A number of tax and accounting firms were named to Fortune's 2nd annual "100 Best Workplaces for Millennials." The ranking was based on more than 88,000 millennials working for over 600 companies that have been certified as a "Great Place to Work."
Deloitte recently announced that their firm was recognized as part of the Civic 50, a Points of Light initiative that "honors the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey," per the organization's website.
The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) and the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois recently announced the recipients of their yearly academic scholarships for accounting students across the state. Students earning scholarships are set to complete their accounting studies and pursue the CPA licensure.
Accounting, tax and advisory services firm WeiserMazars recently completed their second annual "Days of Service" – a volunteer effort that encourages all firm professionals to spend a full day of work serving the local community and non-profits.
The Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto - Canada's third-largest university - announced last week a partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), which will provide an ACCA-accreditation pathway for Schulich MBA and Master of Accounting students, as well as "advanced standing" for ACCA members gaining their MBA at the University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.