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As the workforce ages, lawmakers revisit age discrimination
With one in four workers now aged 55 and older, Connecticut lawmakers of both parties are rallying around a relatively modest bill aimed at age-discrimination: a prohibition on employers requiring prospective employees to list their age, birth...
Survey Reveals Job Search Trends For 2020
How can professionals stand out from the crowd and score a job this year? According to a new survey from global staffing firm Accountemps, senior managers are most impressed when candidates network on social media with employees at the company of...
CT scholars owe major dollars
Connecticut college students bear the highest per-capita student-loan debt in the nation, according to a new survey by Notesolution Inc., which publishes the student resource website OneClass. College seniors in Connecticut graduate with an...
AICPA Targets Technology and Core Skills with CPA Exam Practice Analysis: Invitation to Comment Open Until April 30, 2020
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) recently published an Exposure Draft and Invitation to Comment following the completion of a months-long Uniform CPA Examination (Exam) practice analysis. The project focused on the impact data analytics and...
Adaptive learning self-study enabled in new CPE provider rules
Rules for continuing professional education providers for CPAs have been changed to accommodate adaptive learning self-study programs and address other issues. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the AICPA...
5 Top Tips for Hiring in a Tight Job Market
There’s no better time than the present to be looking for a new career opportunity. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job openings nationwide has risen steadily since the end of the Great Recession, reaching 7.2 million...
How reverse mentoring works
Reverse mentoring can help finance departments modernise with new technologies like robotic process automation (RPA) and even improve diversity and inclusion, say finance leaders and experts knowledgeable about the practice. Reverse mentoring...
Office Etiquette Survey: Bad Language, Pets, Political Décor Remain Biggest Offenses
New research from global staffing firm Accountemps reveals some do's and don'ts for today's workplace. While nearly all senior managers surveyed (91%) said organizations have loosened up over the past decade, certain behaviors are still frowned...
What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes
A new model proposed by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. Carl Mayes, CPA, AICPA associate director–CPA Quality & Evolution, provides...
NASBA and AICPA Propose Draft “Core + Discipline” CPA Licensure Model Designed to Future-Proof the Profession
Draft model reflects the rapidly changing skills and competencies required for today’s accounting profession. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) have proposed a new CPA...

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