CPA Career Transitions & Growth

When you belong to the PICPA, you have the professional and personal support to refine skills, expand knowledge, connect with like-minded people, and achieve bigger and better things at every stage of your professional life


Path to Partner

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  • Linda Ryan

    A View from the Top

    This past August, the Greater Philadelphia Women of the PICPA Committee hosted a Path to Partner panel, which spoke on their professional journey, the role mentors played in helping them along the way, and whether they feel like they’ve achieved success.
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Passport to Partnership

Martin Bissett, founder of The Upward Spiral Partnership, outlines the seven Cs and how embracing them can lead to your ultimate promotion.

J Only You Can Redefine CPA Firm Partnership

Firms are looking to change the culture and alter their demands to keep the most talented individuals who can someday step into the partner’s shoes. If you are smart enough and driven enough to redefine the role of firm partner if given the chance, there are some steps you should take to move up the partnership ladder.


Public to Private

Featured Blog

  • Alyzabeth Smith, CPA

    The Five-Year (Sw)Itch

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the average employee will stay with one employer for less than five years. Among CPAs, just switching jobs isn’t the only lane to travel to achieve success. CPAs can also get off the highway and switch career paths: from public practice to private industry, or vice versa.
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J Switching Seats: Auditor as PICPA’s CFO

My first audit as CFO of the PICPA, however, has shown me that the view can be quite different from the other side of the table. Reflecting on this experience, I did find some surprises. Here are some things that I wish I had known; things that I think would have made me a better auditor.

J The CFO Transition: Looking Back on What It Means to Look Forward

In transitioning to the role of CFO of the PICPA, I’ve had to develop skills beyond the normal technical expertise of a CPA. Now, instead of focusing on the past through historical financial reporting, I’m challenged to look ahead and use the financial data we have to inform strategy.