Why So Many Accountants Are Quitting

This is a great article from the Wall Street Journal that highlights a lot of what I’ve shared with folks over the last few years.


There is a growing need for accountants and quality ones at that. It is something I will talk about more this year. Yes, we need skilled workers and yes we need laborers. And, as a lot of those roles get filled, we’re seeing less and less males in accounting and more and more females. In the broader sense, as it relates to the need for quality accountants in general, I had the opportunity to speak to the Business School at Clemson in December and this is one of the things I highlighted as part of the panel I was on. There is a need for quality accountants and potential for a rewarding career, but the accounting background also provides for a basis to do other things in business down the road if the individual chooses.