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CPA Voice: From the balance sheet to the ballot box: Engaging young CPAs in the political process

Written on Jun 27, 2024

In the world of accounting, where numbers often reign supreme, the importance of advocacy and political involvement might seem distant or even irrelevant to some young CPAs. 

However, nothing could be further from the truth. As the landscape of business and finance evolves, so do the policies and regulations that govern them. Savvy young professionals will see the career-building advantages of engaging in issue advocacy and giving to political action committees (PACs). And smart accounting leaders will see the value of encouraging young CPAs to get involved. According to the Pew Research Center, Gen Z and Millennials share similar views on political and social issues and both have a passion for activism on climate change, diversity, and mental health. They also care about the economy and its impact on those of modest means. 

Leaders who encourage and nurture political involvement among their young professionals will find it helps shape them into future leaders. 

Read the article available now in the May/June issue of CPA Voice.  

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