Inspiring the Next Generation of Accountants

May 21, 2024

Every CPA, firm, company and organization across the country is seemingly taking steps to expand the accounting talent pool. In this episode we discuss one of the leaders of that effort: the Center for Audit Quality (CAQ), a nonpartisan public policy organization serving as the voice of U.S. public company auditors. Guest Liz Barentzen, Vice President Operations and Talent Initiatives with the CAQ, discussed Accounting+, a first-of-its kind, profession-backed campaign to actively engage high school and college students on the benefits of a career in accounting.



Don  Meyer

Don Meyer

Don Meyer, CAE, is the chief marketing officer of the New Jersey Society of CPAs, where he is responsible for setting the vision, strategy and direction for the organization’s marketing, communications and membership campaigns and for driving the success of a deep and broad swath of organizational initiatives. He can be reached at

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Liz Barentzen

Liz Barentzen, J.D., ACC, is the vice president of operations and talent initiatives at the Center for Audit Quality. She advances collaborative efforts and collective actions across CAQ member firms in enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion across the entire public company auditing profession, and leads day-to-day and long-term internal CAQ strategic operations.