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Exposure Drafts: Viking CPA, Part IV: New Staff Retention

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Talent Crisis Survey: Where Have All the Accountants Gone?

We’ve looked everywhere. In a March 6 article in The Wall Street Journal, we learn that there is some kind of accounting shortage, particularly for “companies adjusting to accounting-rule changes in the U.S.” In other words, public companies are struggling to poach or even barely seduce experienced hires from public accounting firms. Per the article: […]

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Any CPAs Want to Work in Hawaii?

Any CPAs in the northeast thinking that packing up and heading to Hawaii would be just a little too rash should know that it’s not that crazy. Turns out, there’s plenty of opportunity in paradise. Here’s a brief from Hawaii Public Radio that says firms are “finding it especially difficult to find accountants with 3-to-5-years […]

Accounting Firm Is Giving Away Paul McCartney Tickets to a Handful of Able-Bodied Auditors

This is what it’s come to: Attention audit senior associates and managers. Connect with Lurie and receive two Paul McCartney row 12 tickets for the Thursday, May 5th concert!  — “Maybe you’ll be amazed!” Meet with our Lurie assurance team before May 5th and then rock out with Paul McCartney of the Beatles at Target […]

Could Having a ‘Pro-CPA Culture’ Backfire on Accounting Firms Desperate for Talent?

Back in October, we discussed whether the CPA exam would ever become an optional within CPA firms. The reason the topic even came up was due to the fact that while the number of accounting students continues to increase, the number sitting for the CPA exam hasn't kept up, either declining in some years or staying flat.