The CPA Credential & Inspiring Future Younger Generations

The CPA Credential: Opening Doors for U.S. Immigrants

For some, earning the CPA credential isn’t just about gaining more career opportunities—it’s also a pathway to a new home and the American dream.

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Source: IL CPA Society Insight Magazine

Hilda Renteria, CPA was featured in IL CPA Society’s Insight publication (Summer 2023 issue) on the subject of the CPA credential and what it means for professionals, particularly those of an immigrant background.

Hilda, along with other CPAs within the state, shared her experience as a CPA, her immigrant perspective, career trajectory and the influence on future younger generations.

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Renteria says both she and Prado can see the influence they’ve had on the next generation: members of their immediate families are accountants, and through the firm, they’ve established an endowment fund at UIC that provides scholarships to immigrant students pursuing an accounting degree. “When I look at the past 33 years, I see all the opportunities our firm has created for other accountants who came through our doors, gained experience, pursued the CPA, and then moved on to continue their professional journey,” she says. “It’s so fulfilling to see them succeed and to know they’ll continue to inspire others in their networks.”

Rooney, N., 2023, “The CPA Credential: Opening Doors for U.S. Immigrants.” IL CPA Society, Accessed 27 July 2023 <https://www.icpas.org/information/copy-desk/insight/article/summer-2023/the-cpa-credential-opening-doors-for-u.s.-immigrants?utm_source=Real%20Magnet&utm_medium=Email>

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