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March 2, 2016

South Carolina Association of CPAs sponsors 'Finances for the Family' program with $10K donation

The South Carolina Association of CPAs (SCACPA) has recently announced their sponsorship of the Children's Museum of the Upstate (TCMU) Finances for the Family Programming, by donating $10,000 to TCMU in support the program.

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March 1, 2016

BDO, EY, KPMG, PwC amongst the 'Top 60 Companies for Executive Women' in 2016

A number of the nation’s leading accounting and consulting firms have been named amongst the 2016 “NAFE Top Companies for Executive Women” by the National Association for Female Executives (NAFE). The award recognizes American corporations that have moved women into their top executive positions and created a culture that helps further the careers of talented women.

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AICPA to announce next results of quarterly Economic Outlook Survey on March 3

The AICPA will announce the results of the next quarter of its Economic Outlook Survey a measure of the U.S. economy and key business performance categories for the coming year, at 7:00 a.m. EST, this Thursday, March 3.

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February 29, 2016

SIUC School of Accountancy names 2016 'Accounting Challenge' winners

Southern Illinois University Carbondale announced the winners of their 2016 Accounting Challenge last week, reports local Missouri affiliate KFVS12. The competition, now in its 18th year, was held February 19 at SIUC's School of Accountancy and consisted of approximately 300 high school students from more than 20 schools, as well as three area community colleges.

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February 26, 2016

Five reasons to formalize mentoring programs

Prior to the recession, young leader training and formal mentoring programs to support recruitment and retention were all the rage. Well, mentoring is more critical than ever, but for different reasons and in slightly different forms. BKR International members cite five benefits of mentoring and why it’s important to your firm and the profession to do it consistently.

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February 25, 2016

Seattle, Boston top Robert Half's best 'Career Cities' rankings

On Thursday, Robert Half issued a new report developed by The Economist Intelligence Unit titled the "Career City Index." The report ranks 25 U.S. cities as "the best destinations for career-oriented professionals," detailing factors from career prospects and cost of living to education and digital connectivity.

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February 24, 2016

20 Ontario students make national 'Honour Roll' after first-ever CFE Exams

20 Ontario students made Canada's Common Final Examination's (CFE) Honour Roll for top marks on the first year of the CPA entry examinations in the country, CPA Ontario announced on Wednesday. The CFE marks the first time that Canadian test-takers can become CPAs by passing a single examination.

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February 23, 2016

98 percent of HR managers would hire back former workers, survey finds

According to a new survey published by accounting staffing agency Accountemps, nearly 98 percent of polled HR managers said that they would be willing to welcome back a returning employee who left on good terms. However, 52 percent of surveyed professionals said that it'd be unlikely they would apply for a job with a former employer.

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February 22, 2016

AICPA to hold webinar on cybersecurity Feb. 26

The AICPA will be offering a webinar on cybersecurity governance and business risks this Friday, aimed to give professionals a better understanding of the various governance challenges and business risks cybersecurity poses for executives, board members and their advisors.

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Accounting Degree Review lists 30 most affordable grad programs for 2016

Accounting Degree Review, an online resource for accounting education and related topics, recently released its ranking of the 30 most affordable graduate accounting programs for 2016. The ranking factored in accreditation and tuition costs for out-of-state students enrolling in the 2015-2016 academic year.

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