By the Numbers

Class of '99
in the Money

Students in “hot” fields received better job offers this year than in the past. A National Association of Colleges and Employers poll found that high-tech, consulting, accounting, financial services and engineering firms heavily recruited graduates this spring.

Recruiters said that interpersonal skills and teamwork top the list for the most important attributes of new graduates. MOST DESIRABLE SKILLS

Nine out of 10 CFOs interviewed said it was important for entry-level accounting professionals to have had work experience while in college. WORK EXPERIENCE IS


Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.