Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Gary Hunt

New leaders need to understand that what they say and do will carry more weight in their organizations.

Posted on Monday, December 2, 2019 by Nicole Fracasso

For graduating high school students, selecting a major might be more significant than choosing a college to attend because it ties directly to their salary potential for the rest of their lives.

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Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019 by Nicole Fracasso

You may have heard the phrase uttered sarcastically: “I’m glad I learned about parallelograms in high school instead of how to do my taxes. It has really come in handy this parallelogram season.” It’s no secret high school students often lack financial skills that would benefit them once in adulthood. But financial education shouldn’t just be taught in schools, it should start at home.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by Nicole Fracasso

Like brushing your teeth and eating healthy meals, managing your money is one more lesson some parents have begun teaching their children. Recently, Margaret Poster, CPA, spoke with AICPA Insights about the benefits of having the money conversation early on.

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Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2019 by Gary Hunt

How can entry level accountants get experience when their life situation does not allow for an internship?

Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2019 by Jessica Salerno

Obtaining an accounting degree is hard, plain and simple. Passing the CPA and CMA exams isn’t any easier.

Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by Gary Hunt

Do small firms and sole practitioners have the skills and knowledge to work with blockchain accounting and cryptocurrency?

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2019 by Gary Hunt

Home ownership has declined in recent years and college graduates are increasingly choosing to leave rural communities. Turns out those trends might be related.

Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Jessica Salerno

A 2017 survey on African-Americans in accounting compared results from 2006 and while improvements were found, a lot needs to change if the profession wants to reflect the diverse communities it serves.

Posted on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 by Gary Hunt

Connecting with people remains the true bottom line.

Posted on Monday, October 8, 2018 by Jessica Salerno

The report “Make Way for Gen Z: Identifying What Matters Most to the Next Generation," from The International Federation of Accountants polled more than 3,000 individuals from ages 18 to 23 on a wide range of topics, including their own careers.

Posted on Thursday, September 27, 2018 by Jessica Salerno

When I talk to my peers about being an accounting major I get the typical responses that I must be good with “crunching numbers” and enjoy just “sitting behind a desk” and staying to myself. The reality is that half of the skills necessary for the profession are soft skills and business acumen, which are often learned outside of a classroom.

Posted on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 by Jessica Salerno

In looking to attract young people, the key to setting the profession apart from competitors might be how quickly employers embrace helping pay down their employees’ student loans.

Posted on Thursday, August 2, 2018 by Gary Hunt

Aside from teaching appropriate table manners and entertaining kids for exactly 23 minutes, here are two reasons "Fancy Nancy" deserves two thumbs up from the accounting world.

Posted on Monday, July 16, 2018 by Gary Hunt

Associations and businesses are finding they need to engage Gen Z students at the high school level to give them time to commit their full college career to their specialized degree.

Posted on Friday, June 22, 2018 by Jessica Salerno

As the profession continues to improve in employing and retaining a diverse workforce, it’s essential to reach diverse students at the secondary education level and the post-secondary education level who are considering accounting.

Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2018 by Jessica Salerno

ACLA is a professional development opportunity for college students of color to prepare for a successful future in accounting. At OSCPA we talk a lot about building a pipeline of diverse professionals, but just talking isn’t enough.

Posted on Monday, April 30, 2018 by Jessica Salerno

As Silicon Valley continues to deal with increased scrutiny (looking at you Facebook and Uber), their hiring practices are under the microscope, too.

Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 by Gary Hunt

A new OSCPA opportunity in the greater Cleveland area might be a game changer for underrepresented high school students interested in business and accounting.

Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 by Gary Hunt

OSCPA members were interested in a smorgasbord of news in August, as the topics ranged from the emergence of new skills in education to the latest legislative action.