AICPA and NAF's Academy of Finance announce launch of 'Recognition Program' to draw young talent to profession
Today at NAF Next 2016 - NAF’s annual professional development conference - the AICPA and NAF announced the launch of a new high school prep program aimed at increasing and diversifying the pipeline of students entering the accounting profession. Dubbed the AICPA/NAF Recognition Program, the initiative will launch nationwide this Fall in 209 Academies of Finance in 117 school districts across 32 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Deloitte announced on Monday that a team of undergrad and graduate accounting students representing Louisiana State University (LSU) placed first in the Deloitte Foundation's 21st annual National Student Case Study Seminar. The Deloitte Foundation awarded each of the five winning LSU team members a $2,000 scholarship and a $10,000 award towards LSU's accounting program.
Virginia-based accounting firm Mitchell Wiggins & Company recently announced that they were honored with ChamberRVA’s 9th Annual Icons and YP Workplace Awards. To be eligible, the firm submitted entries for judging by young professionals in the Richmond, Va. region and was ultimately recognized for creating and keeping an inviting work environment that attracts, retains, and develops young professionals.
Dixon Hughes Goodman (DHG) announced on Thursday that their fifth annual Count the Cans campaign saw 593,464 pounds of donated food and more than 1,150 service hours to hunger-relief organizations across 12 states over two weeks. This year's donations bring Dixon Hughes' five-year total to 3,795,814 of food donated
The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) announced on Thursday that the University will host its 2016 Summer Institute in Taxation July 18-29, at The Westin New York in Times Square. The two-week Institute will feature national and international tax experts leading in-depth sessions ranging from state and local taxation, partnerships, consolidated returns, trusts and estates, wealth planning, and international taxation.
Terry Ramm, 63, of Lincoln, UK, recently joined 2000 other students - many of them younger - at accounting-centered online college Ideal Schools in order to begin a second career in the profession, according to a statement from the school.
Fortune Magazine recently unveiled their first-ever list of the 50 Best Workplaces for College Grads. Fortune "looked at companies with a high volume of job growth as well as impressive recruiting and hiring numbers for new grads" in determining their ranking.
John Sharbaugh, executive director and CEO of the Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA) and one of Accounting Today’s 100 Most Influential People, was recently announced as a 2015-2016 honorary member of the Society. The award is presented to those eligible not for regular TSCPA membership, but have nonetheless distinguished themselves within the profession on a statewide level.
EY announced that their EY-Earthwatch Ambassadors program - a collaboration between EY and the Earthwatch Institute, a non-profit that looks to engage professionals in scientific field research and education in sustainable environments - donated 3,120 hours of service this year in assisting local entrepreneurs in Latin America.
The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) announced on Thursday that Steven Harris, partner-in-charge of RubinBrown’s Entrepreneurial Services Group, was named the new chairman of their Board of Directors. Effective July 1, 2016, Harris will serve a two-year term.