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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

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

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

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

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

Occupy Wall Street should be Boycott Wall Street

This week’s Independent Weekly showed a cover of “we are the 99%”, in reference to the 99% of the nation that the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement says it represents. The 99% isn’t a precise number, but rather the converse of “the fact that income and wealth gains of the past 30 years have overwhelmingly … Continue reading

Is the Cloud the end of IT Support?

I’ve been writing a lot about the CPA part of my life, so let me finally switch and write more about my other passion: Information Technology (IT). While attending the NTEN Nonprofit Cloud Computing Summit (#npcloud) in NYC, the morning plenary speaker Ami Dar (@amidar) posed the idea that they no longer need traditional IT … Continue reading

Switching from financial advisor to business advisor

While reading Randy Johnston’s article “Switching Software for Better Client Service” in CPA Practice Advisor, I came to part where he said: The AICPA is projecting that the amount of simple tax preparation work will decrease over the next five to 10 years because of more automation, and that audit work will be done by … 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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