It’s likely that by now, you’ve heard of the accounting talent skills gap and the efforts to fix it. But naturally, it’s not just the Millennials and Generation Z kids who are to blame. Too often, current professionals get stuck in a rut as well—a deadly proposition for the coming decade.
Companies expect new skills from their accountants, and unless you plan to retire before the CPA Evolution takes place in 2024, you’re going to be expected to take on new knowledge about practical skills.
Continuing Professional Education: Keeping You Ahead of Trends
Often, this is where CPE comes in. While once a way to simply maintain your credentials by completing a set number of hours, you may see changes to the curricula even to hold onto your licensure in coming years.
As a finance professional it’s likely that this evolution will require you to take on new courses as required by either your state board or some other governing body.
There are a number of ways to fulfill the CPE requirement. A number of CPE providers registered with NASB (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) or the applicable state board of accountancy provide CPE classes in form of online self-study training, online webinars, and in-person training etc.
From reporting your certifications to maintaining evidence, the path to holding onto your license can get expensive. You may be able to take a few courses, but much of the work is up to you. This begs the question, how can you keep up and keep your education affordable?
Controllers Council and Illumeo Partner to Deliver Discounts on CPE for Members
Staying ahead of CPE is hard—accounting professionals need to dedicate hours of their time to retain an active license status. Keeping costs down is critical.
But what if there was a way to keep up with your continuing education needs without breaking the bank? There is—with discounted CPE available to Controllers Council members. Announced in early November, the Controllers Council and Illumeo have partnered to bring a complete range of Accounting and Finance Continuing Professional Education (CPE) to Controllers Council members and subscribers, all at discounted fees.
Not only will this allow you to take discounted courses at your own convenience, it will allow us to provide you with even more useful webinars, with many of our upcoming webcasts set to provide you with CPE credit for attending.
By working with Illumeo, a leader in professional development for accounting, finance and related professionals, you gain access to more than 1,300 on-demand courses, live webinars, and thousands of continuing education credit hours. Whether you need credits to hold on to certifications as state CPAs, Chartered Accountants, Certified Management Accountants (CMA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), or others, Illumeo has you covered.
Just one of the many benefits of joining, this will save you a few dollars as you look to retain your CPA licensure. Get to know more about this announcement and all the benefits of membership here.
To get 10% off unlimited CPE courses from Illumeo courtesy of Controllers Council, please click here. Or use code CONTROLLERSCOUNCIL10. Become a Controllers Council member for more discounts!
Additional Resources for Growth
- Upskilling Your Accounting Staff for the Recovery discusses how to encourage constant learning at your organization.
- Expanding Your Skills: Why Virtual Learning is Vital takes a look at how you can grow your skills even if you’re sitting at home.
- Tomorrow’s Finance Professional Needs a Broadening Knowledge Base explores the T-Shaped Corporate Finance Professional and how his or her knowledge needs to reach into new areas in coming years.