The Accounting Profession Is Changing
The accounting profession is in a period of dramatic change. Demographics are shifting, new technology and business processes are evolving, and the needs of clients and companies are becoming more varied. This transition presents many challenges to the profession, but it also creates a great deal of opportunity and rewarding choices for the next generation of CPAs. As financial stewards who adhere to a strict code of ethics, protect the public interest, and possess unique skills and knowledge, CPAs are an essential part of the business world. They also have significant earning potential, job security, and are highly trusted professionals.
CPAs Are Already Committed to These Efforts
Members of the Foundation and volunteers from its affiliated entities have been, and will be, supporting the Foundation’s activities. Recent research commissioned by the PICPA showed that there are many more CPAs, firms, and companies are interested in supporting these efforts, but increased awareness and more program opportunities are needed to engage additional volunteerism and financial contributions.
Foundation activities will be funded by contributions from individuals, organizations, other foundations and companies, and support from affiliated entities. Through this support, the foundation will expand its education to prospective and aspiring CPAs, disadvantaged populations will be provided the additional support they need to pursue careers as CPAs, and stakeholders will ensure a strong and diverse pipeline of talent that will support the future of the profession and continue to protect the public interest.
Why It's Important to Fill the CPA Pipeline