Iím a Payroll Betty and Iím proud. What does that mean exactly? It means Iíve built my firm with payroll. The result has been very rewarding. However, not surprisingly, Iíve run into an accountant or two that looks down on payroll. They donít want to be bothered with such ďlow levelĒ work. Not me; I love payroll.
Last Thursday, the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) announced that they have opened a government affairs office in Albany as the 28,000-member association renews its focus on state legislation and regulations.
According to a recent survey by Robert Half Finance & Accounting, job-seekers value learning just as much as their salary when they consider a opportunity. Among finance and accounting professionals surveyed, 64 percent said the chance to gain new skills is a critical consideration when making a career move. 50 percent also reported they are very concerned about keeping their skills current in the next few years.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) will deliver a noon keynote address on Monday, Sept. 21, at the National Cannabis Industry Associationís Fall Regional Cannabis Business Summit, taking place at the Wyndham New Yorker in New York City, Sept. 21-22.
On Wednesday, Thomson Reuters released their special report, Projected 2016 Inflation-Adjusted Tax Brackets and Other Key Figures, which demonstrates that, despite modest inflation in the past year, tax brackets will be adjusted upward in 2016, easing the tax burden slightly for many taxpayers. The adjustments will prevent the loss of tax benefits due solely to inflation.
The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) and the Georgia Food Bank Association have announced the results of the second annual Georgia Accounting Food Fight. During the friendly, two-week competition, accounting firms and industry accounting departments statewide raised food and funds for Georgia's eight regional food banks. The competition took place Aug. 17-28.
In a letter to the Senate Finance Committee yesterday, the AICPA commended the committee for its efforts to combat identity theft and tax fraud in the Chairmanís Mark of a Bill to Prevent Identity Theft and Tax Refund Fraud, but spelled out concerns regarding the billís provision granting broad authority to the Department of the Treasury and the IRS to regulate paid tax return preparers.
Several accounting and tax professionals who made significant contributions to the accounting profession were honored at the recent National Society of Accountants (NSA) 70th Annual Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation has started to accept applications for its College Scholarship Program, the largest undergraduate scholarship in the country. Students selected as Cooke Scholars will be awarded as much as $40,000 each year for four years for tuition, living expenses, books, and other required fees.
Best College Reviews, a ranking service for American colleges and universities, recently released a list of the Top 50 Adult Education Schools. Data gathered from university websites regarding the percentage of undergraduates under 25, the acceptance rate, percentage involved in distance education were considered. These factors, along with flexible options such as starting dates, accelerated options, online degrees, and transfer policies were used to create the ranking.