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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    How to deal with a difficult boss

    Article So, if you’re stuck with a boss who frustrates you, what can you do—aside from polish your résumé?
    Published on December 16, 2014

    Entering the Leadership Academy arena

    Article A participant reflects on what she learned at the AICPA’s annual leadership event for young CPAs.
    Published on December 16, 2014

    Dos and donts for office holiday parties

    Article The office holiday party can feel like a social minefield. It’s hard to know how to navigate this hybrid of work and play.
    Published on December 16, 2014

    How to stay healthy during the holidays

    Article Working at a desk all day can take a toll on your body. Here are some simple ways to counteract the effects of too much sitting.
    Published on November 18, 2014

    The 7 types of people you need in your network

    Article Too often, young professionals’ networks lack diversity in terms of age, race, and gender, as well as role, geographic location, and industry. Just as importantly, they lack people who play specific roles. Here are a few key types of people who every network needs.
    Published on November 18, 2014

    Socializing for success at work

    Article Here’s why all those water cooler conversations maybe much more important to your career than you ever realized.
    Published on October 21, 2014

    How to travel on your bosss dime (while improving your organization)

    Article Conferences let you see the world while learning valuable skills and making connections.
    Published on October 21, 2014

    Career Development

    Overview How to say, "This is the job I always wanted!" a dozen times in 50 years... And mean it. Whether you’re just starting out or a few years in, you deserve to hear the truth: being a CPA isn’t just a job. It’s actually a whole series of jobs, one after anot
    Published on October 16, 2014

    To advance, learn to sell

    Article Successful young CPAs say that selling is indeed one of the key skills that they must concentrate on to advance their careers.
    Published on September 16, 2014

    Texas CPAs pathway leads to Maximo Mukelabai Award

    Article Mark K. Rich is a seasoned young professional who has his eye on the future of the CPA profession.
    Published on September 16, 2014

    When saying goodbye is not enough

    Article Regardless of the reason for leaving, CPAs need to be careful to leave a good impression in the minds of soon-to-be-former employers.
    Published on September 16, 2014

    How to avoid office fashion faux pas

    Article Making sartorial sense of the office’s unofficial rules can be a challenge. How casual is casual Friday or business casual? Relaxed dress codes can lead to choices that negatively affect how young CPAs are viewed by peers and clients.
    Published on August 19, 2014

    Networking and sales best practices

    Article While many CPAs prefer to avoid the spotlight, they can’t always work in the background if they want to be successful. Networking and sales skills are essential to building a client base, increasing value as an employee (or partner), and developing as an individual.
    Published on August 19, 2014

    Big ideas from the Big Easy

    Article The AICPA’s fourth annual gathering of emerging young CPA leaders lived up to its theme: Big Ideas in the Big Easy. Featuring a blend of thought leadership and attendee interaction, the conference provided a plethora of advice, resources, and lessons learned.
    Published on August 19, 2014

    Breaking borders The journey of Mohamad Al-kawafha

    Article From the hot, dry summers of Jordan to the humidity of Louisiana and Texas, Mohamad Al-kawafha, CPA, CGMA, has experienced his fair share of culture and climate shock, fear of the unknown, and language barriers.
    Published on July 22, 2014

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