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June 30, 2009


Editor's Note
While students search through the rubble of what remains of a job market, looking for interesting opportunities, employers are lining up at the gate, getting ready for an uptick in the economy. Meanwhile, Blogger Scott Heintzelman recommends you spend your spare time doing some life-changing reading, and AccountingWEB announces its 2009 scholarship award winners. And what's all this talk about kissing in the office?

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Gail Perry, CPA
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FASB Codification will be provided to faculty and students for free
On July 1, 2009, the FASB Accounting Standards Codification will become the single official source of authoritative, nongovernmental U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (U.S. GAAP). As part of its educational mission, the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF), in a joint initiative with the American Accounting Association (AAA), will provide faculty and students in accounting programs at post-secondary academic institutions with the Professional View of the online FASB Codification. more >>
New MBA grads looking at alternative careers
As anyone from the MIT Sloan School of Management class of 2009 will tell you, looking for work this spring has been no picnic. But now that most of them have landed jobs, they might also admit that the global economic downturn had some unexpected benefits. more >>
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AccountingWEB announces 2009 accounting scholarship award winners
AccountingWEB, the online daily news magazine and resource center for members of the accounting profession, is pleased to announce its 2009 scholarship winners. Entrants were required to write a 500-word essay on the topic of "Green Accounting Firms." Essays were judged in a variety of areas including creativity, innovation, quality of writing, structure, logic, and sources/research. more >>
72% of employers will strengthen employment brand to prepare for economy turn-around
As the nation works toward recovering from one of the steepest downturns in U.S. history, employers are preparing now for when the economy rebounds, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. Seventy-two percent of employers who have employment brands say they are taking measures to strengthen those employment brands today, so they are competitively positions for an upturn down the road. more >>
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FEATURED AUDIO SEMINARS:
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Blog: Summer reading list: Do something to change your life
Most people that know me know how much I love to read. I think reading can change your life. I think reading can change your life. Charlie "Tremendous" Jones had a great quote that I have shared on this blog before. He often said, "You are today what you will be five years from now, except for the people you meet and the books you read." There is a direct correlation between the books you read and the success you achieve. The more you learn, the more opportunities you have to learn. more >>
Blog: Business kissing: The accountants' guide
Accountants, to kiss or not to kiss? That is the question. Have you noticed how suddenly everyone's kissing? I'm not talking continental kissing, pecking one cheek and then the other. I mean a bit of a hug then a kiss on the cheek or the side of the face at least. And it's not just extended family and very close friends here. Though certainly they're at it too. No, I mean kissing in a business context. more >>
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