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10 ways employers can boost accounting talent and retention

Accounting can open doors to limitless career paths across every industry. However, both public and private sector employers continue to struggle with attracting and retaining talent. In part, this trend is linked to an overall decline in college enrollment, rising education costs, and shifting expectations regarding work culture and starting salaries. For example, Gen Z and millennial employees prioritize transparent business practices, an inclusive culture, positive community impact, and a flexible work environment.

To kick-start conversations about the changes employers are making to succeed in today’s evolving landscape, the National Pipeline Advisory Group (NPAG) developed the Accounting Employer Checklist of key areas for consideration.

Key recommendations include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Pay transparency
  • Flexible work options
  • Balanced workloads
  • Career development
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Licensure support
  • Non-traditional talent
  • Organizational culture
  • Pipeline pledge

To learn more about accounting pipeline data and solutions, read NPAG’s draft strategy report.