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May 10, 2016

Becker Professional Education announces document review simulation (DRS) for CPA Exam prep

Becker Professional Education announced on Monday the launch of a new document review simulation (DRS) as part of its CPA Exam Review. The task-based simulation, created by the AICPA, will notably begin appearing on select CPA Exams this year.

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May 9, 2016

BlumShapiro Consulting teams up with Microsoft CityNext to bring innovation to city life

BlumShapiro Consulting - a division of New England advisory firm BlumShapiro - announced on Monday their participation in Microsoft CityNext, a "partner-led initiative that empowers cities to be more sustainable, prosperous, and economically competitive with a simplified approach," per Microsoft's website.

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Sage, Prince Harry & his support for veterans

My first hire, Alex, who is my right hand and my left foot, is married to a disabled veteran. Alex is in her mid-thirties and her husband is in his early forties. I see the weekly, sometimes daily struggles of the after effects of our veterans and their families. It’s right in my office.

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May 6, 2016

AICPA and Junior Achievement launch digital 'Accounting Career Guide'

The AICPA, along with Junior Achievement USA, announced on Thursday the launch of a new online resource: "Accounting Career Guide." Hosted by Junior Achievement's JA My Way, the Guide combines Junior Achievement content with resources from AICPA's "Start Here. Go Places" educational campaign to cover the various career paths available to young people in the accounting and CPA profession.

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PwC's Sara Mijares strives to recruit more diverse professionals

Sara Mijares is a senior manager at PwC with a personal mission of helping others like her explore the possibilities the accounting profession can offer.

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May 5, 2016

ICPAS honors top CPA Exam test-takers with 2016 'Excel Awards'

The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) announced on Thursday the winners of the Society's annual Excel Awards, recognizing young CPAs and their notable achievement on the 2015 CPA Exam. Established in 1984 by the ICPAS Board of Directors, the Excel Awards are presented each year to new CPAs for outstanding performance on the Uniform CPA Examination.

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St. Mary's University, Texas receives $750K donation towards accounting professorship

St. Mary’s University, Texas announced this week that the school has received a $750,000 gift from the Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation to fund the newly-minted Ed Boyle Accounting Professorship. The donation will be exclusively devoted to recruiting or retaining a full-time, tenured faculty member who will "promote the study of accounting principles, business knowledge and more, at a time when accounting professors are in high demand," per a school statement.

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May 4, 2016

Mid-morning the best time for job interviews, Accountemps survey finds

According to a recent Accountemps survey, 61 percent of interviewed CFOs said that they believe the most productive time for conducting hiring interviews is between 9 and 11 a.m. The survey also found that the very first minutes of a job interview can are the most important. Some 60 percent of polled CFOs said they form their opinion of a candidate within the first 15 minutes of their meeting.

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Majority of young adults find "money management" the most useful high school course, survey finds

According to a new poll from the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC), DreamCatcher Wealth Management, and The Minerva Foundation, a majority of young adults aged 18-24 answered "money management" when asked, "What high school-level course would benefit your life the most?"

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May 3, 2016

College Choice ranks top 50 master's in accounting degrees for 2016

College Choice, an online resource for college search and rankings, recently published their ranking of the top fifty online master's degrees in accounting in the United States for 2016. The University of Virginia, University of Texas at Austin, University of Notre Dame, University of Michigan, and New York University top the list.

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