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 to know before you become partner

    Article If you’re on the path to partner, it’s important to know what to expect. Young CPAs who made partner or are on the ownership track offer the following advice on how to prepare.
    Published on July 21, 2015

    What young CPAs really think about loyalty

    Article A panel of young and aspiring CPAs recently explained why the profession may have to alter its opinion about loyalty instead of the other way around.
    Published on July 21, 2015

    Replace the career ladder with a career lattice

    Article Building a career lattice is about finding new opportunities, broadening your skill set and making new contacts. Doing that eventually will help you take advantage of opportunities when they arise.
    Published on July 21, 2015

    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 June 30, 2015

    Best practices for the month-end close

    Article Here are some suggestions on how young CPAs can improve their work in the close process.
    Published on June 16, 2015

    How to land the most coveted assignments

    Article Landing plum assignments can sometimes be a challenge for a young CPA. Should you speak up or just hope the good work you perform gets you noticed? Here’s what other young CPAs recommend.
    Published on June 16, 2015

    A Ph.D. for me Really

    Article If you are a CPA with recent practical experience and a love for the profession, the academic accounting community is ready to embrace your talents.
    Published on June 16, 2015

    Tips for being a better B&I accountant

    Article Becoming more familiar with the business’s processes and products can help your organization and your career.
    Published on May 19, 2015

    Tired of getting after-hours work email

    Article CPA firms, companies, and their employees are all dealing with the benefits and drawbacks of increased connectivity.
    Published on May 19, 2015

    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 May 19, 2015

    Leadership is a shared experience

    Article Tommye E. Barie, CPA, chair of the AICPA board of directors, defines leadership as the ability to inspire motivation in others to move toward a desirable vision.
    Published on April 21, 2015

    Making the most of your mentor

    Article The key, according to mentors and mentees, is to seek out mentors everywhere, then, when you find someone who’s a good fit, to consistently work on that relationship.
    Published on April 21, 2015

    5 books young CPAs should consider reading

    Article What should you be reading right now? We asked several successful young CPAs for their personal recommendations. Here’s what they suggested.
    Published on April 21, 2015

    What is your edge

    Article E.D.G.E. is all about your professional role today, your goals for the future and how to close the gap with new leadership and communication skills, technical know-how, expanded career connections and so much more.
    Published on April 17, 2015

    Why you should send top talent to the AICPAs E.D.G.E. Conference

    Article E.D.G.E. is all about your professional role today, your goals for the future and how to close the gap with new leadership and communication skills, technical know-how, expanded career connections and so much more.
    Published on April 08, 2015

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