Classroom Resources

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

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Pennsylvania CPA Foundation

Videos & Webinars

Pennsylvania CPA Foundation Accounting Career Days

Virtual Career Day

Our Accounting Career Day program shows high school students the world of opportunity an accounting degree can bring. Register now for instant access to career videos, student panels, and more.

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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.

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Financial Literacy & CPA Careers

Building a strong financial understanding early in life is crucial to future success.

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Past Student Webinars

Watch at your own pace and learn from industry experts.

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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

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

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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.


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.



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.


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.

Pennsylvania CPA Journal

Published quarterly, the Pennsylvania CPA Journal is the flagship publication of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Find technical updates, commentary on professional issues, information on PICPA programs, and more.

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Planning a presentation and don't know where to start?

The AICPA Student Engagement Toolkit has information to help! This kit includes tips, presentations, and more for presenting to all audiences.
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.

Excel Training for $100 Off!

What better way to set yourself apart from the competition than with an Accounting and Finance Excel Certificate Course? Take advantage of this offer now, and complete Surgent's eight-hour instructional course for only $49 when you use code PICPAEXCEL.

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Mentor Match

Finding a mentor early in your career can help set you on a path to success. Search the PICPA Mentor Match directory and connect with your future mentor!

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Free Accounting Lectures & CPA Exam Prep

Looking for additional help in your accounting classes or as you prepare for the exam? Be sure to check out Professor Farhat's YouTube channel filled with free accounting lectures and lessons.