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July 14, 2015

University of Hawaii at Manoa to offer free accounting classes

Two free accounting programs will be offered at the University of Hawaii at Manoa starting in August, according to Pacific Business News. The introduction of UH Manoa’s Governmental Accounting and Certified Public Accountant Review programs is based on interest from UH's Shidler College of Business’ current students and alumni.

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USD's online master's accounting degree ranked best in U.S. by OnlineU

The online Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA) degree offered by the University of South Dakota's Beacom School of Business has been ranked the best in the nation by OnlineU. USD's program was selected due to its affordability and the high proportion of graduates who pass the CPA exam," the school said in a statement.

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July 13, 2015

PICPA releases report on 'Firm Culture and its impact on the Future of the Firm'

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) recently released a report titled, Firm Culture and Its Impact on the Future of the Firm. The report shares the findings of a 2014 study of 1,000 Pennsylvania CPAs on career trends and what role firm culture has on attracting and retaining talent in the public accounting industry, as well as generational and gender breakdowns regarding values, career goals, motivators, and ideal benefits.

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Protiviti's 2nd annual 'Intern Day of Service' helps non-profits across 25 U.S. cities

Last Friday saw nearly 200 interns at Protiviti participate in the firm's second annual U.S. Intern Day of Service. Protiviti's interns, joined by nearly 700 of the firm's employees, volunteered in 25 cities concurrently for not-for-profit organizations including: Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill, Ronald McDonald House, Meals on Wheels, among several others.

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July 10, 2015

Inaugural classes for Syracuse's online master's program set to begin July 18

The inaugural classes for the online Master of Science in Professional Accounting program at the Martin J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, Accounting@Syracuse, will begin live face-to-face classes on Saturday, July 18, according to the school. Course content, accessible online 24/7, will be available to students beginning Friday, July 10.

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July 9, 2015

Rodman & Rodman president rides in third consecutive 'Tour de Cure'

For the third consecutive year, Steve Rodman CPA, president of Rodman & Rodman P.C., a full service tax and accounting firm based in Newton, MA, participated in the American Diabetes Association's 2015 Kennebunks Tour de Cure to raise money to find a cure for diabetes and support their mission.

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July 8, 2015

ACCA and American University partnership readies MS grads for ACCA accreditation

ACCA USA (the US branch of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and American University today announced a partnership linking ACCA’s qualification program to graduate coursework at the Washington D.C.-based institution.

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IAESB invites comments on new learning consultation paper

The International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB) published its Consultation Paper, Guiding Principles for Implementing a Learning Outcomes Approach, on Tuesday and encourages professional accountancy organizations and individuals with experience in applying learning outcomes in professional education programs to comment.

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July 7, 2015

Intuit launches 'Firm of the Future' contest

On Tuesday, Intuit announced the launch of its Search for the Firms of the Future contest, celebrating future-forward firms nationwide. The program offers up to 20 accounting firms across the U.S. the chance to win a one-week vacation in Hawaii, an expenses-paid trip to Intuit’s annual QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose, or a technology prize pack valued at $2,500.

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H&R Block's annual 'Income Tax Course,' offering scholarships to military spouses, open for registration

Annual enrollment for H&R Block's Income Tax Course is now open, with the tax prep company awarding full scholarships covering the cost of tuition and books for spouses of active, reserve, wounded warrior and retired military personnel. H&R Block has offered these scholarships for the past 10 years and granted more than $540,000 in scholarship funds to thousands of military spouses in 2014 alone.

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