The EDGE - March 2012 

    Tips on Career Management, Leadership and Work/Life Balance.
    AICPA THE EDGE | A Monthly eNewsletter for Young CPAs
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    Vol. 7, Issue 3
    Young CPA Events

    South Shore Breakfast Forum

    March 29, 2012
    Braintree, MA

    Happy Hour Networking Event

    April 10, 2012
    Spokane Chap, WA

    Leveraging Social Media to Develop Your Company's Brand

    April 25, 2012 @ 2:00pm ET
    Young CPA Network Webcast

    South Shore Breakfast Forum

    April 26, 2012
    Braintree, MA

    Financial Literacy Month/Volunteer

    May 2012
    Albemarle/Outer Banks, NC

    Hobnobbing at the Hyatt-Kickoff Event

    May 3, 2012
    Seattle, WA

    Happy Hour Networking Event

    May 8, 2012
    Spokane Chap, WA

    Triangle Chapter Annual Member and Guest Golf Tournament

    May 8, 2012
    Raleigh, NC

    Pathway to the ABV and CFF Credentials

    May 31, 2012 @ 3:00pm ET
    AICPA Webcast

    AICPA Controllers Workshop West

    May 17-18, 2012
    Las Vegas, NV

    6th Annual Brewers Bash and Tailgate

    300 tickets, first-come, first-served basis
    June 1, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI

    E.D.G.E. - Sharpening the Next Generation of CPAs

    August 8-10, 2012
    Orlando, FL

    Headlines - Career, Leadership and Work/Life Balance Tips for Young CPAs
    Career Management

    How LinkedIn Could Help You Find Your Next Job
    LinkedIn succeeds as a networking tool, but only works if you work it properly, update it on a continuous basis, and promote it to your sphere of influence. Learn how to do this effortlessly and in minimal time; a little effort could help you land your next position.

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    Six Ways to Improve Your Writing
    Sometimes, the only way to get better at doing something is by just doing it. While effective leaders might share certain traits, most of them have one thing in common: solid writing skills. Discover six ways to improve your writing. You’ll be surprised how easy it may be.

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    Work/Life Balance

    Is it Possible to Work Too Much?
    Do you work too much? Possibly, but there’s a reason why our firms and companies are populated with so many workaholics. What do they know that you don’t know, and how is putting in more than a full day a good thing?

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    Get Involved

    Now accepting nominations for AICPA Maximo Mukelabai Award
    The 2012 Maximo Mukelabai Award recognizes a young CPA who has demonstrated outstanding service towards the advancement, stewardship and promotion of the accounting profession and selfless contributions to their community. Peers, AICPA staff, employers or State Society liaisons may submit nominations for the annual award until May 15, 2012. Self-nominations are not accepted. For more information and the application, visit Maximo Mukelabai Award.

    Apply for the 2012 AICPA Leadership Academy
    The 2012 AICPA Leadership Academy offers a select group of 30 applicants to participate in a program that exposes them to a strong ethic of leadership and service, while providing them with a foundational set of tools and relationships that will help them expand their leadership competencies and empower them to become leaders within their organizations, communities and the CPA profession. Apply online or nominate a promising colleague before May 15, and help shape the future of the CPA profession.

    Apply to be an AICPA volunteer: Applications accepted until May 15
    If you are interested in contributing to the profession and networking with your peers, then consider applying for one of the AICPA's nearly 90 volunteer groups (committees, boards, panels and centers) seeking new volunteers. The particular blend of volunteer groups changes slightly from year to year. The application is brief and involves a simple point-and-click process. Applications are now being accepted for the next volunteer year (Oct 2012-Oct 2013). If you have any questions regarding the applications process, or volunteerism in general at the AICPA, address inquiries to

    New Interactive Tax Checklists available from the AICPA
    Based on the gold standard AICPA Tax Practice Guides and Checklists, the new Interactive Tax Checklists enable practitioners to share engagements and increase quality with review tools. The new, cloud-based Interactive Tax Checklists feature questionnaire logic, making them easy to navigate. The Interactive Tax Checklists are available for AICPA Tax Section members free. They are also available for purchase for non-Tax Section members

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