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 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 18, 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 15, 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 15, 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 21, 2014

    Keeping your poker face on at work

    Article Keeping your poker face on at work is not easy. The workplace often is an emotional roller coaster. Here are four ways to keep your emotions in check.
    Published on July 18, 2014

    5 ways to get more followers on Twitter

    Article Twitter can be great for your professional career and personal pursuits. Great tweets are simply not enough. You must consistently look for ways to get followers.
    Published on July 18, 2014

    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 July 11, 2014

    Living on the EDGE in the Big Easy

    Article Don’t miss it! Back by popular demand, the 2014 EDGE Conference in New Orleans, August 6-8. Bill Balhoff, chairman of the AICPA, offers his own advice on why you should attend.
    Published on June 27, 2014

    Young Member Profile Mary Yeager Internal Auditor Dives into Politics

    Article Young member profile;  Meet Mary Yeager: internal auditor for the University of Cincinnati, and AICPA 2013 Leadership Academy graduate.
    Published on June 23, 2014

    How to Make a Killer First Impression Your 30-Second Elevator Speech

    Article Everyone should have one … a brief sound bite of what you do for a living. That’s what is referred to your “elevator speech,” a well-known business term that seems simple and, yet, can be so daunting to many young CPAs.
    Published on June 17, 2014

    What Sport Are You

    Article What kind of sport do you enjoy? Surprisingly, the kind of sport you play has a direct bearing on your personality in the workplace.
    Published on June 17, 2014

    5 Tips You Need to Cross Sell Your Firms Services

    Article What you don’t know about cross selling. Discover tips that are ideal for young CPAs to know—or for that fact, anyone in your firm or organization. Rob Berger, a graduate of the 2012 AICPA Leadership Academy, offers his advice.
    Published on May 14, 2014

    Edge Profile Joe Rugger

    Article Get to know Joe Rugger, a graduate of the 2013 AICPA Leadership Academy.  What motivated him to give up a career in public accounting.
    Published on May 14, 2014

    OMG! How Millennials Can Deal With Older Generations

    Article Do you find it tough to relate to other generations?  Finding ways to relate other generations is key to relationships within a firm or company; here are four tips to guide you in this process.
    Published on May 14, 2014

    Elizabeth Pittelkow No Ordinary Accountant

    Article Meet Elizabeth Pittelkow, a 2013 graduate of the AICPA’s Leadership Academy, who tells the Edge not only about her position and career, but touches on ethics and even swing dancing.
    Published on April 18, 2014

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