A recent Journal of Accountancy article, “Teach Young CPAs Well: Partners, CFOs must instill leadership skills to find their successors,” demonstrates how valuable volunteering can be to a young CPA in his or her development into the future leaders of the firm and the profession. Volunteering is a great way to develop leadership skills — not only technical skills, but those “soft” skills like communication which are so valuable in today’s market.
This article also proves very timely to the VSCPA as we are currently offering our members more than 30 volunteer opportunities from which to choose for our 2010–2011 fiscal year. If you’re interested in using your skills to help Virginians, students or your community, please take a look at our volunteer opportunities here. Active engagement in extracurricular opportunities is a valuable time investment.