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April 13, 2015

Definition of financial success in America changing, according to AICPA survey

Of the 1,010 adults polled, the survey found that twice as many U.S. adults cited having enough money for a comfortable retirement (28 percent) and providing their children a debt-free education (23 percent) as the best indicator of financial success, rather than owning a home (11 percent) and having a financial situation better than their parents (11 percent).

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April 10, 2015

Two Long Island firms offering free Tax Day chair massages

Certain taxpayers will be eligible for a free chair massage at two Long Island accounting firms on Tax Day this year, according to Newsday. The massages will be offered at two accountants' offices: ZBS Group LLP in Plainview and Freeport Tax Service in Bellmore. Massage Envy locations nearby will provide licensed professional masseuses to the tax offices.

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Online tax school accepting applications for 2015-2016 'Founder's Scholarships'

A total of three scholarships worth $4,770 will be awarded, one for each of the three levels of the ITS Chartered Tax Certificate programs: Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA), Chartered Tax Consultant (CTC), and Chartered Tax Professional (CTP), to include Tax Business Start-up Guides. Recipients are selected in part on their financial obstacles as well as the strength of their essay that covers categories such as key achievements and career objectives.

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April 9, 2015

Infographic: CFOs advise accounting graduates to seek jobs in smaller companies, survey finds.

According to a new Accountemps survey released on Thursady, more than half (56 percent) of CFOs interviewed said they would advise entry-level professionals toward careers at small to midsize companies.

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Value Colleges ranks 50 best value online grad schools for 2015

Value Colleges, an independent online guide to the best values in undergraduate and graduate college education, released its rankings of the "50 Best Value Online Graduate Schools of 2015" on Tuesday.

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April 8, 2015

Running out of money is top retirement concern, according to AICPA report

According to the AICPA PFP Trends Survey of CPA financial planners—many of whom work with high-net worth individuals—found that more than half (57 percent) of CPA financial planners cited running out of money as the top retirement concern for their clients.

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Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA) announces new CEO

The Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA), today announced that Amy Pitter has joined the association as CEO. Pitter will join the MSCPA from her previous role as the Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR).

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April 7, 2015

New Jersey Society of CPAs provide $565K in scholarships

The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA), which has supported the study of accounting in high school and college for more than five decades, will continue that tradition by awarding a record $565,000 in scholarships.

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April 6, 2015

AICPA survey says four in five Americans in favor of finance training for not-for-profit staff

The survey results will provide incentive for accountants and others who work in or with the nation’s not-for-profit sector to consider earning a certificate of educational achievement for their work in this field through the AICPA’s new Not-for-Profit (NFP) Certificate Program. The NFP Certificate Program, launched today, is a 40-hour on-demand experience covering the essentials of not-for-profit financial responsibility.

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April 2, 2015

Weaver Private Foundation donates 50K to Feed the Children

On Wednesday, the Weaver Private Foundation named Feed the Children as their Charity of Choice for the 2014-15. The Foundation contributed $50,000 to the organization in conjunction with local partner agencies in Texas where Weaver, the largest independent accounting firm in the Southwest, has offices.

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