Accounting Course – Tomasz Pietak http://www.tomaszpietak.com/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 01:56:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://www.tomaszpietak.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Tomasz-Pietak-icon-150x150.jpg Accounting Course – Tomasz Pietak http://www.tomaszpietak.com/ 32 32 Global economic uncertainty looms in 2022 https://www.tomaszpietak.com/global-economic-uncertainty-looms-in-2022/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://www.tomaszpietak.com/global-economic-uncertainty-looms-in-2022/ 2022 will be dominated by efforts to tackle supply chain issues, inflation, the housing bubble, growing indebtedness, shifting variants as well as climate change. The global recovery has slowed considerably since the peak of the reopening effect in June 2021. What many expected from a multi-year cycle of above-trend growth turns out to be a […]]]>

2022 will be dominated by efforts to tackle supply chain issues, inflation, the housing bubble, growing indebtedness, shifting variants as well as climate change.

The global recovery has slowed considerably since the peak of the reopening effect in June 2021.

What many expected from a multi-year cycle of above-trend growth turns out to be a more modest rebound. Additionally, according to Bloomberg Economics, the global economy is likely to grow over the next ten years at a slower pace than in the decade preceding the pandemic.

The causes of the slowdown are clear. On the one hand, China’s real estate bubble is a bigger problem than expected, and the Chinese authorities can in no way generate higher growth from other sectors to offset real estate, which accounts for nearly 30% of the economy. GDP of the country and was growing. at double-digit rates in recent years. Additionally, inflation is rising all over the world due to a combination of excessive monetary policies and supply chain challenges brought by the lockdowns. Global food prices have reached a new high, making it more difficult for the poor to weather the crisis. Finally, the major stimulus plans have produced no significant multiplier effect.

Why would 2022 be the year of the hangover? Because the signs of overheating of the global economy are multiplying.

2021 has been a year of massive demand side policies. To the effect of the reopening, policymakers added huge deficit spending plans, increases in infrastructure and current spending, and a massive monetary stimulus. The triple impact of the biggest monetary stimulus in years, reopening and huge government spending programs have overheated the economy. This is evident in inflationary pressures, housing, debt and twin deficit imbalances in most major economies. And these effects will not be there, or at least present in the same proportion, in 2022.

2021 was the year of overspending. 2022 risks being a hangover.

The combination of these huge demand effects failed to achieve the expected growth in 2021 but opened the door to a ghost of past crises: inflation. In January 2021, all policymakers declared that there was no risk of inflation – quite the contrary. In March, they told us it was because of the base effect. In June, they said it was temporary. Now they see it as “persistent,” according to Jerome Powell, Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Inflation has taken a heavy toll on families and businesses. Real wages are falling, disposable income is weakening and small business margins are suffering. If inflationary pressures persist, the impact on consumption and investment is likely to be greater in 2022.

Many believe that the slowdown will contain the inflationary spike. It is possible, but we must never forget that inflation is piling up. Those who see inflation in the United States slowing to 3% in 2022 should remember that that means more than 9% in two years.

The hangover effect is likely due to the fact that the large deficit approved for the United States budget and the Biden infrastructure plan are pushing inflationary pressures in energy-intensive activities and current spending.

Governments and central banks encourage demand where it is not needed, as it was mainly about reopening the economy, not a liquidity or spending problem, and pushing the global money supply and new credits to areas with excess capacity. At the same time, underinvestment in commodities remains a major problem.

Rising public spending and rising debt lead to a weaker recovery and slower job creation. At the same time, excessive monetary stimulus erodes real wages.

The United States could get through this tough year as global demand for US dollars increases as other global currencies weaken, but the euro area, which hasn’t even experienced a strong recovery in 2021, is in an extremely bad position. difficult. The US and European economy would have recovered faster and created more jobs with less government intervention in the midst of the reopening. Now, the negative effect of overspending and debt is likely to be larger. After overheating the economy with unnecessary spending, it is difficult for policy makers to stop or admit the mistake. Central banks and governments will interpret the slowdown in the “hangover” as a need for more stimuli. And they will still be wrong.


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Best Oregon Books of 2021 https://www.tomaszpietak.com/best-oregon-books-of-2021/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 19:22:13 +0000 https://www.tomaszpietak.com/best-oregon-books-of-2021/ 2021 was as good a year as any to disappear into a book. As the rules changed and the goalposts shifted and we all adjusted to new versions of “stability” every five minutes, it was calming to slip into worlds that anchored us, however briefly. Many writers from Oregon stepped in, offering humor, pathos, sweeping […]]]>

2021 was as good a year as any to disappear into a book. As the rules changed and the goalposts shifted and we all adjusted to new versions of “stability” every five minutes, it was calming to slip into worlds that anchored us, however briefly. Many writers from Oregon stepped in, offering humor, pathos, sweeping historical fictions, intimate local stories, and even a perspective on the still-raging pandemic that has absorbed so much of our attention. Without further ado, these are our favorite Oregon books for 2021.

