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June 24, 2016

Marcum announces first annual 'Marcum Women's Forum,' featuring Erin Brockovich

Marcum, the national accounting and advisory services firm, announced this week their first annual Marcum Women’s Forum, entitled "Safe And Sound: Smart Choices for Savvy Women." The event will primarily focus on personal security and health issues for executive women. Notably, environmental activist Erin Brockovich will deliver the keynote address at the half-day breakfast event at the Grand Hyatt Hotel.

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June 23, 2016

CFOs desire more strategic-thinking skills in accounting and finance professionals, survey finds

According to the results of a new Robert Half Management Resources survey, more than eight in 10 (86 percent) of polled CFOs said that strategic-thinking skills are important (either "mandatory" or "nice to have") for accounting and finance professionals. However, nearly half (46 percent) of those polled claimed their organizations do not provide the appropriate development opportunities for said skills.

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June 22, 2016

Tax Revolution Institute announces winners of tax reform essay competition

The Tax Revolution Institute (TRI) announced on Wednesday the winners of their Robert A. Heinlein Tax Revolution Scholarship competition. Kenneth Adams, a high-school senior from Albuquerque, N.M., won first place and will receive a $2,500 scholarship to help pursue his studies in economics and political science at American University in Washington, D.C.

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Accounting Degree Review ranks the 30 most affordable online bachelor's degrees for 2016

Accounting Degree Review, an online resource in accounting education and other related topics, recently published their ranking of the Top 30 Affordable Online Bachelor's Degrees in Accounting. The ranking weighs factors such as annual tuition rates (from the 2015-2016 academic year) and other fees in determining list placement.

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June 21, 2016

Majority of CFOs believe millennials are ready to lead, survey finds

According to a new survey from Robert Half, the overwhelming majority of CFOs are confident that millennials possess the abilities to become future leaders. Eighty-five percent of CFOs polled in Robert Half's survey claimed they are generally confident that millennials -- those born between 1978 and 1999 -- are "prepared to assume leadership positions."

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Adelphi University kicks off summer 'COAP' program for CPA hopefuls

Adelphi University announced this week that their Robert B. Willumstad School of Business will kick off the annual Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) summer program, designed to introduce minority high school juniors in New York State to the accounting profession. Approximately 40 local students will participate in Adelphi's five-day program, which begins Saturday, June 25.

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June 20, 2016

New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJCPA) announces 'Women of Note' for 2016

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) announced on Monday the Society's “Women of Note” for 2016. The Society recognized 38 female CPAs who have impacted the accounting profession. CPAs were nominated by clients, friends and coworkers who took note of their professional and personal contributions.

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June 17, 2016

CohnReznick Foundation donates $150K at 25th Anniversary Golf Invitational

CohnReznick announced on Friday that through the CohnReznick Foundation and CohnReznick CARES initiative, the firm donated a grand total of $150,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) and the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation for its 25th Anniversary Charity Golf Invitational, held June 13 at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.

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Mass. Society of CPAs launches series on recruiting and retaining diversity

The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA) launched their first part of a series on diversity Friday morning, aimed to teach its members on how to best recruit and retain a diverse workforce in accounting, the Society announced. Both accounting professionals and diversity experts were on hand to explain how diversity plays a crucial role during a panel discussion at PwC’s Seaport office.

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June 16, 2016

AICPA announces graduates of 2016 Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop

The AICPA announced on Thursday the names of the approximately 90 students who completed the 2016 Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop (ASLW) - a three-day program designed to bolster students' professional skills and better prepare them for the CPA Exam.

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