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February 11, 2016

Deloitte collaborates with Executives' Club of Chicago on diversity initiatives

The Executives' Club of Chicago (EC) recently announced a new relationship with Deloitte with the formation of the Diversity Leadership Council, which works to expand diversity and inclusion awareness, best practices and thought leadership for Chicago's business community.

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February 10, 2016

Bonadio Group hires record number of candidates in 2015

The Bonadio Group, upstate New York’s largest independent accounting, consulting, and financial services firm, set a record in 2015 with 183 new hires across its 10 offices, marking an 83 percent over the firm’s 2014 recruiting efforts.

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February 9, 2016

One risk of your “Everyday Jeans” policy

If you’ve been watching the industry news lately, a handful of firms have adopted an everyday-jeans policy. Essentially, in many cases these policies are worded to say as long as you don’t have a client meeting, you are free to wear jeans in the office every day of the week. It sounds reasonable...

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February 8, 2016

American Woman’s Society of CPAs hosts 33rd Annual Seminar in Houston

This past Saturday, the Houston Affiliate of the American Woman’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA) hosted its 33rd Annual Seminar. This year's seminar was notably headlined by a panel of the Houston Office Managing Partners of the Big 4 Accounting firms, who are for the first time all women.

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February 5, 2016

Rea & Associates offers tax season interns a more customized experience

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.

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February 4, 2016

AICPA Tax VP offers 10 tips for hiring a future CPA

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."

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February 2, 2016

NASBA and AICPA to re-issue Exposure Draft on proposed revisions to CPE standards

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.

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February 1, 2016

Minority students gain career insights at Illinois Society of CPAs intern event

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.

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January 28, 2016

EY expands international 'Vantage' program to new countries

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.

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Citrin Cooperman boosts maternal leave flexibility with 'Leaning Out' program

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.

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