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

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  • PICPA’s Mother’s Day Gift

    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.
  • CPA Turns Crusader for Clear Communication

    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.
  • How to Convince Your Employer that PICPA Membership Is a Great Investment

    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.

Leadership Articles

  • The CEIV Credential: A New Opportunity for Emerging CPAs

    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.
  • Partnership on Your Terms

    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?
  • CPAs Can Be Engaging Public Speakers

    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.

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Joining a PICPA committee is a great way to grow your leadership skills and put you in a position to be a leader in the profession. View the full list of committees.