Five Ways to Keep your Accounting Department Up-to-date

According to a CPA Practice Advisior article, there are five ways to keep your accounting staff up-to-date:

  1. Provide periodic in-house training - "Schedule monthly or quarterly training sessions, and get the dates on everyone’s calendar. These regular workshops will give your team an automatic, consistent update on key technology issues."
  2. Encourage intergenerational mentoring - Reverse mentoring gives the middle and upper-level management to learn from first and second-year professionals.
  3. Promote industry courses and events - "Create a climate where employees can attend conferences and workshops that will enhance their technology skills. When you create next year’s budget, consider bumping up the allotment for travel and training programs."
  4. Work with a consultant - "Consultants can help full-time staff with new technology, such as upgraded audit tools or tax software."
  5. Offer tuition reimbursement - "Accountants at all levels often want to continue their education and advance their career. Consider helping your staff with the cost of outside courses or attaining a certification."

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