Corporate Finance Hiring Trends: CPA v. MBA

January 31, 2023

The accountant talent shortage isn’t just affecting public accounting firms, it’s also impacting corporate finance and accounting. Sheryl Estrada, who has been covering this issue for Fortune’s CFO Daily, shares the insights she’s gained talking with senior staff at a variety of companies about their hiring trends. Learn what steps they’re taking to recruit and retain accounting talent and whether there's a preference for candidates with a CPA license or an MBA.


Don  Meyer

Don Meyer

Don Meyer, CAE, is the chief marketing officer of the New Jersey Society of CPAs, where he is responsible for setting the vision, strategy and direction for the organization’s marketing, communications and membership campaigns and for driving the success of a deep and broad swath of organizational initiatives. He can be reached at

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Sheryl  Estrada

Sheryl Estrada

Sheryl Estrada is a senior reporter at Fortune and produces the CFO Daily newsletter. She covers trends and people shaping corporate finance.