Jonathan Gorski Participates in Panel Discussion for Aspiring CPAs
On April 6, 2016, Partner Jonathan Gorski, took part in a panel discussion to prepare college accounting students for their first year of employment upon graduation. “The Next Step” program, organized by the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants (MSCPA), the professional association of CPAs for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, previewed what an accounting career future would look like for student MSCPA members from various local colleges at PwC’s offices in Boston.
This special workshop is designed for the student who is about to enter the accounting profession. Jonathan participated on a panel of CPAs representing different career paths within the profession, sharing insights on why they chose to work in public or private accounting, government, or for a nonprofit organization.
The program also included first-year staff accountants who gave students a real-world view of what they can expect in their first year on the job as well as human resource professionals who offered tips on what to do, and what not to do, when trying to get a job offer.
Gorski said, “Being a part of the panel discussion was a great opportunity for me to share why I love this profession with students interested in the field. Programs like this make a difference for aspiring CPAs and I’m proud to have been involved.”
Amy Pitter, President and CEO of MSCPA, said these programs are crucial in building and sustaining a pipeline of young people interested and passionate about the profession.
“Thank you to Jonathan for taking the time to speak to our group of future CPAs,” said Pitter. “It takes a lot of preparation to enter this profession yet sharing experience makes it easier for young people to succeed. The CPA is one of the most in-demand jobs in Massachusetts and MSCPA is dedicated to fueling the pipeline for future generations of Certified Public Accountants.”
For more information about MSCPA’s outreach to aspiring CPAs and resources for high school and college students, visit cpatrack.com.