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New MAF Website and Scholarship Application, Request a Speaker for Your Class, Workforce Trends and more

by MICPA | Nov 17, 2016   ()

Michigan Accountancy Foundation Launches New Website, Scholarship Application
Check out the newly designed Michigan Accountancy Foundation website with updated graphics and navigation. Access the site menu from the icon in the upper right corner. The Take Action link connects you with the new 2017 MAF scholarship application, which is open until January 31, 2017. You may also download a flyer about the scholarship to share with your students or contact Rachel Lombardo to have flyers mailed to you.

Request a Speaker for Your Class!
Would you like to invite an accounting professional to speak to your students? The MICPA Speaker's Bureau can help. Fill out the online form and request a speaker today!

Trends That Will Shape the Workforce in 2017
Company drug policies, the automation of work and the next steps in diversity are among workplace topics that will be most relevant next year. A new article in Fast Company online says employers likely will have a bigger influence on social policies than a gridlocked federal government. READ MORE

Download Free Guide for Your Students
Encourage your students to pursue the designation with a Guide to Becoming a Michigan CPA. Download the guide for free. It explains the three E’s for becoming a CPA – Education + Examination + Experience.

How to Teach Ethics When Your Syllabus Is Packed 
Accounting faculty often grapple with the question of how—and how often—to teach ethics. Some departments offer full classes in ethics and others coordinate how ethics will be taught across the curriculum. But in many cases faculty are on their own. This article from the AICPA explains tactics accounting faculty use to make ethics meaningful to students and to find time to teach it. READ MORE

CAQ Offers Grants for Auditing-Related Academic Research
The Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) issued a request for proposals to fund independent academic research on projects of interest to the auditing profession. The CAQ program focuses on a number of critical policy issues, including audits of internal control over financial reporting, auditing of accounting estimates and fair value, audit committee effectiveness, cybersecurity, data analytics, professional skepticism, global group audits, materiality, non-GAAP measures, fraudulent financial reporting, and the value of the audit. Proposals are due by March 17, 2017. READ MORE

Source: MICPA
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