The EDGE - February 2012 


    Tips on Career Management, Leadership and Work/Life Balance.
    AICPA THE EDGE | A Monthly eNewsletter for Young CPAs
     
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    What LinkedIn Groups should you join?

    A ComputerWorld article discusses how to find the best groups for IT Pros--that got us thinking about our young CPA audience. By now, you should know about the LinkedIn Young CPA Network, as well as other groups, including the Tax Section, Women in the Profession and several others. What other groups do you think are good for your professional and personal growth? Let us know! Tell us on our Young CPA Network LinkedIn Group.

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    Vol. 7, Issue 2
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    Young CPA Events

    Driving an Inclusive Work Environment

    February 29, 2012
    Young CPA Network Webcast

    Professionals’ Night

    March 1, 2012
    Durham, NC

    Happy Hour Networking Event

    March 13, 2012
    Spokane Chap, WA

    Educational Foundation Scholarship Meeting

    March 20, 2012
    Beaverton, OR

    Guest Social & Networking Event

    March 21, 2012
    Inland Empire, CA

    2012 Economy: Real Recovery or Roller Coaster Ride Webcast

    March 22, 2012 @ 2:00pm ET
    AICPA Webcast - First 2,000 registered receive free CPE

    Student Night

    March 28, 2012
    Charlotte, NC

    South Shore Breakfast Forum

    March 29, 2012
    Braintree, MA

    South Shore Breakfast Forum

    April 26, 2012
    Braintree, MA

    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

    The Top 10 Things Young CPAs Should Focus on For Their Careers
    Move over David Letterman! Here is our Top 10 list of career builders, boosts, and benefits, all designed to help you improve your short-term goals and long-term aspirations.

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    Leadership

    12 Tips to Better PowerPoint Presentations
    In December, we offered several tips and tricks for more effective presentations. Several readers asked for help in making their PowerPoint presentations more effective. Here is some very useful advice to turn your presentations from “Ho-hum” to “Wow, do I see your point.”

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    Work/Life Balance

    A Healthy Lifestyle Can be Good for the Brain
    Although crossword puzzles and word jumbles are great for our heads, a healthy lifestyle, including physical exercise, offers many benefits to keep you sharp, focused, and attentive. Discover how exercise, eating right and getting more sleep helps you be more productive.

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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.

    Applications for 2012 AICPA Leadership Academy due May 15
    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.

    Driving Inclusivity in the Workplace Webcast - February 29, 2012 at 2pm - 3:30pm Eastern
    Our Webcasts can now be streamed via iPad and iPhone.
    Supervisors and team leaders play a large role in influencing harmonious team collaboration and motivating the best out of their team members. However, when personal attitudes and reflections about others with differences surface, it impacts team dynamics and performance.  In this webcast, presenter Heidi Brundage, CPA, SPHR and AICPA’s Senior Manager for the A&A Product Line in the newly relocated Professional Development team, will define and provide examples of inclusivity in the work environment, the factors and advantages that support the need for diversity and inclusivity, the issues behind a lack of diversity in the accounting profession and where to locate resources to enhance leadership skills.   This program is free and does not offer CPE. Register Now

    Now accepting nominees for AICPA Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award
    The AICPA is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award. The award recognizes full-time college accounting educators distinguished for excellence in teaching and for national prominence in the accounting profession. The award serves a dual function: to extend profession-wide recognition to the recipient and promote role models in academia. State CPA societies and individuals may submit nominations for the annual award until March 1. Self-nominations are not accepted.

     
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