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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4 Small Steps That Can Kick Your Career Into High Gear

Article Learn about new developments in the accounting profession—but also gleaned insights into how to become strong, confident leaders, and more creative thinkers.
Published on September 19, 2017

How to Make a Big Ask at Work

Article It can be intimidating to ask your supervisor for something big—such as a raise, promotion, new project, or permission to spend some of the budget. Learn how to make a big 'ask' at work and become comfortable with these types of “big asks” can be a crucial step toward success.
Published on September 19, 2017

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 August 18, 2017

Being Micromanaged How to Cope

Article If you've got an overbearing boss, don't despair. Here are some ways to communicate with supervisors that can curb their micromanaging tendencies and give them greater confidence in your work.
Published on August 15, 2017

Career Advice From an Award-Winning CPA

Article The recipient of this year’s AICPA Outstanding Young CPA Award shares the keys to her success.
Published on August 15, 2017

How to Stand Out in Meetings

Article Give your career a boost by making sure your voice gets heard.
Published on July 18, 2017

How to Steer Clear of Office Drama

Article Beware of conflicts and gossip, which can damage your career.
Published on July 18, 2017

Thinking of Working in B&I What You Need to Know

Article Young CPAs in business and industry reveal its pros and cons.
Published on June 20, 2017

How to Get Through to Non-CPAs on the Job

Article Confidence can help you connect with clients and co-workers outside the accounting department.
Published on June 20, 2017

How to Delegate Without Fear

Article CPAs and experts recommend some ways to overcome anxiety about delegating work, and to make the handoff go smoothly.
Published on May 16, 2017

When Friends Want Free Accounting Help

Article Here are some ways to be helpful without stepping over ethical lines or risking a cold shoulder from family members.
Published on May 16, 2017

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the CPA

Article Taking the CPA Exam can be nerve-wracking, but these accountants ended up with good stories to tell.
Published on April 18, 2017

Slow Computer Time for Some Spring Cleaning

Article IT experts suggest some good ways to clean your devices—without accidentally deleting anything essential in the process.
Published on April 18, 2017

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 prom
Published on March 24, 2017

Getting Involved

Article Ask not what we can do for you... Actually, the question of the moment is what you can do for you for your profession. And while we’re at it, the whole wide world. Seriously. One of the hallmarks of the CPA profession has been the willingness of CPAs
Published on March 23, 2017

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