Ernst & Young Foundation’s 2012 Tax Educators’ Symposium Begins with Post-Election Policy and Legislative Signposts for Year-End Changes
Washington, DC, 17 October 2012 – As election results near and the fiscal cliff gets closer, the annual Ernst & Young LLP Tax Educators’ Symposium features a tax legislative and tax reform update to its more than 100 attending tax professors from universities around the country.
The event is sponsored by the Ernst & Young Foundation as a centerpiece to its commitment to providing faculty with leading-edge resources. The symposium, produced by Ernst & Young LLP’s Tax Services, is designed to provide robust and intense learning for faculty, teeming with value for professors to update and enhance their teaching and their own research activities.
In addition to the timely update on policy and legislation, the two-day symposium offers another 15 technical sessions of the latest industry insights, information and updates for tax educators. Topics include: accounting for income taxes and income tax provisions, corporate and partnership tax, international tax, expatriation and global wealth planning, compensation and benefits, accounting methods, consolidated return regulations, state tax, personal financial planning and teaching ethics to the next generation of tax professionals.
“This is an important time to keep our educators ahead of the curve on tax policy and administrative changes,” said host Tom Neubig, Ernst & Young LLP National Tax principal and leader of the firm’s Quantitative Economics and Statistics (QUEST) group. “It’s also a tremendous opportunity for us to get to know these educators and share their concerns about educational needs for future tax professionals.”
In addition to this faculty-dedicated event, Ernst & Young LLP hosts many programs to help attract college students to the firm, including its Global Student Experience program, Emerging Leaders Summit and International Intern Leadership Conference, with thousands of participants annually.
“Building lifelong relationships with our people often starts on college campuses. That connection begins with our support of the professors who educate and prepare students for their future careers,” said Megan Goeltz, the firm’s Tax Campus Recruiting Leader. “This year, Ernst & Young LLP is looking to hire nearly 1,300 students off campus to join the US Tax practice, representing a 60% increase over the past four years.”
The annual symposium kicks off today and runs through October 19 in Washington, DC.
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