Thomson Reuters Backstage presents:
The next generation of CPAs: What they want and why you need them
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Attracting and retaining new talent has been a hot topic for a few years, and for very good reasons. 

We hate to point fingers, but the profession is aging (*cough* we are too) and new talent is a great way to start preparing your succession plan or exit strategy.

Plus, let’s face it, a new generation means new technology skills, new ideas, and fresh energy that can only help firms grow and thrive. But, what do they want? How do you prove you’re ready and willing to help employees build their careers? Let’s ask!  

Join as we dive into the why’s and how’s of attracting and retaining new talent. During this episode of Thomson Reuters Backstage, we’ll talk to three accounting students, Paul Miller from Business by Design, and Will Hill from Thomson Reuters about: 

  • What new graduates expect from a career as a CPA and how firms can respond.
  • How a current firm thinks about hiring new talent and a few of their best practices for retention.  
  • Why a specific onboarding and retention plan is critical to a new hire’s success and long-term happiness.

Speakers:
Desmond Upshaw
Desmond has been with Thomson Reuters for just over 3 years. His experience has been in the sales department of our Tax and Accounting Department. He recently moved to our Emerging Accounts Segment where he has a focus on creating a better digital experience for our clients. When he’s not in the office, he’s probably somewhere exercising, watching football, or traveling with his wife and 2 daughters
Paul Miller
For almost 20 years, Paul Miller has been building his firm with a focus on meeting client needs beyond compliance work, and with a business consultancy mindset.  Paul has developed a firm that provides high-margin business coaching, tax planning, and asset protection services for small businesses, employing many of the same tax planning strategies that larger firms offer.
Will Hill
Will has been with Thomson Reuters since 2001 and is currently a product manager in the Tax Professionals segment of the Thomson Reuters. In his role, he focuses on helping firms make the transition to being advisory focused through the development and growth of Practice Forward. He’s also responsible for the development of the AuditWatch and TaxWatch services.
This video-based webcast will not offer CPE credit, however speakers will be available to answer your questions live during the event.

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