Classroom Resources

From videos to handouts, these classroom resources will help you bring accounting to life in your classroom.

Videos & Webinars


Presented by:
Pennsylvania CPA Foundation
Virtual Career Day

Virtual Career Day Profiles

Check out where accounting has taken some of our PICPA members in their exciting CPA careers. More videos coming soon!

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Networking Starter Kit

This series of short videos will turn you from networking novice to pro! Learn the best ways to connect with others and make a great first impression.

 

Discover CPA Careers

From CFO of an MLB team to a Manager in Forensic Accounting, PICPA members discuss how their careers in accounting are more than just numbers in this quick video or view the full-length video.


Classroom Printed Materials

Become a CPA in Pennsylvania GuideBecome a CPA in Pennsylvania Book

Audience: Accounting Majors, Recent Graduates, Educators

This comprehensive guide to the CPA Exam and licensing includes details about education requirements, costs, preparation tips, and valuable links for CPA candidates.

Additional Resource: CPA Exam & Licensing Center.

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TransferTransfer Your Way to CPA

Audience: Community College Students

This guide helps students who have chosen community college plan their path by explaining all the right steps needed to make it to the next stage.
 

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CraftingCrafting Your Career

Audience: College Students, Accounting Majors

This how-to guide for future CPAs walks students through a four-step activitiy-based plan to chart out their career path. 

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PotentialPotential, Prestige & Purpose

Audience: College Students, Undecided

This booklet describes exactly what accountants do, details the benefits of becoming one, and explains the prestige of the CPA.

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Fold-out Posters

BurstingOpportunityBursting Opportunity

Audience: High School Students

This fold-out poster explains why accounting is such a dynamic career choice, covering job security, salary, and other statistics. Includes quotes from accounting professionals.

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DestinationAccounting Destination

Audience: Community College Students

This fold-out poster explains why accounting is such a dynamic career choice, covering job security, salary, and other statistics. Includes quotes from transfer students.

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Digital Books

shgpmagStart Here Go Places Magazine

The latest on different career avenues, rising stars, and what the future might hold when you get to the business world.

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14salaryguideRobert Half International Salary Guide

Access accounting and finance salary information, including the latest predictions for starting salaries in a variety of jobs. In addition to data related to finance and accounting salary information, this guide offers insights on hiring trends.

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Powerpoint Presentations

Presentations are designed to be customized to meet your needs. Suggestions for topics that aren't here? Please contact us at schools@picpa.org!

AccountingForYou

Accounting – Is It For You?

This presentation outlines what CPAs do and the variety of career paths students can choose after becoming a CPA.  Speakers should draw from their own professional experience relating to the accounting profession.

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The Cost of Credit Cards

This is a lesson on the costs of credit cards. Through Q&A students are informed about the facts and fiction of owning a credit card. This is meant to be a 30 minute presentation with about one slide per minute.

 

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Minority CPAs – Your Competitive Advantage

In a global economy, opportunities abound for minority CPAs. This presentation outlines ways to land a job and create diversity in the workforce.

ITassurance

IT Assurance: A fantastic career choice!

IT Assurance combines audit and consulting expertise with technology to transform a business’s operations and financial reporting processes. This presentation provides an overview of this emerging field, education and experience requirements, and associated certifications.

  
A Fine Accounting Career vs. a CPA Career

An accounting degree is a smart choice for your future, but becoming a CPA is the best recipe for success!
Additional Resources
PICPA Money & Life
PICPA's financial literacy programs offer presentations, worksheets, and information on topics such as budgeting, saving, insurance, debt, and more.

PICPA Federal Tax Reform Guide
The Pennsylvania CPA Journal presents this technical guide to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. A great, relevant reading material for high school or college classrooms. Read the digital edition or download a PDF.

Inspire Future CPAs in the Classroom
PICPA Diversity Committees financial literacy programs for students.

Start Here Go Places
AICPA's student and educator website — designed to inspire and educate the next generation of future CPAs from High School through College graduation. See also: Ask A CPA

This Way To CPA
AICPA's college student website, giving students wisdom, motivation, and guidance to becoming a licensed CPA.