Career Management

4 ways CPAs can manage their stress

Busy season is here, bringing with it compressed deadlines and rising pressure. What can accountants do to deal with stress? This article offers some ideas.

Sherry Ann Mohan, CPA, MBA

The ability to adapt to changes in environment and roles is important for CPAs in their career advancement, according to Sherry Ann Mohan, CPA.

AICPA proposes updates to material tested on CPA Exam

Changes the AICPA is proposing to the CPA Exam Blueprints are designed to update the material tested on the CPA Exam to make sure it continues to represent the core knowledge and skills that newly licensed CPAs need to possess.

Kirsten Duke, CPA, CGMA

Listening carefully and communicating with everybody throughout the organization can help great ideas get developed, according to Kirsten Duke, CPA, CGMA, the CFO at DomainTools in Seattle.

How the CPA Exam is poised to change

New technologies with the power to reshape accounting, such as data analytics, are emerging all the time. Rich Gallagher, CPA, senior director of content for the AICPA Examinations team, explains how the CPA Exam is able to keep up with such changes.


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.


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.