Young CPA Resources 

Info, tools and tips for the young, licensed or possibly restless.

So you’ve started down the path to CPA greatness. You probably have some questions.

Luckily, we’ve got answers. 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—tweet us, like our Facebook page or send us an old-fashioned email.

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Why Multitasking Doesnt Get You Ahead

Article Client/company work, Facebook, Twitter, texts, and emails—we are constantly multitasking to get more done in a shorter amount of time. Although it’s generally believed that young adults excel at multitasking, a recent study at Stanford found that no one multitasks very well, no matter how old they are. Learn to
Published on September 28, 2016

Make 2013 a Success An Interview With Rebecca Ryan

Article Learn how to make 2013 a success.  An interview with Rebecca Ryan uncovers what motivates the next generation of CPAs.
Published on September 28, 2016

Networking

Article What you should know about who you should know. The typical, cynical version of the line goes like this: “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” Usually meaning that it—fill in the blank: getting into college, getting a job, getting a promot
Published on September 28, 2016

Mentoring

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 September 28, 2016

8 tips for surviving busy season

Article The 60-hour, six-day workweeks can create a hectic office environment. But if they manage their time correctly and take steps to lower their stress levels, young CPAs can survive and even thrive during this period.
Published on September 28, 2016

Work-Life Balance

Article Strive! Achieve! Just don’t kill yourself in the process. We're told, "work hard and you’ll do well." Most of the time, it’s true. But work too hard and you’re likely to wind up a stressed out, unproductive candidate for an early midlife crisis. Here’
Published on September 27, 2016

Networking Career Success

Article Networking starts with identifying your contacts, making connections, maintaining your network and becoming a resource. Access these and other networking tips here.
Published on September 27, 2016

Leadership

Article Leadership can be tricky. It requires knowing how to resolve conflicts before situations get ugly. There’s nothing like the perks of power until that first unpleasant problem lands at your feet.
Published on September 27, 2016

Specializations & Credentials

Article Specializations and credentials are a great way to steer your career path toward something that’s in demand, something that could give your career a boost or something that you’ve always been interested in.
Published on September 27, 2016

Young CPA Resources

Article Info, tools and tips for the young, licensed or possibly restless. So you’ve started down the path to CPA greatness. You probably have some questions. Luckily, we’ve got answers. Want to know how to ace your next job interview? Trying to find
Published on September 27, 2016

The AICPA An Overview

Overview Powering the success of global business, CPAs, CGMAs and specialty credentials by providing the most relevant knowledge, resources and advocacy, and protecting the evolving public interest.
Published on September 27, 2016

Overview of Major Programs

Overview The AICPA is engaged in a number of programs to help it fulfill its mission of advocacy on behalf of its members, the profession and the public good.
Published on September 27, 2016

Emerging Issues Impacting Todays Accountants

Article From a shortage of skilled professionals to the demands of globalization, Robert Half International has compiled a list of the emerging issues impacting today's accountants.
Published on September 27, 2016

Specialized Interest Centers

Overview The AICPA has developed the Audit Quality Centers, as well as a series of AICPA Special Interest Centers to provide valuable resources for CPAs in specialized practice areas.
Published on September 27, 2016

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
Published on September 24, 2016

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