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Why CPA Candidate Numbers Have Decreased: Part 1
Established in 1876, the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is one of America’s oldest and most respected accounting certifications. Yet, its heyday may have come and gone, because the CPA candidate cohort size is not what it used to...
Connecticut Bans Inquiries into Applicants’ Wage and Salary History
Connecticut is the latest state to prohibit employers from asking prospective employees about past compensation. Effective January 1, 2019, employers may not ask (directly or through a third party) about a prospective employee’s wage and salary...
Survey: Nearly Half Of CFOs Don't Have a Succession Plan
Change management is always a major concern for organizations, but few challenges are more disruptive than an executive departure. In a new survey from Robert Half Management Resources, only 52 percent of CFOs said they have identified a...
Tax law changes eligible for REG testing
The "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" ( Public Law No. 115-97 ) becomes eligible for testing in the CPA Exam's Regulation (REG) section on January 1, 2019. The AICPA first shared this information with candidates in February as it began integrating and...
Succeeding in the Era of "Always-On" Transformation
The Head, Heart, and Hands of Transformation
The New Performance Review: Shorter And More Than Once A Year, Survey Says
The performance review is getting a makeover, suggests new research from staffing firm OfficeTeam. More than half of companies (51 percent) have updated their performance appraisals in the past two years. Top changes include making the process...
Working group considers changes to CPA licensing requirements
A working group is exploring possible changes to the CPA licensure requirements that would incorporate the skills and competencies in areas such as technology and data analytics that increasingly are needed in practice and business.
AICPA Survey: Americans Favor Workplace Benefits 4 to 1 over Extra Salary
When it comes to finding the perfect job, a newly published American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) survey of 2,026 U.S. adults, among whom 1,115 were employed, suggests it’s about a lot more than the money. And with three in ten employed adults (29...
Keep your inbox from running your workday
Before you hit reply, read this: A recent survey found that knowledge workers spend an average of 17 hours each week sending and answering business emails. And all that email is taking a toll.
Finance Leaders Look To Consultants For Specialized Skills And Expertise
Consultants play a key role in the labor model for the digital age. A new Robert Half Management Resources survey reveals 50 percent of CFOs plan to bring in these professionals for business systems and performance improvement initiatives over...

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