Mentoring is a powerful force for developing the next generations of leaders. A mentor can offer insight and advice about challenges and opportunities, and serve as sounding board for ideas and career related decisions. An outside mentor will bring an objective perspective which often complements the mentoring and coaching a professional receives inside an organization.


Share. Learn. Grow. Mentor.
This free guide will help mentors and mentees build the foundations of a successful learning relationship.
AICPA Online Mentoring Program
The sustainability of our profession depends inherently on the efforts of those in the profession to develop the generations of professionals behind them. There are many effective ways to assist in the development of a person but none so researched and storied as mentoring. As a professional society, the AICPA is dedicated to sustaining the profession and the development of professionals. Therefore, today we are launching a new effort to facilitate the connectivity of AICPA members and mentoring within the profession to encourage and inspire those who will sustain the profession.
Firm inMotion Mentoring Guide
Use this customizable template, featured in the Staff Development & Culture component of the PCPS Firm inMotion e-Toolkit, to develop or modify and improve a firm mentoring program

Find an Online Mentor Today! 

The AICPA Online Mentoring Program allows participants to seek a mentor outside of their organization, who can help level the playing field for women, minorities, and young professionals. Using an online platform makes a mentoring relationship interaction easier to fit into busy schedules, creating beneficial and successful outcomes.

Sign up today to participate in the AICPA Online Mentoring Program, a simple-to-use tool that is free to AICPA members. The program matches volunteer mentors with mentees who have similar backgrounds and interests and enables them to work together entirely online. Some of the great reasons to get involved include: 

  1. Share your knowledge and experience.
  2. Make a difference in another CPA’s professional life.
  3. Gain perspective on the challenges that other CPAs are facing.
  4. Demonstrate and enhance your own mentoring and leadership skills.
  5. Enjoy the satisfaction of giving back to the profession.

Once you’re matched, you work together with your mentee for up to a year, creating your own framework for your relationship using the site’s learning plan for mentees and adapting a sample online mentoring agreement to your own needs. 

You can find out more by exploring the Online Mentoring Program. First-time users should use the password aicpa2016 to sign up and discover all the tool has to offer. If you have questions, please contact Step up today and be an inspiration to another CPA! 


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