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June 2, 2016

Latest AICPA Economic Outlook Survey points to increase in U.S. Economy optimism

According to the results of the Q2 AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, executives across the country are feeling a bit more hopeful about the U.S. economy’s outlook than last quarter, the AICPA announced on Thursday. The Q2 survey was conducted May 10-26 2016 and received 744 qualified responses.qualified responses.

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June 1, 2016

NYSSCPA inducts F. Michael Zovistoski as 97th president, opens doors to non-CPAs

The New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) inducted Albany CPA F. Michael Zovistoski, a partner at UHY, as its 97th president on May 19 at the NYSSCPA’s Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) Moynihan Fund Gala, the Society announced this week. Zovistoski's one-year term begins June 1.

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May 31, 2016

One-third of professionals feel they don't have enough vacation time, survey finds

As Wednesday marks the beginning of June and the summer vacation season, many professionals are gearing up for a long-needed break. However, a recent Accountemps survey found that approximately 33 percent of professionals feel they don't have enough vacation time to use.

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May 27, 2016

Crowe Horwath's new performance review system, 'Measuring What Matters,' to debut June 1

Crowe Horwath, the top 10 accounting, technology, and consulting firm in the US, announced this week a redesign of its internal performance review system, eliminating the likes of annual evaluations and traditional ratings of individuals' work. Their new system, titled “Measuring What Matters,” will debut June 1.

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May 26, 2016

LBMC featured as lone accounting firm on Symplicity's '25 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads' list

LBMC, a Top 100 Firm based in the Southeast, has been named one of 2016’s 25 Best Places to Work for Recent Grads by Symplicity, an online career services solutions resource. The top 25 businesses across the country, including national giants such as Allstate, Honda, Nestle, and Walmart, were chosen on factors such as work/life balance, benefits, company culture, mentorship and Glassdoor.com ratings.

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BlumShapiro volunteers to teach financial literacy for 7th annual 'JA in a Day'

New England firm BlumShapiro announced on Thursday that 20 of their professionals will once again volunteer as teachers for Junior Achievement’s JA In A Day program at Webster Hill Elementary School in West Hartford, Conn.

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May 25, 2016

Armanino closes offices nationwide for 8th annual 'Great Give' charity event

Armanino, the largest independent accounting and business consulting firm in California, announced on Wednesday that its eighth annual Great Give will take place on Thursday, May 26. The yearly community service event sees the whole firm volunteer with nonprofits for a full day of philanthropic efforts that serve Armanino's communities.

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Do you have an Innovation Fund at your firm?

Ultimately, innovation is a long-term strategy, needs a long-term focus, and so someone needs to officially take the reins for you to achieve success. Ultimately as our profession continues to evolve, innovation is less and less an option -- and more and more a requirement for success to keep our firms viable and achieving their full potential.

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May 24, 2016

University of Minnesota tops College Choice's 'Best Bachelor's in Accounting' ranking for 2016

College Choice, an online resource ranking various college programs and institutions, recently released their 2016 ranking for the best bachelor's degree programs in accounting. The University of Minnesota and their Carlson School of Management placed first among a slew of other big-name institutions.

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ConvergenceCoaching opens 2016 'Anytime, Anywhere Work Survey' for public firms

Marketing coaching and consulting firm ConvergenceCoaching opened their third annual Anytime, Anywhere Work Survey this week, which looks to gather data on public accounting firms' adoption of "anytime, anywhere" work initiatives and their overall experiences with these practices.

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