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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.