talent shortages

The Profession Desperately Needs to Rebrand As ‘Cool’ Before There’s No One Left to Do the Work

Earlier this month, we shared an article from The Korea Times that outlined a critical surplus of accountants with Big 4 firms in that country stating they would be unable to extend offers to 330 of 1,100 new incoming professionals, whereas last year, firms offered jobs to all 1,009 new CPAs. This situation stands in […]

Finding a Good CFO Is So Hard Companies Are Just Making Them Up Now

h/t Sam Antar for shooting this story our way. If you have a story you think we should cover go ahead and use the contact info at the bottom of this post to get in touch. Finding a good CFO is tough. So tough, in fact, that one company recently got in a bit of […]

Opinion: The AICPA’s Future CPA Exam Plans Are Really Just a Desperate Money Grab

ICYMI, a couple weeks ago I wrote about a joint AICPA/NASBA plan to drag CPA licensure into the 21st century. So far, the initiative is in the early planning stages but it feels like the profession is moving far quicker than its usual snail pace to adapt to our rapidly-changing world, so to think this […]

Not Even ISIS Immune to Shortage of Accounting and Finance Talent

I think your career would have to be in very, very bad shape to consider a position with a blood thirsty terrorist organization, but they do have some recent openings: Colonel Steve Warren, spokesman for the US-led coalition, said that a November air strike had killed Abu Salah who he described as “one of the […]