On Wednesday, private research univeristy Stevens Institute of Technology announced a three-year collaboration with Accenture, set to study and focus on analytics in the financial services industry. Additionally, the two will hold advanced analytics research projects and work shop sessions with Accenture's financial services clients.
On Monday, TAG Foundation trustees announced a $10,000 donation from the foundation’s funds to assist Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in their Ebola relief efforts in West Africa.
On Monday, Deloitte unveiled the Deloitte RightStep Innovation Prize - an opportunity for both nonprofit and for-profit social enterprises to exhibit their various, innovative strategies for K-12 education through technology. The reward will be $100,000 cash, as well as the opportunity to receive pro bono services also equal to the prize amount.
In an effort to increase the number of CPAs from diverse backgrounds teaching at the higher education level, the AICPA has awarded twenty-two scholars the Minority Doctoral Fellowship.
In celebration of their 75th anniversary, Vorhees, NJ-based firm Bowman & Company is set to hold a special event this Veteran's Day to honor 75 local veterans.
At just 17 years of age, Belicia Cespedes of Canyon Country, CA has earned her CPA license, in addition to earning her bachelor's degree and completing two years of part-time work experience under a licensed CPA, according to The Santa Clarita Valley Signal.
As many firms begin their various, charitable drives as the holiday season approaches, some have started their efforts well before the end of the year. Namely, WeiserMazars' Woodbury, NY office has been regularly donating their time and efforts since early summer to the Mercy INN, located at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wyandanch, NY. The soup kitchen serves hot lunches to those in need, Monday through Friday, year-round.
Officials at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) were briefed on a new report from George Washington University School of Business graduate students participating in a groundbreaking effort to improve the effectiveness of financial disclosure for investors.
From time to time professionals get frustrated with their referral relationships - specifically, the amount of time that passes between their first interaction with a potential referral source and when they actually get a quality referral. I remind them that there are several moving pieces to every referral relationship that need to be considered before becoming frustrated at a lack of results.
I watched the amplification of social business happen last week at the CCH User Conference.