This blog was originally published on the AICPA’s subsidiary, CPA.com,website. Maribel is a member of the Advisory Board for CPA.com and the AICPA Digital CPA Conference. As an advisory board member, Maribel helps empower CPAs and businesses for the digital age.
It’s no secret that staffing a CPA firm with truly qualified candidates has been a challenge for quite some time. As I describe our recruiting troubles to others, they inevitably comment, “It should be no problem with the unemployment rates we have been experiencing.” Not so. The common concerns within our industry circles have always been the same: candidates need to possess accounting skills as well as common sense, organizational skills, attention to details, ability to close the loop, and a commitment to quality service. Quite a package! And for digital CPA firms, it is getting more complicated.
The digital CPA firm requires an additional skill set to the standard package. Our next recruitment ad will say to candidates, “We want you if you have the following:”