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High School Students Get Inside Scoop about One of Today’s Best Career Opportunities

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High School Students Get Inside Scoop
about One of Today’s Best Career Opportunities

During the last several years, as career opportunities for Certified Public Accountants have expanded dramatically, accounting has become one of the fastest growing majors in American colleges and universities. That’s what students at Cherry Hill High School East discovered last week when Marty Abo, CPA/ABV/CVA/CFF visited to discuss the exciting, well-paying career opportunities that are available to students who study accounting.

The presentation was part of the statewide “Pay It Forward” campaign initiated by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) to alert students to the rewarding career opportunities available to those who pursue an accounting degree. More than 140 CPAs headed back to the classroom to discuss careers in accounting with nearly 7,500 high school students. As working professionals, Marty and these other NJSCPA members were able to give students a realistic picture of what it takes to succeed in accounting and the rewards accounting professionals can expect.

Even in today’s uncertain economy, there’s still a strong demand for new accounting graduates. The U.S. Department of Labor projects 22-percent growth in accounting careers between 2008 and 2018. Yahoo! Education ranks an accounting degree as the third “hottest” degree and a safe bet for the future.

As an increased benefit and to encourage students to enter the accounting field, the NJSCPA operates New Jersey’s largest professional scholarship fund. In 2012, the NJSCPA Scholarship Fund awarded more than $425,000 in scholarships to 75 high school and college students to support their studies in accounting.

The “Pay It Forward” presentation included videos that allowed students to learn about the rewarding career of a CPA, fun facts, and an overview of the range of career choices available after graduation. To learn more about the Pay It Forward program or to watch a sneak peek of the presentation, visit the Society’s website at njscpa.org/students and then click on Educator Resources. For questions, please contact Janice Amatucci at 973-226-4494, ext. 209 or jamatucci@njscpa.org.

Marty was well suited to speak to America's future. As Managing Member of Abo and Company, LLC – Certified Public Accountants / Litigation & Forensic Consultants - with offices in Mount Laurel, New Jersey and Morrisville, Pennsylvania, he has comprehensive experience in individual and corporate financial, business and tax planning. His previous experience includes several years with the tax department and audit staff of a Big Four CPA firm as well as regional firms before he founded the present enterprise.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Marty is an active member and chaired for several years the Litigation Support & Forensic Accounting Interest Group of the New Jersey Society of CPAs. Marty holds the professional designation of Certified Valuation Analyst from the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts and has been awarded the designation of ABV, Accredited in Business Valuation, and CFF, Certified in Financial Forensics, by the American Institute of CPAs.  He volunteers his time and expertise to many other business and professional organizations: He serves as a Director of Deborah Hospital Foundation; serves as a Director of the Society of Financial Service Professionals-South Jersey Chapter; is an active member and served as President of the Estate and Financial Planning Council of Southern New Jersey; is an active member and served as a Director of the Chamber of Commerce of Southern New Jersey; and is a director and treasurer of Exit Planning Exchange-Philadelphia (XPX) whose members advise business owners on exit planning.

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