Upskilling for Accountants

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The course provides a concise overview of upskilling – the investment in professional development and training to help employees develop new abilities and ensure their skills don't become obsolete. Discover which enterprise and accounting skills are forecast to be in growing demand in the 2020s and beyond. Explore how organizations from Amazon to PwC are retraining their own staff to fulfill the talent needs of a rapidly changing economy, and how practitioners can upskill themselves and staff in their own operations.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify at least 5 ways upskilling can benefit your operations.
  • Explain at least 5 skill gaps in the accounting profession.
  • Point out at least 12 upskilling business models.
  • Compare at least 12 upskilling strategies.
  • List at least 10 upskilling resources that can support the improvement of employee knowledge and competencies

NASBA CPE: 2 hours Information Technology / Practice Management 
IRS CPE Credit: 0

Speaker: Garrett Wasny, CITP, FITP, CMC, MA

NSA Webinar Program Level: Beginner* Ÿ Prerequisites: None Ÿ Advance Preparation: None Ÿ Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based  *Participants should have a basic understanding of Internet technology, online navigation, and digital productivity services.  

No refunds or exchanges for cancellations. For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or program cancellation policies, please contact NSA toll-free at 800-966-6679.

Garrett Wasny

GARRETT WASNY, CITP/FITP, is a digital skills advisor to accountants, tax attorneys, enrolled agents, and tax preparers worldwide.  His courses focus on the intersection of accounting and technology, and provide guidance to practitioners on how to prosper in this dynamic age.  His sessions demystify emerging cloud, mobile, and social applications, and explain in plain language how financial professionals can use these online tools to build trust, solve problems, and create new value.  He’s an award-winning Internet speaker, author, app developer, professional development technologist, and former management consultant for Price Waterhouse.  He's published three books, written hundreds of articles and columns on Internet strategy, and created 50+ National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) accounting courses.  He’s also delivered thousands of seminars and webinars to CPAs and accounting organizations around the globe.

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NSA is approved by NASBA, the IRS, ACAT, and CTEC as a provider of continuing professional education.

The National Society of Accountants is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

NSA has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer the above courses to go towards the annual "continuing education" requirement imposed by the state of California. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA, 95812-2890, by phone at (877) 850-2832, or on the Internet at