MICPA Award Winners, MAF Scholarship, CPA Exam Sample Test and more

by micpa | Oct 17, 2016   ()

MICPA Announces 2016 Award Winners; Includes Accounting Educators, Students
The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants has named the winners of its 2016 annual awards, including educators and students. They were honored on Oct. 5 at the MICPA’s annual Awards Dinner in West Bloomfield. Congratulations goes to:

  • Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education AwardDr. Thomas Weirich, professor in the School of Accounting at Central Michigan University.
  • Accounting Teaching Excellence Award – Dr. Mike Sweeney, Evart McCabe / UPS Memorial Endowed Chair in Economics, Business and Accounting at Hillsdale College.
  • Outstanding High School Teacher Award -- Kathleen Ford, accounting teacher at Stoney Creek High School in Rochester Hills.
  • Outstanding Student Member AwardDaniel Wysocki, of Shelby Township, an accounting student at Oakland University.

“We are proud to recognize these winners who are shining examples of the accounting profession,” said Peggy Dzierzawski, president and CEO of MICPA. “These CPAs embody our best standards – a commitment to our profession and a commitment to give back to their communities.”  READ MORE

MAF Scholarship Application
The Michigan Accountancy Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to fifth/graduate year accounting students. The application for 2017 scholarships is now live on the MAF website.

Next CPA Exam Sample Test Now Available
The new sample test for the next version CPA Exam, which launches April 1, 2017, is now available. The updated sample test provides candidates with a preview of exam content as well as the functionality experienced in a Prometric test center. The sample test is compatible with both Macs and PCs, and runs on most major web browsers. READ MORE

Curveballs Or Basics? What Hiring Managers Ask In Interviews?
A job interview can be nerve-racking, but add oddball questions to the mix, and you have a formula for a challenging discussion. The good news for job seekers is that many employers prefer to stick with standard inquiries, according to a recent survey. However, unique questions are never off the table. READ MORE

Reminder for Students and Parents: Check Out College Tax Credits for 2016 and Years Ahead
With another school year now in full swing, the IRS says now is a good time to see if you qualify for either of two college tax credits or other education-related tax benefits when you file their 2016 federal income tax returns next year. READ MORE

Crafting a Career That Fits the Life You Want to Lead
Possessing in-demand skills gives CPAs the opportunity to structure their work in ways that accommodate their lifestyles. See how four CPAs have developed their own careers in ways that meet their goals in this recent Journal of Accountancy article

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