AICPA taking multipronged approach to lead candidates into the CPA pipeline

by Kim Nilsen | Oct 28, 2015   ()

No single statistic can adequately tell the story of the accounting profession’s current health and long-term forecast. But among the many trend lines the AICPA has been monitoring and responding to in recent years is the gap between the number of recent college graduates with accounting degrees and the volume of new candidates sitting for the CPA exam.

Enrollment in accounting programs and hiring by public accounting firms of accounting graduates have reached record highs. But while the number of college graduates with both bachelor’s and master’s degrees is increasing, the number of new exam candidates and examination sections taken annually remains flat. 

Source: Journal of Accountancy

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