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Mark J. Koziel, CPA, CGMA
AICPA Vice-President Firm Services and Global Alliances
AccountingFly | October 23, 2015
The Fut...
87%
Of key decision
makers say CPAs
are valuable to
their orgs
Profession stands strong
412,000
AICPA members
73%
Of inves...
Profession stands strong
91%
Of firms expect to
continue record
hiring levels
16%
Projected
accounting job
growth between
...
Firm Attributes
Firm Size Sole Practitioners
Small Firm (2-10
CPAs)
Medium Firm (11-20
CPAs)
Large Firm (21-74 CPAs)
inclu...
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The Future of the CPA Profession

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It’s no secret that public accounting is the launch pad for many accountants who leave for private industry. However, before you take that job in industry, hear Mark Koziel’s (of the AICPA) case for staying, or returning to the noble profession of public accounting. Part of Accountingfly Meet the Firms Week.

Learning Objectives:
• Why staying in public accounting is the best move you can make for your career
• Learn Mark Koziels’s career journey
• A future look at the profession and why now is a great time to be an accountant

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The Future of the CPA Profession

  1. 1. Mark J. Koziel, CPA, CGMA AICPA Vice-President Firm Services and Global Alliances AccountingFly | October 23, 2015 The Future of the CPA Profession
  2. 2. 87% Of key decision makers say CPAs are valuable to their orgs Profession stands strong 412,000 AICPA members 73% Of investors express confidence in U.S. capital markets Source: 2015 CAQ Main Street Investor Confidence Survey; 2013 AICPA brand research
  3. 3. Profession stands strong 91% Of firms expect to continue record hiring levels 16% Projected accounting job growth between 2010 and 2020
  4. 4. Firm Attributes Firm Size Sole Practitioners Small Firm (2-10 CPAs) Medium Firm (11-20 CPAs) Large Firm (21-74 CPAs) includes **G400** Large Firm (75+ CPAs) Big 4 and **Major Firms** AICPA Population (Total= 44,345 firms) 30,745 (69.3%) 12,190 (27.5%) 775 (1.7%) 531 (1.2%) 104 (.2%) Business model / differentiation Organizational structure Work Force Client Profile Service Mix Annual Revenue Range Owner Comp Range Challenges Opportunities Influencers 4

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