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

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.

CPAs Describe Their Career in One Word

Groovy and adventurous are just a few ways PICPA members describe their careers.

Suiting Up for Success

Introduce your students to what is acceptable attire and what the difference is between business, business casual, and casual dress.


On-Demand Webinars

  • CPA Exam and IFRS Webinar & slides
  • Dining Etiquette Webinar & slides
  • Hello Opportunity! Act 15 Experience Update Webinar



PICPA TV can provide students with a wealth of information about the profession in easily digestable video formats.

Classroom Printed Materials

Become a CPA in Pennsylvania GuideBecome a CPA in Pennsylvania Book

This comprehensive guide to the CPA Exam and licensing includes details about education requirements, costs, preparation tips, and valuable links for CPA candidates. It is great for students considering taking the exam, CPA Exam candidates, employers, and educators.

Additional Resource: CPA Exam & Licensing Center.

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CareersbookAccounting Careers

Your students may think they know what being an accountant would be like, but they have no idea. This guide can show them that the career opportunities for a CPA are pretty much endless. Whether they’re into animals or travel or sports, there are tons of cool, well-paying, jobs in the accounting arena.

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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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14salaryguide2017 Robert 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.

Additional Resource: Robert Half Salary Calculator

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Fresh-PerspectivesFresh Perspectives

A fun, stylish student handbook to becoming a CPA. Includes career options and descriptions, salary info, CPA profiles, and more. Also, use this customizable powerpoint presentation in conjunction with this handbook.

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CountonSuccessBookCount on Success as a CPA

A fun, high school student magazine on the careers of eleven Pennsylvania CPAs. Includes real-life career profiles, salary info, and more. 

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Powerpoint Presentations


You're Going to College: Now What?

This 30-minute presentation was developed to build awareness around costs associated with a college education today. Notes are included under the slides. 


Connect with Students

This short animated presentation will walk you through a few steps when speaking to students, which is sure to make a lasting impression.


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.


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.


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.


Assembling Your Own Personal Board of Directors

From entry-level to executive-level, this presentation shows how everyone can benefit from having their own personal board of directors to help them throughout their career.


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.

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.