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    What’s More Important: Technical Ability or Soft Skills?

    by Ken Tysiac | Mar 01, 2017
    It's no secret that the skill sets accounting and finance leaders need on their teams are changing. People who are comfortable with digital, mobile, cloud, and software-as-a-service technologies are in high demand, as well as people who can see and communicate the big picture these technologies paint. Which is more important? A new survey provides some insight.
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    Why the CPA Exam is Changing

    by David Miniken, CPA, CGMA, WSCPA Chair for 2016-2017 | Jan 17, 2017
    The Uniform CPA Exam is changing in a few months. Current WSCPA Board Chair Dave Miniken shares some insight on why that is happening, as well as his memories of studying for the exam himself. Click to read more.
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    5 Steps to Completing Your Accounting Scholarship Application On Time

    by Monette Anderson | Jan 16, 2017
    The deadline for Washington CPA Foundation Accounting Scholarship applications is February 14. Last year, one in four applicants walked away with $5,000 to fund their education. Could you use some help paying for college? Click for a handy infographic outlining the steps you need to take.
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    Never Lose Hope On Your Journey

    by Jocelyn Nystrom | Jan 13, 2017
    Minae’s journey to CPA licensure is one that has strayed from the traditional student path. It’s a journey that has tested her, yet one that has become a blessing in disguise. Read more about her path here.
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    How CPA Firms can Counteract Unconscious Bias

    by Cheryl Meyer | Jan 04, 2017
    If you need to hire a staff accountant, could you ignore cultural or demographic differences and simply hire the best candidate based on previously established, objective criteria? Don't be so sure. Though we like to think we’re impartial in our decision-making, it’s often the case that our unconscious beliefs affect our choices. Read more to learn how to reign in your unconscious bias.
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