The beasts of a small country by Juhea Kim

It’s not common to open a book by a Portland writer and find yourself in the mountains of Korea in the early 20th century stalking a tiger. But Juhea Kim is an unusual writer, and her first novel, The beasts of a small country, is a vast and ambitious saga spanning generations and geographies that couldn’t feel further from the present-day Pacific Northwest that she calls home. It follows a series of interconnected characters in Japanese-occupied Korea – a Japanese soldier, a courtesan apprentice, a street urchin, a rickshaw driver – to the country’s ultimate independence and subsequent division. But although it takes place in this historical context, The beasts of a small country is as much a story of love – reciprocal, unrequited, imperfect, fleeting, tenacious, romantic, platonic, familial – and the beating of time on our bodies and minds as it is a moment for a struggling country against colonialism. In Kim’s skillful hands, it becomes an epic tale of lifelong human connection and a lyrical portrayal of the land they all call home. —Fiona McCann

Born on water by Nikole Hannah-Jones and Renée Watson; illustrated by Nikkolas Smith

Portlander Renée Watson teamed up with acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones (herself a former Oregonian journalist) for this dive into the history of a black girl who cannot trace her family tree beyond three generations. Through a series of lyrical yet accessible poems, her grandmother takes her back to their West African origins, where her ancestors had a language and culture and skills with the land and with each other. The story goes from glowing pages of their joyful origins to dark, evocative illustrations as her ancestors are robbed and transported across the ocean with people from other villages. Born on water is ultimately a story of hope, resistance and the legacy of all who came before it, a “proud origin story” that comes to life with evocative and vivid illustrations by artist Nikkolas Smith. —FM

Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner

The Japanese breakfast singer raised by Eugene leaves all about the table — proverbial and other—in this breathtaking literary beginnings. From the fantastic first line you know where everything is heading: Zauner’s mother died of gastrointestinal cancer when Zauner was 28, and a significant part of H Mart recount the heartbreaking experience of caring for a parent as they diminish before your eyes. What makes the book like this special, however, is the path this makes the joy in the margins of that experience – the new connections to old memories, the shared meals, the suddenly accessible flow of compassion –not to mention his remarkably lucid portrait of Zauner late mother as a full and imperfect person. It’s a book about grief that gives way to laughter, a book about food that gives way to tears, and an unfair article that proves that sometimes great songwriters are great memorialists too. May this be an auspicious start to a long literary career. Conner reed

Easy crafts for crazy people by Kelly Williams Brown

Take a page from Nora Ephron Stomach pains, Kelly Williams Brown, the Salem-based writer who (ambivalently) coined the term “adult,” set out to turn the worst two years of her life into a cheeky instruction manual. Easy Crafts is a funny, sharp-tongued memoir about Brown going through a torrent of tragedy, ending up in inpatient psychiatric care and coming out the other side; it’s also a craft book, punctuated with instructions for making paper stars, origami lights, charm bracelets, and more. The craft echoes Brown’s personal uproar, and many coincide with the self-calming she did, say, after her marriage ended, or she broke her arm, or her father fell ill, or or or. What keeps everything together is his irreducible voice, decidedly light in the face of the immense darkness, which mimics the euphoria you feel when your chatty friend opens up to a few drinks and you catch a glimpse of their raw, l one of – a blood spattered heart. RC

I never promised you a rose garden by Mannie Murphy

editable shades of grey ink washes, genderqueer artist Mannie Murphy uncovers a hidden Portland history. Thoughts on the death of River Phoenix and My own private Idaho give way to tales from the gay underground of Portland in the 1990s, from street scammers to skinheads. Coloring all of these are the lasting legacies of white supremacy and patriarchal power in the history of the Pink City, but this graphic novel, presented almost like diary entries on water-stained lined paper, discusses how painfully personal celebrity culture and historical injustice can feel. —Karly Quadros

Friendliness by Emily Kendal Frey

The Oregon Book Award winning poet’s latest collection (after 2014 Arrow of sorrow, which won him this award), is a surprising and mercurial meditation on the way we kiss and we kill. Images appear, transform, fade and return, prompting us to reconsider our fixed relationships with the world around us. Brutal honesty mixes with opaque whimsy, highlighting all the ways we hide and reveal ourselves at ourselves and to each other. The sprawling “I have become less acceptable to those in power” spells out the goal, if you can call it that, which is to break down the blockages as to whether we deserve – period. It might be trite, but in Kendal Frey’s hands, it’s the furthest thing: She keeps things disorienting, disarming, and, therefore, unshakably powerful. –RC

The night always comes by Willy Vlautin

Portland musician and writer Willy Vlautin’s sixth novel is ruthless in its depiction of the grim realities of financial struggle and loneliness. This is the story of Lynette, 30, who works multiple low-paying jobs while caring for her intellectually disabled brother and struggling to keep her head up in a CCP accounting class. She is saving up to buy the ruined house she lives in with her family, knowing that the alternative is to lose it and any chance of owning her own place in a city undergoing gentrification. Much like Lynette, there is bad credit and a mother who has given up on trying, their combined strengths pushing her out of the lawful path to a bevy of arrogant and desperate characters. It is a grim portrait of those our city constantly leaves behind, and a reminder of the worst situation that results. Ultimately, the loss of Portland just might be the gain of Lynette in a heart-wrenching, deeply human novel that allows her some sort of way out even as the traps close all around. —FM

