The EDGE - January 2013 

    Tips on Career Management, Leadership and Work/Life Balance.

    THE EDGEA Monthly eNewsletter Young CPAs


    We are looking for the next great Leaders in the CPA profession. The AICPA Young CPA Leadership Academy is now accepting applications for the 2013 class. Come take part in the most exciting experience of your professional career. The four-day program engages candidates in a self-examination of leadership, what that means and how that impacts their personal life, their career path, and the CPA profession.  Click Here to find out more about the Leadership Academy and start your application.
    **The AICPA is no longer accepting applications for the 2013 Leadership Academy.  Please visit in 2014 for information regarding the 2014 Leadership Academy and how to apply.

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    Three Ways to Manage Conflict in the Workplace

    Are unnecessary workplace conflicts overshadowing your business’s more important time-sensitive engagements? You want your co-workers to stop behaving like children, yet how can you effectively manage these situations? Based on Tamara Loerzel’s presentation at the 2012 E.D.G.E. Conference, discover the four types of personalities, learn how to deal with “triangulation,” and find out why conflict might just be a good thing.

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    How Much Will I Need When I Retire?
    Although “retirement” may be decades away, it’s a fact that most of us do not save nearly enough for retirement. At your age – and with college loans, living expenses, and other costs getting in the way—how much should you set aside now so you’ll be prepared for the future? Jean-Luc Bourdon, CPA/PFS, offers some practical advice on how you can change your behavior right now.

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    Make 2013 a Success: An Interview With Rebecca Ryan
    Setting and keeping resolutions is difficult, even with the best intentions, but setting and keeping attainable goals is easy—if you give some thought to what you really want. Well-known accounting consultant Rebecca Ryan discusses how young CPAs can make the most of 2013 through careful planning and realistic expectations.

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    AICPA Expert Witness Skills Workshop
    Jan 24-26, 2013 – Scottsdale, AZ– Obtain the skills needed, or improve your skills, as an Expert Witness. Learn how to prepare and present information during arbitration or in the courtroom.




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    Free AICPA social media user guides available
    It's time to use social media, the fastest growing marketing medium, to your advantage. The AICPA has developed a set of user guides to help you learn more about the professional benefits that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and blogging offer your CPA practice. You'll find guides with steps for getting started, best practices and tips for effectively starting a conversation with clients and prospective clients on the CPA Marketing Toolkit.

    New report from AICPA and CIMA highlights skills and talents needed for success
    In today’s quickly changing economy, CPAs, CGMAs play an important role in helping their organizations meet strategic objectives and build sustainable business models. These individuals reach beyond the more traditional finance focus and, as a result, need to demonstrate advanced and unique capabilities to progress in their careers. Fast Track to Leadership, a new report from the AICPA and CIMA, features global interviews and round tables that capture the changing requirements in skills, experience and behaviors that will help CPAs, CGMAs to identify challenges and develop an action plan to maximize opportunities. Download the report from


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