Accounting Tomorrow needs you.
Our new site, www.accountingtomorrow.com, which focuses on intergenerational dynamics in accounting firms, is seeking perspectives on workplace issues such as mentoring, diversity, green initiatives, practice management and culture - all written with a generational twist.
In other words, send us your submissions. We're looking for pieces no longer than 500 words that describe one of the areas mentioned above, or a subject that you believe would be of interest to our Accounting Tomorrow readers. Especially wanted are submissions from younger CPAs and those just starting out, sharing their insights on working in the profession. We'd also love Millennial and Baby Boomer accountants from the same firm to address a hot-button topic, with each writing their own response to an issue.
Accounting Tomorrow also wants photographs and news of your recent events - end-of-tax-season cocktail parties, charitable activities, firm outings and the like where different generations are represented.
In the meantime, we'll continue to post a fresh blog every day and a new story each week.
Here's a roundup of recent posts:
* Accounting Tomorrow co-editor Alexandra DeFelice writes about going back to her alma matter to talk to journalism students, and facing the tough question, "How do you deal with the old guys?"
* Workplace productivity consultant Rex P. Gatto writes about the importance of mentoring across all generations and how it can be successful, "not by shaping the next generation in our likeness, but rather by supporting the emergence of their talents and gifts."
* A look at the 2009 American Retirement Study released by investment firm Scottrade. The research revealed (not surprisingly, given the economic climate) that fewer than one in three Americans believe that they will be able to fully retire. Boomers and Gen Xers are the generations most concerned about having enough money for retirement.
* Looking to peer into the mind of a student entering the profession? Check out www.accountingelf.com, a blog that offers just that. It's real, refreshing and not afraid to opine on what it's really like to not get a job at the Big Four firm where you intern.
Want to share an experience? Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.