Leveraging your CPA designation in the boardroom

By Watson Advisors; Published in CPABC in Focus
Published: 08/09/2021

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A CPA designation may as well be the golden governance ticket. From small not-for-profit organizations to large corporations, it seems everyone wants a CPA on their board. And it’s understandable—in an increasingly complex world, organizations are looking for directors who bring innovation, systems thinking, and experience navigating ambiguity and disruption. CPAs make thoughtful, well-rounded directors who bring a variety of skills and experience to the director role and are well equipped to help navigate these complex issues. However, it can be easy for CPAs to be typecast as the “token accountant,” even though they bring so much more to the boardroom. With that in mind, here are some tips to help you leverage your qualifications and experience at the board level:

Leveraging your CPA designation in the boardroom

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