South Windsor, CT (PRWEB) September 9, 2007
The CPA Technology Insider has announced the honorees in this year's '40 Under 40' award designed to recognize the accounting industry's up and coming leaders. The magazine's choice to honor 40 accounting professionals under the age of 40 comes as a result of the accounting industry's severe shortage of qualified professionals within 15 years of retirement age.
According to the AICPA, nearly 75 percent of current AICPA members will reach or approach retirement age in the next 15 years.
Winning a spot in the top 40 this year is Bill Gerber, Managing Director of OSI Business Services (http://www.osibusinessservices.com), an innovative outsourced accounting services firm that connects businesses with their own personal virtual outsourced bookkeeping and accounting department.
In addition to the magazines editors, OSI's uniquely innovative approach to outsourced bookkeeping services has captured the attention of today's business owner who seeks an agile, full service accounting firm without the full service price or management needs.
"Businesses are moving away from the traditional in-house accounting staff that is usually unsupervised and not held accountable on a daily basis towards the concept of a professional firm whose only focus is the daily accounting and preparation of timely and accurate monthly financials," says Gerber about why an increasing number of companies are turning to an outsourced accounting solution.
The unusually disproportionate age spread in the accounting services industry results from increased education requirements initiated in the 1990's that deterred many young professionals from entering the accounting field.
The 40 people recognized by The CPA Technology Insider are those who, despite the challenges, entered the accounting services field and established themselves as leaders in the following areas:
· Leadership within the professional community
· Dedication to client services
· Strong ethical conviction
· Peer education
· Adoption of ethical aid in client service and practice development
The announcement can be read in full on The CPA Technology Insider website at http://www.cpatechnologyadvisor.com/print/The-CPA-Technology-Advisor/Presenting-the-2007-40-Under-40-/1$1681.
Gerber was nominated by several industry professionals who highlighted his unique business model that gives even small companies access to "cream of the crop" accountants, his commitment to quality service, and his generosity in giving back to those less fortunate.
About OSI Accounting Services: OSI Accounting Services (http://www.osibusinessservices.com) provides US based outsourced online bookkeeping and accounting services to small, mid-size and fast growing businesses. The company is passionate about its mission to provide high-level of customer support, deliver services in a timely, efficient and precise manner, and to continuously exceed client expectations.