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  • How Not To Get Hired

    By:
    Jason Wong
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    Oct 1, 2015

    We asked hiring managers about the worst gaffes job candidates have made during the interview process. Here's what they told us. 

  • Oh, the accounting games we play

    By:
    Michael Kraten, CPA, Ph.D.
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    Oct 1, 2015

    Do you remember how you first learned to tie your shoes? Your parents probably made a game of it. Cross the strings and over the top, then pull the ends and tighten them up! You can make a game out of just about anything. Believe it or not, you can even make a game of learning about accounting standards and audit practices—various educational games about the profession are now available for college credit and included in CPE courses.Two years ago, for instance, I won the Innovation in Teaching Award at the 17th Annual Symposium on Ethics Research in Accounting for creating a live, multi-player online video game entitled “Audit Experience!” (See above for a screen shot.) Situated on the Second Life virtual world platform, the game challenges professional audit staff to investigate the disappearance of organically grown grain at a flour mill during a year-end inventory count.
  • Are You Really Ready to Take on a Managerial Role?

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 24, 2015
    While it might seem like a no-brainer to accept a promotion to a managerial spot, experts suggest that you take a moment to consider whether it's actually what you want. The answer just might surprise you. 
  • 30 Percent of Young Adults Would Sell an Organ to Pay Off Debt

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 17, 2015
    We've heard of college costing an arm and a leg, but with the average student debt load now reaching about $30,000, young people would be willing to give up a few other body parts as well. 
  • Poll: 60 Percent of Millennials Don't Call Themselves Millennials

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 4, 2015
    Millennials! Millennials! Millennials! Millennials in the workplace! Millennials in social media! Millennials in the kitchen! Everyone, it seems, is talking about millennials... Except for millennials themselves, the majority of whom, according to a recent poll, reject the label, according to the Atlantic. 
  • Report: Accounting to Become Even More Lucrative

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 3, 2015
    Accounting, already quite a well-paying profession, is set to get even better next year, according to an article in Accounting Today. 
  • On Failing Productively

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 3, 2015
    Everyone fails. Some people fail a little. Some people fail a lot. But we all fail. While some might advocate moving on from failure as fast as possible, one author thinks differently: while one should not dwell and brood excessively, if you don't take the time to understand the nature of a particular failure before moving on, you're probably just setting yourself up for the next failure down the road. 
  • Man Gets Job. Man Accidentally Sends Nude Selfie to HR. Man Loses Job.

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 2, 2015
    An Illinois company offered a man a job, but the HR director was then puzzled when that same man sent her a nude selfie. 
  • Could This Show be the CPA Version of Grey’s Anatomy?

    By:
    N. Sheree Saunders and Jason Wong
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    Aug 31, 2015
    Can Shonda Rhimes' The Catch do for the profession what  Grey’s Anatomy did for surgeons or Scandal did for politicos?  

  • How to Land a Great Mentor

    By:
    Jason Wong
    |
    Aug 18, 2015

    It might seem like people find excellent career mentors through some random combination of luck and fate. And sure, there are a fortunate few who went to high school with the Mark Zuckerbergs of the world or whose families have amazing connections. But, for the most part, finding the best mentor is really just a matter of being proactive. Here are some tips for getting started from Entrepreneur: