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CPA Firm Managing Partner Weighs in on How to Rebuild the Talent Pipeline

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“The one who did choose accounting, obviously we didn’t ask this question, but to the others we asked: Why didn’t you choose accounting? Pretty much overwhelmingly they said it was because you have to have an accounting degree and a CPA, which isn’t true. You don’t have to be a CPA.

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College Accounting Programs Are Taxpayer-Funded Training Programs for the Big 4 and Other Such Muckraking

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They have learned nothing about the needs of small business with minimal (if any) coverage of financial statement preparation without an audit, working for clients without an internal accounting department, or the realities of being a small business advisor. How can you teach this stuff if you’ve never done it?

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Texas Close to Allowing CPA Candidates to Test with 120 Credits

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But in an article for Accounting Today that was published earlier this month, Blake Oliver, a CPA who specializes in accounting technology and is the founder of Earmark CPE, estimated that the cost of the 150-hour rule is more than $2 billion. The bill, introduced by Republican Sen.

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CPA Exam Changes and Pipeline Woes Are a Perfect Storm of Problems For the Profession

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Do these sound like subjects many accounting students learn in their typical accounting courses? Many accounting degree programs have gone largely unchanged this millennia apart from some added Excel assignments and data analytics courses sprinkled in. They aren’t in most traditional curricula.

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