The President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans (Council) published its final report to the President and Secretary of the Treasury today on the ways to build the financial knowledge and skills of the nation’s younger people. The report includes recommendations for government, individual commitments to action, and best practices for improving financial capability. …
Have you ever dreamed of being a robot? Honestly, I haven’t, but I had the opportunity to be one this past week. You see, I was able to utilize Me and My Double, a robot controlled by an iPhone to experience the Maryland Society of CPAs’ Innovation Summit.
A new online energy accounting class for CPAs will be offered this fall through the University of Wyoming College of Business, according to an announcement from the University. “Accounting in the Energy Sector,” will be taught by UW Department of Accounting Assistant Professor Robson Glasscock. The class, for CPAs in need of continuing professional education, will count as 45 credits.
Organized by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), the second annual NJ CPA Month of Service recently took place during May 2015. The volunteer service represented the CPA profession's ongoing commitment to serving the communities where its professionals live and work.
This year, EY and Earthwatch Institute, a non-profit that works to engage people around the world in scientific field research and education to promote a sustainable environment, provided more than 13,000 hours of pro-bono environmental research and business consulting in Latin America through their joint partnership, the EY-Earthwatch Ambassadors Program.
BKR International, one of the top-five global accounting associations, recently presented its annual scholarship awards to honor accounting students around the world for their exemplary academic achievements in the accounting profession.
More than 800 CPAs and their colleagues participated in Pennsylvania’s inaugural "CPA Week of Service," coordinated by the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). Members of the state association, as well as their friends and colleagues improved more than 65 communities across the state during the week-long event.
Cash may be an important security blanket for U.S. businesses in the wake of the recession, but one in four CPAs in senior finance positions say that they expect their companies to reduce corporate cash holdings over the next 12 months, according to the recent Economic Outlook Survey by the AICPA.
Conference season is in full swing! I just returned from the AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech + Conference in Orlando. My suitcase isn’t even unpacked and I’m thinking about Sage Summit in July, (ping me for a special coupon code) and looking ahead into the fall with CCH User Conference in October.
Penn State announced last Thursday that the University is launching two new online degrees in accounting. The online bachelor of science in accounting is aimed at adult learners who want to complete their degree or start a new career, while the online master of professional accounting can prepare professionals to take the CPA Exam