Voices of Pandemic by Eli Saslow

“Until a few weeks ago, I was the anesthetist that people used to see when they had babies.” It’s Cory Deburghraeve, speaking as an intubator in a Chicago intensive care unit in April 2020, 14 hours a day, six days a week. “They keep telling me it’s not my fault, and I would give anything to believe it,” says Francine Bailey, after transmitting COVID-19 to her mother. “We are at the mercy of the virus. We sit here and wait, ”says Bruce McGillis, a resident of a nursing home in Ohio. These and many more testimonies bear witness to a year of grief, loneliness, loss and courage – 27 in all, from a coroner burying his own friends to a grandmother deported to a young woman 287 days long COVID — are collected in Portlander Eli Saslow Voices of the Pandemic: Americans Tell Their Stories of Crisis, Courage and Resilience. It is a rich and deeply human document on the extraordinary toll of the pandemic for all of us which in a way turns the page of hope. –FM

What a strange paradise by Omar El Akkad

A former journalist covering Afghanistan, Guantanamo and the Arab Spring for The Globe and Mail in Canada, and the author of a dystopian speculative epic american war, Omar El Akkad offers unyielding but still compassionate gazes on the larger and more destructive conflicts of our time: war, shortage, exploitation. What a strange paradise, his second novel, tells the odyssey of Amir, a 9-year-old Syrian refugee stranded on the shore on a greek island after a shipwreck, and 15 years old Vanna, a Nordic girl who shelters him. Sparkle between Amir’s life before and after the shipwreck, the novel follows eis tender and unlikely duo as they struggle with Language barrier, nationalism, and liberal indifference. —KQ


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What to study next and why college isn’t your only option https://www.tomaszpietak.com/what-to-study-next-and-why-college-isnt-your-only-option/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 10:00:09 +0000 https://www.tomaszpietak.com/what-to-study-next-and-why-college-isnt-your-only-option/ Education expert Eloise Nolte (MD of College SA) explained how learners can navigate the NQF system and hone their skills for in-demand jobs by smartly opting for short-term accredited courses in areas ranging from accounting to computer science and engineering. “Many registrants may be wondering what their next steps will be in 2022. They will […]]]>

Education expert Eloise Nolte (MD of College SA) explained how learners can navigate the NQF system and hone their skills for in-demand jobs by smartly opting for short-term accredited courses in areas ranging from accounting to computer science and engineering.

“Many registrants may be wondering what their next steps will be in 2022. They will also enter the most difficult job markets of our time as the impact of Covid-19 on the economy has seen the unemployment rate South Africa’s official reach 34.4%.

Now more than ever, the decision learners make after completing their education is crucial to their career prospects. While many still opt for college, there is an ever-growing list of exciting and quality alternatives for learners who want to take a different path.

“There are also options for those who failed to complete registration. Now is not the time to be discouraged for the future, it is the time for adaptation, innovation and hope.

Understanding the CNC

With a grade 10, 11 or 12 qualification, learners can progress through the levels of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

In South Africa, the NQF is the system used to measure learning levels. There are 10 NQF levels and they fall into three categories: the General and Complementary Education and Training Qualifications sub-framework, the Higher Education Qualifications sub-framework and the Professional Qualifications sub-framework.

The 10 levels are:

Source: https://www.saqa.org.za/sites/default/files/2019-11/Fact%20Sheet%20SAQA-FPI.pdf

Understanding these levels and how they work can help learners find vacancies for which they are qualified. Reaching the next NQF level doesn’t necessarily mean going to college, either. Many of these qualifications can be obtained through distance education (which today’s learners are familiar with), adult education and training institutions, or education and training institutions. technical and professional.

Learners can start by looking at the areas most in demand today and assess whether their interests match those areas of study before exploring how they might go about completing the next NQF level.

Move through the ranks

According to recent reports, applicants with skills, for example, in accounting, engineering and technology continued to be among the most in demand in 2021.

Bachelors who wish to enter the field of accounting might be interested in courses accredited by the highly regarded Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB) or the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). The CIMA Business Accounting course does not require a matrix, but it can provide learners with a level 5 NQF qualification.

When it comes to technology, IT Academy, a well-respected course provider that is part of Optimi College, also offers a valuable software development course that covers fundamentals like HTML5, C #, Microsoft Azure, and more. This course is certified by Microsoft and provides an NQF Level 5 qualification upon completion.

For many years there has also been a severe shortage of artisans in South Africa and there are several options in this space that learners might wish to consider. National trade courses in essential career paths such as sheet metal work, welding, fitting and turning, electrical and automotive trades – all essential for fields related to engineering – can help learners gain a foothold in today’s market. These qualifications are known as the N1, N2, and N3 qualifications, and allow learners to apply to college and then earn a higher national diploma.

