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July 8, 2015

ACCA and American University partnership readies MS grads for ACCA accreditation

ACCA USA (the US branch of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and American University today announced a partnership linking ACCA’s qualification program to graduate coursework at the Washington D.C.-based institution.

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July 7, 2015

Intuit launches 'Firm of the Future' contest

On Tuesday, Intuit announced the launch of its Search for the Firms of the Future contest, celebrating future-forward firms nationwide. The program offers up to 20 accounting firms across the U.S. the chance to win a one-week vacation in Hawaii, an expenses-paid trip to Intuit’s annual QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose, or a technology prize pack valued at $2,500.

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H&R Block's annual 'Income Tax Course,' offering scholarships to military spouses, open for registration

Annual enrollment for H&R Block's Income Tax Course is now open, with the tax prep company awarding full scholarships covering the cost of tuition and books for spouses of active, reserve, wounded warrior and retired military personnel. H&R Block has offered these scholarships for the past 10 years and granted more than $540,000 in scholarship funds to thousands of military spouses in 2014 alone.

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July 6, 2015

CGMA and Bloomberg Radio panel urge broader skills for tomorrow's finance professionals

Many finance professionals aren’t equipped with the broad skills employers demand in today’s rapidly-evolving marketplace, including analytical thinking, business acumen and communications. according to a recent panel discussion, “From Conformance to Performance: Developing the Finance Leaders of Tomorrow,” presented by the CGMA, AICPA, CIMA, and Bloomberg Radio last Thursday.

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July 2, 2015

EY collegiate 'MAP program' awards close to $500K in scholarships in 2015

EY announced on Tuesday that a record 350 underprivileged high school students graduated from its College MAP (Mentoring for Access and Persistence) program this year, with 97% of those students going on to attend a two or four-year college in the fall. The firm awarded close to half a million dollars in scholarships to these students in 2015 and 100% have received federal or state financial aid.

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July 1, 2015

AICPA banking conference marks 40th Anniversary in Maryland

As banking has transformed over the last four decades - a period that includes the savings & loan crisis, the deepest recession since the Great Depression, a wave of mergers, regulatory changes, and the rise of online banking - CPAs have been able to keep pace with change, thanks in part to the guidance and industry-specific insight to professionals of the AICPA's National Conference on Banks and Savings Institutions.

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Mass. Society of CPAs launches new online job board

The Massachusetts Society of CPAs (MSCPA) announced today the launch of its interactive job board, the MSCPA Career Center. With its focus on accounting industry companies, the MSCPA Career Center offers its members—and the accounting industry at large—an easy-to-use and highly targeted resource for online employment connections.

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June 30, 2015

President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans releases final report

The President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans (Council) published its final report to the President and Secretary of the Treasury today on the ways to build the financial knowledge and skills of the nation’s younger people. The report includes recommendations for government, individual commitments to action, and best practices for improving financial capability. …

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Transforming into a robot for a day

Have you ever dreamed of being a robot? Honestly, I haven’t, but I had the opportunity to be one this past week. You see, I was able to utilize Me and My Double, a robot controlled by an iPhone to experience the Maryland Society of CPAs’ Innovation Summit.

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June 29, 2015

U. of Wyoming to offer online, energy industry accounting class this Fall

A new online energy accounting class for CPAs will be offered this fall through the University of Wyoming College of Business, according to an announcement from the University. “Accounting in the Energy Sector,” will be taught by UW Department of Accounting Assistant Professor Robson Glasscock. The class, for CPAs in need of continuing professional education, will count as 45 credits.

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