Solve the Accountant Shortage: Seek Out International MS Accounting (STEM) Grads With a 3-Year OPT

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  • Summary

    "The accountant shortage threatens capitalism's future.” – The Washington Post

    According to a recent Deloitte poll, most public company hiring managers for finance and accounting roles say their organizations have faced talent retention challenges in the last 12 months (82.4%) and expect to experience recruiting difficulties in the year ahead (82.3%). Furthermore, 96%+ universities have reported declining enrollments for accounting undergraduates, as well as for master's degrees.

    So, it's now time to look at an out-of-the-box solution: the international CPA talent pool pursuing MS Accounting (STEM) degrees, followed by a 3-year Optional Practical Training (OPT).

    Following this program, you will be able to:

    • How to access the international CPA talent pool?
    • How is the integration of analytics leading to STEM-designated MS Accounting programs?
    • What are the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and OPT hiring requirements and benefits?


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