Every year, the American Accounting Association (AAA) bring together the profession’s greatest thought leaders, stakeholders, professors, and firm professionals to discuss the key issues going on in both the accounting profession and education.
Roger CPA Review is honored to be a long-time sponsor of this event, and looks forward to it as THE event each year to learn about the latest and greatest going on in the profession. Decisions, ideas and discussions have an immediate impact, often impacting what we’re all talking about and what to do with the information gathered. Watch the video below to see a compilation of our time at the meeting, and then read our top 10 key takeaways from the 2017 AAA Annual Meeting.
Are you currently attending a community college to study accounting and are wondering what the best game plan is to start your career? Maybe you received a bachelor’s degree in a subject other than accounting and now you’re looking to start over by majoring in accounting as a second degree. Either way, you’re trying to figure out the best steps to getting started in the accounting industry by taking courses at a community college.
Casey Jo Chapman serves as Protiviti’s North American Campus Recruiting Lead and is a professional partner of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP). Learn more about her role as the 2017-2018 BAP Professional Partner Chair Elect and how Protiviti is working with student members of BAP to further help them excel in their educational and career endeavors.
Jodi Ryan is the Director of Student and Academic Relations at the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), which is a professional partner of Beta Alpha Psi (BAP). Learn more about why the IMA partners with BAP and how they’re working together to ensure that accounting students learn everything they need to know to make an informed decision about their future careers in accounting.
In part 1 of this series, I talked about how to have the right mindset and obtain your CPA license. In part 2, I went over understanding the importance of engagement budgets and their impact on partner performance. In part 3, I dissected navigating the workplace and how you can leverage yourself for promotions. In the last and final part of this series, I'll go over how chances are at some point in time, you will be leaving your accounting firm for other opportunities. However, your firm relationships will stay with you forever.
In part 1 of this series, I talked about how to have the right mindset and obtain your CPA license. In part 2, I went over understanding the importance of engagement budgets and their impact on partner performance. In part 3, here are some additional thoughts on navigating the workplace and how you can leverage yourself for promotions and keeping up with typical public accounting company culture.
Congratulations! You are now working full time at an accounting firm...what’s next? Or, if you haven't gotten that full-time offer quite yet but are looking forward to it in the near future, it's never too early to learn how you can survive and thrive once you do.
While attending a Beta Alpha Psi Annual Meeting several years ago, we had the pleasure of hearing many great speakers give presentations on the accounting industry. One in particular, CEO of Grant Thornton International, gave some excellent career advice when asked by a student about the CPA Exam. Below we've paraphrased the best advice for those pursuing a career in accounting:
Firms won't promote anymore if you don't have the CPA Exam completed early on.
If you think your first year at a firm is going to be busy, then you are severely underestimating how busy you'll be the second year!
Putting off the CPA Exam is career suicide. It's not up for debate or question; candidates need to get it done right away. Most accounting firms desire that you are at least pursuing the Exam by your start date.