Magazine article The CPA Journal

In This Issue: August 2016

Magazine article The CPA Journal

In This Issue: August 2016

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This month's issue focuses on topics of interest to both the younger generation of CPAs preparing to enter the profession and the older generation seeking to pass on their knowledge and expand their engagement with education.

The In Focus section this month features a trio of articles on the common theme of practitioners transitioning into academia. A variety of scenarios, which draw heavily upon the experiences of the authors and their colleagues, are covered: the practitioner who wants to dive headfirst into academia, the practitioner who prefers to get her feet wet with part-time teaching work, and the retiring practitioner who keeps afloat by staying active in the classroom.

In the News & Views section, Steven Mintz discusses the evolution of accounting ethics education. He suggests that a more hands-on approach is needed to ensure that tomorrow's CPAs have the skills to resolve ethical dilemmas. Creating a new generation of ethical leaders maybe crucial to maintaining the profession's prestige among its youngest members. …

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