Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Calif. Conference Focuses on Young CPAs

James Rubin reports on the California CPA Education Foundation's recent Young Professionals Conference, held in Universal City.

But while schools excel in covering technical accounting skills, they may overlook other areas that help young professionals build satisfying, long-term careers. The Young Professionals Conference hit a chord with its emphasis on practical topics. In a morning lecture, entitled "Springboarding Your Career," Sony Pictures executive Irwin Jacobson spoke of the importance of establishing clear career goals. Jacobson encouraged his audience to pursue the sort of leadership roles that can lead to promotions.

More events for young accountants are planned, says James, since attracting young people to accounting and increasing professional development programs is one of the main goals of Foundation Executive Director Kay Phelan.

California Conference Focuses on Careers [JITM]

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