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Life as a CPA (14): Now what? Is CPA a Career Option?

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 22 – I remember that one of my accounting professors said “Becoming a CPA means joining a club”. I think what he meant to say was that by becoming CPA it will professionally separate you from others. Same thing with Lawyers and Medical Doctors, the CPA license will give you … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (11): Finally in Maryland, for IT Audit School

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 19 – After 2 days we have to say good-bye to the Government and Not-for-Profit Conference and the beautiful Washington DC, and now we are off to Towson, Maryland! Why Towson? It is because Donny is teaching at the AICPA’s IT Audit School and it’s held in Towson. Why is … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (10): I smell politics! Government & Not-for-Profit Conference 2013

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 18 – My last visit to Washington DC was about 10 years ago back in college. I spent one of my spring breaks in D.C. visiting my friend at Howard University. I did all the touristy things like visiting the Reflecting Pool, Lincoln Statue, and Smithsonian Museum, but never realized … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (9): Donny gets interviewed!

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 17 – The conference is fun, exciting, and very tiring as well. Your day is filled with seminars, workshops, meetings, and other fun events. It is the last night at the conference, and there is a fun event planned at the one of the lounges at Bellagio. I don’t know … Continue reading

AICPA Council (1): Rebelling against the penguin suit

Note from Donny: For those of you following our Life of a CPA series, we’ll be taking a quick interlude from that series to bring you some immediate insights from the AICPA Governing Council Meeting occurring from Sunday, October 20, 2013 to Tuesday, October 22, 2013. ********** Today’s AICPA Governing Council Meeting (see twitter hashtag … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (6): Power of Networking

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 15 – It sounds funny to me that I am traveling from Honolulu to Vegas for business. I don’t know if there is any occasion that I will encounter this kind of situation in the rest of my life. This moment is priceless. The trip to Vegas was really fun. … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (5): CPAs Travel a Lot

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 9 – Apparently, the summer is the conference season for CPAs. Donny’s schedule is filled with all different kinds of business trips and he is home literally only for a few weeks this summer. Donny travels a lot in general, and throughout the year he has at least one business … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (2): What is a CITP?

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 1 continued – Driving from the Honolulu International Airport to ITK office was just amazing. I am sure it is nothing special for Donny, but what I notice is the stunning blue sky, gorgeous ocean view, and TONS of Japanese tourists. Wow, this is like a home away from home … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (1): Meet Donny Shimamoto (a.k.a. donnyitk)

My name is Ty Oka, a MBA student majoring in Accountancy. I came to Honolulu, Hawaii as a summer intern to shadow Donny Shimamoto, CPA and the Managing Director of IntrapriseTechKnowlogies. Donny, a native of Hawaii, founded IntrapriseTechKnowlogies over a decade ago and specializes in IT advisory for his nationwide clients. I have previously worked … Continue reading

A Peek Into Life as a CPA: Preface

In my Reigniting blog post, I mentioned that being a CPA is not just a job, it’s a lifestyle.  One of the things that I like about the profession is that is provides us (CPAs) with a ton of opportunities—not just in the type of jobs and organizations that we can work in, but in … Continue reading

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