By the Numbers


Class of '99
They're
in the Money

Students in “hot” fields received better job offers this year than in the past. A National Association of Colleges and Employers poll found that high-tech, consulting, accounting, financial services and engineering firms heavily recruited graduates this spring.
SOME OF THE HOTTEST MAJORS

Recruiters said that interpersonal skills and teamwork top the list for the most important attributes of new graduates. MOST DESIRABLE SKILLS

Nine out of 10 CFOs interviewed said it was important for entry-level accounting professionals to have had work experience while in college. WORK EXPERIENCE IS




PODCAST

What’s next for potential CPA licensure changes

A new model proposed by NASBA and the AICPA is designed with an eye on the future for newly licensed CPAs. The AICPA's Carl Mayes, CPA, provides background on the project and a look ahead to 2020.

VIDEO

What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.