Virginia Society of CPAs launches career center for accountants

The Virginia Society of CPAs has launched a new Career Center for firms seeking top talent, as well as for individuals pursuing career opportunities in accounting and finance.

The VSCPA Career Center offers job postings, résumé review services, and other career and talent management resources. The new site is part of the VSCPA’s career services strategy to connect CPAs with future-oriented resources to drive innovation in workplace trends, talent and leadership development. The center is powered by YM Careers, a job board software platform.

“Finding qualified talent is a major challenge for many industries right now, but it’s especially competitive in the CPA profession, as accounting and finance staff are in high demand,” VSCPA president and CEO Stephanie Peters said in a statement. “That’s why the VSCPA is committed to providing career services, resources and tools for our members and their employers that meet ever-changing staffing needs now and into the future. We’re excited to partner with YM Careers to offer a more robust Career Center to ensure our members have access to the most innovative career and talent resources.”

Earlier this year, in response to the explosion in the virtual workplace spurred by the pandemic, the VSCPA partnered with Accountingfly, an organization specializing in recruiting remote talent in the U.S. The partnership offers a new job board of remote work opportunities and resources for its CPA members and employers, and will be part of the Career Center.

Some features offered by the Career Center include:

  • Free résumé review: Job seekers can get a résumé reviewed by a résumé-writing expert, with suggestions to give them the best chance of landing an interview.
  • Job alerts: Job seekers can set up complimentary custom alerts every time a new job becomes available that matches their searches and professional interests.
  • Job Flash newsletter: Job postings are emailed directly each month to thousands of VSCPA members and registered job seekers.
  • Job search resources: The job search resource center offers tips to make résumés stand out, ace the interview, advance careers, navigate social media and more.
  • Upgraded employer features: The center offers new packages and larger networks for job postings, discounted member pricing, and access to diversity and inclusion-focused job boards.
  • Social media exposure: Employers and recruiters gain brand exposure with job promotion on VSCPA social media channels.
  • Internship directory: Coming soon, the center will offer an internship directory to connect employers with accounting students and new grads as they enter the workforce.