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July 25, 2016

IIA announces Global Board of Directors for 2016-2017

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) announced on Monday the election of Angela Witzany as chairman of the organization’s 2016-2017 Global Board of Directors. The election of Witzany, as well as the rest of the Global Board, was held at the IIA’s annual business meeting following the organization’s 75th International Conference in New York City.

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July 21, 2016

PCAOB announces 2016-2017 Scholarship Program recipients

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) announced today the 72 recipients of their 2016-2017 Academic Year PCAOB Scholarship - $10,000 merit scholarships used to encourage undergrad and graduate students to pursue careers in audit.

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Desire to learn, interpersonal skills most coveted traits according to CFOs

According to a new survey from Accountemps, 30 percent of surveyed CFOs cited a motivation to learn new skills as the most necessary trait for professionals to succeed in today's business landscape. Interpersonal skills (27 percent) and the ability to "adapt easily to change" (24 percent) followed closely behind.

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July 20, 2016

90% of 2015 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners prepared with Becker Professional Education, company announces

Becker Professional Education announced on Wednesday that 68 of the 75 Elijah Watt Sells Award recipients for 2015 were students of Becker’s CPA Exam Review course. Becker further claims that more than 90 percent of Elijah Watt winners since 2005 have prepared for the exam using their review course.

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IIA donates $10K to National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum at 2016 International Conference

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) donated $10,000 to the National September 11 Memorial and Museum during its annual International Conference in Manhattan. Josh Cherwin, director of Institutional Advancement for the Memorial and Museum, accepted the donation from IA International Conference co-chairs Nick DiMola and Paul Flora.

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July 19, 2016

York University's School of Continuing Studies to offer post-grad accounting programs this September

York University in Toronto announced on Tuesday that their School of Continuing Studies will start offering post-graduate accounting certificates this September, approved by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) of Ontario. The courses look to further prepare students to thrive in the accounting profession, as well as gaining an advantage in applying to the Schulich School of Business' Masters of Accounting program.

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RISCPA's 25th Annual Golf Tournament to benefit Community Preparatory School in Rhode Island

The RI Society of CPAS (RISCPA) announced on Monday that they will host their 25th Annual Golf Tournament on Monday, July 25th at the Warwick Country Club. Over 140 golfers will be playing for the Community Preparatory School - an independent school in South Providence where over 96% of students receive substantial financial aid.

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July 18, 2016

AICPA and NAF's Academy of Finance announce launch of 'Recognition Program' to draw young talent to profession

Today at NAF Next 2016 - NAF’s annual professional development conference - the AICPA and NAF announced the launch of a new high school prep program aimed at increasing and diversifying the pipeline of students entering the accounting profession. Dubbed the AICPA/NAF Recognition Program, the initiative will launch nationwide this Fall in 209 Academies of Finance in 117 school districts across 32 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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LSU wins Deloitte Foundation's 21st annual National Student Case Study Seminar

Deloitte announced on Monday that a team of undergrad and graduate accounting students representing Louisiana State University (LSU) placed first in the Deloitte Foundation's 21st annual National Student Case Study Seminar. The Deloitte Foundation awarded each of the five winning LSU team members a $2,000 scholarship and a $10,000 award towards LSU's accounting program.

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July 15, 2016

Mitchell Wiggins & Co. recognized with YP Workplace Award for young professionals

Virginia-based accounting firm Mitchell Wiggins & Company recently announced that they were honored with ChamberRVA’s 9th Annual Icons and YP Workplace Awards. To be eligible, the firm submitted entries for judging by young professionals in the Richmond, Va. region and was ultimately recognized for creating and keeping an inviting work environment that attracts, retains, and develops young professionals.

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