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Thankful for Doing What I Truly Love

I just returned home on Sunday night from four weeks on the road and it’s been an extremely busy week getting caught up at the office.  So it was nice today, to be able to get up late, and just be able to lounge around a bit and catch some Netflix before heading to my … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (8): Donny talks about IT Budget

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 16 – Today, I am so excited to attend Donny’s presentation on creating an IT Budget: “A Strategic Approach to IT Budgeting”. Finally I get to see my boss’ talk! The seminar room is filled with participants who are eager to check out this topic, which tells me that this … 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 (4): Entrepreneurship – challenges & success

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 5 – At ITK, there seems to be always multiple projects running in parallel, so Donny and his staff play multiple roles on different projects. This is something new to me as I worked in a large firm and was always assigned to one project at a time. This means … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (3): Let’s get to work…Process Mapping

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 2 – A beautiful blue sky, pomegranate, and guava trees out in the yard, and nice breezes… I am already enjoying the tropical island, but I am not here for vacation. Yes, I need to go to work! My first day at ITK. I am excited, but also nervous. … 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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