Friday, May 6th, 2022

Non-CPA Managers – Flashback Friday

“With ordinary talent and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.” – Thomas Fowell Buxton

The shortage of CPAs wanting a career in public accounting has been on my mind for months, maybe years. Many firms limit the career growth of accountants working at the firm if they have not passed the CPA Exam.

Studies tell us that college accounting majors say they don’t want to be a CPA because they don’t want to pass the exam and they don’t want to work that hard.

If the Exam is a barrier and you have lots of work for qualified accountants already at your firm, you may be able to attract other qualified accountants if you provide a manager-level position for non-CPAs. Here’s a flashback post that shares one firm’s story.

  • "Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
  • Henry Van Dyke.

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