November 28, 2012 - Today's Topics:
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The majority of CPA firms experienced an increase in revenue growth, according to a new survey by the American Institute of CPAs and the Texas Society of CPAs. While the profession has not yet rebounded to pre-recession revenue levels, it is steadily gaining momentum, the survey found. Two-thirds of survey takers reported at least some growth in client fees over the past year, compared to 55 percent in 2010, the last time the National Management of an Accounting Practice Survey was conducted.
Working Mother released its list of the 100 Best Companies, and a number of large accounting firms ranked in the Top Ten, including Big Four firms Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PwC along with Top Six firm Grant Thornton. BDO, McGladrey, Moss Adams and Rothstein Kass also made the list.
On November 20th, Becker Professional Education released its new 2013 CPA Exam Review. The newly enhanced course allows students to study anywhere, anytime from any internet-connected computer or mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone and Android as well as download materials and work offline.
Only 19 percent of top executives at U.S. businesses are feeling optimistic about the health of the economy over the next 12 months, according to a quarterly survey by Grant Thornton, a huge decrease from the 50 percent who said they felt optimistic in the second quarter.
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The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants have released a study naming 100 factors that will create uncertainty for accountants in the future. The report, “100 Drivers of Change for the Global Accountancy Profession,” is based on research by the ACCA’s Accountancy Futures Academy and insights from both groups’ members. The report dives deeply into potential change agents in eight categories: the economy; politics and the law; society; business; science and technology; environment, energy and resources; and both the practice of accounting, and the accounting profession.