It is important for learners to know that there are alternatives to college. In a constantly changing world, traditional educational paths are not the only answer.


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Spotlight on Portugal https://www.tomaszpietak.com/spotlight-on-portugal/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 18:02:49 +0000 https://www.tomaszpietak.com/spotlight-on-portugal/ Miguel Nunes, the protagonist of the new Portuguese series on Netflix, Glória, spoke to The Portugal News about his performance in the worldwide hit series. Glória is not only the first Portuguese series to air on Netflix, but it is also the biggest budget series in the history of Portuguese production. It follows a very […]]]>

Miguel Nunes, the protagonist of the new Portuguese series on Netflix, Glória, spoke to The Portugal News about his performance in the worldwide hit series.

Glória is not only the first Portuguese series to air on Netflix, but it is also the biggest budget series in the history of Portuguese production. It follows a very interesting narrative focused on KGB espionage in the 1960s at the height of the Cold War and during the Portuguese dictatorship.

To give shape to this masterpiece, director Tiago Guedes chose Miguel Nunes to play João Vidal, the main character, who was a young man from a wealthy family, linked to the dictatorial regime, who decided to fight against the political regime that then existed in Portugal.

Although this is a fictional series, the background of the series is real. At the time when Portugal was under a dictatorship, in the village of Glória do Ribatejo, there was a radio station (RARET) where a North American radio was operating with the aim of broadcasting Western propaganda to the countries of the bloc. from the east.

In the first season of the series, which has 10 episodes, João Vidal, became a spy for the KGB (Moscow secret police), recruited after his return from the war in Guinea-Bissau. Then João Vidal started working at RARET, taking advantage of his work as an engineer to obtain information.

The actor behind João Vidal

The story of actor Miguel Nunes began many years ago. Miguel Nunes was a 10-year-old boy who was playing in the streets with his twin cousins ​​(a few months older than Miguel) when a lady who needed triplets for a role found the right boys she needed. It was his first experience and his first steps towards a dream career in Portuguese cinema.

Even though, when we went to high school, he decided to take an accounting course because it allowed him to study languages, which he also likes a lot, and he wasn’t sure he wanted to be an actor. Then, a friend of Miguel Nunes encouraged him to apply for Morangos Com Açúcar (a popular television series for young people in the early 2000s in Portugal), and following the casting and was accepted. Subsequently, he graduated in theater at the Escola Superior de Teatro and Cinema and since then he has been working as an actor.

Before Glória, Miguel Nunes took part in several films like O Cisne by Teresa Villaverde, which led him to receive the award for young best actor at the Estoril Film Festival in Lisbon. Throughout this interesting career, theater was also one of his great passions which helped him let his imagination and creativity soar.

“My casting was about giving up an identity”

In this inspiring role, Miguel Nunes worked hard to make sure everything was going in the right direction. The 33-year-old actor has met with several people related to the Carnation Revolution to find out how to get into character. “I went to meet people who fought against the dictatorship, a lot of people who worked in secret – thanks to these hidden people, we are now living in freedom.”

As the role he plays is about a young man who gives up his identity to become someone else, with a different ideology and values, his “cast was giving up one identity and finding another,” said The main actor.

In fact, this series is a great opportunity to learn more about Portuguese heritage as well as the Cold War in Portugal, without letting the history of Portugal die. “The story has an interesting context because little was known that there had ever been an American broadcasting center (RARET) located in Portugal”, even for the Portuguese.

“This story helps to make known our history as a country which lived through a very severe dictatorship and a colonial war which lasted for many years and which still has an impact today. We still have people who live their lives with war trauma because of a war they couldn’t choose not to go, ”he said.

“That’s why I also find it very interesting. With this series, we can see where we are now, what issues we had back then, which is important to prevent them from happening again. We have the opportunity to reflect on what happened, also on issues such as the colonial war: the men who went to war, the women who stayed and our relationship between white and black ”.

In short, playing the character of engineer João Vidal, according to the actor, was a pleasure for the “challenge and the opportunity to work with a very good team”.

Gloria Netflix

Portuguese films on the international market

“Portuguese cinema has been on the international market for a long time,” said the actor. However, he believes that the fact that Portuguese and English are spoken throughout the series, as well as the international political setting, may have contributed to the even greater success of this project.

However, despite the excellent quality of Portuguese films enjoyed by so many people around the world, the lack of investment continues to be one of the biggest challenges preventing Portuguese cinema from gaining momentum.

Miguel Nunes said: “The biggest obstacle is not having more funding and I think if we still had this investment – as we had in Glória – we would have more time, and time is of the essence because in our work, it allows us to rehearse, it allows us to rehearse and that is the work of an actor ”.

Did you watch the first season of the show? If so, you might be wondering if there is any information on a second one. However, we still don’t have any information on this – stay tuned!

