Will a low GPA affect my chances of being recruited by an accounting firm?

Will a low GPA affect my chances of being recruited by an accounting firm?

The GPA needed to be hired by a CPA firm will depend on the philosophy, size, and clients of the CPA firm.There is no single GPA (grade point average) that assures you‘ll be hired by a CPA firm. Some firms will accept a lower overall GPA if there is an upward trend in the GPA and/or if the GPA for the accounting courses is greater than the overall GPA.

Other attributes firms will take into consideration are:

  • The student's ability to work with others
  • Leadership skills
  • Passing the CPA Exam
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