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  • Becoming a Chartered Global Management Accountant

    How to succeed in getting your CGMA designation

    In today’s global economy, management accountants play a key role in helping businesses succeed. In 2015, the AICPA and CIMA launched the CGMA Exam, which tests a candidate’s readiness to offer these critical insights and make decisions in real-world business solutions. Read >

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  • Everyone wants an accounting grad

    Firm hiring is on the rise in 2015

    We asked firms about current and future hiring in our Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits Survey. Here are some of the most interesting findings from the 2015 report. Read >

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  • Startup accounting

    Capturing the numbers

    Startups have become an exceptionally popular topic lately, and they offer opportunities for future CPAs. Capturing the numbers is the first and most important step in accounting to make sure a startup grows up. This blog post focuses on the critical importance of capturing the numbers at startups and is the first in a 3-part series on Startup Accounting. Read >

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  • What do you know about white-collar crime?

    Test your fraud IQ

    Do you think you have the know-how to sniff out the stink of organizational fraud? Try your hand at these questions. Read >

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  • Licensed to earn

    Why CPAs bring in more money and more opportunity

    It’s not just accountants that will be in demand in the years ahead. Specifically, it’s CPAs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of accountants and auditors will be strong... Read >

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  • Finding your business soul mate

    Go corporate when you’re ready to settle down with one business or industry

    Jack of all trades, master of none? When you work as an auditor or consultant, you end up getting a crash course on all types of businesses – usually by... Read >

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  • Is the grass greener in private industry?

    Knowing when to leave public accounting (or not)

    There are many reasons to join the fast-paced and exciting world of public accounting after college. Whether joining an audit team with a large multi-national firm or a small tax practice... Read >

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  • Accounting’s biggest doorway

    Explore the endless options of a public accounting career

    Chances are, you’ll start your accounting career in the area of public accounting. From there, what happens is anyone’s guess. It all hinges on where your strengths and interests lie... Read >

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  • Big budgets need big brains

    Join forces with Uncle Sam through a career in government

    While it may seem that some of our politicians don’t value CPAs too highly—what with our trillion-dollar deficit and all—the truth is the nation would be in a lot deeper... Read >

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  • Join an accounting SWAT team

    Consulting will keep you on your toes

    If someone tells you they work in consulting, it usually doesn’t mean much at first. It’s a pretty catch-all term. But dig deeper, and you’ll find CPAs doing some amazingly... Read >

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