DALLAS — Aug. 18, 2011 — Despite a challenging economic climate, the number of accountants entering the work force is expected to grow faster than the national average. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, accountant and auditor employment will increase more than 20 percent by 2018, adding 279,400 more positions to the 1.29 million already-existing jobs. Accounting is an in-demand college major and an even more sought after profession.
As a way to help promote the benefits of accounting as a career choice, the Texas Society of CPAs and the University of Texas at Dallas have combined to launch www.txcpa2b.com, a blog that features accounting students describing why they chose accounting and what their career aspirations are after graduation.
Visitors to the site will also learn real-life experiences of studying accounting, bloggers’ shared stories, experiences, and advice for others considering the same educational path.
This effort, a component of TSCPA’s Accounting Career Education (ACE) program, provides Texas students with information about careers in accounting. TSCPA members have visited thousands of Texas junior high, high school and college students to consider the opportunities of being an accountant. CPAs also discuss personal finance topics with students, and teach them how to make sound money management principles.
TSCPA (http://www.tscpa.org) is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. The society has 20 local chapters statewide and more than 29,000 members, one of the largest in-state memberships of any state CPA society in the United States. TSCPA is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession.