Friday, October 8, 2010

It’s Back to School in Disclosures

I hope you’ve been able to enjoy the September/October Disclosures issue. As in the past, we focused September/October on issues related to accounting education. We also included a special section just for student members.

Since we made VSCPA membership FREE for college students this year, our student membership numbers have exploded. So it makes more sense than ever to include content, at least once a year, for students in the magazine.

But the accounting education issue is not just for students. Our aim is to educate all Virginia CPAs on what accounting students are currently facing — because these are the topics that will shape Virginia’s newest CPAs a few years down the road.

Educators Phil Umansky, CPA, from Virginia Union University, and Gabriele Lingenfelter, CPA, from Christopher Newport University, collaborated on two articles that take a detailed look into what accounting education is like in 2010. “Class Notes: Accounting Education in 2010” focuses on changes to the CPA Exam, teaching International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and more. “The Write Stuff: Improving Accounting Students Writing Skills” dives into a topic worth exploring — how much writing preparation do CPAs really need anyway? Turns out, a lot.

Kudos to both Phil and Gabriele — both articles were reprinted in by AccountingWEB on September 28, 2010, garnering readers nationwide.

Special announcement: We’re excited to announce that the November/December 2010 Disclosures issue is newly redesigned. With a cleaner, sharper, easier-to-read look, and new sections, we hope you’re pleased.

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