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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How to Deal With Difficult Co-Workers

Article Avoiding the issue won’t help, but look inward before you do anything.
Published on September 20, 2016

How a Sponsor Can Help Your Career

Article Go beyond a mentor and look internally for an advocate to help you move up.
Published on September 20, 2016

Kick-Start Your Volunteer Work With These Tips

Article Award-winning CPA Danielle Supkis Cheek offers advice on getting involved.
Published on August 16, 2016

TV Characters Who Would Be Great CPAs

Article These iconic characters shake up accountant stereotypes while emphasizing the valuable attributes that make CPAs stars in their own right.
Published on August 16, 2016

How to Present to a Hostile Audience

Article Use the 5 P’s, fend off nerves, and practice empathy.
Published on July 19, 2016

How to Reduce Workplace Stress

Article All accountants face some level of stress. But young CPAs often deal with unique types of strains. These tips can help young CPAs relieve stress both in and outside of the office.
Published on July 19, 2016

Tax Reform Issues

Overview The AICPA advocates for sound tax policy. From issuing reports to testifying before Congress, the AICPA helps the public to understand the tax implications of legislative decisions.
Published on July 15, 2016

Young CPA Resources

Article 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 ad
Published on June 23, 2016

5 Tips for Being a Good Reference

Article Concentrate on what you know about the person’s character and attributes—and whether he or she would be a fit culturally for the job.
Published on June 15, 2016

How to Make Difficult Workplace Conversations Easier

Article Here are 4 tips for helping you survive the tense workplace conversations everyone dreads.
Published on June 15, 2016

What Does It Take to Lead

Article Here is a look at the top trends driving change in the profession and the leadership attributes young CPAs need to make an impact now and in the future.
Published on May 17, 2016

How to Convince Management to Let You Telecommute

Article Telecommuting can bring you greater freedom and flexibility—but the prospect of asking your manager if you can work from home can be daunting.
Published on May 17, 2016

Got the Job Offer

Article How do you compare benefits when there are so many options? How do you know which are the most valuable? Here are some tips for evaluating benefit plans and choosing the best one for you.
Published on May 17, 2016

How to reduce stress at work

Article Being a CPA is a great job but can also be a stressful one sometimes. Young CPAs, in particular, juggle multiple tasks at different stages of completion, often for multiple bosses. Busy season’s tight deadlines and revolving-door work flow heighten the pressure.
Published on May 04, 2016

Would You Rather be Happy or Wealthy

Article Where are you on the money versus happiness scale? Would you rather be wealthy or satisfied with your life? Mackay McNeill, CPA/PFS, author of The Intersection of Joy and Money, sits down with the EDGE staff to discuss how this topic affects younger CPAs. What you think is true versus
Published on May 04, 2016

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