Gloria


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Ajman Ministry of Finance Holds Comprehensive Oracle Course to Improve Staff Efficiency https://www.tomaszpietak.com/ajman-ministry-of-finance-holds-comprehensive-oracle-course-to-improve-staff-efficiency/ Tue, 21 Dec 2021 09:32:31 +0000 https://www.tomaszpietak.com/ajman-ministry-of-finance-holds-comprehensive-oracle-course-to-improve-staff-efficiency/ Ajman, UAE: As part of its concern to improve institutional performance and optimize the use of its budget and human resources, Ajman’s Ministry of Finance organized a comprehensive Oracle accounting course to increase the efficiency of employees using financial software in Ajman’s government. The course, which lasted 20 days, aims to create a key user […]]]>

Ajman, UAE: As part of its concern to improve institutional performance and optimize the use of its budget and human resources, Ajman’s Ministry of Finance organized a comprehensive Oracle accounting course to increase the efficiency of employees using financial software in Ajman’s government.

The course, which lasted 20 days, aims to create a key user of the system in each government department in the emirate to provide advice and resolve issues. This will help achieve the best levels of financial performance by improving employees’ abilities to use financial software and providing them with the skills to analyze and solve problems. Important areas covered in the course include financial applications, supply chain applications, and supplier procurement system.

Commenting on this, Mr. Abdul Ghaffar Al Khaja, Director of Accounts Department at Ajman Finance Department, said: Systems comply with best practice in this regard. This leads to the optimal use of financial systems, in accordance with the vision and aspirations of our wise leadership in Ajman. “

“The organization of this type of training program reflects the tireless and continuous efforts of the department to help employees work to provide a sustainable financial system that supports the development journey in the emirate and helps to increase the level of satisfaction of employees. customers to the services provided to them. Al Khaja said.

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MSc Accounting and International Finance | Find a course https://www.tomaszpietak.com/msc-accounting-and-international-finance-find-a-course/ Mon, 20 Dec 2021 08:00:00 +0000 https://www.tomaszpietak.com/msc-accounting-and-international-finance-find-a-course/ Accounting and finance functions are increasingly taking on an international dimension. With increasing globalization and the convergence of international accounting practices, this course responds to the demand of the business world for graduates with a Masters degree in International Accounting and Finance. The course provides specialized training in international accounting and finance and helps you […]]]>

Accounting and finance functions are increasingly taking on an international dimension. With increasing globalization and the convergence of international accounting practices, this course responds to the demand of the business world for graduates with a Masters degree in International Accounting and Finance.

The course provides specialized training in international accounting and finance and helps you develop the reporting and analytical skills needed by organizations around the world. It also allows you to gain an appreciation of international investment issues from a range of perspectives.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to offer employers an understanding of international reporting standards that have increasing global relevance, as well as an in-depth knowledge of international financial markets.

Student managed investment fund

Our students have set up a Student Managed Investment Fund (SMIF), with the support of our academics in the accounting and finance division. The SMIF allows you to gain in practice investment management experience. A student-led project, it will help you improve your employability before you graduate – providing you with an exceptional practical understanding of theoretical aspects of investment valuation. Particular emphasis is placed on the principles of responsible investment, including the use of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria when selecting stocks. Learn more about the Student Managed Investment Fund, regular guest speakers and how you can get involved on the SMIF website.

Amplifier Commercial Boot Camp

The course also includes our week-long Amplify Trading boot camp. This has won the CFA Institute Global Innovative Delivery of Education (IDEA) award and gives you the chance to participate in highly realistic computer simulations that replicate the experience of trading in the financial markets. By allowing you to trade in a simulated environment with virtual money, the boot camp bridges the gap between an academic understanding of financial markets and how they work in practice.

Stirling University School of Management

At the University of Stirling Management School, the principle of responsible business, policy and practice is at the heart of everything we do. This vision helps us to effectively equip our students with the skills to act as global citizens, able to respond to the needs of society.

As a member of the Chartered Association for Business Schools, we have strong links with the industry and were recently awarded the Small Business Charter for our engagement with local and regional businesses.

Professional accreditation

The MSc International Accounting and Finance is accredited by the global accounting bodies ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and AIA (Association of International accountants) emphasizing our close relationship with the profession.

ACCA

Our ACCA The accreditation grants graduates an automatic exemption from four of their papers (business accountant, management accounting, financial accounting, corporate and business law) with a fifth and a sixth (financial management and financial reporting) possible depending on spring semester options you choose.

AIA

Our AIA accreditation allows graduates to benefit from exemptions from the full basic level as well as professional level 1 paper business law for accountants, and, depending on the chosen spring options, professional level exam 1 Financial accounting and reporting 1.


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Franklin business tour gives eAcademy students lessons for success | To free https://www.tomaszpietak.com/franklin-business-tour-gives-eacademy-students-lessons-for-success-to-free/ Fri, 17 Dec 2021 09:00:00 +0000 https://www.tomaszpietak.com/franklin-business-tour-gives-eacademy-students-lessons-for-success-to-free/ Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow visited today’s businesses on Thursday, as four eAcademy students toured various businesses in downtown Franklin to learn first-hand how to run a business. “The program is designed for these students to gain entrepreneurial experience,” said Jess Carroll, director of the Franklin Retail & Business Association. “They take a series of classes during […]]]>

Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow visited today’s businesses on Thursday, as four eAcademy students toured various businesses in downtown Franklin to learn first-hand how to run a business.

