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Accounting firms pursue non-traditional applicants in bid to diversify

Accounting Today

CPA firms have been recruiting more people without accounting degrees and backgrounds as a way to fill their open jobs while expanding diversity in their workforce.

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MassCPAs Launches Scholarship to Honor Legacy of Amy A. Pitter

Insightful Accountant

The scholarship will extend the influence of the Society’s retiring President and CEO by awarding a $5,000 scholarship to a deserving undergraduate or graduate student pursuing an accounting degree in Massachusetts.


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This One Chart Shows Just How Boned the Accounting Profession Is

Going Concern

The authors compared accounting degrees to computer science degrees completed in the state of New York between 2010 and 2020 which is how we ended up with this chode. The clear conclusion is that there has been a declining trend in the number of accounting degrees awarded in New York over recent years.

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MNCPA to Educators: “We Do Not Need New CPAs Who Have Additional College Credits; We Need More CPAs, Period.”

Going Concern

When evaluating the decision to pursue legislation, the MNCPA board focused on attracting students to the accounting degree and, ultimately, CPA certification. Both college accounting programs and the profession will benefit with more students enrolling in accounting programs.

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

CPA Practice

“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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Why Are Accountants Quitting?

Canopy Accounting

However, in recent years, there has been a growing trend of accountants quitting their jobs and leaving the industry altogether. And there are fewer students graduating with accounting degrees. Let's look at some data points that explain why accountants quit.

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Illinois Will Soon Let You Sit for the CPA Exam With 120 Units, Should All States?

Going Concern

.” That’s what a stakeholder told me recently when we spoke about the accountant shortage and the growing gap between students getting accounting degrees and recent graduates sitting for the CPA exam. 150 hours is the rule and accounting is nothing if not a pile of rules.

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