Why Are Students Leaving Accounting?

Episode 93 · February 24th, 2023 · 13 mins 30 secs

About this Episode

COVID-19 induced workplace shifts had an affect on almost every indusry. But for the finance and accounting profession at large, these shifts have contributed to a mass exodus of accountants. It was reported by the Wall Street Journal that more than 300,000 U.S. accountants and auditors have left their jobs in the past two years and colleges across the United States have seen a 17% decline in the number of students coming into the field can’t fill the gap.

In this episode of the Financial Executives Podcast, we sit down with a former accounting major from Temple University: Nathan Wakefield to learn more about his experience and decision to pivot away from accouning and the factors that influenced his decision.

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