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Getting Involved and Connecting with Colleagues

What channels are there for CPAs to give to their profession? CPAs, newly minted and experienced alike, can participate in many opportunities and channels at the local, state, and national level.  Opportunities for getting involved at the international level can be a bit more difficult to come by and usually require someone more senior in … Continue reading

Getting Involved with the AICPA

How did you get involved with working with the AICPA, both as a speaker and as part of its committees? It was three years after I had started my own firm, IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC, and I was still trying to figure out a way to differentiate myself.  I had recently obtained the CITP credential and was … Continue reading

Getting Involved: Preface

Reflecting on recent posts from the “Life as a CPA” series, I am reminded of why I became active in advocating the profession and sharing my experience. While connecting with CPAs at conferences, partner events and society meetings, and mentoring upcoming CPAs, I am inevitably asked variations of the following questions: How did you get … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (15): Reflections

I hope you enjoyed Ty’s story as much as I did. It was interesting to read a story that is essentially about me, and to see the same events through another person’s eyes. I laughed, I reminisced, and I asked: “Wait, is that really what happened?”, and then went “Oh yeah, I guess it did … Continue reading

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 (13): Office Tools Pro Conference – The Future of CPA

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 21 – The last event of our great business trip is that Donny is giving the closing keynote for Office Tools Pro Conference in Las Vegas. Check this summary video for his keynote presentation “New Horizons for the Accountant”. A trusted attester AND trusted advisor – new role of CPAs. … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (12): Office Tools Pro Conference – Technology Eco System?

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 20 – We are back in Las Vegas, one of the CPA’s favorite cities (I think). This time Donny is speaking at Office Tools Pro Practice Management & Technology Conference 2013. Office Tools Pro is a company that provides practice management software to support the workflow, project management, billing management … Continue reading

Meanwhile back on the set of “Life as a CPA” …

Hauoli Makahiki Hou!  (“Happy New Year” in Hawaiian) I hope all of you had a safe and fun new year’s celebration.  With all the travel in November and December, I decided to enjoy the holiday season at home and have some time to rest and get reacquainted with my family who didn’t see me for … Continue reading

Life as a CPA (7): Demo Hopping

– Ty’s Summer Internship – Day 15 – Even though I was in IT consulting for some years, I didn’t know much about business applications targeted for the mid- to small-size companies. I have dealt with SAP and Oracle ERP, but they are for large companies, so I never had a chance to be exposed to … 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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