Accounting Conference for Young Professionals


Accounting Conference for Young Professionals

Date / Time

February 28th, 2017
7.15 pm – 8.30 pm (immediately following CCOB Networking Night)


Valley Road Auditorium (1012)
1600 Valley Rd
Wayne, NJ 07470


The Cotsakos College of Business will host a panel discussion with HR representatives from mid to large size accounting firms on February 28th, 2017.  Panelists will address topics such as:

  • Requisite skill sets required for young accounting professionals

    o   Interpersonal skills- Oral and written

    o   Critical thought. Skepticism , Intellectual Curiosity

    o   Attention To Detail

  • Career paths in the accounting field

    o   Traditional compliance- Auditing and Tax

    o   Consulting i.e., succession planning, M&A, Forensics, Valuation, Operational, Logistics, etc.

    o   Public or Private

    o   Combined well with other Disciplines i.e., Law Degree

  • Job search tips including leveraging and building your network

    o   Internships

    o   Family and Friends

    o   Look and act Professionally- First impressions

  • Preparing for interviews

    o   Review the webpage of the firm you are interviewing with

    o   Go to Glass Door to see what employees are saying about the firm

    o   Be prepared to answer the standard questions

    o   Make eye contact and try to be confident

  • The importance of the CPA exam for accounting professionals.

    o   Distinguishes the candidate from non-CPA’s

    o   Forces you to actually know the standards that you are applying in a real job situation

    o   Gives you credibility for your achievement