Young CPA Resources 


Info, tools and tips for the young, licensed or possibly restless.

So you’ve started down the path toward official CPA-dom. You’re knocking on the door as we speak. Or maybe you already breezed through the door and are looking for the next adventure. Whatever the case, nice going.

So, any questions?

Of course you have questions. Conveniently enough, we’ve got answers – lots of them. Want to know how to ace your next job interview? Trying to find a mentor who might be able to teach you a thing or two that you can really use? Wondering which specializations are most in demand? Ever thought about what it’d be like to lead a team of people twice your age (and with many times your level of experience)?

If you haven’t ever wondered any of those things, there are probably, oh, a few hundred other questions that will cross your mind as you start planning for your future – immediate as well as long-term. Check out the content areas on this page and start soaking up all of the helpful tips and practical information, from workplace and career issues to volunteer opportunities and the all-important topic of work/life balance.

And if you’ve got a particular question that’s still in search of an answer, speak up –send us a tweet, like our community, or tap out an old-fashioned email.

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What Does It Take to Lead

Article Here is a look at the top trends driving change in the profession and the leadership attributes young CPAs need to make an impact now and in the future.
Published on May 17, 2016

How to Convince Management to Let You Telecommute

Article Telecommuting can bring you greater freedom and flexibility—but the prospect of asking your manager if you can work from home can be daunting.
Published on May 17, 2016

Got the Job Offer

Article How do you compare benefits when there are so many options? How do you know which are the most valuable? Here are some tips for evaluating benefit plans and choosing the best one for you.
Published on May 17, 2016

How to reduce stress at work

Article Being a CPA is a great job but can also be a stressful one sometimes. Young CPAs, in particular, juggle multiple tasks at different stages of completion, often for multiple bosses. Busy season’s tight deadlines and revolving-door work flow heighten the pressure.
Published on May 03, 2016

Would You Rather be Happy or Wealthy

Article Where are you on the money versus happiness scale? Would you rather be wealthy or satisfied with your life? Mackay McNeill, CPA/PFS, author of The Intersection of Joy and Money, sits down with the EDGE staff to discuss how this topic affects younger CPAs. What you think is true versus
Published on May 03, 2016

Financial Literacy

Overview The AICPA's efforts to educate Americans and increase financial literacy are widespread. Access consumer and CPA financial literacy resources.
Published on May 03, 2016

How young CPAs can find opportunities in sustainability

Article CPAs already possess many of the qualities needed to take advantage of the business opportunities being created by the sustainability movement.
Published on May 03, 2016

The Most Important Issues for Women in the Accounting Profession

Article The AICPA “Women in the Profession” initiative continues to discuss and promote issues that all female CPAs need to know about and the male CPAs need to be aware of as well. In this interview with Melissa Hooley, chair of the Women's Initiatives Executive Committee, find out about today’s most
Published on May 03, 2016

Networking Career Success

Article Networking starts with identifying your contacts, making connections, maintaining your network and becoming a resource. Access these and other networking tips here.
Published on May 03, 2016

Its Your Taxpayer Money Are Legislators Handling it Properly

Article Talking to CPAs about tax and fiscal responsibility is kind of like telling a carpenter what kind of wood to use for his next project. However, all of us have to pay taxes; are our legislators doing what they can to ensure the money is well spent? Without bias toward
Published on May 03, 2016

Young CPA Resources

Article Info, tools and tips for the young, licensed or possibly restless. So you’ve started down the path toward official CPA-dom. You’re knocking on the door as we speak. Or maybe you already breezed through the door and are looking for the next ad
Published on May 02, 2016

Advancing the Profession the AICPAs Proposal

Article This proposal better positions the relevancy of and opportunities available for young CPAs.
Published on April 21, 2016

Hear, Hear Listening Skills Are Crucial to Success

Article Being a good listener is a basic life skill, and a crucial one for career success. Good listeners are able to collect vital information, connect with the people around them, and understand assignments and expectations.
Published on April 21, 2016

Your LinkedIn profile misses you

Article Stacie Saunders, senior manager for social business and member engagement at the AICPA, provides 10 tips on what young CPAs need to know about LinkedIn.
Published on April 06, 2016

Want to Refer or Hire a Friend

Article Here are 5 tips to ensure you do the right thing.
Published on March 15, 2016

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