EY announced on Friday new Corporate Responsibility Sabbatical programs, effective immediately, that will enable EY Americas professionals to "strengthen global and local communities through longer volunteer placements where they can learn new business skills, team across borders, or even experience a new culture," per a statement.
Dean Dorton Allen Ford, a full-service accounting and consulting firm headquartered in Lexington, Ky., announced this week that Paula Hanson, director of tax services at the firm, has been honored with the Martha Layne Collins Leadership Award for 2016. The award looks to recognize Kentucky women of achievement who inspire other women of the state through their personal and professional lives.
For over 50 years, The Trueblood Seminars have sought to cover new developments in auditing and accounting to participating educators and thought leaders across the country. The most recent Seminars, held Feb. 17-20 and March 16-19, were hosted by the Deloitte Foundation and the American Accounting Association at Deloitte University in Westlake, Texas.
William "Bill" Sharkey recently received the College Mentors for Kids' 2016 College Mentor of the Year in the Accounting, Legal & Finance category, the Indiana CPA Society announced this week. Sharkey has been involved with student initiatives at PwC and the Indiana CPA Society's diversity initiatives.
Becker Professional Education, the global professional education, subsidiary of DeVry Education Group, announced on Tuesday the recipients of more than $250,000 in scholarship funds from its annual Newton D. Becker Scholarship Program. As a result of the program, more than 125 CPAs will receive full or partial scholarships for Beckerís CPA Exam Review.
As Monday marks Tax Day across the country, taxpayers have a few options on what to do with their newly collected refunds or bonuses. This year, Capital One conducted their own "Bonus & Tax Survey" to find out what exactly people plan to do with their extra cash.
Sage announced this week that they will be sponsoring the upcoming Invictus Games in Orlando this May, in addition to entering into a multiyear partnership with the Invictus Games Foundation.
Career information site Vault recently released their annual Vault Accounting 50, a ranking of the current best accounting firms to work for. Vault compiled their ranking by weighing a firm's prestige, culture, work/life balance, compensation, overall job satisfaction, business outlook, and formal training.
The AICPA announced on Thursday that the application period for the 2016 Leadership Academy is now open. Now in its eighth year, the 2016 Leadership Academy will be held in Durham, NC from October 2 - 6 later this year.
As the NCAA Division I menís and women' basketball tournament finished up last week, so too did the 2nd annual Uniform CPA Exam Bracketology, released by the National Association of the State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). In NASBA'S bracket, it was The University of Wisconsin and the University of Pennsylvania that claimed victories in their own men's and women's tournaments, respectively.