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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

Why I love my career: clarity, hope, and change for the better

Being back in the depths of consulting work really helps to remind me why I love my career.  This week was a busy week with probably 75% of my days filled with client meetings.  But it was the last meeting of the week that made my week. My last meeting yesterday ended with me interviewing … Continue reading

Giving Thanks for Opportunity

As I reflect on what I am thankful for this year, I really am thankful for the gifts from others that have helped me to be successful in all my endeavors. So I thought I’d write a little mini-series sharing some insight into these gifts over the Thanksgiving weekend.  My first two posts were about … Continue reading

Giving Thanks for Independence

As I reflect on what I am thankful for this year, I really am thankful for the gifts from others that have helped me to be successful in all my endeavors. So I thought I’d write a little mini-series sharing some insight into these gifts over the Thanksgiving weekend.  Yesterday I wrote about Confidence, today … Continue reading

Giving Thanks for Confidence

As I reflect on what I am thankful for this year, I really am thankful for the gifts from others that have helped me to be successful in all my endeavors. So I thought I’d write a little mini-series sharing some insight into these gifts over the Thanksgiving weekend. Confidence Several years ago one of … Continue reading

Being ready when opportunity knocks

I’m a political agnostic. While I may agree with various positions of several different parties, I’m thoroughly disgusted by all the politicking–as I think many people my age are–so I choose not to take sides. I put this disclaimer because, I’m going to quote a comment on a Facebook cartoon picture depicting a pro-government/anti-Tea Party position, … Continue reading

Following your Passion

Fellow AICPA Leadership Academy Alumni, Kemberly Washington, had a great article published in The New Orleans Tribune last Friday titled: MPR: Should You Follow Your Passion or a Paycheck?  She says “there are so many people who are taking the risk to pursue passion over paychecks”.  She also shares her experience in leaving a good job … Continue reading

The person(ality) behind donnyitk

Many people know me as the highly-driven, goal-oriented, go-getter, do-it-all, CPA specializing in IT. At 35.75 (I’m not quite 36 yet, and yes I’m holding out as long as I can), I’ve been speaking at national level conferences for 4 years now on business intelligence, IT management, IT audit, and the CPA’s role on IT … Continue reading

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