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  • Study: Job Loss Stings Less If You Have Family Nearby

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 15, 2017
    A recent study from the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland found that while job loss impacts future earnings no matter what, it's not as bad if you live close to your parents, at least as far as younger people are concerned. 
  • NASBA Releases Proposed Changes to CPE Standards

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 15, 2017
    The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) released an exposure draft detailing proposed new standards on continuing professional education (CPE), changes that include differentiating between technical and non-technical materials, and accounting for new blended learning and nano-learning models. 
  • NYSSCPA Offering Students Up to $1,000 in FAE Scholarships with Technology Assurance Research Paper Contest

    By:
    Zach Simeone
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    Feb 14, 2017
    The NYSSCPA's Technology Assurance Research Paper Contest is designed to encourage college and grad school students throughout New York state to pursue accounting research, while fostering their professional development and promoting involvement in the Society’s committees and publications.
  • Study: Pay Inequality Within Large Companies Has Increased Since 1987

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 14, 2017
    For many years, workers in at large organizations could expect to make between 30 to 50 percent more than those in comparable positions at smaller organizations, a phenomena called the Firm-Size Wage Effect. However a recent study has found that this effect has diminished since 1987—but mainly for workers in the bottom of the wage distribution scale at these organizations. 
  • Study: Financial Responsibilities Becoming Less of a Gender Issue, More of an Earnings Issue

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 14, 2017
    A recent study from the Federal Reserve has found that while household financial issues were once strictly gendered, the question of who does what and how is starting to become a matter of simply which partner earns more. 
  • Regulatory Roundup, Feb. 7-14

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 14, 2017
    With so many regulators out there, it can be tough to keep track of everything they say from week to week.
  • Beyond the Spreadsheet: Technological Changes Mean Industry Innovations for CPAs

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 14, 2017
    With business increasingly migrating out of the physical world and into the digital one, accounting firms are rethinking their practices in order to adapt to an era of big data, artificial intelligence and transactions verified through blockchain technology—changes that could have a disruptive impact on the profession as a whole. Whether these innovations are just picking up steam or are already widespread in the business world, they will have wide-reaching effects, ranging from what kind of work CPA firms do to how these firms are structured in the first place.
  • IRS Return Volume Drops 24 Percent Compared to Same Time Last Year

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 10, 2017
    The number of returns sent to the IRS has shrunk by 24 percent between this year and the same time last year. 
  • Study: It's Better to Have a Last Name Toward the Front of the Alphabet

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 10, 2017
    A recent study looking at 3,000 men over the course of nearly 60 years has found that those with last names beginning with letters toward the front of the alphabet have more academic success and better career starts than those whose names start with letters more toward the back. 

  • Bank of America Opens Three Human-Free Branches

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Feb 8, 2017
    Bank of America has opened three branches where customers can access basic services all without the need to interact with any human worker--because at these branches, there aren't any.