Opsahl Dawson, based in Vancouver, Wash., has announced a $25,000 donation to Washington State University Vancouver last week. The firm's gift will be divided between accounting fellowships and sponsorship of WSU Vancouver’s annual Notable Alumni Award for the next five years.
This month, PwC released a new paper, “Data Driven: What Students Need to Succeed in a Rapidly Changing Business World,” offering specific accounting curriculum recommendations to strengthen technical foundations in data analytics and related skills, relevant for all students considering careers in business.
The University of South Florida (USF) announced today that its School of Accountancy will be named for Lynn Pippenger, an MBA alumnus and long-time supporter, following a $10 million donation. The change was made official this morning by a vote from the USF Board of Trustees.
The AICPA and CIMA announced the launch of a new professional learning and development website today for the more than 140,000 CGMAs around the world. The AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning website will equip them with the competencies required to maintain and improve their skills in today’s business environment.
Lee University, located in Cleveland, Tenn., will be offering pro bono tax advice to local residents this week, according to local affiliate WDEF. Accounting students from the Lee's Business Department will partner with the IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and offer on-site help, as well as a tax return help hotline and face-to-face appointments.
The AICPA announced the launch of a new site today, cpapowered.org, which emphasizes the value CPAs can provide to the nation’s 28 million small businesses on strategic planning, compliance reporting and financial management. It is an expansion of the AICPA’s "#CPAPOWERED campaign," created last year to highlight CPAs’ expertise.
Established in 2011, the program was launched by NASBA’s Education Committee and aims to advance research on educational issues impacting CPAs, the public accounting profession, and Boards of Accountancy’s charge to protect the public.
Earlier this month, PwC US launched CareerAdvisor, a free, customizable tool that will help emerging professionals discover their unique interests and professional goals as they prepare to enter the job market.
Following eight months of submissions and research considering the desires of both students and employers, Bellevue College (WA) will offer a new four-year degree opportunity starting as early as this fall (with a second possible program premiering the subsequent Fall), according to the Bellevue Reporter.
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