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ASWA to honor 'Excellence' award winners
during Annual Conference

American Society of Women Accountants    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
ASWA will recognize its 2011 "Excellence in Accounting and Finance Award" winners during the Awards Lunch on Oct. 25 during the 2011 Annual Conference for Women in Accounting. Winners include:
  • Chris Perszyk-Cox, Outstanding Achievement;
  • Julianne Dorsett, Emerging Leader;
  • Christy McDonald, Outstanding Regional Director;
  • Renee Richards, Outstanding Regional Director.
In addition, the winner of the ASWA President’s Award will be announced.

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ACCA: CFOs, investors increased IFRS support
Accounting Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Chief financial officers and investors have increased their support for global accounting standards since the start of the economic crisis in 2008, according to an international survey published recently by the global Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. More

Claudette Christian's 10 tips for women in business
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Claudette Christian is the co-chair of the board of the top-ranked global legal practice Hogan Lovells. Born and raised on the small island of St. Thomas, Christian has devoted her career to issues such as leadership, diversity and inclusion, and has more than 25 years of domestic and international commercial and corporate transactional experience. She shares insight for women who are striving to reach the pinnacle of their professions. More

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DOD vows to improve 'disastrous' accounting systems
Accounting Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Following a scathing report by the Center for Public integrity, which revealed the U.S. Department of Defense lacks any mechanism to show how billions of taxpayer dollars are spent, the agency pledged to clean up its accounting practices by 2017. More

Estate tax protective claim procedures detailed
Journal of Accountancy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The IRS recently issued guidance on filing a protective claim for refund of estate tax and notifying the IRS that the claim is ready for consideration. More

Occupy Wall Street: What businesses need to know
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
With the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations spreading from New York to other U.S. cities and foreign countries, business leaders beyond the stock exchanges are wondering what exactly is going on: Is this truly the American version of the Arab spring? What do the demonstrators want? More

Helping women-owned businesses succeed
Smart Business    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Women-owned businesses have become one of the fastest-growing — if not the fastest-growing — segments of the economy. But Helen Han, president and CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners, says it takes more than just attending business school to become a entrepreneur. More

Tax preparers brace for new IRS fees, rules
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Tax preparers are chewing their pencils as the U.S. Internal Revenue Service gets ready to impose the first comprehensive program of fees and rules on the industry's 730,000 practitioners. More

Trade bills pass Congress with tax provisions
Journal of Accountancy    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
After a trio of foreign trade agreements gained congressional approval earlier this month, a tax preparer penalty relating to the earned income tax credit will increase to $500, and the IRS will receive detailed information about federal and state prison inmates. More

Why do accounting academics blog less than other academics?
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Tom Selling writes, "Why are there so few academic accountants who blog? Given the popularity of blogging and the presence of so many bloggers from other academic disciplines — even ones close to accounting, like finance, economics and law — I think it is incumbent upon academic accountants to ask why there are so few bloggers in our field." More

For women, parity remains subtly steep climb
The New York Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail
Isn't it just a matter of time before women reach parity with men in the upper ranks of the corporate world? After all, women in the United States now collect nearly 60 percent of four-year degrees and they make up nearly half of the American workforce. More

A female-dominated workplace won't fix everything
Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Men on the job must feel besieged. Two seismic shifts are underway that are changing the ways in which we've believed work works. More

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