Career Development

    Career Development 


    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 another, that before you know it add up to something pretty amazing: a career.

    A career, mind you, that might very well include some stepping stones, stopgaps and maybe even a mistake or two. But really, there are no dead ends – in this profession, every route will lead you somewhere. You just have to recognize the forks in the road, pay attention to the turn signals and great opportunities will appear on the horizon. (No more driving metaphors, we promise.)

    As with anything else, some of this will be the result of a fortuitous confluence of events (“dumb luck”), but there’s an awful lot that’s in your power to control. And whether through providence or preparation, you’ve just stumbled on a great resource to help sift your options and plan your career ahead.

    This is the place to get more information on the kinds of career paths you can follow – public accounting, government, non-profit, business, industry, whatever – and the credentials you need to reach them.

    It’s also the place to get guidance on the questions that are bound to come up along the way. What should go on your next resume? How can you get plugged into professional networks? Should I work domestically, across the state line or go global

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    Simple ways women CPAs can succeed at home and the office

    Article Balancing a successful career with an amazing home life can be difficult sometimes. But it is possible to achieve both if you have a plan in place for preventing or dealing with the challenges that we all face.
    Published on March 17, 2015

    Staying professional on social media

    Article Here are some tips for using social media in a way that will help, and not hinder, your career.
    Published on March 17, 2015

    How to impress your managing partner

    Article For a young, ambitious CPA, managing up is just as important as doing what’s listed in the job description. That’s because impressing the managing partner can drastically improve your career development.
    Published on February 17, 2015

    17-year-old becomes one of the worlds youngest CPAs

    Article Through hard work and determination, Belicia Cespedes earned the credential before she was even eligible to vote.
    Published on February 17, 2015

    Itching to quit

    Article Here’s what to consider when you’re trying to decide whether to leave your job or stick it out.
    Published on January 20, 2015

    How to become a globetrotting CPA

    Article Working internationally is exciting and can increase your professional cachet, but it can be difficult to land that first global assignment. If you’re serious about working abroad, start early and plan your career accordingly.
    Published on January 20, 2015

    How to choose the right specialty

    Article It makes good career sense to choose a specialty. It has a huge effect on how much a CPA earns in a career, how successful that career will be, and how much the CPA enjoys the work. But making such a momentous decision can be difficult.
    Published on January 20, 2015

    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

    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

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