10 more things I’m thankful forPosted: November 23, 2015
It’s Thanksgiving week which means it’s time for my annual top 10 things I’m thankful for related to the CPA profession.
- AT&T which has allowed me to balance a great career with being there for my family and being involved in the profession.
- Lowell Mooney, who taught me in my first accounting class and helped my find joy in understanding the numbers.
- Dr. James Don Edwards who asked me what I wanted to do when I was 17, and then suggested becoming a CPA might be a better option.
- The magic of double entry bookkeeping; it’s amazing what bringing out those T-accounts can do to solve a problem.
- Employers that find tremendous value in what we do, and keep raising our salaries as a result.
- My auditor that understands an audit is about getting the accounting right, not playing gotcha.
- All of the organizations that put on CPE which keeps all of us up-to-date and allows me the occasional fun of making a presentation to my fellow CPAs.
- My colleagues on the Professional Accountants in Business Committee for helping me see a global picture, which can be very different from one focused solely on the US.
- The DCPAS which has given me the opportunity to again help lead the profession by asking me to serve as their Chair-Elect this year and their Chair next year.
- The revenue recognition standard – It’s the gift that just keeps on giving; 4 new Exposure Drafts means we still don’t know what the standard really tells us to do which means plenty of work for technical accountants like me.