Human resources


Starting salaries for finance professionals in the United States continue to show signs of growth, and hiring demand for recent college graduates is on the rise. Meanwhile, the CPA designation is employers’ most sought-after credential, according to a new guide on salaries.

Average starting salaries for jobs in corporate accounting are expected to rise between 2.9% and 4.5%, depending on the specific role and the size of the company, according to the Robert Half 2014 Salary Guide for accounting and finance.

The guide is available at tinyurl.com/lkzxfwq.

SPONSORED REPORT

Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TECHNOLOGY Q&A

How to create maps in Excel 2016

Microsoft Excel 2016 has two new mapping capabilities. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, demonstrates how to make masterful 2D and 3D maps in Excel 2016.

QUIZ

News quiz: IRS enforcement, a hot job, and audit value

The IRS’s 2016 Data Book, a “hot job” of particular interest at this time of year, and insight into how executive and audit committees view the insights from financial statement audits received attention recently. See how much you know with this short quiz.