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  • CohnReznick raises $150K at 24th Annual Charity Golf Invitational

    June 18, 2015

    CohnReznick, one of the largest accounting, tax, and advisory firms in the U.S., announced on Wednesday that through its CohnReznick Foundation and CohnReznick CARES initiative, donated a total of $150,000 to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) and the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation at its 24th Annual Charity Golf Invitational held on June 15. Over the past nine years, CohnReznick’s golf outing has raised a combined total of more than $1.45 million for these two organizations.

  • Companies Selling Businesses Need to Beware of New FASB Rules

    June 17, 2015

    Companies that plan to sell or spin off part of their business should be aware of some recent changes in accounting standards for “discontinued operations” that are taking effect this year.

  • AICPA announces 2015 'E.D.G.E. Conference' in San Antonio for young CPAs

    June 17, 2015

    On Wednesday, the AICPA announced the agenda for the 2015 E.D.G.E. Conference. Now in its fifth year, the conference serves as the official conference for young CPAs. This year’s conference will be held in San Antonio from August 5 – 7.

  • Time to be an Effective Managing Partner

    June 17, 2015

    How much time does it take to be an effective managing partner? Most CPA firm partners ask the question a bit differently. It goes something like: “We have X amount of revenue and Y number of partners, so how many chargeable hours should our managing partner have compared to the other partners?”

  • Hinge and AAM release 2015 'Marketing Budget Benchmark Study'

    June 17, 2015

    The Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) and Hinge Research Institute have again released their research study examining marketing spending for accounting firms, the two announced on Monday. The second "Marketing Budget Benchmark Study" compared marketing spending against organic growth in 67 firms. Researchers focused on contrasting the marketing strategies of High-Growth firms (the fastest growing 20% among the sample) and Low-Growth firms (the slowest growing 20%).

  • Groups Challenge Walmart Foundation's Tax-Exempt Status

    June 16, 2015

    Thirteen community organizations have written a letter to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen asking the IRS to investigate whether the Walmart Foundation qualifies as exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Tax Code.

  • WeiserMazars volunteers at over 30 community organizations for inaugural 'Days of Service'

    June 16, 2015

    WeiserMazars, the accounting, tax and advisory services firm, recently completed its first "Days of Service" – a volunteer initiative that encourages employees to devote a full work day to assisting local service agencies. The Days of Service initiative is part of the firm’s We Are WeiserMazars program that looks to build employees’ personal and professional growth through the "tenants of association, respect and excellence."…

  • CPE, Professional Development and Competency Enhancement

    June 16, 2015

    The conversation about learning for accounting professionals seems to be picking up steam.

  • Illinois CPA Society rewards 31 Accounting Students with scholarships

    June 16, 2015

    The Illinois CPA Society announced on Monday that they have awarded $60,000 in scholarships to 31 accounting students as part of the Society’s Accounting Scholarship Program funded by the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois.

  • National Society of Accountants announces 2015 Scholarship winners

    June 15, 2015

    On Monday, the National Society of Accountants (NSA) announced a total of 39 students earning scholarships from the Society's Scholarship Foundation. Together, they will receive $45,875 in scholarship awards.

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