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INSIGHT Magazine's Special Features strive to provide thought leadership on topics of particular relevance to today's accounting and finance professionals. From audit quality and the CPA brand, to diversity and the talent pipeline, these Special Features are an integral part of the Illinois CPA Society's commitment to "Enhancing the Value of the CPA Profession."

 

2018 INSIGHT Special Feature - Culture Conflicts

 

2018: The Culture Conflicts:
Are Long-Standing Business Practices Damaging the Accounting and Finance Profession?

“Finding and retaining talent” continues to be one of the biggest challenges we hear from accounting firms. The CPA profession struggles with retaining young professionals, advancing women into leadership positions, and building succession plans for firms.

Why haven’t we solved these problems, even though we’ve talked about them for years? Do we really understand what’s behind these issues? What if they’re actually driven by our workplace cultures?

In its 2018 INSIGHT Special Feature, the Illinois CPA Society asks the question: "Are long-standing business practices damaging the accounting and finance profession?"

We welcome your thoughts and insights on these very important issues impacting our profession.

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2016 INSIGHT Special Feature - CPA Pipeline

 

2016: PIPELINE DISRUPTION 
The search for solutions to the weakening supply of CPAs

“Why aren’t record numbers of accounting students and young professionals sitting for the CPA exam? Why does pipeline continually come up as one of the top issues facing the profession? We have to ask ourselves what can — or should — we do about it? Or, maybe more importantly, what happens if we do nothing at all?"

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2015 INSIGHT Special Feature - Audit Quality

 

2015: AUDIT QUALITY & the CPA Brand

Ongoing audit quality issues impact both you and the CPA profession. So what are we going to do about it? In the first of our INSIGHT Magazine Special Features, we explore the issue of audit quality, its potential impact on the CPA brand, its challenges from the auditor and reviewer standpoint, and where the search for a solution may lead us.

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