Young CPA Resources 

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

So you’ve started down the path to CPA greatness. You probably have some questions.

Luckily, we’ve got answers. 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—tweet us, like our Facebook page or send us an old-fashioned email.

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How Not to Get Sick at Work This Winter

Article If a bug is sweeping its way through your office, what can you do to improve the chances you won’t get it?
Published on January 17, 2017

How to Stop Procrastinating

Article Psychologists and CPAs offer the following tips on how to combat procrastination.
Published on January 17, 2017

How to Make the Right Impression at Meetings

Article Combine preparation with observation to feel more confident at meetings.
Published on December 13, 2016

Last-Minute Gifts for Co-Workers

Article If you find yourself stuck, here are ideas to consider, all for under $50, from a few of the AICPA’s Leadership Academy grads.
Published on December 13, 2016

10 Telephone Tips for a Text Message Era

Article Millennials prefer texting, but phone skills remain essential.
Published on November 15, 2016

Can You Be Friends With Your Boss

Article How to deal with manager-employee relationships in the office.
Published on November 15, 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 marke
Published on October 16, 2016

Listen to This!

Article Young CPAs recommend their 5 top podcasts.
Published on October 18, 2016

Creativeand EasyHalloween Costumes for CPAs

Article What young accountants will be wearing to work this Halloween.
Published on October 18, 2016

Why Multitasking Doesnt Get You Ahead

Article Client/company work, Facebook, Twitter, texts, and emails—we are constantly multitasking to get more done in a shorter amount of time. Although it’s generally believed that young adults excel at multitasking, a recent study at Stanford found that no one multitasks very well, no matter how old they are. Learn to
Published on September 27, 2016

Make 2013 a Success An Interview With Rebecca Ryan

Article Learn how to make 2013 a success.  An interview with Rebecca Ryan uncovers what motivates the next generation of CPAs.
Published on September 27, 2016


Article What you should know about who you should know. The typical, cynical version of the line goes like this: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Usually meaning that it—fill in the blank: getting into college, getting a job, getting a promot
Published on September 27, 2016


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 September 27, 2016

8 tips for surviving busy season

Article The 60-hour, six-day workweeks can create a hectic office environment. But if they manage their time correctly and take steps to lower their stress levels, young CPAs can survive and even thrive during this period.
Published on September 27, 2016

Work-Life Balance

Article Strive! Achieve! Just don’t kill yourself in the process. We're told, "work hard and you’ll do well." Most of the time, it’s true. But work too hard and you’re likely to wind up a stressed out, unproductive candidate for an early midlife crisis. Here’
Published on September 26, 2016

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