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PICPA Insights

Preparing PICPA Members to Address the Top Accounting Issues of Today and Tomorrow

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The PICPA Insights project will produce research, analysis, and resources on cutting-edge issues impacting the accounting profession. The project will survey PICPA members across targeted segments, including within public accounting and corporate finance, and produce results for firm, company, and organization benchmarking. Insights will feature analysis of these results from subject matter experts and include resources such as white papers, podcasts, and microsites to help members level up on these critical issues. Workshops will provide members the opportunity to enhance their learning on these subjects while also connecting with their peers.  

The State of Pennsylvania Accounting Firms in 2023: How Does Your Firm Measure Up?

An increase in mergers, staffing shortages, and client expectations have significantly changed the accounting firm landscape. How are firms staffed? Are they leveraging technology more to address shortages? What services are they offering?.

CPA firms in Pennsylvania are breaking from convention. PICPA Insights’ second project illustrates how firms are embracing new business models, digital technology, and methods to rebuild a lagging talent pipeline. Explore these findings and analysis in The State of Pennsylvania Accounting Firms in 2023 white paper and see how your firm ranks against the competition.

PICPA members, access the white paper for free.

Not a member? Purchase a copy of the white paper today.

Upcoming PICPA Insights Projects

Accounting Pipeline Project: Insights has heard that the 150-credit hour requirement, difficulty of the CPA Exam, alternate career paths that pay better, and perception of work-life imbalance are deterring students from pursuing a career in accounting and/or becoming a CPA. We are seeking to validate or disprove these claims through our research on this project while also identifying other pervasive drivers of the talent shortage.    

The Modern Finance Function: The responsibilities and role of the CFO, controller, and corporate finance professional continue to expand. How are members using data analytics to drive strategic decision making? Are they up-skilling staff? Are they working with integrated systems and technology to accelerate month and year-end close?

Insightful Podcast

Latest episodes:
The Impact of ESG Reporting and Assurance on Small and Midsize Accounting Firms
ESG Assurance and Advisory Services: What Accounting Firms Need to Know
What Companies of All Sizes Must Know about ESG Measuring and Reporting

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