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The “Anticipatory Accountant” and demonstrating personal accountability in leadership were among the key themes discussed at Digital CPA in Las Vegas—the IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway team provides coverage of the speakers and trends.
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Creating the "Anticipatory" AccountantAccountants must become more "anticipatory" if they want to be ready to tackle new opportunities in the future, says Tom Hood, Executive Director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs.
by Tom Hood, Executive Director & CEO, Maryland Institute of CPAs | January 6, 2016
The Year in Review: A Look Back at Viewpoints from 2015For the accountancy profession, 2015 was a forward-looking year. The need to attract and develop new talent, embrace rapidly changing technological trends, and demonstrate how the accountancy profession is playing a wider role in society were
by Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 29, 2015
Why Attend the Digital CPA Conference? An Interview with Barry Melancon, President and CEO, American Institute of CPAsIn only a few years, the American Institute of CPAs’ Digital CPA conference has established itself as an event with something for accountants of all stripes, and a community that exists even after the last session ends.
by Bhumi Jariwala, Editor, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway and Eli R. Khazzam, Editor-in-Chief, IFAC Global Knowledge Gateway | December 23, 2015
What Can You Gain from the AICPA’s Digital CPA Conference?Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO of CPAcom, discusses the value of the AICPA’s Digital CPA conference and what attendees gain.
by Erik Asgeirsson, President and CEO, CPA.com | December 23, 2015
News and Resources
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What to Do if You Lose Your Job
Journal of Accountancy - August 22, 2016
Global Business Review: Summer 2016
Economia - August 19, 2016
KPMG Launches Apprenticeship Service for Firms
ICAS - August 19, 2016
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