Joseph Bittner, Chief Learning Officer and Chris Roberts, Director of Talent Management, both from Mazars USA, write, “Your Professional Development is Our Priority at Marzars USA”, the featured Cover Story in this issue of New Accountant.
The article informs readers that Mazars USA has the primary goal of helping grad students transition from college life to professional life. They offer learning and development as well as talent management programs that become the cornerstone of their career development plan.
Starting with Onboarding, Mazars version of orientation, one then embarks on a learning path with various training programs at a level designed to take you “from staff to partner” and can range from two days to two weeks depending on your level in the firm.
Mazars technical training programs have been recently rebuilt to offer a totally immersive interactive experience where one will learn the fundatmentals of auditing, accounting or taxation through the “real world”, hands on study cases.
In an article by Paul W. Cowley, Assistant Professor of Accounting at Cabrini University in Pennsylvania, entitled “An Alternative to GAAP: Special Purpose Framework (SPF) The Cash and Modified Cash Methods” you can read about a different viewpoint when it comes to the financial reporting framework known as GAAP. Professor Cowley makes the case that acceptable financial reporting need not be limited to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) since the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is also recognizing bodies of non-GAAP accounting called Special Purpose Framework.
Accredited professor of accounting at Missouri State University, George Schmelzle and Daniel Bruner, BKD LLC, take a look at “Big Data: Challenges and Opportunities”. In this article, they tackle the big issue of defining exactly what big data is, the skills required to use it, the technology and software needed and the pervasive problems encountered in the “big data” environment, which according to the authors, consists of three types of “big data”: unstructured, semi-structured and structured.
For those trying to figure out their path in the accounting world after graduation, this issue includes an article entitled, “Which Certification Is Right for You?” It’s written by professors Passard C. Dean and Pierce M. Dean of Saint Leo University along with Jessica L. Dean. It offers a handy and informative chart that provides the differences between the most recognized accreditations in accounting CPA, CMA, CIA and CFE in addition to a few others not so well-known.
Find out why Kelley Accounting Programs could be a good fit for you in “Discover Your Own True Success at Kelley” and the always fun excerpted issue staple, “New Accountant’s 11 Rules for Living”.
Featured advertisers in this issue include the Bay Path University, IUPUI – Kelley School of Business, Institute of Management Accountants – CMA (Certified Management Accountant), the University of Missouri School of Accountancy, Rutgers Business School – Newark and New Brunswick and, Mazars USA with locations in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Chicago.
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