Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tons of Time Spent On Social Networking Sites

The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports that the most recent numbers from Nielson show that we are spending more time social networking than ever. As of May, Facebook was still number one. And Twitter continues to grow - though it is showing some signs of slowing down.
  • Facebook had 144.3 million unique visitors in May, making it the world’s top social network for the seventh month in a row.
  • Former top site was the top social network when ranked by total video streams, with 116.1 million.
  • Upstart Twitter was the fastest growing site in May, increasing a mind-boggling 1,448 percent year-over-year.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

ATTENTION: Missouri CPA Firms and Employers

Now that the economy is slowly recovering, remember that as your firm/company has CPA positions that become available, post them on the MSCPA Career Center!

Here are just a couple of reasons why it’s more cost effective and targeted to post your jobs on Missouri’s own accounting-specific job board:

· Almost 400 professional CPAs who want to work in Missouri are registered on our site
· 84 percent of registered job seekers hold Missouri CPA licenses
· 170 is the average number of page views a job posted on our site receives

In addition, the MSCPA Career Center offers exclusive employer access to more than 230 active resumes that have been posted to the career center.

Nearly 200 Missouri employers have posted at least one job on the career center over the past year and report excellent success in reaching qualified candidates!

Check it out at:

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

IRS Launches Tax Return Preparer Review

The IRS announced that by the end of 2009, he will propose a comprehensive set of recommendations to help the Internal Revenue Service better leverage the tax return preparer community with the twin goals of increasing taxpayer compliance and ensuring uniform and high ethical standards of conduct for tax preparers.

Some of the potential recommendations could focus on a new model for the regulation of tax return preparers; service and outreach for return preparers; education and training of return preparers; and enforcement related to return preparer misconduct.,,id=209375,00.html

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Accountants Rank Soft Skills As More Important Than Technical Skills

Accountants have strong opinions about what constitutes leadership in this economy, according to a new survey by Ajilon Finance.

The survey, which polled over 700 accountants, found that leadership priorities change depending on whether the economy is good or bad but that certain workforce activities and initiatives remain non-discretionary investments at companies, such as training and development and workforce flexibility.

What do you think?