DON’T FORGET – THE SMOKE DETECTOR HAS MOVED

The Smoke Detector has a new home. Smoke Detector blogs can now be viewed on the CPA Center of Excellence® Online. Blogs will continue to be posted every Tuesday. Don’t miss today’s blog about possible tax implications from the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This week’s blogger is

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WE’VE MOVED!

The Smoke Detector blogs have moved to the CPA Center of Excellence® Online!  You’ll continue to get all the great weekly blogs that the Fusion Network has been writing and posting since 2012. You’ll also be able to continue to post comments to each blog (and we

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Input Needed On Enhancing Audit Quality Initiative

CPAs take pride in performing high-quality financial statement audits. As the business environment continues to change and grow, and accounting issues and standards continue to become increasingly more complex, it has become more and more challenging for CPAs in public accounting to continually perform high-quality financial statement

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Opportunities Abound For Accounting Graduates

New accounting grads have so many options today. Whether they decide to go to work for a CPA firm, take a job in industry, or go to work for the government, a variety of opportunities abound. Each of these opportunities provides a different experience. While public accounting

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Financial literacy for youth – how can you help?

How can you help? As CPAs, we tend to think about how we can help our clients, our companies and even not-for-profit’s through volunteering our expertise. However, have we ever stopped to think about how we could us that expertise to help out our children/young adults?  What

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Increased Pressure May Cause Ethical Dilemmas

Recently I had a job interview with a company. After interviewing with the head of the department, I was handed an accounting test. My recruiter had mentioned that I would participate in a phone interview, an in-person interview and finally a test. He mentioned that they had

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The Learning And Knowledge Sharing Journey

I’ve worked in a few different industries during my career and have had at least some exposure to others working in a CPA firm; however most of my career has been spent in construction. Late last year, I had an opportunity to take a very exciting new

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Preparing Students For Their Future In The CPA Profession

As an accounting professor, I spend a considerable amount of time developing courses to help prepare students for their careers. As we all know, it is critical for them to learn the proper mechanics to build a strong foundation. At the upper level, future CPAs collaborate on

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Globalization: What It Means For CPAs

Globalization could be defined by some as a worldwide movement toward economic, financial, trade, and communications integration (Businessdictionary.com).  In other words, business is expanding and the world is shrinking, relatively speaking. That definition should seem straight-forward to us as CPAs in the United States where we should

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Exceptional Leadership Is More Than A Title

Stop and think for a couple minutes about the following question. Who would you identify as an exceptional leader? Now that you have identified an individual, take a few minutes to consider the qualities that make this individual an outstanding leader. What characteristics does this individual possess

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