“The program is designed for these students to gain entrepreneurial experience,” said Jess Carroll, director of the Franklin Retail & Business Association.

“They take a series of classes during regular school hours. On this excursion, they will have the opportunity to learn things that they do not learn in class.

Taylor Mosher, director of the eAcademy, said the students come from various schools in the area and meet Monday through Thursday at the Venango campus of Clarion University.

“It’s kind of like a vo-tech school of sorts,” Mosher said of the eAcademy, which is sponsored by the Venango County Economic Development Authority.

“They’re in their homeschool for half a day and the other half are with me. Many of them are taking college-level courses at Clarion University.

At the end of the year, the students submit a project in a “shark tank”. The projects are judged and the winner wins a $ 1,000 scholarship.

One of the students on the Franklin Business Tour was Rocky Grove High School senior Emily Ripple, who admits not initially wanting to be part of the eAcademy.

“My teachers convinced me to do it,” she said. “They told me I needed a real school break. I wasn’t that hot in my junior year, and now I’m getting all A’s and B’s.

She credits her teachers for much of her success, especially Ms. Logan.

“I’ve learned that it’s a lot easier to make changes in the community,” Ripple said. “I work at Giant Eagle; we started 25 days of Christmas and give back to the community. It gives you a good feeling.

For her final project, she’s making a toy stirred for computers, which she says can be developed into a mental health aid. In college, she wants to major in psychology, with a minor in business.

“I hope to open my own private practice one day,” she said. “I want to give back to the community.

Brooke Wagner, senior at Titusville-area high school, said she participated in entrepreneurship in high school and took an accounting course, an area she “always had a love for” because her mother is a generalist. human resources.

“This course shows you what you need to start a business, and at the end of the year, we create our own project and show it,” said Wagner, who works at McDonald’s in Titusville. “I’m working on a round neck that can be heated and fit into a sweatshirt. I am a hunter and I love to fish, and I love to stay warm.

While at university, Wagner wanted to major in accounting and business administration, with minors in finance and economics. She also wants to join the army.

“In five or ten years, I want to have my own accounting firm,” she said.

Lauren Johnson, senior at Cranberry Area High School, has always been interested in business, which drew her to the eAcademy.

“I found out that I could take a class that didn’t include going to school for seven hours,” she said. “It’s nice to take a break and learn about real life. I learned a lot about communicating and working with other people.

His senior project is based on personal experience. She has food allergies and has suffered from food poisoning from chicken more than once.

“I hope to develop a test for this,” she said.

Johnson, who works as a waitress, wants to attend Clarion University and major in early childhood education.

“I’ve always wanted to open a store, but it’s on the back burner,” she said.

Alexa Boley, who is also a senior at Cranberry, got involved with the eAcademy because “I’ve always been interested in business, because my dad has his own business. I learn the different components of running a business. It helps me understand anything.

“We did a presentation on Bombas socks this week,” said Boley, who also works as a waitress. “It went well. It was a good presentation.

At university she would like to take some business and finance training because “I think I would like to work somewhere in the finance department”.


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DA pursues fraud charges against 3 former Chico state employees https://www.tomaszpietak.com/da-pursues-fraud-charges-against-3-former-chico-state-employees/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 21:10:00 +0000 https://www.tomaszpietak.com/da-pursues-fraud-charges-against-3-former-chico-state-employees/ CHICO, California – Two former accounting professors and an accounting secretary at Chico State have been charged in a criminal complaint alleging they fraudulently used time, money, travel and other items, the district attorney said Mike Ramsey. Ramsey said the two accounting professors are Timothy Kizirian, 53, and Jeffrey Decker, 56. The accounting secretary is […]]]>

CHICO, California – Two former accounting professors and an accounting secretary at Chico State have been charged in a criminal complaint alleging they fraudulently used time, money, travel and other items, the district attorney said Mike Ramsey.

Ramsey said the two accounting professors are Timothy Kizirian, 53, and Jeffrey Decker, 56. The accounting secretary is Ronda McGrath, 55.

An investigation into financial irregularities within the accounting service was opened in March 2019 by the university administration.

The investigation found that approximately $ 1.12 million had been spent over several years on items such as duplicate claims, gift card purchases, fraudulent mileage claims, improper travel and personal expenses. Ramsey said.

Police at Chico State University then opened a criminal investigation and uncovered allegations of fraud and manipulation dating back to at least 2013, according to Ramsey.

These claims included fraudulent travel claims, theft of time, the improper use of gift and lunch cards, and the manipulation of class sizes and student registrations to get more compensation for accounting professors. Ramsey said.

