Jerry Maginnis Book

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Jerry Maginnis Book

Executive-in-residence shares essential career strategies in new book

Accounting is a rapidly changing field that requires a range of exceptional skills. To help accountants atJerry Maginnis every stage of their careers capitalize on their knowledge and experience, Jerry Maginnis, RCB’s executive-in-residence in accounting and a former partner at KPMG in Philadelphia, recently wrote Advice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession: How to Make Your Assets Greatly Exceed Your Liabilities, published by John Wiley & Sons in October.

“My motivation to write the book was not financial,” Maginnis said. “It was more an effort to give back to a profession that has been very good to me and, maybe, in some small way, help the next generation of accountants and aspiring CPAs.”

Book CoverBased on many years of mentoring students and young professionals, Maginnis offers advice, experiences and real-world examples in an engaging fashion. This practical guide shares career-advancing strategies that can benefit students exploring the field as well as seasoned professionals.

The first section, written for college and university students, reviews opportunities in the profession and answers frequently asked questions. The second section, geared for early career accountants, shares advice on collaboration, honing technical and communication skills and more. The third section is designed for accountants in every career stage. It emphasizes the importance of keeping skills and education up to date, as well as developing specialized expertise and networking abilities.

Advice for a Successful Career in the Accounting Profession is packed with useful information for accountants, auditors, tax and advisory professionals, high school and college students, professors, high school teachers and anyone who wants to know more about the accounting profession.

The book is available on and the publisher’s website, as well as at selected retail locations, including Barnes & Noble. 



Pictured above: Jerry Maginnis, RCB executive-in-residence in accounting, helps accountants develop strategies for success in his new book.