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  • Managing the bigger picture

    Mix financial analysis with business strategy as a management accountant

    CEOs need help getting a clear picture of the organization’s performance and where future business opportunities are. CPA-management accountants are the key players in shaping leadership decision-making and driving success across the organization. Read >

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  • Accounting for a cause

    Marry your passion with your CPA skills in the non-profit field

    If you’ve got a passion for the environment, animals, or education and also happen to really know your way around a balance sheet, then the non-profit industry is for you.... Read >

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  • Becoming a Chartered Global Management Accountant

    How to succeed in getting your CGMA designation

    In today’s global economy, management accountants play a key role in helping businesses succeed. In 2015, the AICPA and CIMA launched the CGMA Exam, which tests a candidate’s readiness to offer these critical insights and make decisions in real-world business solutions. Read >

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  • What do you know about white-collar crime?

    Test your fraud IQ

    Do you think you have the know-how to sniff out the stink of organizational fraud? Try your hand at these questions. Read >

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  • Finding your business soul mate

    Go corporate when you’re ready to settle down with one business or industry

    Jack of all trades, master of none? When you work as an auditor or consultant, you end up getting a crash course on all types of businesses – usually by... Read >

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  • Is the grass greener in private industry?

    Knowing when to leave public accounting (or not)

    There are many reasons to join the fast-paced and exciting world of public accounting after college. Whether joining an audit team with a large multi-national firm or a small tax practice... Read >

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  • Accounting’s biggest doorway

    Explore the endless options of a public accounting career

    Chances are, you’ll start your accounting career in the area of public accounting. From there, what happens is anyone’s guess. It all hinges on where your strengths and interests lie... Read >

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  • Big budgets need big brains

    Join forces with Uncle Sam through a career in government

    While it may seem that some of our politicians don’t value CPAs too highly—what with our trillion-dollar deficit and all—the truth is the nation would be in a lot deeper... Read >

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  • Join an accounting SWAT team

    Consulting will keep you on your toes

    If someone tells you they work in consulting, it usually doesn’t mean much at first. It’s a pretty catch-all term. But dig deeper, and you’ll find CPAs doing some amazingly... Read >

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