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Jason Barker of New York Prepares for Evolving Accounting Roles

New York licensed CPA and financial expert Jason Barker of New York understands the evolving roles of CPAs and accountants. He advises professionals in the financial industry to be prepared for rapidly changing and evolving duties.
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    NEW YORK, NY, February 19, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Jason Barker of New York has been in the finance industry for nearly two decades and has seen the demand for accountants as well as the evolving duties held by accountants and finance experts. Jason Baker of New York Fed graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with concentrations in accounting and finance in 1998. Like many professionals, Jason Barker of New York realized the key to continued success lay in attaining higher levels of education.

"I returned to get my masters and in 2010, graduated with my MBA from Carnegie Mellon University Tepper School of Business. The advanced degree helped me grow my personal career but also made me aware of how highly demanded trained and qualified financial experts are. The roles of accountants and finance experts are changing. To succeed in business, accountants have to be prepared to embrace their evolving duties," says Jason Barker of New York Fed.

Jason Barker of New York has seen the evolution of accountants in just the past decade. "Accountants used to just crunch numbers. They would help prepare individuals and companies tax information and perform bookkeeping. However, that is no longer the case. Financial experts and licensed CPA's are increasingly critical for business strategy," says Jason Barker of New York.

His insights on the importance of CPAs and accountants for business strategy are recognized by many large companies already. According to, accountants and CPAs are "business and financial strategists who help chart the paths of businesses and individuals. Businesses are tapping CPAs to not only manage finances and taxes, but also to determine profitable new product lines, help diversify investments, and provide a variety of other consulting and business services."

Jason Barker of New York Fed was not surprised to learn the demand for accountants is expected to grow by approximately 22% between 2008 and 2018 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). According to Smart Blog on Finance, the future of accounting is brighter than ever, with many businesses turning to accountants to minimize spending and as consultants to make business decisions within uncertain markets. Jason Barker of New York has seen how accountants are increasingly included in everyday business strategies.

With accountants and finance experts playing a larger part in business strategy, Jason Barker New York Fed prepares for his changing duties by developing soft skills. "When you are dealing with business management, you have to be prepared to talk at length. This means developing soft skills like communication skills and customer service. While much accounting work can be done in a quiet office, to become a critical player in a business, accountants must develop other essential business skills. It is part of the evolving roles of accountants in business today and in the future," says Jason Barker New York Fed.

Again, Jason Barker of New York's insight into the evolving role of accountants and business is backed by media findings. The Guardian identified that recruiters for large financial institutions not only look for candidates with reporting and finance skills, recruiters examine candidate's commercial awareness and communication skills.

About: Jason Barker of New York acknowledges the changing role of accountants in business and is prepared to handle new roles as the position evolves.

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