Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Key Skills For Young Professionals

“Work to become, not to acquire.” – Elbert Hubbard

There are some recent reports that tell us that many young CPA professionals do not possess many of the skills necessary to carry them into the future.

Some recent studies (such as some done by the Maryland Association of CPAs) hint at an emerging crisis because of a significant gap between the skills young professionals need to succeed and those they actually possess.

Here’s a list that was compiled by a strategy session involving managing partners of 14 local, regional and national CPA firms facilitated by MACPA:

  1. Communication
  2. Writing skills / memos
  3. Critical and strategic thinking
  4. Advanced Excel skills
  5. Time management / organization
  6. Prioritization
  7. Collaboration

Take some time to assess if this list is valid with your own young professionals. Read much more on this topic here.

  • "The best way to predict the future is to create it."
  • Abraham Lincoln

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