CCH has released a white paper providing insight into what it believes is most important to young accounting professionals in the workplace today.

The paper, “Recruiting and Keeping Up-and-coming CPAs at Your Firm,” also looking at how firms are measuring up and what firms can do to recruit and retain top talent. The paper is culled from the results of a recent survey, which examined the benefits, tools, technology and culture that CPAs with four to seven years of experience want most and asked them to rate how well their firms were meeting these needs.

In nearly every instance, fewer than half of firms received a very good rating on their ability to deliver on the attributes most important to up-and-coming professionals.

"[We] know that young CPAs today are evaluating their options and asking themselves: Should I stay at the firm I'm with, move to another firm, move into corporate work or move into an adjacent field?," said CCH president Mike Sabbatis. "Clearly, firms have a lot of competition and they have to make certain they're doing all they can to both recruit and retain valued employees."

The CCH Survey found that overall young CPAs want the tools they need to get their jobs done; they want to be rewarded for their performance; and, while they want to be challenged, they also want balance between work and personal life.

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, is a provider of tax information, software and services. The paper is available upon request at

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