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March 19, 2015

Deloitte and United Way team up for 'Alternative Spring Break' in Miami

Earlier this month, a group of more than 40 students from universities around the country participated in "Maximum Impact: Deloitte's Alternative Spring Break," organized by Deloitte, United Way of Miami-Dade, and United Way Worldwide. The program provides an opportunity for students to make an impact in the Miami community by working alongside Deloitte professionals to get an inside look at prospective careers in the professional services industry.

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March 18, 2015

Registration now open for 2015 Financial Planning Challenge

The Financial Planning Association (FPA), Ameriprise Financial and the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) Board announced today that students and CFP Board-registered universities can now register for the 2015 Financial Planning Challenge.

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Wake Forest U. to hold lecture on challenges of global accounting standards

Wake Forest University School of Business announced on Monday that they will hold an informative lecture on March 24, according to the Winston-Salem Journal. The lecture will be focused on the challenges of creating global accounting standards.

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March 17, 2015

AICPA releases answers to common Affordable Care Act questions to aid taxpayers

AICPA vice president of taxation Edward Karl stated, “Taxpayers will be in one of three situations – they will have had health insurance that met the requirements for minimum essential coverage under the Affordable Care Act, will have qualified for an exemption or will owe the penalty for not having qualified health insurance. In order to meet the information reporting requirements, taxpayers will have to gather new records and become familiar with new forms, instructions and terms.”

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March 16, 2015

Georgia Southern University to hold seminar on fraud and forensic accounting Aug. 3 - 7

The School of Accountancy at Georgia Southern University announced today that they will host a one-week seminar from Aug. 3-7 entitled, Essentials of Fraud and Forensic Accounting. The seminar is open to potential graduate students interested in pursuing a Master of Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting, along with accountants, attorneys, and law enforcement professionals seeking continuing professional education (CPE) credit.

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Deloitte gender diversity survey reveals both advancements and obstacles

Of the more than 1,700 professionals interviewed, sixty-five percent believe their organization is improving in the representation of senior women within their company, citing both flexible working programs and gender diversity targets as examples.

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March 13, 2015

Survey finds majority of SMBs using outdated expense management tools

On Wednesday, expense management solutions and services provider Concur released the findings of its ‘SMB Financial Decision Makers’ survey, which found that small and medium businesses’ expense management solutions relied heavily on manual methods that contradicted employee needs and policies, while also compromising overall profitability.

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March 12, 2015

N.C. firm DMJ & Co. raises more than $13,000 at 15th annual Polar Plunge

North Carolina accounting firm DMJ & Co., PLLC (DMJ) recently participated in the 15th annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics North Carolina on Saturday, February 28. Organized by the Guilford County Sheriff's Department, the event was held at Wet N' Wild Emerald Pointe and raised more than $18,000 for the Special Olympics.

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March 11, 2015

AICPA webcast on the business of legalized marijuana urges caution for interested CPAs

Last Thursday, the AICPA held their webcast on recent marijuana developments in the United States, Understanding the Impact of Legalized Marijuana on the CPA Profession. The general consensus from the panel of experts indicated that CPA's interested in pursuing business opportunities in the emerging marketplace should show caution and best judgment during this emerging period of business.

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March 10, 2015

Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite first to offer electronic filing for S Corporations in Indiana

Thomson Reuters CS Professional Suite announced on Monday that it is the first to certify an application for electronic filing with the Indiana Department of Revenue, effective immediately. 90,000 Indiana S corporations will now be able to electronically file their 2014 annual business tax filings (IT-20S).

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