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CPA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE®

The CPA Center of Excellence® is a suite of programs, services and tools designed to enable CPAs to respond to complexity by becoming more agile, adaptive and dynamic. The CPA Center of Excellence® was created to better prepare you for the challenges of the future by building better communication, collaboration, competencies and career strategies. This is better.

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Competency Assessment

Assess your skills. Know what you know.
 
Quick Start Guide

Understand your skills. Identify your and/or your firm's strengths and weaknesses.
 
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Online Interactive Courses

Improve your skills. Build up your strengths and work on your weaknesses with personalized learning.
 
Online Community
Online Community

Enhance your skills. Get ideas and resources from fellow CPAs across Indiana.
 
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Member Networks

Share your skills. Exchange knowledge with colleagues in non-competing firms or fields.
 

 

This is Better.

WHAT ARE THE CORE COMPETENCIES?

THE BACKBONE OF THE PROFESSION 

"Critical success skils," "soft skills," "non-technical skills" - call them what you will, ultimately they are what will help you stand out and succeed by going beyond mere technical knowledge. The core competencies were identified through the AICPA's CPA Horizons 2025 Initiative.

    • Communications
    • Leadership
    • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Anticipating and Serving Evolving Needs
    • Synthesizing Intelligence Into Insight
    • Integration and Collaboration
    • *Knowledge Sharing
 

 *INCPAS added this seventh competency.

WHO CREATED THE CPA CENTER OF EXCELLENCE®?

POWERED BY THE INDIANA CPA SOCIETY 

More than 100 Indiana CPA Society members have been actively involved in various capacities as it was planned, developed and implemented. It was created under the guidance of Indiana CPA Society advisor David Griffiths, Ph.D., an international knoweledge management and complexity expert. The CPA Center of Excellence® is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Indiana CPA Society.

  • “(The Quick Start Guide) is chock full of practical information and checklists for competencies often overlooked. I highly recommend it for every CPA interested in furthering their own development, and that of their organization.”

    JUDY HISSONG - President, Nesso Strategies
  • “The core competency descriptor model is a tool to help assess individuals, but it's more than that. It's a critical look at how the CPA should function... A whole collection of soft skills that are not taught at the university level.”

    BEN SMITH, CPA, CITP, CGMA - VP & CIO, Estep*Doctor & Company, PC