The CPA Pipeline Challenge

November 8, 2021

The number of individuals sitting for and passing the CPA Exam has been declining for years. More recently, many universities have been experiencing concerning declines in their accounting program enrollments. All of this is occurring during a period where many Baby Boomer CPAs have recently retired or are contemplating doing so in the short term. These trends are creating a crisis. Jerry Maginnis, the former office managing partner of KPMG’s Philadelphia office and currently an executive in residence supporting the accounting program at Rowan University, discusses these trends and proactive ways to address them.

Jerry  Maginnis

Jerry Maginnis

Jerry Maginnis, CPA, is an executive in residence at Rowan University and author. Previously, he spent 36 years with KPMG in Philadelphia, serving as managing partner from 2006 through 2015. He is a member of the NJCPA and serves on the Strategic Planning Committee.

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