The Edge - July 2011 

    Tips on Career Management, Leadership and Work/Life Balance.
    AICPA THE EDGE | A Monthly eNewsletter for Young CPAs
    Life is a Balancing Act

    As we all know, life is full of challenges - some good and some, well, challenging. Making the transition from the somewhat insulated world of college to the always-on, results-oriented work environment, can be difficult.

    Learn the ropes from others through a LinkedIn discussion and Facebook and sound off about your own experiences.

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    Vol. 6, Issue 4
    Don't miss out on this upcoming opportunity:

    E.D.G.E. Conference
    New Orleans, LA, August 10-12

    If you haven't registered yet, you need to reserve your seat now. E.D.G.E. stands for Evolve ... Distinguish... Grow... Emerge - four key elements to ascend into your career as a CPA. The E.D.G.E. Conference - Sharpening Your Career as a CPA is designed just for you and the Leadership Academy alumni is inviting you to attend their sponsored reception. Be sure to attend this networking event.

    Young CPA Events

    Happy Hour Networking Event

    July 12, 2011
    Spokane, WA

    Young Professionals Networking Night at the Famished Frog

    July 14, 2011
    Morristown, NJ


    Young CPA Conference

    July 14, 2011
    Franklin, TN

    Happy Hour

    July 21, 2011
    Long Branch, NJ


    Horse Races at Emerald Downs

    July 21, 2011
    Auburn, WA

    Happy Hour Networking Event

    August 9, 2011
    Spokane, WA

    Argosy Cruise

    August 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA

    E.D.G.E. Conference

    August 10-12, 2011
    New Orleans, LA

    "Dodging for Dollars" Charity Dodgeball Tournament

    August 13, 2011
    (Location TBD), CT

    Headlines - Career, Leadership and Work/Life Balance Tips for Young CPAs
    Career Management

    Personal Branding - It’s All About You
    Often, developing the right skills and using them for great results has more of an impact on you than it has on your employer. Learn why personal branding is an important way to position yourself and how it can make a long-lasting impact on your professional and personal outlook.

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    Playing an Active Role in Change Management
    People who say they “like” change are few and far between! Yet, we all must endure changes in our firms or companies on a very regular basis. Don’t sit in the bleachers watching change happen around you; learn how to take an active role and make a difference.

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    Work/Life Balance

    Working From Home: What you Need to Know
    Once it was the exception; now it’s the norm. If you work from home, or must interact with employees who work from home, there are requirements and operational issues you need to know about in order to remain productive, yet also stay front and center with your employer.

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    Get Involved

    CPA Summer Activities are Plentiful
    Summertime is a very active time for most state CPA societies, with activities at the state and chapter levels. All it takes is a simple call to your state society office or a visit online to their website for a list of events. For a complete list of all state CPA societies, click here. Monthly issues of the Edge include events as well.

    Calling CPAs to Assist Veteran Entrepreneurs
    The AICPA has joined forces with SCORE in the Veteran Fast Launch Initiative, working to connect veterans with CPAs across the country who are willing to provide up to five hours of free financial advice on starting a business. You can help! Send an e-mail to if you are interested in volunteering for this program.

    CITP Credential Examination
    – Registration deadline July 20
    Position yourself as a premier audit and assurance service provider with the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) Credential and register for the CITP exam. The testing window is scheduled from July 27 – August 31. Earning the CITP Credential demonstrates that you possess IT expertise. Register today and testify to your IT Knowledge before the exam is implemented as a requirement to become a credential holder.

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