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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    Top 7 Issues Facing Young CPAs

    Article If you missed this jam-packed session at the August E.D.G.E. conference, then breathe a sigh of relief! Tom Hood, CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs, shares his insights on the issues that are top of mind for young CPA professional, with tips and techniques on how to turn these
    Published on February 02, 2016

    5 Tech Tools to Work Remotely and Stay on Task

    Article Whether you telecommute or travel for work, chances are you’re going to work remotely at some point in time. Thanks to the cloud, technology has advanced in ways that make phrase “anywhere-anytime” entirely possible. Here are 5 ways to work remotely through technology and even some old-fashioned common sense.
    Published on February 02, 2016

    Start the New Year by Being Prepared!

    Article Although none of us like to think about man-made or natural disasters, we have to face the reality that we may only have a few minutes to evacuate our apartments or homes. Being prepared is key. Here’s some advice from a CPA financial planner who can give you practical tips
    Published on February 02, 2016

    7 Must-Read Business Books to Further Your Career

    Article If you think moving a piece of cheese or counting how many habits highly successful people have are all that make up today’s must-read business book list, think again! Aggregated from a variety of sources, here’s a summary of titles designed to increase your knowledge about business processes—but also designed
    Published on February 02, 2016

    How Are We Doing in Engaging the Next Generation of Leaders

    Article A major key to securing the future of our profession in these uncertain times is engaging students and younger members in creating that future. In order to do that, we must do a better job of speaking to the things that matter most to them.
    Published on February 02, 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 February 02, 2016

    Professional Issues

    Article The issues that affect the CPA profession are as varied as the roles and responsibilities of CPAs in the marketplace.  The work we do has a significant impact on the financial markets, regulation and the economic health of large
    Published on February 02, 2016

    Mentoring Overview

    Article Effective mentoring relationships start with trust and a good quality match between mentor and the young CPA. Whether an informal or formal arrangement, mentoring can be a great investment for both you and your firm.
    Published on February 02, 2016

    The AICPA An Overview

    Overview Powering the success of global business, CPAs, CGMAs and specialty credentials by providing the most relevant knowledge, resources and advocacy, and protecting the evolving public interest.
    Published on February 02, 2016

    Career Planning & Development

    Link The CPA profession offers a multitude of opportunities and possibilities. These tools and resources that can help guide you through what's possible.
    Published on January 22, 2016

    Negotiate for more than salary when taking a job

    Article Everyone loves to get job offers—and for good reason. An offer is validation that your skills are valued and that you excelled over others competing for the same position. But when it comes to the negotiation phase of a job offer, many people falter.
    Published on January 19, 2016

    How to make a difficult decisionand feel good about it

    Article Should you change jobs? Should you buy that house? Should you marry that person? Decisions of this magnitude often cause a whirlwind of stress and confusion. Finding your "sweet spot" can help. Here's how to do it.
    Published on January 19, 2016

    What young CPAs need to know about succession planning

    Article How do young, driven CPAs prepare themselves for succession in small to midsize firms? Sources offer these five tips to handling this often tricky and political subject.
    Published on December 15, 2015

    The art of managing up

    Article Learn strategies for working successfully with your superiors.
    Published on December 15, 2015

    What young CPAs are thankful for

    Article In the spirit of Thanksgiving, recent graduates of the AICPA Leadership Academy reflect on what the profession has given them in the past year.
    Published on November 17, 2015

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