The EDGE - May 2012 


    Tips on Career Management, Leadership and Work/Life Balance.
    AICPA THE EDGE | A Monthly eNewsletter for Young CPAs
     
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    How has the current job growth affected your career outlook?

    Reports are indicating that the economy is now heading up again and that the job market across the board is gaining strength. How does that factor into your career decision making and future plans? Will you stay put in your job? Seek new job skills? Go back to school? Start your own business? Or find another job? Visit the Young CPA Network on LinkedIn and take the poll.

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    Events

    Financial Literacy Month/Volunteer

    May 2012
    Albemarle/Outer Banks, NC

    Pathway to the ABV and CFF Credentials

    May 31, 2012 @ 3:00pm ET
    AICPA Webcast

    6th Annual Brewers Bash and Tailgate

    300 tickets, first-come, first-served basis
    June 1, 2012
    Milwaukee, WI

    Be Relevant in a Digital World – Why CPAs Obtain the CITP Credential

    June 7th, 2012 @ 2:00pm ET AICPA CITP Credential Committee and Young CPA Network Webcast

    E.D.G.E. – Sharpening the Next Generation of CPAs

    August 8–10, 2012 Orlando, FL

     
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    Career Management

    Quirky Careers in Accounting
    In this first article of an occasional series, we examine “quirky” careers in accounting. How about auditing chickens? Meet Jamie McCoy, who not only had to count chickens, but also take as many as 10 showers a day in order to maintain prescribed health standards. Jamie didn't exactly cry “fowl,” but stored it away as one of the more zany assignments he’s had so far in his career.

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    Leadership

    From Cubester™ to Supervisor: Making a Solid Transition
    It’s quite likely you’re a Cubester – younger CPAs working in firms and companies who are at the staff level. What happens when you are promoted and become a supervisor or hold a similar position? Here's an interview with Daniel Travis, a CPA with PKF Texas in Houston, how he made the leap and in what ways he adjusted his outlook and expectations.

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    Work–Life Balance

    Make a Lasting Impression Through a Handwritten Thank You Note
    Most of us no longer hand write “thank you” notes. Instead, we opt for a digital thank you through e–mail or even a text message! Learn how to make a solid, memorable impression with colleagues, clients, and friends through a simple, yet long–lasting note that truly expresses how you feel—something you sometimes cannot achieve through a digital stream.

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    Get Involved

    Mandatory CITP exam is coming in July
    Beginning in July, the CITP exam will be required to attain the CITP credential. The deadline to apply while leveraging existing credential requirements is June 15. Find out whether you already qualify and apply for the CITP credential! Visit AICPA.org/CITP to learn more about eligibility requirements.

    Build on your CPA: Demonstrate your expertise with the CFF and ABV credentials
    Registration for the spring CFF exam and ABV exam is open. The exam assesses your knowledge on all aspects of the CFF and ABV Content Specification Outlines. The Financial Forensic Accounting Education Series and the ABV Examination Review self-study course are available to help you prepare. For more information, visit AICPA.org/CFF or AICPA.org/ABV.

    Register today: Economic outlook webcast
    Attend the AICPA Business and Industry Economic Outlook Survey Webcast – Q2 2012, to be held on June 12, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET. The video webcast is free with no CPE. The AICPA Business and Industry Economic Outlook Survey is a leading economic indicator for U.S. business activity. Core results of the quarterly survey are captured in the CPA Outlook Index, a robust measure that captures not only the current sentiment of CPA executives about the outlook for the economy, but also the prospects and plans for their own organizations and the challenges they face in leading their organizations. Click here to register with either the CPE or No CPE option.

     
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