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Fall 2016

Congratulations on a job well done. Your accomplishment was no small
undertaking. You have chosen a profession that is held in a very high regard
by key business decision makers throughout the country and globally. Take a
few moments to enjoy the fruits of your labor, and then get prepared to
apply the tools you have worked so hard to develop. Whether your path
takes you into public accounting, private industry, government, academia, or
another service model, you will be prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

The accounting profession continues to undergo change at a number of
levels. The new CPA exam format, beginning in 2017, will involve the
application of critical thinking and problem-solving skills. As stewards of the
public interest you are assuming a very important role which will require you
to possess this skill set.

I believe The Guide to Connecticut CPA Employers will be very useful as you
begin this journey. The information contained in The Guide will assist you in
evaluating the career and academic opportunities that exist throughout the
region. The Guide also contains valuable information about the requirements
necessary to sit for the CPA exam as well as the exam itself. The Guide
remains a widely used resource by new graduates, active students as well as
counselors as they navigate the path to CPA.

In closing, I would like to say a few words about the Connecticut Society of
Certified Public Accountants (CTCPA). As a practitioner from a small public
accounting firm I have found my volunteer experience to be both rewarding
and informative. I encourage you to consider continuing and expanding
your relationship with the CTCPA. Get involved with an interest group or the
New and Young Professionals Group. I promise you will not be disappointed.

Congratulations again and good luck with your future endeavors.

Robert D. Boudreau, CPA
President, CTCPA 2016-2017