Grow Your Leadership Skills Throughout Your Career
Martin Bissett, founder of The Upward Spiral Partnership, outlines the seven Cs and how embracing them can lead to your ultimate promotion.
Passport to Partnership
The PICPA Women’s Leadership Conference is charged with positive energy and support. There’s a type of “sisterhood” that you get when the speakers place an emphasis on how current issues uniquely affect women. Attendance is a gift ... a Mother's Day gift, in fact.
Having a difficult conversation ranks among the top fears for CPAs and other professionals. People want to ignore, or put off, the things they fear the most, but that is something CPAs cannot do.
Some PICPA members need to convince their employers each year to allow them to renew their membership, to cover the cost of it, or to provide them with time to get involved in volunteer activities. If you find yourself needing to convince a decision maker that PICPA membership is worth the time and financial investment, here are some helpful talking points.
Emerging CPAs and other financial professionals who aspire to the role of valuation expert should take heed of a new certification opportunity: the certified in entity and intangible valuations (CEIV) credential. This credential serves an increasingly important need brought about by the expanded use of fair value accounting.
Rumor has it that the best accounting career path follows a rocket’s trajectory. Students are taught to drive forcefully toward the pinnacle of accounting achievement, pedal to the metal, ignoring rest stops, scenic views, and hitchhikers. When that illustrious partnership offer comes, what if your skills are ready but you aren’t?
When someone makes a CPA career selection, chances are he or she doesn’t think, “I am a captivating public speaker, therefore I should go into accounting.” Research often shows that what attracts people to accounting is that they are good with numbers, they like math, they like business, and they like to serve clients. But the reality is that as CPAs gain more experience, they need to be good public speakers.