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April 29, 2015

PCAOB board member Jeanette Franzel: Diverse talent pool is 'critically important'

During the Accounting Diversity Pipeline Project's recent "Roundtable on Building a Sustainable Diverse Pipeline of Accounting Professionals for the 21st Century" last week in Williamsburg, Va., PCAOB board member Jeanette Franzel reiterated that building a diverse talent pool is "critically important" to the profession's future.

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April 28, 2015

EY, BDO USA, and Protiviti amongst 25 best places to work for recent grads

Accounting and consulting firm BDO USA, along with EY and Protiviti, have been named amongst 2015's "25 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads" by Symplicity, provider of career services management solutions. Symplicity describes the 2015 list of honorees as organizations that offer fun and supportive company cultures, good paychecks, and extraordinary opportunities for career growth. Accenture, General Motors, Nationwide, Nestle, and SAS were among the other winners.

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AICPA names eight issues for small business tax reform

The AICPA identified eight issues it believes are essential for Congress to consider in order to achieve small business tax reform in written testimony submitted last week to the House Small Business Committee for the record of the hearing the committee held on April 15, 2015 entitled, “Tax Reform: Ensuring that Main Street Isn’t Left Behind.”

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April 27, 2015

Second annual 'JA Career Walk' to prep West Hartford students for real world

Junior Achievement of Southwest New England and BlumShapiro announced today that they will co-host the second annual JA Career Walk in West Hartford Center for West Hartford’s Hall High and Conard High school students. The program looks to prepare students for the real world and gain a better understanding of jobs in their community.

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Five women receive CalCPA's 2015 'Women to Watch' Awards

A Vietnamese refugee, an executive recruiter, and the only Latina California lottery commissioner were among five recipients of the Women to Watch Awards from the California Society of CPAs last Friday.

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April 24, 2015

New Grantham University online program addresses growth in financial planning careers

With the role of personal financial advisors projected to grow 27 percent between 2010 and 2020, Grantham University’s Mark Skousen School of Business has added a financial planning - Bachelor of Business Administration program to its offering of more than 40 online degrees and certificates.

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April 23, 2015

Young Rochester CPAs renovate home for local family

The New York State Society of CPAs’ (NYSSCPA) Rochester Chapter NextGen group, a committee of young accountants and new CPAs, alongside the Flower City Habitat for Humanity (FCHH), will host a celebratory open house at the newly-renovated Rochester home at 44 Miller Street at 4 p.m. on May 1, according to the State Society.

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Four growth benchmarks every managing partner should use

Now that busy season for many accounting firms is drawing to a close, more attention turns to expanding business and developing new business. While every firm has a different way of tracking growth and revenue, BKR International reminds firms of four growth benchmarks to pursue and track consistently to stay in front of your best business opportunities.

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April 22, 2015

For Deloitte, a more human performance management system

In the April issue of the Harvard Business Review, Deloitte unveiled their plans to move away from a more traditional performance management system, focusing instead on a system based on the individual team member and their strengths.

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April 21, 2015

Go see your top clients…now!

Now that the crush of the tax deadlines is behind you, it’s time to once again think about marketing. But not just any marketing – I want you to think about marketing to your top clients.

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