Self-Taught CPAs


Entry-level professionals are likely to navigate the career ladder on their own, according to a poll of more than 1,400 CFOs.

A majority (58%) of executives said it was uncommon for their company to assign mentors, either formally or informally, to new hires in their accounting and finance departments. Only 13% reported this practice to be very common.

Source: Accountemps, www.accountemps.com .

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