Author: Dina Barabash, Content Development & Web Specialist
NASBA’s hit series, Today’s CPA, aimed to introduce prospective and current CPA Exam candidates to CPAs who found success in the profession. The series spotlighted CPAs representing a variety of specializations within various industries and public accounting firms and highlighted various career paths and leadership opportunities available within the accounting profession.
One of the ideas the series captured was how a candidate can stay abreast of trends in the accounting profession. Each featured CPA gave incredible feedback. So, we have compiled all the suggestions for you below.
Read the Journal of Accountancy: For over 100 years, CPAs and professional accountants have trusted the Journal of Accountancy. CPAs, public accountants and accounting professionals, along with CFOs, controllers, and financial executives count on the Journal of Accountancy for industry news and insight.
Read the Wall Street Journal: The Wall Street Journal was founded in July 1889. Ever since, the Journal has led the way in chronicling the rise of industries in America and around the world, covered the births and deaths of tens of thousands of companies; the creation of new industries such as autos, aerospace, oil and entertainment; two world wars and numerous other conflicts; profound advances in science and technology and much more.
Follow CNBC: CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news and provides real-time financial market coverage and business content consumed by more than 355 million people per month across all platforms.
Keep your CPA license active: A CPA license is the accounting profession’s highest standard of competence, a symbol of achievement and assurance of quality. Whether you are licensed or soon-to-be licensed, NASBA provides information and resources you need to earn and maintain the respected CPA credential.
Participating in CPE opportunities: Review the many resources for CPAs. Discover new CPE courses, search the current directory of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors and access continuing education requirements.
Be a member of your State Society: These organizations are independent professional societies for CPAs, which exist in each of the 50 U.S. states and in Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Guam. Such societies provide CPAs with common interests and goals and a wide range of professional activities.
Follow websites and publications by large firms: The Big Four accounting firms are Deloitte, KPMG, PwC and EY. Be sure to read articles provided by these leaders for current information about the profession.
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