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February 2, 2015

University of Washington wins PwC's 2014 Accounting Challenge National Finals

Each year, nearly 5,000 students from 95 colleges and universities across the country learn more about high-level tax and accounting policy issues and compete for cash prizes in PwCís Challenge competition. This year, a tean of four undergraduate students from University of Washington were announced as the 2014 Challenge Accounting Competition National Finals winner.

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Keeping marketing 'quick and easy,' but also effective

A top compliant of clients is that their CPAs arenít proactive. However, itís just these types of quick and easy marketing tasks that, in the client mind, are often the definition of proactivity! So, remember, quick and easy can be effective Ė whether it is your personal marketing efforts Ė or your next meal.

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January 30, 2015

Illinois CPA Society supports minority accounting students with internship prep program

Earlier this month, the Illinois CPA Society hosted this year's Mary T. Washington Wylie (MTWW) Internship Preparation Program, providing 25 minority college students with access to training and resources essential in the transition from student to professional.

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Capella University announces new CPA pathway for BS in business accounting

Between today's focus on globalization and an increase in regulations, there's a new complexity to the role of accountant, requiring both deep skills and broad business knowledge in order to succeed. To fully prepare accounting professionals, the online Capella University has launched an Accounting CPA pathway specialization as part of its Bachelor of Science in Business online degree program.

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January 29, 2015

KPMG announces group of distinguished leaders to serve on Women's Leadership Summit advisory council

KPMG announced today the members of an advisory council, comprised of proven leaders across business, sports, and the media, who will help guide the seminal KPMG Womenís Leadership Summit. The summit, hosted on-site during the KPMG Womenís PGA Championship this upcoming June, will serve to bring many of todayís most accomplished women together to inspire the next generation of women leaders.

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Five accounting marketing trends for 2015

The start of a new year always holds lots of possibilities. This year, we asked a handful of people what they think the top trends will be for accounting marketing. Here is what you should be watching and exploring in 2015.

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January 27, 2015

Purdue University North Central students offer pro bono tax services

Students from Purdue University North Central (PNC) tax and accounting classes are offering free assistance to the public over the next two months in preparing federal and state income tax returns. The program is designed to provide basic income tax return preparation to individuals with low to moderate incomes, individuals with disabilities, and the elderly.

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Accounting Degree Review names most affordable online master's degrees in accounting for 2015

Accounting Degree Review, a provider of information on accounting degree programs and other accounting-related topics, have released their 2015 affordability rankings for online master's degrees in accounting. The rankings highlight the thirty most affordable online accounting schools based on tuition and fees for out-of-state students enrolling in the 2014-2015 academic year.

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January 26, 2015

Tax season 'Badge of Honor' for long hours: not SOLD here!

Itís already started and I donít want to hear it. Itís that time of the year when CPAs are bragging about all the tax season work they do. This is what I have to say about that: get over it.

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BYU takes home top honors at Deloitte 'FanTAXtic' case study competition

Brigham Young Universityís five-student team won top honors at the Deloitte FanTAXtic national tax case study competition earlier this month, receiving $2,000 in scholarships per student and a $10,000 institutional award. The Deloitte FanTAXtic finals included nine teams from colleges and universities across the U.S., top spot by working on a complex, issues-driven business tax case.

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