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Want to Grow Your Leadership? 

Here are a few engagement opportunities to get you started!

  • Connect community – share your leadership development and talent challenges and best practices with CPAs statewide and build your professional brand
  • Innovation Advisory Council – help guide our Center for Innovation 
  • Volunteer Opportunities –  by volunteering with the VSCPA, you'll gain leadership experience, build your résumé and build new connections 


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Hot Topics & Latest Articles

Trends Report: CPA Firms Hiring More Non-Accounting Graduates

August 23, 2019

Among the key takeaways from the American Institute of CPAs' (AICPA) 2019 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits report (Trends) is that the hiring of non-accounting graduates by CPA firms rose markedly over the last two years. View the full report

Why Criticism Is Good for Creativity

July 24, 2019

One of the most popular mantras for innovation is “avoid criticism.” The underlying assumption is that criticism kills the flow of creativity and the enthusiasm of a team. Aversion to criticism has significantly spread in the last 20 years, especially through the advocates of design thinking. In

What Millennials Want: How to Woo the Modern Workforce

July 22, 2019

Millennials are infamous. From avocado toast aficionados and aspiring homeowners to safe-space seekers, millennials find themselves as the butt of many baby boomer jokes. However, what many non-millennials dangerously overlook is that this eco-conscious and app-savvy demographic is already the

Creating a Culture of Innovative Thinkers

May 13, 2019

By Karen Helderman, CPA, CISA, PMP Executive Director of Audit and Compliance Services Virginia Auditor of Public Accounts, Richmond Innovation skills are in high demand, but the number of people who would characterize themselves as innovators is not so plentiful. Why? We often view innovation

When Algorithms Make Managers Worse

May 9, 2019

One of the newest dilemmas for leaders in an age of AI is when and how to use algorithms to manage people and teams. AI, algorithms, and automation might allow you to manage more people at scale, but that doesn’t mean they will make you a better leader. In fact, quite the opposite may be true