Professional Development

Content for redesigned CPA Exam takes shape

The AICPA released a survey seeking feedback on the preliminary content proposed for the redesigned CPA Exam, which would be assessed in three sections that will comprise the Core of the Exam, plus material that would assess candidates’ knowledge in one of three Disciplines they choose under the new CPA Evolution licensure model.

Signs you or a colleague could use mental health support

Amber Setter, a former accountant and an International Coaching Federation–accredited professional certified coach, talks about signs someone may need to consider speaking with a professional about their mental health and what you can do if you notice these signs in someone else.

Coming together to advance Black CPAs

Leaders whose organizations focus on promoting the advancement of Black CPAs, both on their own and as a part of the Black CPA Centennial, offer insights on where the profession stands and where it needs to go.

AICPA, NASBA launch CPA Evolution Model Curriculum

The AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) have launched the CPA Evolution Model Curriculum (CPAEMC), a recommended blueprint for an accounting program designed to help educators prepare graduates for the changing demands of the CPA profession.

Resilient accounting students suffer less burnout

A study of accounting students revealed that more resilient students had stronger mental health and were less likely to experience burnout. Kenneth J. Smith, CPA, one of the study’s authors, observes that resilience is a skill that can be learned.

Building a career as a regulator

Regulatory agencies are popular employers for CPAs looking to use their analytical ability and financial know-how to ensure the integrity of financial reporting and auditing, protect consumers and investors, and maintain the fairness of financial markets.

Jonyce Bullock, CPA

Career advancement is more achievable for a person who has a plan and shares it with leadership, according to Jonyce Bullock, CPA.

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.