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ASWA Educational Foundation trains members to deliver community-based financial literacy programs
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The American Society of Women Accountants Educational Foundation successfully conducted the training seminar "Financial Literacy in YOUR Community" during the 2011 Annual Conference for Women in Accounting. More than 75 ASWA members received practical instruction on how to conduct community-based financial literacy programs. More

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Accounting: Changes companies should heed
Puget Sound Business Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
While the rest of the world moves leisurely toward globalization at some unforeseen date, accountants have the pressure of a time frame. The Financial Accounting Standards Board, the standard setting body for accounting rules in the U.S., has set 2014 as the tentative year in which U.S. accounting standards —Generally Accepted Accounting Principles — must converge with their international counterparts — International Financial Reporting Standards). More

How becoming a mentor can boost your career
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Many women begin their careers as a mentee, seeking out others who are willing to help them. But as we get older, it's important to reach out and mentor younger women, not only to help other women with their careers; we should become mentors because being a mentor can actually help our own careers! Here are some of the key reasons for becoming a mentor, from the viewpoints of several different female mentors. More

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Cloud accounting advocacy and education group launched
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Cloud accounting and finance education and advocacy are the goals behind the newly formed Cloud Accounting Institute, a group launched by Microsoft Dynamics GP and Intacct reseller and CPA Lindy Antonelli. Antonelli started the organization as she was sensing increased interest in cloud financial and accounting products and processes, but a dearth of knowledge about them among accounting professionals. More

All-women accounting firm merging
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The Buffalo Niagara region's only all-women accounting firm has merged with Amherst accounting firm Tronconi Segarra & Associates. Domachowski, Kempisty & Salvatore, a Clarence accounting firm where all 15 employees were women, merged with Tronconi Segarra, creating the third largest independent accounting firm in the Buffalo Niagara region. More

FASB mulls changes to financial reporting for consolidations
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The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued a Proposed Accounting Standards Update it said is intended to increase transparency and consistency of financial reporting about consolidations. The proposed amendments would affect all companies required to evaluate whether they should consolidate another entity. But the changes are expected to most significantly impact financial reporting for businesses involved with variable-interest entities, according to the proposal. More

Florida ranks 4th in women-owned businesses
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Florida ranks fourth among the 50 states in its number of women-owned businesses, and many of them are exceptionally healthy, says a new survey by Florida International University. Nearly 80 percent of women business owners in South Florida expect their business to show at least modest growth from 2011 to 2013, according the survey. More

Succession planning — 18 reasons not to yell high-potentials their status
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For years, being secretive has been the status quo in succession planning and leadership development, and few argued against the standard practice of keeping the names of high-performers secret. According to Towers Perrin, "72 percent of companies do not tell employees they have been labeled as high potentials," which means that only 28 percent do. While the number of organizations that do share is growing due in large part to demands from the workforce for greater transparency, internal debates on this issue continue to be extremely difficult and controversial. More

Many professional women don't have mentors
U.S. News & World Report    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Women know the importance and the value of having a mentor. A recent study by LinkedIn revealed that 82 percent of women in the U.S. feel that it is important to have a mentor. Despite the majority of women who think it is important, shockingly, nearly 1 out of every 5 professional women in the U.S. has never had a mentor! More

Woman-owned businesses retaining and hiring employees in tough economy
Women Presidents' Organization via PR Newswire    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Women presidents have shown they can adjust to the changing economic climate. Results from the surveyed membership indicate 82 percent of multi-million dollar business owners have positive outlooks and experienced company growth in 2011, according to the annual economic survey by the Women Presidents' Organization. Despite the economic downturn, 42 percent of these CEOs and presidents were able to give their employees raises while, 49 percent maintained current employee salaries. More

Women entrepreneurs: It's your time
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"Overcoming the Gender Gap: Women Entrepreneurs as Economic Drivers," a study by Lesa Mitchell of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, says women who are capable of starting high-growth companies that serve global markets may be our nation's secret weapon for achieving sustained economic growth. Come on, women entrepreneurs! It may take a little time, but we can do this! More

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