Making Accounting More Appealing to Today’s Students

November 29, 2023

What are recent graduates looking for in an accounting career – and how can firms match up to that to recruit and retain staff? Host Sean Stein Smith discusses this and other issues with Lauren Dunn, chief people officer at Wiss, and Joe Hunt, CPA, assurance manager at CLA.


Joseph F. Hunt

Joseph F. Hunt

Joseph Hunt, CPA, PSA, is an assurance senior at CLA (CliftonLarsonAllen LLP). He is a member of the NJCPA Emerging Leaders Council and the Finance Committee at The Salvation Army. He can be reached at

Lauren Dunn

Lauren Dunn, SHRM-CP, is the chief people officer at Wiss. She can be reached at

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Sean D. Stein Smith

Sean D. Stein Smith

Dr. Sean Stein Smith, CPA, DBA, CMA, CGMA, CFE, is a professor at the City University of New York – Lehman College. He is a member of the NJCPA Board of Trustees, participates on several interest groups.

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