Are you a young CPA looking to grow as a leader? Volunteer to serve on a committee.
Serving on a committee enables you to network with your peers and play an influential role in shaping the future of your profession. A good place to start is with FICPA committees. There are over 30 committees to choose from, and those include the Young CPA (YCPA) and Accounting Careers Committees. (more…)
As young professionals, we have been receiving feedback for many years. From a young age we received feedback from our teachers and coaches, from our professors in college, and from our supervisors once we entered the working world. However, as we grow in our careers and are faced with the task of providing feedback, it can be nerve-racking. What we may find is that our vast experience as feedback recipients doesn’t always prepare us to be good providers of feedback to others. Below are some guidelines that can help make conversations easier, and feedback more valuable. (more…)
As busy season comes to a close young CPAs are able to find more time to relax with their favorite hobbies and activities, but as young CPAs, we always look for places where we can grow in ourselves and career. Over the past year, I have been working to grow myself by reading more, which will help with my writing, comprehension, reading speed, and overall knowledge. In researching methods to increase my reading, I found a great article from the Harvard Business Review, “8 Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books This Year.” The article gives few tips on how to increase your reading, some I have already begun implementing including: (more…)
Every year, after the New Year’s hangovers are healed and the holiday decorations stored safely away, a dark cloud begins to form over the head of all Americans. Dread and suspense build as we deliberately procrastinate while turning our attention to other tasks that have been long neglected in hopes that the problem will vanish. Tasks like reorganizing every photo on your computer by date and who is pictured, doing the dishes 3 times a night to be absolutely sure they are clean, and ironing your bedsheets so they are totally wrinkle free. Across the country, errands are endlessly run and houses are spotless. Until, the inevitable finally arrives. Like a train barreling down the track with the bridge blown out ahead, April 15, and the tax deadline, arrives. (more…)
The Young CPA Committee of the Florida Institute of CPAs has a remedy for frazzled, desk-bound accounting professionals of all ages!
Join the movement to lend your able bodies for the statewide CPA Day of Service, to be held on Saturday, May 20, 2017. It’s an initiative that promotes the generosity of our profession by organizing our members, their associates, friends and families together to impact their local communities for this annual, one-day charitable event. (more…)
Tax Season has the earned the endearing term “Busy Season” for the reason that we, as accountants, are always busy. As I am starting my 6th busy season this year, I thought I would share some of my tips and tricks that help me not only survive but enjoy the season. Hopefully you will find at least one helpful to you! (more…)
The FICPA Young CPA Committee hosted the 2017 Accel Leadership Forum & Capitol Day on January 12th and 13th. This year, 20 young CPAs from all over the State of Florida arrived in Tallahassee to learn the legislative process and attend the Leadership Forum. (more…)
Historically, the accounting profession has been protected from massive labor changes. The profession has grown over the years through increased regulations, mergers and firms that provide niche services. However, changes are on the horizon. Artificial intelligence and automation will be major changes within the profession. (more…)