Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Why I Became a CPA

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Why I Became a CPA

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We asked our readers to share some light-hearted reasons to become a CPA, and the response was overwhelming. With great difficulty we narrowed the list to 24. Our thanks to everyone who participated.

1. No one can argue when you say, "I am a person who counts!"

2. The opportunity to become a client's no. 1 trusted adviser.

3. Nobody gets an Academy Award until we say so.

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4. Your debits always equal your credits.

5. You have Credentials People Admire.

6. It's the only profession directly connected to life's two inevitabilities: death and taxes.

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7. Mom wanted you to be a rock star and this is the way to rebel.

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8. You can work on Saturdays and Sundays while your friends are forced to watch the "March Madness" NCAA tournament.

9. Only you know what a widget is.

10. No one ever asks, "How do you spell that?"

11. Red Sox wouldn't give in to salary demand. …

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