Student News January 2018

by MICPA | Jan 15, 2018   ()

Deadline Nears for MAF Scholarship Applications
Are you in your senior year? The Michigan Accountancy Foundation 2018 scholarship application is open through Jan. 31, 2018. The MAF scholarship program, with awards ranging up to $5,000, assists current accounting majors in funding their fifth/graduate year. We encourage YOU to apply.
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Tax Season … and Volunteering
Student members of the MICPA are invited to volunteer with the Accounting Aid Society to help people in underserved communities in Detroit and southeast Michigan. If you’re interested in learning more about volunteering, fill out this form and the AAS will follow up with you.
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4 Skills to Get Future-Ready
Got 10 minutes? In this Facebook Live interview, Ash Noah, CPA, CGMA, shares valuable insights on how the finance function is changing and the skills finance professionals will need to develop in order to stay ahead.
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A Facelift for the CPA Exam
Beginning April 2018, CPA Exam candidates will have a whole new testing experience. The technology update will make testing conditions similar to a CPA’s real work environment with a modern intuitive interface, an HD display and new and improved tools. Web-based sample tests for each exam section and a highlights video describing the new features are available at

CPA Exam Dates
CPA Exam testing for 2018 is underway, so it’s important to be aware of changes (see story above) and key dates if you’re planning to sit for the Exam this year. Exam and score release dates are available online. Score release dates will be affected in the second, third and fourth quarters as a result of the exam changes outlined above.
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New Tax Law and the CPA Exam
Wondering if the new tax law will be on this year’s CPA Exam? The AICPA and its Board of Examiners will determine a timeline for introducing the law into the Uniform CPA Examination. It will definitely not happen prior to July 2018.
CPA Exam Info

What Were the 2017 Cover Stories?
Did you pay attention to current events last year? See if you can pick the correct Time magazine cover for each of twelve cover stories.
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What Do You Know About Unconscious Bias?
In many cases, professionals are influenced by unconscious factors as they make choices that affect the people around them. Take this 10-question quiz to assess your understanding of unconscious bias.
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What's Your Money Personality?
Take this fun quiz from Feed the Pig and Refinery29 to discover your money personality. Then read on for advice on spending and saving related to your results.
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You Can Be … A Student Champion at Your School
MICPA Student Champions work closely with faculty and peers to promote MICPA student membership and the CPA credential. In addition to our never-ending gratitude, Student Champions are given rare opportunities to meet high profile CPAs across the state of Michigan and a free CPA candidate membership once they graduate. To learn more about becoming a Student Champion and how you can access unparalleled opportunities and leadership experience, download the flyer and contact Emily VanMeter today.

Source: MICPA
Source: MICPA

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