Social network LinkedIn launched a special group for accountants last month that is closing in on half a million members.
The site quietly launched its LinkedIn Accounting group Feb. 17, and the group had more than 498,000 members as of Thursday afternoon. LinkedIn content editor Chip Cutter, a former business news reporter at the Associated Press, is in charge of the group.
Accounting is one of three professions chosen for the initial phase of industry-wide networking groups. LinkedIn chose the accounting field because “it’s an industry that has significant presence on LinkedIn and also aligns well with our editors’ knowledge base,” LinkedIn spokesperson Erin Fors said.
LinkedIn also launched groups for commercial real estate and entertainment.
While the LinkedIn group features robust discussion on the state of the industry, the VSCPA has you covered for local and regional accounting discussion. Click here to visit the Virginia Society of CPAs group.