Ramsey said the five charges that have been filed represent only a small part of the activity uncovered by the three former faculty members. Charges only apply when sufficient evidence has been gathered from witness statements and other evidence gathered during the investigation.

The first count claims that Kizirian stole more than $ 8,000 by fraudulently stating that he did not take any vacation or time off from college despite being absent several times between April and June 2017. Ramsey said that he had repeatedly taught an accounting course at the University of California at Davis. and he was absent.

Count two claims Kizirian defrauded the State of Chico of more than $ 24,000 for travel, “student placement” activities and other expenses between December 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018. Ramsey said that the expenses did not exist or were expenses for participants who were not present or related to the activity.

Count three allegations of fraudulent activity by Kizirian and McGrath on the accounting services expense reports between May 2014 and December 2018, where more than $ 9,000 in expenses were submitted to the university. Ramsey said investigators found them to be false or personal.

Count Four claims Kizirian and Decker defrauded more than $ 1,000 in expenses for an overnight “student placement” trip to Davis from May 6 to 7, 2017. Ramsey said investigators determined the expenses had been claimed for people who were not present.

Account Five claims Kizirian and Decker billed Chico State over $ 2,000 for a trip to Tucson, Arizona, to attend a “celebration of the life” of a former colleague on September 30, 2016. Ramsey said that emails showed the two professors were going to be a “blast from the past” and also discussed efforts to cover up the nature of the trip.

Ramsey said the investigation revealed negligence on the part of Chico State. He said this included insufficient management and accounting controls and inadequate political guarantees. These actions were not criminal or were cases without sufficient evidence, Ramsey said.

All three were suspended after the university’s investigation was concluded last December.

McGrath resigned in January, Decker resigned in August, and Kizirian was fired by the university in June. Kizirian is contesting the dismissal and a board of directors is expected to vote next month.

The three former Chico state employees could face three to five years and eight months in prison in the county.

The initial arraignment is January 6 and the investigation is ongoing.


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The AICPA accepts applications for nearly $ 1 million in scholarships https://www.tomaszpietak.com/the-aicpa-accepts-applications-for-nearly-1-million-in-scholarships/ Wed, 15 Dec 2021 18:39:52 +0000 https://www.tomaszpietak.com/the-aicpa-accepts-applications-for-nearly-1-million-in-scholarships/ The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is now accepting applications for a wide range of scholarships designed to strengthen the future of the profession and ensure a strong pool of promising young CPAs. The AICPA offers a variety of scholarships, ranging from high school students studying advanced high school accounting to undergraduate and graduate students, […]]]>

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is now accepting applications for a wide range of scholarships designed to strengthen the future of the profession and ensure a strong pool of promising young CPAs.

The AICPA offers a variety of scholarships, ranging from high school students studying advanced high school accounting to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as others, working towards becoming CPAs, to practicing CPAs wishing to earn a PhD and become professors of accounting. The deadline to apply for most scholarships is March 1, 2022.

SECONDARY SCHOLARSHIPS

The AICPA Foundation High School Scholarship provides $ 2,000 to up to 10 high school students who have completed advanced high school accounting courses and intend to continue their studies in accounting at an accredited college or university.

Advanced High School Accounting is part of the AICPA Professional Development Accounting Program (APBP), which trains high school educators to teach higher level accounting programs. Research shows that taking an accounting course in high school increases the likelihood of students majoring in accounting in college.

HERITAGE SCHOLARSHIPS

The AICPA Legacy Scholarships, funded by the AICPA, the AICPA Foundation and partners, offer $ 3,000 to $ 10,000 per student, with over $ 700,000 in total scholarships available. These scholarships provide support to students from a variety of backgrounds, including liberal arts majors pursuing a graduate degree in accounting, minorities and women academics, and those moving from a two-year institution to an institution. four years.

The scholarships that make up the AICPA scholarship program are:

  • American Woman’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA) Scholarship, which provides $ 5,000 to up to four exceptional women pursuing a degree in accounting.
  • AICPA John L. Carey Scholarship, which gives $ 5,000 to up to five non-accounting or business degree holders pursuing a graduate degree in accounting.
  • AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students, which provides $ 3,000 to $ 10,000 to approximately 90 outstanding minority students to encourage their studies in accounting.
  • AICPA Foundation two-year transfer scholarship, which offers $ 3,000 to $ 5,000 to up to 25 students who move from a two-year school to a four-year program to complete their accounting degree.
  • AICPA Foundation Scholarship for Future CPAs, which offers $ 5,000 to $ 10,000 to up to 25 students interested in pursuing their CPA license after graduation.

“The AICPA is committed to fostering and developing the pool of accounting and finance students, as well as others pursuing a CPA license and / or CGMA designation,” said Jan Taylor, University-in-Residence and Senior Director of Academic and Student Engagement at AICPA. “We want to support and encourage the next generation of Chartered and Certified Accountants both by providing financial assistance to undergraduate and graduate students and to qualified exam candidates, and by working to ensure that there is a strong supply. qualified educators to teach them. ”

DOCTORAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Doctoral Fellowship for Minorities program offers $ 12,000 to 25 students, renewable for up to four additional years (assuming students continue to meet eligibility criteria) and aims to strengthen racial and ethnic diversity among college and university accounting teachers.

