College Choice, an online resource ranking various college programs and institutions, recently released their 2016 ranking for the best bachelor's degree programs in accounting. The University of Minnesota and their Carlson School of Management placed first among a slew of other big-name institutions.
In a recent op-ed published in Massachusetts-centered CommonWealth Magazine, Amy Pitter, president and CEO of the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants, urged that accounting become as considered as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) occupations for students in the state, and "as Massachusetts grows, so does its accounting sector."
Anders CPAs + Advisors, an audit, tax, accounting, and services firm serving the St. Louis area, recently supported their staff by having firm partners handle the front desk while support staff were treated to an Appreciation Lunch.
According to a new Robert Half Management Resources survey, polled CFO's found that the most difficult part of becoming a new manager is "balancing individual responsibilities with time spent overseeing staff." Supervising friends and peers followed as the second biggest concern.
Scheffel Boyle raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Ill. through annual bowl-a-thon
Professionals from Ill. firm Scheffel Boyle CPAs recently teamed up to raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Southwestern Illinois at the annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser. Scheffel Boyle raised $5,000 in all for the agency at the event, which will be donated directly to the organization.
The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) announced this week that Hunter Martin, a master’s student from Union University in Jackson, Tenn., is the inaugural winner of a $1,000 scholarship from Internal Auditor Magazine for his winning essay, "“IPPF Update Clears the Smudges on the Window Looking into the World of Internal Auditing."
CPAs with technology: You have the power to change your customers’ lives. Now, don’t worry, I’m not about to get all preachy on you. It’s actually the title of a white paper I wrote with Fundbox. Fundbox, if you’re not familiar, is an online financial solution that helps small businesses fill in their cash flow gaps.
On Tuesday, the final day of sessions at the 2016 AICPA Spring Council in New Orleans, Mark Koziel, vice president of Firm Services & Global Alliances at the AICPA, discussed the theoretical firms of 2020 and how professionals can stay ahead of the ever-changing business landscape.
2016 Spring Council: Kim Drumgo and Rich Caturano give update on diversity and inclusion initiatives
During Monday's session at the AICPA's 2016 Spring Council meeting in New Orleans, Kim Drumgo - director of diversity & inclusion at the AICPA - alongside Rich Caturano - chairman of the National Commission on Diversity & Inclusion - gave an update on the accounting pipeline and professional resources in attracting and retaining diverse professionals.
On Monday morning, Barry Melancon, president and CEO of the AICPA, gave his semi-annual Council report at the 2016 AICPA Spring Council in New Orleans. Melancon, himself a resident of Southern La., welcomed members and focused primarily on the concept of necessary change in the profession during today's "very, very, fast-paced time of change and evolution."