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May 22, 2015

Institute of International Education announces first 'Generation Study Abroad Scholarships'

Leading up to its centennial celebration in 2019, the Institute of International Education launched Generation Study Abroad back in 2014 to double the number of students who study abroad each year. On Wednesday, the IIE announced the first round of Generation Study Abroad Scholarships to be awarded to 160 students at 26 commitment partner colleges and universities.

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May 21, 2015

Ashford University launches new online master's degree in accountancy

Ashford University in San Diego, Calif. has launched its new online master's degree in Accountancy, the University announced on Thursday. The Master of Accountancy degree program focuses on preparing students for professional careers in accounting. It was designed to develop technical knowledge while enhancing analytical, communication, and decision-making skills.

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Armanino holds firm-wide day of volunteering, 'The Great Give'

Armanino LLP, the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm based in California, will hold its community outreach program, "The Great Give," by closing its offices and sending employees into their communities to volunteer this Thursday.

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May 20, 2015

AICPA urges permanent tax relief for natural disaster victims in publication distributed to Congress

The AICPA and its members distributed Natural Disasters: The Case for Permanent Tax Relief on Tuesday to members of Congress and their staff. The publication describes the history of disaster relief in the United States and the important role that tax relief plays for individuals and business in recovering from natural disasters.

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What's your excuse? It's time to pick sides

I recently had the opportunity to speak at a small business workshop called “My Job to M.O.B.”. It was a three-day conference held in Chicago focusing on those who were interested in “my own business” planning. What was my biggest takeaway? CPAs are not informing, helping, servicing, delivering, and, much less delighting their clients.

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May 19, 2015

NYU Stern School of Business announces new Master of Science in Accounting

New York University Stern School of Business has announced a new one-year, full-time Master of Science in Accounting that will begin accepting qualified college graduates to start in the fall semester 2016. This program will satisfy the 150-credit-hour education requirement needed as a prerequisite for New York State’s CPA certification.

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May 18, 2015

Warwick, R.I. firm honored with AICPA's Public Service Award

The AICPA awarded CPA firm DiSanto, Priest & Co., of Warwick, R.I., the 2014 Public Service Award for Firms for its commitment to the community. The annual award honors a firm that has demonstrated outstanding public service.

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May 15, 2015

Thomson Reuters Checkpoint releases special report on assisting victims of tax-related identity theft

Thomson Reuters Checkpoint released a special report on Monday to highlight the prevalence of tax-related identity theft and guide practitioners representing victims.

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May 14, 2015

Los Angeles firm supports UCLA Economics student with $5K scholarship

Gumbiner Savett, a Santa Monica-based full-service accounting, taxation and consulting firm, recently congratulated Danny Vivier, the recipient of the "UCLA Department of Economics - Gumbiner Savett Inc. Endowed Undergraduate Prize for 2014-2015."

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AICPA proposes six-point plan to improve audit performance

The AICPA released a Six-Point Plan to Improve Audits on Thursday that provides a roadmap for the profession’s continued journey to improving audit performance in an increasingly changing business world. The plan concentrates on financial statement audits for private companies, employee benefit plans and governmental entities in the United States.

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