Preparing the future-ready CPA

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CPAs, like all professionals, need to be agile and willing to learn, unlearn, and relearn new skills to remain relevant in today’s changing world.

This situation poses important questions for the accounting profession:

  • What will future CPAs need to learn?
  • What core skills remain essential to the identity of CPAs, and what new capabilities must they acquire in order to best serve their organizations, clients, and stakeholders?

Creating a new Competency Map is a significant task, and you can help!

Participate in our quick polls and discussion forum and share your ideas.

Your insights will be used to inform the 2021 Competency Map as it evolves. The profession will continue to attract new entrants if they see the CPA designation evolving.

CPAs, like all professionals, need to be agile and willing to learn, unlearn, and relearn new skills to remain relevant in today’s changing world.

This situation poses important questions for the accounting profession:

  • What will future CPAs need to learn?
  • What core skills remain essential to the identity of CPAs, and what new capabilities must they acquire in order to best serve their organizations, clients, and stakeholders?

Creating a new Competency Map is a significant task, and you can help!

Participate in our quick polls and discussion forum and share your ideas.

Your insights will be used to inform the 2021 Competency Map as it evolves. The profession will continue to attract new entrants if they see the CPA designation evolving.

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