As a CPA, perhaps one of your career goals is to become a partner. Whether that be at a Big 4 firm, a smaller firm, or perhaps starting up your own. One of the things I would always hear as it relates to partners is having a book of business. Maintaining clients as well as bringing new ones in. When I first started my career, business development seems like such a daunting task (who am I kidding, it’s still daunting at times). How do you even start? What knowledge or technical expertise can I even offer? What’s the point if I’m just starting my career and won’t need a book of business for a while? (more…)
The FBI: A Career Like No Other
Have you have ever wondered what it’s like working at the Federal Bureau of Investigation?
Our Mission. At the FBI, we do complex work to achieve a simple mission: to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
Our People. The FBI is staffed by more than 35,000 employees including special agents, intelligence analysts, and support professionals with an annual budget of approximately $8.7 billion in fiscal year 2016. (more…)
7 Tips for Being Promoted to Manager
Much has been written about the path to partner… but not as much has been said about how to achieve manager status, and that’s a critical step on the path to partner.
While young CPAs understand the progression—staff to senior to manager to partner—they sometimes struggle with what that entails. Will I automatically be promoted to manager after about six years? Why aren’t some people promoted? Can I speed the process?
The answer is as complicated as it is simple. Read more here.
I receive the Journal of Accountancy magazine on a monthly basis in the mail but do admit that I usually toss it away and never read. However, the cover headline of this month’s issue – “Building the Happy CPA” – grabbed my attention. (more…)
The Problem with Generational Stereotypes at Work
Forget everything you’ve read. Research proves that millennials are no different from any other generation. When Jessica Kriegel set out to write her doctoral dissertation on the unique attributes of the millennial generation, she discovered one major problem: there weren’t any. (more…)
5 Simple Steps: A Guide for Young Public Accountants
For many young graduates, the transition from school and part-time hourly employment to a full-time career can be difficult. Here are five simple steps to help young public accountants in their thinking and behavior during that transition: (more…)
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