The William (Bill) Ezzell Fellowship Program offers an annual scholarship of $ 10,000 to five doctorates in accounting. candidates who demonstrate significant potential to become mentors for the next generation of CPAs. This one-time scholarship per recipient honors the late Ezzell’s passion for the profession and recognizes his belief that the best way to nurture the next generation of CPAs is to bring educators into the classroom with relevant and recent real-world experience.

Both programs aim to ensure a healthy pool of accountancy trainers. Having recently served in classroom CPAs also strengthens the connection between academia and practice.

Additionally, the AICPA’s ThisWaytoCPA National Scholarship Search lists a wide range of other scholarships available to accounting students across the country.


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Four Consulting Firms Raise $ 6 Million In Less Than Two Years, House Says – The Royal Gazette https://www.tomaszpietak.com/four-consulting-firms-raise-6-million-in-less-than-two-years-house-says-the-royal-gazette/ Sat, 11 Dec 2021 11:55:00 +0000 https://www.tomaszpietak.com/four-consulting-firms-raise-6-million-in-less-than-two-years-house-says-the-royal-gazette/ Created: Dec 11, 2018 2021 07:55 Unfinished homes at the Caroline Bay complex at Morgan’s Point, where the government paid liquidators several millions (file photo) More than $ 6 million was paid in consulting fees to four professional services firms over a 19-month period, they told MPs yesterday. But Curtis Dickinson, the finance minister, said […]]]>

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Unfinished homes at the Caroline Bay complex at Morgan’s Point, where the government paid liquidators several millions (file photo)

More than $ 6 million was paid in consulting fees to four professional services firms over a 19-month period, they told MPs yesterday.

But Curtis Dickinson, the finance minister, said more than 60% of the money went to EY under a court order.

The government had to appoint EY as joint provisional liquidators for the failed Morgan’s Point complex, to the tune of $ 4.357 million.

The government retained ownership of the resort’s debt in 2019 after its investors called a multi-million dollar loan guarantee.

The figure covered the period from April 2020 to October of this year.

Mr Dickinson released the figures after parliamentary questions were tabled by Cole Simons, the Leader of the Opposition.

KPMG received $ 880,132, PwC was paid $ 594,200 and Deloitte received $ 220,274 in addition to the money paid to EY.

Mr. Dickinson also broke down the contracts by department.

Cabinet office: a $ 70,000 contract with EY to study the feasibility of attracting companies to a technical hub in Bermuda;

A $ 276,000 contract for PwC on the economic impact of the one-year residential certificate and to examine the feasibility of a medical tourism center and vertical agriculture;

$ 150,000 for PwC for government website analysis and

Approximately $ 20,000 to KPMG for professional services related to the Bermuda Post Office.

· Finance: $ 234,809 for Deloitte’s administration and support work on the tax administration portal;

A $ 4.28 million contract with EY for Morgan’s Point and Caroline Bay;

PwC was paid $ 96,500 for “a series of professional engagements” – an assessment of George’s Bay, which is part of the Caroline Bay project, the first phase of a business and cash model for the economic stimulus plan, and a evaluation of the unemployment benefit program.

The company also had a $ 7,490 contract with the Office of the Tax Commissioner to update the payroll tax calculation system and a $ 224,493 contract with the Companies Registrar for a review of the fee structure related to the Economic Substance Act.

· Health: KPMG was paid $ 131,250 to establish a “road map” to achieving universal health coverage.

National security: $ 5,465 to Deloitte for police services related to “major tax investigation”.

Officer of the Auditor General: KPMG earned a total of $ 496,437 for Bermuda Monetary Authority outsourced audits in 2020; Bermuda Council of Hospitals, 2018-19; Bermuda College in 2021 and an accounting course for the Office of the Auditor General;

PwC was hired and paid $ 71,000 for outsourced quango audits.

Mr Dickinson added that EY’s tech hub report had been submitted for a final review “expected in the coming weeks”.

He said the company had submitted its reports on medical tourism and vertical agriculture, as well as a “road map” for the government portal.

Mr Dickinson added that PwC had requested only $ 1 to perform an accounting valuation as part of a consolidated fund audit on the George’s Bay company linked to Caroline Bay.

The company has also completed its first phase work on budgeting and cash flow for the economic recovery plan.

Mr Dickinson told the House that KPMG has completed work for the corporate registrar, as well as work on the payroll tax calculator, which is now operational.

MPs also learned that KPMG has handed in the “deliverables” for a three-year roadmap to universal health care.

Mr Dickinson said PwC had a contract with the Cabinet Office on the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals for 2030.

The firm will deliver its report on the business needs of the planned Bermuda arbitration center early next year.

Mr Dickinson added that EY’s work as joint interim liquidator at Morgan’s Point would continue.

He said Deloitte’s work on tax administration and KPMG’s work for the auditor general also needed to be completed.


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