday that their School of Continuing Studies will start offering post-graduate accounting certificates this September, approved by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario. The courses look to further prepare students to thrive in the accounting profession, as well as gaining an advantage in applying to the Schulich School of Business' Masters of Accounting program.
The RI Society of CPAS (RISCPA) announced on Monday that they will host their 25th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, July 25th at the Warwick Country Club. Over 140 golfers will be playing for the Community Preparatory School - an independent school in South Providence where over 96% of students receive substantial financial aid.